Auditions

 

Auditions

(or “Jeez, I can’t believe I’m doing this again!)

FYI This site is primarily for community theatre, but I do report auditions for semi pro companies. Many of these companies I do not know, so be careful.


Audition Notice: COMMUNION by Daniel MacIvor
A Non-Equity Production

Directed by: Marko Hohlbein
Produced by: Laurie Hohlbein
Sunday, January 14: 11 am – 3pm, by appointment only
350 E 2nd Avenue (parking in back or street – give yourself time to find parking)
Rehearsals will also be taking place at this address.

A Shrink, an Alcoholic and an Evangelical.
Three Women. Three Lives in Flux.

The distance between recovering alcoholic Leda and her Born-Again daughter is filled with silence, anger and humor. Upon the advice of a therapist dealing with her own host of troubles, Leda tries to bridge that distance and prepare her daughter for the calamity just ahead.

Communion explores the dark places of relations and what is needed to repair a familial bond under the pressures of religion, recovery and a ticking clock. It asks whether or not some bonds are too damaged to mend.

We will be auditioning for:
Carolyn: a therapist (40’s)
Ann: a daughter (early 20’s)

Performances presented by speedbump Theatre in the
Havana Theatre April 10-15 & 17-21 (April 15 is a matinee)
1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver

**Please note that we might be entering this play into the Theatre BC Festival. You would need to be available for a few performances in May and one performance in Vernon the first week of July. **
Please email Laurie at speedbumptheatre@gmail.com to book an audition time and we will send you a copy of the script with page numbers to prepare for.
www.speedbumptheatre.com
https://www.facebook.com/speedbumptheatre

 
North Vancouver Community Players

KISS THE MOON, KISS THE SUN

Written by Norm Foster, directed by Peter Zednik, produced by Liz Massil

AUDITION DATES: Sunday, February 11, 1 pm-4 pm and

Monday, February 12, 7 pm-10 pm

LOCATION: The Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 11th Street East, North Vancouver

CALL-BACK DATE: Sunday, February 18, 1 pm–4 pm

LOCATION: Duncan Hall, North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Avenue

PRODUCTION DATES: May 24-26, May 30-June 2, June 6-9

REHEARSALS: Begin Sunday March 11, 2018
Sundays at 1 pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm
(Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals)
THE PLAY:

A feel-good story by Norm Foster, Canada’s most popular comedy playwright. A hilarious and touching journey begins when a pregnant, unattached teacher befriends an adult man with the mental capacities of an eight-year-old. Peppered with laughter and tears, Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun is an uplifting and poignant reminder that “family” can be found in the most unexpected places.

CAST REQUIREMENTS:
ROBERT CASTLE – 30-50 years old, male
Although sidelined with brain damage from a childhood accident, Robert is engaging, outgoing and makes the most of life. His naiveté from a limited world experience is tempered with a wily and charming sense of humour.
CLAIRE CASTLE – 55-75 years old, female
As Robert’s mother, Claire’s life revolves around protecting her son. The challenges of being a single parent caring for a mentally-challenged son for decades have chipped away at Claire’s hopeful spirit. However, she strives to remain positive when confronted with extraordinarily difficult circumstances.
HOLLY – 21-30 years old, female
Bright, caring and funny, Holly is nonetheless prone to irresponsible choices. A recent college graduate, Holly finds herself pregnant by her married lover – also her former professor – on the same day she starts her first job.
SIMON – 35-50 years old, male
Holly’s lover is an uptight English professor, inclined to snobbery, selfishness and jealousy. Over the course of the play Simon discovers the courage to face the consequences of his actions and to put others’ needs before his own.
DOCTOR – age not specified, male or female

Faced with the daunting task of delivering very bad news, Claire’s doctor has to walk the fine line between being a medical practitioner and family counsellor. How do you balance a hectic schedule and the emotional needs of your patients?

