Fall Show

EDITING IN PROGRESS

Follow us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/221608284557719

BDC Adds Email!

We now offer email versions of our USPS (paper) mailings!

If you’d either like to join our email or USPS mailing lists, switch from paper mailings to email, or be removed from our lists, click here to use our online form. Or, you can simply send an email to info@BelmontDramaticClub.org if you prefer.

 

Fall 2022

Our Fall Production will be “The Ghost Train” by Arnold Ridley
a mystery/thriller in 3 acts
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French
Director: CherylAnn Welch
Co-Producers: CherylAnn Welch & Marcus Hatch
Online ticket sales are now open! Click here to reserve your TWO FREE Member tickets online, or to buy General Admission tickets with your credit card. See below for more information on all of the options for getting tickets.

Synopsis:
In Clear Vale Junction there’s a legend of a ghost train that the locals believe causes death to any who see it. A group of passengers are left stranded at the Clear Vale station on a dark and stormy night. They are visited by strangers, including a mad woman, a singing spirit, mysterious flashes of light and unexplainable knocks and steps. This comical thriller will keep you wanting to scream, laugh, and jump in fear and suspense.

The cast:

Character Actor
Saul Henry Kettell
Teddie Bradley Belanger
Miss Bourne Rosella Aluia
Elsie Winthrop Hope Keeley
Richard Winthrop Alexander Slocum
Peggy Murdock Lydia Bailey
Charles Murdock Ilya Tsymbal
Julia Price Elizabeth Micci
John Sterling Ryan Walsh
Harriet Price Renee Walsh
Jackson Michael Barbagallo
Police Officer Larry Macdonald
Auditions

Auditions will be held at:
Payson Park Church Directions to Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Sunday July 17, 2022 7pm to 9pm
Tuesday July 19 7pm to 9pm

We are looking for actors to play the following roles:

Character Playing Age Description
Saul middle-aged Lead role: Station Master, afraid, company yes-man who obeys (unless bribed or coerced), very superstitious
Teddie 30+/- Lead role: M/F clown, “silly ass,” obstinate, selfish, entitled
Miss Bourne 40-60 “Severe spinster,” sharp-tongued, teetotaler, jittery, entitled
Elsie Winthrop 20’s Independent, argumentative, “self reliant,” determined
Richard Winthrop 30’s Conciliatory, practical, lovingly married to Elsie who wants out of the marriage
Peggy Murdock 20’s Ingenue, newlywed, adores and trusts her husband, dependent
Charles Murdock 25+ Anxious, soon to leave new bride for business, used to being in charge, open-minded
Julia Price 20+ Attractive, ultra-feminine, hysterical, fearful, not always what she seems
“Herbert” or “Harriet” Price M/F Julia’s uncle or aunt, concerned for her sanity
“John” or “Jesse” Sterling Another concerned friend of Julia’s
Jackson any age M/F Cameo role, minor character, may be doubled with any of the above roles
Police Officer any age M/F minor character, may be doubled with any of the above roles

Audition notes:

  • Ages are flexible. Actors must be able to portray the age needed.
  • Gender assignments are also flexible.
  • No appointment needed. If you want a specific time, please contact CherylAnn Welch at cheannwelch@gmail.com or leave a message at (617) 571-8865.
  • A headshot and resume are required. New actors are welcome!
  • Please have a one-minute monologue prepared, and be ready to do cold readings.
  • If you can, please plan on staying the full time.

Rehearsals start Tuesday September 6, 2022, and will be held Tuesday, Friday, and Sunday evenings, 7 to 9:30pm (except holidays).

The Belmont Dramatic Club is a non-profit, volunteer-run community theatre. Auditions are open to everyone, no appointments or reservations are required to audition. Actors are not paid to appear in our shows.

Performances

Four performances will be held at:
Payson Park Church Directions to Payson Park Church
365 Belmont Street
Belmont, MA

Day Date Time
Saturday November 12, 2022 8pm to 10:30pm
Sunday November 13 4pm to 6:30pm matinee
Saturday November 19 8pm to 10:30pm
Sunday November 20 4pm to 6:30pm matinee

 

Reservations & Tickets:
  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2022-2023 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
  • $20 per person for General Admission.

To get your tickets to the show:

  1. If you are a current BDC Member:
    • Recommended method: You can reserve your TWO FREE tickets to the show in advance using our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Tickets: http://BDCGhostTrain.BrownPaperTickets.com
    • Or, you can email us at info@BelmontDramaticClub.org to reserve your free Member tickets in advance.
    • Or, without doing anything in advance, as long as your Membership dues are paid for the 2022-2023 season, you can get your free Member tickets at the door starting one hour prior to each performance, but you run the risk of that performance getting sold out before you arrive.
    • Note that we no longer take reservations in advance for Member tickets via US Mail.
  2. If you are not a current BDC Member:
    • Recommended method: You can order General Admission tickets in advance using your credit card on our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Tickets: http://BDCGhostTrain.BrownPaperTickets.com. A small service fee will be added to each ticket purchase.
    • Or, without doing anything in advance, you can buy your General Admission tickets at the door using cash or checks starting one hour prior to each performance, but you run the risk of that performance getting sold out before you arrive. Our Box Office in the lobby of Payson Park Church cannot accept credit cards.
    • Note that we no longer take reservations in advance for General Admission tickets via email or US Mail.

Be there early for the best seats!

Payson Park COVID-19 Policy: Masks are optional. Socially distanced seating will be provided. This policy will be updated as conditions change.

For general inquiries, please email info@BelmontDramaticClub.org or call (617) 489-2529.