A Comedy by Paul Rudnick
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet! His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.
"…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." —Village Voice. "…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" —NY Times.
Performances: June 14 - July 8, 2018
Auditions: February 19th and 20th, 2018
Callbacks: February 21st, 2018
Auditions will be held at:
Northside Theatre Company
848 East William Street
San Jose, CA 95116
Special arrangements for auditioning can be made.
Don't let missing audition dates keep you from auditioning.
Call and ask.
Call (408) 288-7820 to make an audition appointment.
Office hours: Tuesday-Friday 1-5 pm
Rehearsals: Mon-Fri from 6:30pm-9:45pm Starting Monday, May 7th, 2018.
Additional Audition Information
Northside Theatre Company holds open auditions for each of its productions. Auditions are held by the production's director and managed by the Northside staff. Audition times are 6:30-9:30 pm.
Non AEA receive a $200.00 stipend for performing.
All rehearsals and performances are held at the Olinder Theatre, 848 E. William Street, in the downtown area of San Jose. (near San Jose State University, cross streets: 18th & William.)
1. Phone in at (408) 288-7820 and reserve an audition
2. Prepare 2 contrasting monologues. No more than 5 minutes total!
Callbacks are decided by the director and actors are notified usually at their audition or by email. So, keep the Wednesday of auditions week open.
Main stage Rehearsals are generally 6:45 pm until 9:00 or 9:30 pm, Monday through Friday, with some weekend rehearsals as needed. Performances are Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM, for four weekends. Mandatory pick-up rehearsals are held (if needed) on Wednesday evenings. Each production has a 5 week rehearsal period. Note sessions can be called by the director during the run of the show. These sessions happen after the following performance, and are designed to maintain quality and consistency during the run of the show.