Please Note: No appointments are necessary; first-come first-served
Please bring a résumé and headshot to audition, if possible
Auditions will be a cold read from the script (scenes will be provided in waiting area)

This is a non-Equity production
These are open auditions, but preference will be given to existing members of NVCP. All cast and crew members of the production must join NVCP prior to the first rehearsal ($20 fee).

Any questions ahead of auditions may be directed to Liz Massil, lizmassil@hotmail.com
or Peter Zednik, pmo@shaw.ca

GO BACK FOR MURDER
A mystery by Agatha Christie
Director: Bob Bradley
Production Manager: Doreen Carlson

Audition Dates and Venues
Sunday, January 21 – 1:00 pm
West Vancouver United Church
2062 Esquimalt Avenue, (20th & Marine Drive), West Vancouver;
Room 305 (enter parking lot side door)
Tuesday, January 23 – 7:00 pm, and
Wednesday, January 24 – 7 pm
St Stephens Anglican Church 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver
Call Backs if necessary – to be determined.

Description of Play
Carla Crane believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of murder. In an attempt to clear her name, Carla persuades those present on the day to return to the scene of the crime and recount their version of events. The drama slips from past to present, and after sifting through the various inconsistencies between each suspect’s testimony, the truth is finally revealed.

Cast requirements
Justin Fogg:…………… The lawyer trying to help Carla find peace. Clever, smooth about 30.
Turnball:……………….. Justin Fogg’s assistant. Elderly.
Carla:……………………. Daughter of Caroline seeking the truth. Determined to find the truth. Some deep buried anger. About 20. Will be aged to about 45.
Jeff Rogers:……………. Carla’s husband to be. Age about 30. Stereotype American.
Philip Blake:………….. The victim’s best friend, now a stockbroker. A little resentful of Carla’s investigation. About 45 but will be aged back to about 20
Meredith Blake:……… Phillip’s younger brother, a recluse and former amateur herbalist. In love with Caroline at one time. About 45 but will be aged back to about 20
Miss Williams:………… Angela’s former governess, now retired. No nonsense, abrupt type. About 60 but will be aged back to about 40.
Angela Warren:………. Caroline’s younger sister, now an archaeologist. About 35 but will be aged back to about 16.
Caroline Crale:………. Wife of the victim.
Amyas Crale:…………. The victim, an artist, murdered fifteen years ago. A womanizer, somewhat cruel. About 45
Lady Melksham:……… A society lady, formerly Elsa Greer, the victim’s mistress. Married three times. About 45 but will be aged back to about 20

Production Dates
April 13 through April 28, 2018
(there are two shows on April 28 … a matinée and a regular evening show)
in The Studio Theatre at the Kay Meek Centr 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver

NOTES:
Cold read from the script
No scheduled appointments – first come, first served.
This is a non-Equity production.
Accents not required.
If selected for a part, you must join Theatre West Van at a cost of $10.00.
Please bring résumés and headshots to the auditions.
Rehearsals TBA when casting complete.

For more information contact Bob Bradley (director), bobbradley@shaw.ca (do not send headshots or résumés) or Producer Doreen Carlson (drnvaughan@gmail.com)
FVGSS presents Iolanthe
Twenty-five years after her banishment from Fairyland for marrying a mortal, a crime usually punishable by death, Iolanthe has been pardoned. She had a son by this illicit marriage, Strephon, who is, therefore, half mortal and half fairy. He is in love with Phyllis whom he is determined to marry. However, in order to do so he needs the consent of her guardian, the Lord Chancellor, who shows little enthusiasm for the idea of his ward marrying a mere shepherd.

Join us (and the fairies) for a comedic opera this spring!

We will be holding the auditions on January 11th (at St Cuthberts) and 14th (at Valley View Funeral Home).

Please email fvgssproducer@gmail.com to book your audition time.

