Essendon Theatre Company

Auditions for 'Suite Surrender'

Author: Michael McKeever

Director: George Benca

Enquiries: Bookings essential for audition time via Director George Benca on

Characters Summary: 4M, 5F

Characters: Standard American Accents required; Ages are an indication only. 

BERNARD S. DUNLAP, General Manager of the Palm Beach Royale Hotel & Spa – Male 40-65 

CLAUDIA MCFADDEN, America's Beloved Matron of Song – Female 30-45 

ATHENA SINCLAIR, a Great Star of Stage and Screen – Female 30-45 

MURPHY STEVENS, Athena's personal secretary – Female 25-35 
MR. PIPPET, Claudia's persona! secretary – Male 30-45 

DORA DEL RIO, a Gossip Columnist – Female 30-40 

MRS. EVERETT P. OSGOOD, a Society Matron & President of the Palm Beach Ladies for Unity. – Female 50-65 

FRANCIS, a bellhop – Male 30-45 

OTIS, a bellhop – Male 30-45

Audition Venue: Bradshaw Street Community Hall 
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) 
West Essendon VIC 3040 

Theatre: Bradshaw Street Community Hall 
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) 
West Essendon VIC 3040 


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Synopsis: It's 1942, and two of Hollywood's biggest divas have descended upon the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel—assistants, luggage, and legendary feud with one another in tow. Everything seems to be in order for their wartime performance... that is, until they are somehow assigned to the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and a lap dog named Mr. Boodles round out this hilarious riot of a love note to the classic farces of the 30s and 40s.

Other Information: Auditions are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please apply to organise your audition time and for any further information. Please bring along completed audition form (can be found on the ETC Website at along with a non-returnable photograph. 

Please arrive 10 minutes before audition time. 
Successful cast MUST BE available for rehearsal period as well as all production dates. Please check you are available for all performance dates before booking your audition time. 

ETC is a community theatre company and, as such, no actors are paid.


Tuesday 15 January, 2019
Thursday 17 January, 2019
Bradshaw Street Community Hall
Venue Address
Bradshaw Street (off Buckley Street) West Essendon VIC 3040


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