Auditions for On Golden Pond December 11 & 12

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On Golden Pond flyerDirected by Michelle Schwantes

Auditions for a dinner theatre production of On Golden Pond by Ernest Thompson will be held on Monday, December 11 and Tuesday December 12 from 6:30 to 9:30 pm at Fridley Community Center, 6085 Seventh Street NE, Fridley, MN.

Actors will be seen in a first-come, first-served fashion.

Actors can prepare a contemporary dramatic monologue, but it is not required. Sides will be made available at auditions.

Headshots/resumes accepted, but not required. A photo will be taken at the time of auditions.

Actors of all experience levels are encouraged, as are actors of all abilities. Diversity is encouraged.

Actors may be called back during the final hour of scheduled auditions on December 12th.


Read through/meet and greet on January 5, 6:30-9:30 pm.

Rehearsals January 8-February 9 (Monday through Friday) 6:30-9:30 pm.

A weekend day may be added, based upon needs of the cast.



February 10, 7 pm, Dinner Show

February 11, 2 pm, Performance only, no dinner

February 15, 7 pm, Dinner Show

February 16, 7 pm, Dinner Show

February 17, 7 pm, Dinner Show

February 18, 2 pm, Performance only, no dinner

All rehearsals and performances take place at Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th Street NE, Fridley MN.


Actors descriptions:

Norman Thayer, Jr.: Nearing his eightieth birthday, Norman is flirting with senility and is aware of it enough to use it to his advantage, usually in a humorous way. He is a curmudgeon, as he feels his age entitles him to be. He is very much in love with Ethel, his wife, but doesn’t quite know what to do about their daughter, Chelsea.

Ethel Thayer: Ten years younger than Norman, Ethel is a spritely, active woman who loves her husband completely and who is in love with simply being alive. She is caregiver, sweetheart, and friend to Norman.

Charlie Martin: The local delivery-by-boat mailman, Charlie is a long-time family friend and a typical Maine down-Easterner. Still single, he has had a life-long crush on Chelsea.

Chelsea Thayer Wayne: Attractive, divorced, and in her forties, Chelsea is still dealing with the lack of closeness between her and Norman. She is engaged to Bill Ray, whom she brings to meet her parents.

Billy Ray: The fourteen-year-old son of Bill Ray, he is a typical California teenager who comes to spend a month with Norman and Ethel on Golden Pond while his father and Chelsea are in Europe.

Bill Ray: Chelsea’s fiancé and Billy’s father, Bill is definitely not the outdoors type. He is trying his best to make a good impression on Norman and Ethel

All roles are unpaid.