Blood Relations by Sharon Pollock ~ Director Raymond Hatton
Casting the play “Blood Relations,” a psychological thriller based on the historical facts and speculation surrounding Lizzie Borden, who was charged with the 1892 murders of her father and stepmother. Ten years after her acquittal, Lizzie is pressed by her friend to reveal what happened. Lizzie responds by having her re-enact the events in her place, to face the same choices.
Audition dates
Sunday Jan 7, 2018 – 6 pm & Thursday Jan 11, 2018 -7 pm
Total actors required: 7
Men: 3 – ages 25-65
Women: 4 – ages 25-65
Actors of all ethnicity welcome
This is a non-equity production.
PREPARATION
1-min Monologue. You may also be asked to read from the script, so it is highly recommended that you are familiar with the play.
Please bring headshot and resume to the audition
Run dates: April 19 – May 19, 2018
• TBC regional festival performance at Langley Playhouse May 20, 2018
• Possible 1 performance first week in July, Vernon BC~ TBC Provincial Festival
All cast & crew are required to become members of Langley Players Drama Club
Characters
Miss Lizzie: Female, 25-35
A woman of strong inner fire but highly constrained by manners and propriety, she is reluctant to speak of the events and accusations of ten years ago, which still haunt her, in the re-enactment, Miss Lizzie becomes Bridget the Irish housemaid.
The Actress: Female, 25-35
Miss Lizzie’s “friend” from Boston who assumes the role of Lizzie; The Actress is Lizzie’s glamourous friend. It is at her request that the tale of Lizzie’s past is re-enacted once the flashbacks begin, the Actress assumes the role of Lizzie. In this capacity, she recreates the events leading up to the murders Basing her assumptions on what she knows of the family’s history, the facts of the murders, and her own personal knowledge of Lizzie’s personality, the Actress pieces the past together.

Emma Borden: Female, 30-40
Lizzie’s sister, although older, she is subordinate to Lizzie, and a weaker personality, she is the dutiful daughter who seeks her father’s love and approval, she lets Lizzie fight their battles for her, in the present, she is tortured by guilt of complicity in the murders.
Abigail Borden: Female, 40-60
Lizzie’s and Emma’s stepmother, matronly, old-fashioned, judgmental, and disapproves of Lizzie’s desires for autonomy, the first murder victim.
Andrew Borden: Male, 55-65
Lizzie’s and Emma’s father, an old-fashioned patriarch, a very wealthy businessman but an extreme tightwad, secure in his position as head of household, emotionally distant, concerned with his legacy, the second murder victim.
Henry Wingate: Male, 40-55
Abigail’s brother, a glad-handing entrepreneur, a salesman confident in his charm and likability, he is seeking property and investment from Andrew, which jeopardizes Lizzie’s and Emma’s inheritance.
Dr. Patrick: Male, 25-40
The Irish neighbor and a friend that Lizzie finds good and amusing company, he is in an unhappy marriage and flirts chastely with Lizzie, which earns her family’s disapproval, the actor also plays the defense, Lizzie’s attorney seen or heard in flashback or flash forward.

Reading copies are available at maryrenvall@gmail.com

North Vancouver Community Players
“Crimes of the Heart”
Written by Beth Henley and directed by Tracy Labrosse

Description of Play
A dark comedy. The Magrath sisters, Lenny, Meg and Babe, have not been the same since their mother hanged herself, along with her cat. When a family emergency reunites the sisters in their home town of Hazelhurst, Mississippi, past resentments bubble to the surface as the sisters are forced to cope with Babe’s latest incident. Theatre BC festival entry.

Cast Requirement
BARNETTE LLOYD:… Mid 20s. Babe’s lawyer. He’s bright and ambitious, working his first real case. He knows how to hold a grudge, and he believes in revenge.
All other roles have been cast

NOTES:
Please email the director, Tracy Labrosse (tracylabrosse@gmail.com) your résumé and headshot, to organize an audition time (set for Saturday, January 13 at 12 noon in the Theatre at Hendry Hall)
This is a non-paid, non-Equity production
Cast members must become members of NVCP at the first rehearsal ($20 fee).
Rehearsal schedule: Tuesday and Thursdays 7-10 pm and Sundays 1:30 – 4:30 pm
This is NVCP’s entry into the Theatre BC Festival of Plays. One performance of the play will occur at the North Shore Zone Festival during the week April 30-May 4 at Presentation House Theatre and, if chosen as Best Production, a further performance will occur at Theatre BC’s Mainstage Festival in Vernon in July. If you have any concerns about the time commitment please discuss them with the Director at your audition.

