More Auditions: Summer 2013 Youth Play, AUDITION NOTICE

Alice in Wonderland, a Family Musical, with Pantomime Features:

book/lyrics by Don Macrae, music by Ted Blackbourn and Don Macrae.

Auditions for kids age 12 to 17 will be at the Winchester Old Town Hall, 478 Main street, Monday May 6th, Tuesday May 7th, Wednesday May 8th at 7:00pm. (Please attend one of these days. Parents, please be prepared to stay for the first 15 minutes)

Contact Lauren Casselman if you have any questions or concerns


You don’t have to be a professional singer, but please come prepared to sing part of O Canada for us!

If you don’t like to be on stage but still want to be involved, we are also looking for people to work behind the scenes too- so come on by!

Performance dates:  August 9th, 10th, 11th, 2013

”Hold on tight! When you dash through a rabbit hole into a strange new world, you have to expect the unexpected – from the wicked Queen of Hearts to the dizzy Mad Hatter. You see, someone has stolen the Queen’s tarts and everybody is a suspect! It’s a matter of survival for Alice and her lovable cat, Dinah. And all those familiar characters – plus some delightful new ones – aren’t helping very much. This fun-filled musical, full of pantomime features, will entertain the whole family with laughter, adventure and song. Excitement you could only find with a little girl named Alice! And only in a place called Wonderland!”  Don Macrae

Auditions for Fall 2013

Fall 2013                  AUDITION NOTICE

Witness for the Prosecution, by Agatha Christie, directed by Elizabeth Barton.

15 Men   Main Roles:
Sir Wilfrid Robarts, QC                 Defence
Leonard Vole                                    young defendant
Mr. Myers, QC                                 Prosecution
Mr. Mayhew                                     friend of Sir Wilfrid

4 Women
Greta – Secretary,    any age
Romaine – play German and Cockney accents
Janet – assistant to the deceased  – middle age
The “other woman” – young  20-30’s

Closed Auditions will be held Saturday June 8, 11:30 to 3:00, Sunday June 9, 1:30 to 3:00, and the following Saturday, June 15 11:30 – 3:00.

Contact Suzanne Steele for your audition time (approx. 15min)

If you know which part you would like to audition for I will email you the piece of applicable script.

Performance dates: November 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and December 1, 2013

Prominent barrister, Sir Wilfred Robarts, takes on the case of Leonard Vole – a likeable chap accused of murdering a rich old lady. Sir Wilfred is shocked to discover that Vole’s German-born wife is prepared to divorce her husband and appear as witness for the prosecution; it is the first of many surprises for the aging lawyer, the cleverest of which occurs in the final moments of the play.                No spoilers here!


Cabaret 2012 BUZZZ

As we are preparing for the Spring 2013 production, here a flash back to our fall show directed by Elizabeth Barton.  The antennae did fade and everybody looks like their old selves now 🙂

TimeFliesAnd here is a look at the hilarious Time Flies by David Ives, directed by Tony Glen.  The link to our Spring production?  The talented Collen Howard is musical director for both shows.

Thanks for the suggestion Liz.

Spring Production 2013

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We are presently in rehearsals for our spring 2013 production The Tony Nominated Broadway Musical Pump Boys and Dinettes presented by special arrangement with Samuel French. Book, Lyrics and Music by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann

Directed by:Terry Green      Musical Direction: Colleen Howard

Pump Boys and Dinettes is a light-hearted and spunky musical production that has been around since the early 1980’s. Set somewhere in North Carolina, it tells the story of four men who work at L.M. and Jim’s Gas Station and two women who waitress at the Double Cupp Diner. These 6 characters transform an ordinary, typical and otherwise boring day, into a toe tapping even foot stomping occasion; celebrating friendship and life’s simple pleasures through the magic of music.

A small and talented cast with many new faces to DCP promises to entertain you with country and gospel, ballads and blues, guitar and accordion…and even a waitress who thinks hubcaps make pretty good percussion instruments.

Performance Dates:

Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm

Saturday,April 27, 7: 30 pm

Sunday April, 28, 2:30 pm

Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm

Saturday,May 4, 7:30 pm

Sunday May 5, 2:30 pm

General Assembly 2013

In the Old Town Hall, Jan 27, 2013, around 7 PM, after an hour of chatting in the lobby the 25 DCP members present walked in the theatre for the formal part of the General Assembly.



Sue Steele, DCP President, offered her welcome to all the members and asked the Secretary to lead the meeting.


Past Year

The Secretary reviewed briefly DCP’s 2012 activities and asked the committees to report.



