St. Albert Dinner Theatre announces auditions for their first show of the 2023-2024 season:
Over the River and Through the Woods
A generational comedy by Joe DiPietro
Directed by Christine Gold
Produced by Donna Beeston
Nick may be living the life of a modern young professional in New York City, but his loving grandparents never let him forget where he belongs: in New Jersey, in the bosom of his tenacious, tender-hearted, loud, loving, and well-fed Italian-American grandparents, and who lavish all of their affection on their last unmarried grandchild. Faithfully, Nick goes “over the river” to Grandma’s house every week for Sunday dinner. When he is offered an important promotion in Seattle, Washington, Nick threatens to break this routine by a distance of some 2,800 miles! Frank, Aida, Emma, and Nunzio are heartbroken at the prospect of their beloved grandson raising a family all the way across the country — or worse, not raising a family at all! Besides the usual tactics of emotional extortion, to keep him safe at home, these wily elders cook up a matchmaking scheme, inviting lovely nurse Caitlin O’Hare over for Sunday dinner. Will the prospect of true love keep Nick from moving across the country
CHARACTERS: 3 men, 3 women
Nick Cristano (m) – the Grandson, in his thirties
Frank Gianelli (m) – Nick’s maternal grandfather, in his early 80’s
Aida Gianelli (f) – Nick’s maternal grandmother, in her 70’s
Nunzio Cristano (m) – Nick’s paternal grandfather, in his 70’s
Emma Cristano (f) – Nick’s paternal grandmother, in her 70’s
Caitlin O’Hare (f) – attractive and charming, in her late 20’s
Auditions will be held on two days in two separate locations:
Sunday, August 13, 2023 – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
St. Albert and District Chamber of Commerce
71 St. Albert Trail, St. Albert T8N 6L5
Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm
St. Albert Curling Club
3 Tache Street, St. Albert T8N 2S3
Performance Venue: The Kinsmen Club of St. Albert, 47 Riel Dr, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z2.
Performance Dates: Three week run, Thu-Fri-Sat, November 9-25, 2023.
Rehearsal Dates: (tentative) three nights weekly starting in the week of August 21, 2023
Please outline any potential conflicts to the production team or director in writing at the audition dates.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
An acting CV & Head shots are recommended but not required.
Please contact email@example.com to set up your audition time.
Actors will be notified of casting decision as soon as possible. Scripts will be provided once a role has been accepted.