Auditions: “The Melville Boys”

The Melville Boys, a favourite among Norm Foster’s classics, is the Northumberland Players’ second dinner theatre of the 2023/24 Season.  

The show runs January 19 to February 4, 2024 at the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and Convention Centre, directed by Jack Boyagian and produced by Catherine Holland.  

Once the cast is selected, an early read through will take place. Rehearsals will begin October 17 and will be every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 7 to 10 pm. 


A relaxing cottage weekend of fishing, football and beer is on the agenda for the Melville brothers until a secret threatens to tear them apart.  As well, weekend plans are suddenly thrown for a loop when the boys meet two attractive sisters, who inadvertently change more than just their agenda. This modern Canadian classic about brotherhood and the unexpected is a vigorous comedy full of laughs and tender moments. 

Audition Information

If you are an actor who loves to combine comedy with powerful acting scenes, this show is for you.  We have an incredible fun team already committed to a creative and enjoyable experience. 

Loretta: a woman who can play late 20’s: high energy, funny, impulsive, full of sexual energy.

Mary: a woman who can play early 30’s: great comic timing, level headed, able to go from humorous moments to powerful acting moments.

Owen: a man who can play 25-30’s: working class, funny, impulsive, almost childlike in his approach; finding himself.

Lee: a man who can play 30-40’s: working class, pensive, responsible, able to play powerful, poignant scenes.

Actors will read from specific sides. These sides are provided: All Cast, Loretta & Owen, Mary & Lee, Owen & Lee.

Audition Dates:

September 18 and September 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Place: Firehall Theatre, Cobourg

Book an Audition

Email Catherine Holland, Producer to book an audition.