Auditions

Whitby Courthouse Theatre is a non-profit group that welcomes all experience levels. Specifics will be provided below regarding the specific requirements for your audition.

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The Dixie Swim Club Auditions

by Jessie Jones, Jamie Wooten, Nicholas Hope

Director: Eric Newton573 Twisted Sistas
Audition Dates: Sunday, November 19 at 2 pm and Monday, November 20 at 7 pm 
Location: Whitby Centennial Building (AKA Whitby Courthouse Theatre), 416 Centre Street S, Whitby
Performance Dates: Preview: April 10, 2018; Run: April 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, 2018 (*matinee and evening performances April 20)

What to Bring/Format: Actors are asked to prepare a one minute comedic monologue and there will also be reading from the script.  Any questions, please call Director Eric Newton at 905-837-2189. Rehearsals begin February 11.

About The Play: Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives. The Dixie Swim Club focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of thirty-three years. Sheree, the spunky team captain, desperately tries to maintain her organized and "perfect" life, and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah, the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. But her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Lexie, pampered and outspoken, is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. She enjoys being married—over and over and over again. The self-deprecating and acerbic Vernadette, acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. And sweet, eager-to-please Jeri Neal experiences a late entry into motherhood that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of "teamwork," rally 'round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. The Dixie Swim Club is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.

Casting:

Sheree Hollinger (at ages 44,49,54 and 77), the perennial team captain, is practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy. Never without her to-do lists or Pocket Scheduler, her tendency to be hyper-organized occasionally drives her friends a bit crazy. She's the eternal tomboy, a health nut and an all-American mom who lives in Raleigh, North Carolina with her family.

Dinah Grayson (at ages 44, 49 and 54), the wise-cracking cynic of the group, has fought her way to the top and relishes the view. A lawyer in the biggest and most prestigious law firm in Atlanta, Dinah excels at everything... except romance. Armed with a dry martini and an even drier sense of humour, Dinah seldom reveals her softer side as she tackles life head-on.

Lexie Richards (at ages 44, 49, 54 and 77), a true southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels. She has never shied away from the occasional nip or tuck and keeps her cosmetic surgeon on speed dial. Always one to revel in her status as a man-magnet, Lexie can be counted on to share wild and hilarious tales of her romantic exploits.

Jeri Neal McFeeley (at ages 44,49,54 and 77), is the ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She's perky and naive and always sees the positive side of everything. Having been a nun for many years, Jeri Neal has been protected from life's seamier side.  Even though she appears to be predictable on the surface, Jeri Neal, recently re-located to Charlottesville, Virginia, continually makes life choices that surprise and amaze her friends.

Vernadette Simms (at age 44,49, 54 and 77), is a hard luck case if ever there was one. Marriage and motherhood came shortly after college, a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since. A public school teacher, with limited finances and a problematic home life in Spivy's Corner, North Carolina, Vernadette is self-deprecating by necessity. She faces her tribulations with gallows humour and the unwavering support of these lifelong friends.

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416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2
905-668-8111

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