Aaron Dellah, DCP Treasurer, signaled a variation in the way the tickets invested in the Patron’s program would be reported and updated the 2012 productions’ bottom line.  He presented the financial situation in DCP and a list of the expenses over $100 for the 2012 period.  Aaron also presented the list of suggestions for improvement in the Old Town Hall that had been voted on at last year’s general assembly, and their progress to date.



The Wardrobe mistresses requested 4 volunteers to support an inventory blitz on Feb 2nd.  They got a full crew of volunteers after a few minutes of discussion.  As Denise Lafortune and Deborah Patenaude have been taking care of the inventory for the past 5 years they both requested to step down from this role so that new volunteers pick up where they left.  The group thanked them profusely for the extensive work they have done over that period.  Suzanne Steele and Maggie Badior volunteered to become the next wardrobe mistresses.


Sponsors & Patrons

Caroline Roberts and Alvin Runnalls reported on a very successful year for this program.



Tony Glen, chair of the reading committee, and Terry Green presented the fruit of their reading: a list of plays DCP would like to produce over the years.   The plays are:

Twelve Angry Men, by Reginald Rose,

The Children’s Hour, by Lillian Helman,

The Glass Menagerie, by Tennessee Williams,

Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley,

The Petrified Forest, by Robert Sherwood,

On Golden Pond, by Ernest Thompson,

The Sunshine Boys, by Neil Simon,

Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, by Ann-Marie MacDonald,

Sexy Laundry, by Michele Riml,

The Miracle Worker, by William Gibson,

The Amorus Ambasador, by Parker,

Animal Farm, by George Orwell,


Short plays (for a Cabaret or evening of short plays):

This is a Play, by Daniel McIvor,

The Man in the Box (author unknown).


New Season

Tony Glen made the announcements about the new season and how to get involved.   (See our Future Productions page.)



JP Leduc, webmaster showed the new website including the wiki.



Alvin Runnalls conducted the elections. The results and the new committee are as follows:


President                                    JP Leduc

V-P                                                Tony Glen

2nd VP                                    Moira Law

Secretary                                     The team of Rachelle Eves and Shannon Murdock

Webmaster                                    JP Leduc

Treasurer                                    Aaron Dellah

Sponsors and Patrons            The team of Caroline Roberts and Alvin Runnalls

Director at Large                        Terry Green

Past President                            Suzanne Steele



The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.

Audition Notice

The Dundas County Players’ spring production will be the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes” directed by Terry Green. It is a ‘country/rock’ musical about four guys who work in a gas station and two sisters who run the diner across the highway from it. The production will run the weekends of April 26 – 28 and May 3 – 5, 2013.

Cast requirements:

2 female singer/actors (age range could be mid-20’s to mid 40’s)

3 male singer/musician/actors: (age range as above) specifically:
1 singer/lead guitar player
1 singer/rhythm guitar player
1 singer/keyboard player
as well as: 1 bass guitar player (not age specific)
The production could also include a drummer.

Auditions will take place in the rehearsal hall upstairs at the Olde Town Hall, Winchester on Wed. Jan 9th and Thursday Jan 10th from 7pm to 10pm, with call-backs the following week. Auditioners should prepare an up-tempo song, and, if possible, a ballad. Guitarists should bring their instruments. A keyboard will be provided.

Musicians and singer/actors should indicate their intention to audition and which night they will attend by emailing Terry Green at:

YouTube has a number of good videos showing examples of some of the show’s songs.

Back from EODL One Act Play Festival

The cast and crew of Crawl to be Kind just returned from Kingston, having participated in the 2012 Eastern Ontario Drama League One-Act play Festival, hosted by Kingston.

The festival goers saw 9 great plays and their adjudications.  The festival format has 3 plays performed Friday night followed by adjudications, 3 play Saturday afternoon followed again by their adjudications and the same Saturday night to complete the festival performances.  On Sunday, we all gathered at the Kingston Day’s Inn for the awards brunch.

The adjudicator, Beatrix Quarrie,  awarded the 13 awards listing runners up and winners for a variety of theatrical prowesses.  DCP came out with two awards, one going to the 6 actors (Anita Plunkett, Loretta DiEugenio, Maggie Badior, Charles Laurin, Jim Perkins and Shannon Murdock) for ‘ensemble’, recognizing the team coordination demonstrated on stage.  The other award was for the co-producers of our participation to the festival: Suzanne Steele and JP Leduc recognizing the coordination demonstrated off stage.  We are obviously a well coordinated and cooperative group.

This past weekend was lots of fun and the next one-act play festival will be hosted by Merrickville’s Theatre Night In Merrickville (TNIM) November 2013.
See you there.