Romeo and Juliet

Production Company
Beach House Theatre
Producer(s)
Candace Radcliffe and Rick Harmon
Director(s)
Candace Radcliffe and Abby Swansburg
Casting Director(s): 
Candace Radcliffe and Abby Swansburg
Union Status
Non-Union
Project Type
Theatre / Live Performance
Student Production
No
Compensation Details

Actors will recieve an honorarium.

Audition Date(s)
March 10th and 11th
Audition Location
March 10th, 1-4pm at Carousel Theatre "Studio C," March 11th, 6-9pm at Alexandra Neighbourhood House 2916 McBride Ave, Surrey, (Crescent Beach) in the Media Room...
Shoot / Perf. Date(s)
Aug 13th-18th
Shoot / Perf. Location(s)
Open air theatre on Crescent Beach, in Surrey, BC
Submission Deadline
Friday, March 8, 2019
Submission Instructions

Please send resume and head shot to beachhouseauditions@gmail.com to schedule an audition before March 8th.

Actors are asked to prepare a 1-2 minute Shakespearean monologue.

Project Synopsis
Romeo and Juliet is a tale of passionate love, loyalty and defiance. A young man and a young woman from opposing families fall madly and irrationally in love. Their secret marriage and the strife between their families brings ultimate tragedy for them and everyone who loves them. The story is filled with lively moments of humor, intense action and extraordinary romance. It is a vibrant show, much beloved and underscored by ingenious wit and astonishing beauty.
Character 1
Romeo
Age
20-30
Gender
Male
Description
The son and heir of Montague and Lady Montague. Romeo is handsome, intelligent, and sensitive. Though impulsive and immature, his idealism and passion make him an extremely likable character.
Character 2
Juliet
Age
20-30
Gender
Female
Description
The daughter of Capulet and Lady Capulet. A beautiful young girl, Juliet begins the play as a naïve child who has thought little about love and marriage, but she grows up quickly upon falling in love with Romeo.
Character 3
Friar Lawrence
Age
40-55
Gender
Male
Description
A Franciscan friar, friend to both Romeo and Juliet. Kind, civic minded, a proponent of moderation, and always ready with a plan, Friar Lawrence is also an expert in the use of seemingly mystical potions and herbs.
Character 4
Mercutio
Age
20-30
Gender
Male
Description
Kin to the Prince, and Romeo’s close friend. Mercutio overflows with imagination, wit, and, at times, a strange, biting satire and brooding fervor. Mercutio loves wordplay, especially sexual double entendres. He/she can be quite hotheaded, and hates people who are affected, pretentious, or obsessed with the latest fashions.
Character 5
The Nurse
Age
40-55
Gender
Female
Description
Juliet’s nurse and closest friend. A loving, long-winded, and sentimental character, the Nurse provides comic relief with her frequently inappropriate remarks and speeches.
Additional Characters

6. Tybalt – Male - 20-35 - a Capulet, Juliet’s cousin on her mother’s side. Vain, fashionable,
arrogant and hot-headed. Loathes Montagues.
7. Capulet/Lady Capulet 35+ - Regal, controlling, preoccupied with status and looks, both
very self-centered. Charming, quick to anger.
8. Paris – Male, 20--30 - A kinsman of the Prince, and the suitor of Juliet most preferred by
Capulet. Once Capulet has promised him he can marry Juliet, he behaves very
presumptuously toward her, acting as if they are already married.
9. Benvolio – Male 20-30 - Montague’s nephew, Romeo’s cousin and thoughtful friend.
Makes a genuine effort to defuse violent scenes in public, though Mercutio accuses him
of having a nasty temper in private.
10. Princess Escalus – Female 30+ - The Princess of Verona. As the seat of political power in
Verona, she is concerned about maintaining the public peace at all costs.
11. Lady Montague/Sampson/Peter – Female 30 + Lady Montague- elegant, quiet and
nervous. Peter is clumsy, devoted, earnest, and keen yet not too smart. A Capulet servant
who invites guests to Capulet’s feast and escorts the Nurse to meet with Romeo.
12. Lord Montague/Apothecary- Male 30+ - Lord Montague is a caring father who is regal,
polite and sensitive. Apothecary- shady, strange and mystical- will be aged and wretched
looking.
13. Ensemble Members x2- Female/Male 20-30 - to fill various ensemble roles including but
not limited to Balthasar/Abram, Watchman, Gregory, illiterate serving man