AUDITIONS - The Crack of DoomSubmit Your Video Audition!
Video Submission Deadline: April 4th
In-person callbacks: April 9th, exact time TBA
(Bravo Academy, 77 Samor Rd. Unit 4)
The production will be performed as part of the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival, and performers will receive compensation as part of a collective profit share model.
July 6th - 17th, 2022
Show dates, times and location TBA by the Toronto Fringe Festival.
April-June (Start Date: April 22nd)
Friday evenings (approx. 5:00-10:00pm)
In June additional rehearsals will be scheduled as required as we approach performance dates.
Submit your VIDEO AUDITION HERE!
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For more information or questions please e-mail our Production Assistant Bonnie Duff, firstname.lastname@example.org
1) Self tape of character monologue + dialogue (with off camera reader if possible) - NO NEED TO BE MEMORIZED, just confident!
2) Your strongest audition song. Preferably a comedic choice. (If you have two, you can submit two, but at least one comedic)
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 4th
Suggested age ranges are included but applicants outside suggested ranges will be considered. We encourage submissions from individuals of all gender identities, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities, and from those who self-identify as belonging to underrepresented communities.
FRED (18-25) - A student in his final year at Avignon University. He is a hopeful romantic who is defined by his relationship with his true love Becky. He is best friends with Doug. He is sulky and self absorbed, yet possesses a charm that can get him out of trouble (most of the time).
DOUG (18-25) - The reluctant leader. He is the same age as Fred. Like Fred, he is on track to graduate in the spring. He is eager to lose the chains of student life and enter the real world. The events of the party make him question his aloof foundations.
CHRISTINE (18-25) - A fiery and blunt RA at the Cartier dorm. While seeming unaffected and rebellious, she has a warmth to her that causes her to care more than she lets on.
NANCY (18-22) - The younger sister of Christine. Being timid and meek most of her life, she has recently taken steps to break from her mold and explore her purpose on her own terms.
VANESSA (18-25) - A keen, occasionally vapid, and very popular student at Avignon University. She’s never had to work for much in her life. She’s spoiled but warm. Besties with Christine and excited to mingle at the party tonight.
CARSON (18-25) - An asshole. While quite intelligent and insightful, he is a volatile presence in most situations. His selfish and cold demeanor hides a need for comfort and understanding.
BAILEY (18-25) - A quiet but confident follower of God. Complacent and unadventurous with a stern and unforgiving attitude. Her devout nature turns more sanctimonious as the events of the night unfold.
TRISTAN (18-25) - A warm and genuine presence. What he lacks in social awareness he makes up for in natural talent. A man who could be an expert in anything, yet chooses to go with the flow of life.
RILEY (18-25) - A jaded and intelligent individual. Best friends, sidekick, and unknown love interest to Carson. She has had a crush on Vanessa since she has met her, but has lacked the courage to approach her with her feelings.
REG (25-35) - A pious pizza delivery man for the mysteriously unheard of restaurant Pappducci’s Pizza.
*Also plays RADIO ANNOUNCER
A group of university students become trapped on campus on Thanksgiving after learning that a meteor is on a collision course for Earth. With the help of a peculiarly pious pizza delivery man, the group faces the reality of their extinction by coming to terms with their past mistakes, their present feelings, and abandoning the hopes for their forlorned future.
Lights up as the entire cast sings the prologue CRACK OF DOOM. Our story begins with Fred reacting to being dumped by his longtime girlfriend. His friend Doug, concerned for his lovelorn friend, convinces Fred to attend a “Turkey Mixer”, what he believes to be a singles night, being thrown at one of the University’s dorm common rooms that evening.
On campus, the Cartier RA Christine, with the help of her younger sister Nancy, is setting up for her first ever Thanksgiving potluck, or “Turkey Mixer” as she calls it. This is Nancy’s first university party, and first holiday away from her parents. She shares her feelings with her song
Fred and Doug are ready to start their expedition to the far away and isolated Avignon University Campus. Doug tries to cheer up Fred, and Nancy reassures Christine about the party in the song IT ISN’T THE END OF THE WORLD.
The party guests arrive as the news of a meteor on a collision course for Earth is announced on the radio. The group takes in the gravity of the situation, while Fred and Doug happily continue their trek, unaware of the news in the song IT’S LITERALLY / IT ISN’T THE END OF THE
Once Fred and Doug arrive and are caught up to speed about the meteor, Carson declares IT’S A HOAX! which calms the nerves of most of the guests. While Christine tries to get the mixer back on track, a lovelorn Fred meets Nancy and is immediately love struck. Before Fred can
make his move, Doug and Christine announce their engagement in CHRISTINE.
With food being a scarcity at the less than successful potluck, the group decides to order pizza. Before they can even choose where to order from, Reg Ulerguy, a suspiciously ordinary pizza delivery man (who is definitely not an angel in disguise), arrives with enough pizza to sustain the party guests. Things start to take a turn for the worse as panicked rioters plague the campus. As the group begins to weigh their options for escape, Bailey and Reg encourage the group to REPENT their sins before the end.
Tensions continue to rise amongst the group as communication with the outside world is lost. Doug and Christine’s relationship and their grip on reality begins to slip. When the dorm room loses power, Fred, Nancy, Carson, Riley, and Vanessa question their emotions and physical
desires in LOVE PENTAGON. The sky darkens, the ground shakes, and the party begins to come to terms with their fate as they sing GOODBYE. The cast comes together one last time to sing the epilogue SPACE GHOSTS.
Artistic Producer: Melissa Bencic with Bravo Academy & New Music Theatre Intensives
Stage Director: Matt Bernard
Music Director: Jake Schindler
Production Assistant: Bonnie Duff
Writing Team: Book by Matt Bernard, Music and Lyrics by Susie Wilde