Fall Show

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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

Synopsis:
A long running success in London and on Broadway and packed with thrills, chills and laughter. In Maine near the Canadian border there’s a legend of a phantom locomotive sweeping through a peaceful village leaving death in its wake. Rum and narcotic runners use this and the villagers’ superstition to their advantage, but a not-as-incompetent-as-he-seems detective clears up the mystery of the specter and attendant deaths. For sheer, creeping mystery, it’s a play without a peer.

The cast:

Character Actor
XX YY
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:

Online ticket sales will begin soon. Stay tuned!

    • In order to watch the show, you will need to use a computer or mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Android, etc.) to:
      • Create a free account on the Broadway On Demand website, or sign into your existing account if you already have one,
      • Purchase your ticket online using a credit card or PayPal account,
      • And watch the show online, which will only be available during the dates listed above.

  • We are making the “Member” ticket price available to everyone, so you will only pay the $2.95 service fee per ticket. Select the “Member” option when ordering.


  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2021-2022 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production.
  • Those members who were paid up for our previous 2020-2021 season will have their memberships continued to the 2021-2022 season free of charge. As always, donations are gratefully accepted.
  • $20 per person for General Admission.
  1. Whether you’re using a computer or a mobile device, in order to buy your ticket online in advance and prepare to watch the show, please do the following before Saturday January 22:
      1. Using your web browser (Note that the Broadway On Demand mobile app does not work properly at this time):
        • Click or tap this link: https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/series/ffiVFDVnFLa9-drinking-habits–belmont-dramatic-club
          (or go to https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com and search for “belmont” to find our Drinking Habits show)
        • When you see the text “DRINKING HABITS BY TOM SMITH | BELMONT DRAMATIC CLUB,” click or tap the “PLAY” button or the text “CLICK TO PRE ORDER” or the colorful logo.
        • If you see “Log in to continue watching!” then your device is probably compatible with the BroadwayOnDemand.com website.
          However, if you land on the Broadway On Demand main page, which has “Shows” and “Live Schedule” at the top, it’s likely that your computer is not compatible with the BroadwayOnDemand.com website, so you’ll need to use a different device.
          Note that the site has the following requirements: Windows 7 or later, MacOS 10.11 or later, iPhone & iPad iOS 11 or later, Android Lollipop 5.0 or later.
      2. Create an account or sign in to your existing account:
        • If you don’t already have an account on Broadway On Demand, scroll down and click or tap “Click here to Sign Up” to create one for free. You will need to enter your email address and a new password (6 characters or longer; it’s best to come up with a new one that you haven’t used anywhere else), and then click or tap the red “Sign Up” button. You should then see “This video requires paid access.” You will also receive a “Thanks for signing up!” email.
        • If you already have an account, enter your email address and Broadway On Demand password, and then click or tap Submit to sign in. You should then see “This video requires paid access.”

    1. Now that you’re signed in, you can purchase your ticket. Underneath “This video requires paid access” you should see one choice:
      • “Drinking Habits | Belmont Dramatic Club | Member: $2.95”
    2. Click or tap on that to start the process. Note that only one ticket can be purchased at a time.
    3. You will see “Purchase Bundle” followed by the choice that you made and the price.
    4. You can then:
      • Either purchase directly from the BroadwayOnDemand.com website by filling in your Billing Address, then clicking or tapping Select Method and entering your credit card information, then clicking or tapping the red “Submit” button,
      • Or scroll to the bottom and click or tap “Check out with PayPal” to use your PayPal account.
    5. You will receive an email confirming your purchase.

     

  2. Then, in order to use your computer or mobile device to watch the show online, we recommend that you do the following between midnight on Saturday January 22 and 11:59pm on Sunday January 23:
    1. Return to the Drinking Habits page on Broadway On Demand: https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/series/ffiVFDVnFLa9-drinking-habits–belmont-dramatic-club
      (or go to https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com and search for “belmont” to find our Drinking Habits show)
    2. When you see the text “DRINKING HABITS BY TOM SMITH | BELMONT DRAMATIC CLUB,” click or tap either the colorful logo or the “PLAY” button.
    3. If you land on the “Log In” screen, sign in using your email address and Broadway On Demand password.
    4. Enjoy the show! You can watch it as many times as you like between midnight on Saturday January 22 and 11:59pm on Sunday January 23.
  1. Tap the BroadwayOnDemand app to open it.
  2. If you see “Connect with Email” at the bottom, tap on that, then tap “Sign In” to get back into your existing account.
  3. Find our show again:
    • Tap the “magnifying glass” icon at the top right.
    • Type in “belmont”
    • In the search results, tap our colorful “Drinking Habits” logo to go to our show page.
  4. Tap PLAY.
  5. Enjoy the show! You can watch it as many times as you like between midnight on Saturday January 22 and 11:59pm on Sunday January 23.


There are 3 ways to make a reservation:

  1. Use our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Tickets: http://TheStranger.BrownPaperTickets.com
    If you are a current BDC Member, you can reserve your TWO FREE tickets to the show.
    You can also order General Admission tickets using your credit card. A small service fee will be added to each ticket purchase.
  2. By mail: Go to the “Mail-in Ticket Order Form,” fill it out, print it, make your check payable to Belmont Dramatic Club, and mail the form and your check to L.P. Macdonald, 63 Alexander Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478. No acknowledgement will be sent. Your tickets will be held at the box office for pick-up before curtain.
  3. By email: Send your order information to us at info@BelmontDramaticClub.org, then mail your check to us at the address above, or pay at the door with cash or check.

General admission tickets will also be sold at the door starting one hour prior to each performance.
Our Box Office in the lobby of Payson Park Church can accept cash or checks, but cannot accept credit cards.
Be there early for the best seats!

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

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