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Saigon Players” will celebrate its 10th anniversary as a community theatre in Saigon. It is a non-profit theatrical group composed by amateurs and professional foreigners and Vietnamese who share the same passion for theatre. All its cast and crew are volunteers and the profits from the shows go to charities chosen by the members themselves.

Last year, performances included “The house of Bernarda Alba” by Federico Garcia Lorca and “The hand that rocks the cradle”.

They will hold auditions at McSorely’s Ale House on Thursday, August 29 at 6.30pm and on Saturday, August 31 at 4.30pm The auditions are aimed to fill in the roles for their two upcoming performances.

From the Organizers:

“The Life Cycle of Saigon”( Our comedy revue)

Performance dates: November 22 and 23 at McSorley’s Ale House in District 2 November 30 at Carg o Bar @ Q4

We need energetic and enthusiastic cast members to perform in short comedy sketches. The comedy sketches range from 4 to 6 minutes so there’s no need to memorize a lot of lines.

We are looking for:
· male and female Expat and Viet Kieu actors
· male and female Vietnamese actors who are proficient in English

Audition Process: short Improvisation exercises and script reading of the short sketch

Rocky Horror Halloween Madness

We are looking for Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadow Cast Members for a Halloween Madness Screening on October 31 at Cargo Bar @ Q4 (part of their Halloween Party)

For those who are not familiar with the RHPS Halloween Madness Screening, it involves screening the cult movie, Rocky Horror Picture Show, with live audience participation (aided by audio-visual cues) and hosted by a shadow cast. The shadow cast members are dressed up just like the characters in the movie but they don’t need to memorize the whole movie script. They just need to mirror some of the major scenes from the film, dance and lip synch to their character’s songs, and interact with the audience and rouse them during audience participation moments and during dance numbers.

We are looking for actors to shadow the following characters:

Dr. Frank-N-Furter, Janet Weiss, Brad Majors, Riff Raff, Magenta, Columbia, Dr. Everette V. Scott, Rocky Horror, The Criminologist (the narrator), Eddie and Transylvanians.

If you are auditioning for ROCKY, DR. FRANK-N-FURTER, MAGENTA, JANET, or BRAD you have to make sure you're comfortable in minimal clothing. (If you have seen the movie, you understand why)

Audition Procedure will go as follows:

a. Audition for Transylvanians (a simple portion of the Time Warp)
b. Audition for individual characters. Please create a lip sync routine with simple dance movements (a 1 minute excerpt is OK) to your characters’ songs:

Dr. Frank-N-Furter: Sweet Transvestite
Janet Weiss: Dammit Janet
Brad Majors: Dammit Janet
Riff Raff: Time Warp
Magenta: Time Warp
Columbia: Time Warp
Dr. Everette V. Scott: Eddie
Rocky Horror: Sword of Damocles
The Criminologist (the narrator): Time Warp
Eddie: Whatever Happened to Saturday Night

For more information or if you are unable to attend the auditions on the above dates, you can e-mail them. 

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