Home Theatre Productions is excited to announce that it will be conducting auditions for its upcoming production, Heroes: Behind the Tights.
Much like the classic show Behind the Music (and the classic Simpsons episode Behind the Laughter), Heroes: Behind the Tights explores the lives of superheroes behind the scenes. The production consists of two different shows, with different takes on elements of superheroes’ lives that have gone unseen… until now!
The two shows are as follows:
1) The Butler by William Erskine explores what happens back at the command centre when heroes are out on the battlefield. Focusing on the archetypical “butler” character from superhero stories (think Alfred from Batman), the show details a day in the life of The Butler, exploring what they go through when the heroes are out fighting crime. After an award-winning run at Hamilton Fringe, the show will be making its Montreal debut.
2) My Children by Lucas Amato explores the life of a washed-up, aging superhero who relives the horrific life behind the glamorous surface of his career. As he relives his origin story, as well as the origin stories of his two most notorious nemeses, he tells the stories through the jaded, disillusioned lens of a hero who has seen the worst of humanity and begins to question the true roles of heroes and villains.
Open auditions will be held for all characters in both shows. There is a chance that an actor may be cast in both shows.
Auditions will be held:
January 18 from 12:00 noon-5:00 pm
January 22 from 4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Callbacks will take place Saturday, January 25 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm.
The show will run April 2-5, 2020.
Please come to the audition with two sides prepared (one from each show). Sides do not need to be memorized, but actors should be familiar with them beforehand. Links to audition sides, as well as the link to sign up for an audition time, can be found on the Home Theatre Productions website at:
Home Theatre works on a profit-share system; after all fees (venue rental, costumes, set, etc.) are paid off, all remaining proceeds from the show and any fundraisers run for it are split evenly between everyone (cast, crew, creative) involved in the show. Home Theatre only retains 10% of the profits to invest in future productions: the rest is distributed directly to those who put their hard work and effort into the show!