TownSquare Players holds auditions for ‘Blithe Spirit’

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WOODSTOCK, Ill. — TownSquare Players (TSP), the oldest community theater group in McHenry County, has scheduled open auditions for its November production of Noel Coward’s witty play, Blithe Spirit.

Director Frank Del Giudice and producer Kelly Waterman are seeking to cast five women (stage ages 20-100) and two men (stage ages 34-60) for the production, which will be performed the first three weekends in November at the Woodstock Opera House.

Blithe Spirit tells the story of Charles, a novelist who wants to gather material for his next book. He invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant to his home to conduct a séance. Unfortunately, something goes wrong and the ghost of his beautiful, but temperamental, first wife Elvira appears … but is only visible to Charles.

Auditioners will be seen from 7 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 4-5, at Grace Lutheran Church, 1300 Kishwaukee Valley Road, Woodstock, Ill. No appointment is needed. Callbacks will be held Thursday, Sept. 6, at the same time and location.

No parts have been pre-cast. Auditioners must be prepared to present a contemporary two- to three-minute comedic or dramatic monologue. British dialects will be required for those who are cast; showing the ability at the auditions is preferred.

Rehearsals will begin in Woodstock Sunday, Sept. 9. The typical rehearsal schedule will be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Auditioners should be prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts.

Additional questions and a request for a complete list of characters can be e-mailed to producer Kelly Waterman at

Posted Aug. 29, 2012

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