Fall Show

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Fall 2021

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Please note: Due to COVID restrictions, the BDC will not be performing a live show this fall.
Instead, we will record and stream our production on the Broadway On Demand web site.

Our Fall Production will be “Drinking Habits” by Tom Smith
a farce in 2 acts
Presented by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Director: CherylAnn Welch
Co-Producers: CherylAnn Welch & Marcus Hatch

Synopsis:
Accusations, mistaken identities, and romances run wild in this traditional, laugh-out-loud farce. Two nuns at the Sisters of Perpetual Sewing have been secretly making wine to keep the convent’s doors open, but Paul and Sally, reporters and former fiancés, are hot on their trail. They go undercover as a priest and a nun, but their presence, combined with the addition of a new nun, spurs paranoia throughout the convent that spies have been sent from Rome to shut them down. Wine and secrets are inevitably spilled as everyone tries to preserve the convent and reconnect with lost loves.

The cast:

Character Actor
Mother Superior Regina Harris
Sister Augusta Rosella Aluia
Sister Philamena Pamela Ryba
Sister Catherine Elizabeth Micci
Sally Laura Gosenca
Father Chenille Henry Kettell
Paul Alexander Slocum
George Joe Lanctot
Auditions

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

Day Date Time
Tuesday August 6, 2019 7pm to 9pm
Thursday August 8 7pm to 9pm

We are looking for actors to play the following roles:

Character Playing Age Description
Doris West 25-30 +/- Female, sweet, knowledgeable. Enid’s roommate for the past five years.
Mrs. Huggins 40-50+ Female, breezy, determined, positive and motherly.
Enid Bradshaw 25-30+ Female, bright, independent, adventurous. Must be good at body language. On stage most scenes.
Gerald Strange 25-45 Male, handsome, charismatic, suave, convincing. Must be greatly adaptable.
Dick Lane 35-45 Male, quiet, faithful, secure, bland personality.
Mrs. Birch 40-50 Female, downtrodden, pessimistic, overwhelmed.

Audition notes:
– The character ages listed above are simply a guide. We are more interested in an actor’s ability to “act” a particular age than to “look” (much less actually be) that age.
– Please prepare a one to 1 1/2 minute monologue, and be ready to do cold readings from the script and some improv.
– 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 resume and headshot are REQUIRED. Please also bring a list of any conflict dates between September 3 and November 3.
– If possible, please be available to stay the entire evening.

Rehearsals start Tuesday, September 3, and will be held Tuesday, Thursday, 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
One performance will be recorded and then presented over 4 days via online streaming on the Broadway On Demand website.

Day Date Time
Thursday December 2, 2021 all day
Friday December 3 all day
Saturday December 4 all day
Sunday December 5 all day

 

Reservations & Tickets:
  • 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,
    • And watch the show online, which will only be available during the dates listed above.
  • Non-members: Tickets cost $9.99 + $2.95 service fee = $12.94 per person for General Admission.
  • Members: Each current BDC Member (whose dues are paid for the 2021-2022 Season) is entitled to TWO free tickets per production, and so will only pay the $2.95 service fee per ticket. Select the “Member” option when ordering.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Online ticket sales will begin soon. Stay tuned!

In order to buy your ticket online and prepare to watch the show, we recommend that you first do the following prior to Thursday December 2:

  1. Using the web browser on your computer or mobile device
    • If you don’t already have an account on Broadway On Demand, click or tap this link to create one for free: https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/signup
      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 will then receive a “Thanks for signing up!” email.
    • If you already have an account, click or tap this link to sign in using your email address and Broadway On Demand password: https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/login
    • For more information on Broadway On Demand, https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/pages/faq/a/faq will take you to their FAQ page.
  2. Now that you’re signed in, we recommend that you confirm whether your computer or mobile device is compatible with Broadway On Demand by first watching a free show or trailer. For example:
    1. Click https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/searchs to go to their search page.
    2. At the top, click on “Search”.
    3. Type “adventures”
    4. In the search results, click either “The Adventures of Pericles” or “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”
    5. Scroll down and click on the Trailer.
    6. If it plays well, then your device is compatible. If it plays poorly, or you land on a completely different page, then your device probably isn’t compatible.
  3. When you’re ready to purchase your ticket, follow this link https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/series/ffiVFDVnFLa9-drinking-habits–belmont-dramatic-club
    Or you can go to the BroadwayOnDemand.com/searchs search page, click or tap in the “Search” area at the top, type in “belmont” and then our colorful Drinking Habits show logo should appear. Click or tap anywhere on the logo to get to the show details.
    Please note: The BroadwayOnDemand.com website may not work well on an older computer.
  4. When you see the text “DRINKING HABITS BY TOM SMITH | BELMONT DRAMATIC CLUB,” click or tap the colorful logo or the “Play” button or the text “CLICK TO PRE ORDER.”
  5. You will see “This video requires paid access,” along with two choices:
    • “Drinking Habits | Belmont Dramatic Club | Individual: $12.94” for non-members
    • “Drinking Habits | Belmont Dramatic Club | Member: $2.95” for current BDC members.
  6. Click the appropriate choice (Individual or Member) to start the process. Note that only one ticket can be purchased at a time.
  7. You will see “Purchase Bundle” followed by the choice that you made and the price.
  8. You can then:
    1. Either fill out the form to purchase directly from the BroadwayOnDemand.com website by filling in your Billing Address, then clicking Select Method and entering your credit card information, then clicking the red “Submit” button,
    2. Or scroll to the bottom and click or tap “Check out with PayPal” to use your PayPal account.
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Then, in order to watch the show online, we recommend that you do the following between midnight on Thursday December 2 and 11:59pm on Sunday December 5:

  1. Return to the Drinking Habits page on Broadway On Demand: https://www.BroadwayOnDemand.com/series/ffiVFDVnFLa9-drinking-habits–belmont-dramatic-club
  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. Then, to watch the show, click or tap
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There are 3 ways to make a reservation:

  1. Use our online ticket order form on Brown Paper Ticketshttp://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!

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