Further information from Director Tracy Labrosse (tracylabrosse@gmail.com)

Production Dates
(preview April 5) April 6-7, April 11-14 and April 18-21, 2018
Performances take place Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays @ 8 pm
in the Theatre at Hendry Hall 815 East 11th Street, North Vancouver

Fabulist Theatre
2nd AUDITION NOTICE🎭
Still seeking submissions for the following roles to attend callbacks January 11th. Time TBD.
➡️Tonton Julian: Ti Moune’s adoptive father. Filled with courage that is fueled by the love for his wife and daughter.
Age: 35+
Vocal range: E4 – A2
➡️Daniel: A young man from the wealthy part of the island. Struggles with his sense of status and feelings for Ti Moune.
Age: 15+
Vocal range: F#4 – C#3
➡️Armand: Andrea’s father. A stern, wealthy man.
Age: 35+
➡️Male Storytellers: An ensemble of singers, actors, dancers, musicians to act as a narrators and play various roles within the story.
Fabulist Theatre presents
🏝ONCE ON THIS ISLAND🏝
by Lynne Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty

Director/
Associate Choreography:
Damon Bradley Jang
Musical Director:
Amy Gartner
Choreographer: Marion Landers
Production Manager: Mary Littlejohn

Performances: April 6 – 14, 2018 at the Red Gate Revue Stage on Granville Island, Vancouver. Rehearsals begin in February 2018 on primarily on Granville Island and also New Westminster (near the skytrain).

Callbacks on January 11 at the Carousel Theatre space on Granville Island

To book an audition time please send headshot and résumé to fabulistauditions@gmail.com.

Once On This Island tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl in Haiti. Loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid, Ti Moune falls in love with a young man after she saves his life, only to realize that he belongs to a different class and their love faces insurmountable odds.

Please let us know if you have the ability to play any musical instruments (percussion especially) or have any special skills.

Union and non-union are encouraged to submit. Equity performers will be cast under the Artists’ Collective Policy. All performers will receive an honorarium
Camelot
by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
directed by Chalene Scott (chalenescott@gmail.com)

Audition and Venue
Sunday, January 21 from 6 pm to 9 pm
in the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver

Description of Musical
Will Princess Guinevere be the best thing that ever happened to Arthur or the downfall of an empire? A fresh take on the age-old story of King Arthur.

Cast Requirements
In particular looking for Pellinore (over 60) and Arthur (25-30), and ensemble members.
Arthur – male (20-32)
Guinevere – female (18-30)
Lancelot – male (20-30)
Merlyn – male (8-11)
Pellinore – male (over 65)
Morgan le Fey – female (25-40)
Squire Dap – (13-16)
Sir Dinadan – male (25-50)
Ensemble and the Royal Court – all ages, ethnicities, and genders

NOTES:
This is a singing audition.
Flexible casting.
Minimal dancing will be required.
This is a non-Equity production.
Actors cast are required to become a member of Deep Cove Stage Society ($10) at the first rehearsal.
Please RSVP to director Chalene Scott at chalenescott@gmail.com

For more information please email info@deepcovestage.com

Rehearsal Dates
Beginning on March 11, rehearsals are every Sunday afternoon, Tuesday and Thursday night at
936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver.

Production Dates
June 15-16, June 20-23 and June 27-30, 2018 at 8 pm, with one matinée on Sunday June 24 at 2 pm

 

AUDITION NOTICE – 4000 Miles
By Amy Herzog
Company: Vagabond Players�
Director: Dale Kelly
Audition Dates: Sunday, January 7th & Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
Audition Time: 7pm – 9:30pm
Audition Address: The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster
Production Dates: April 5th – April 22nd, 2018
(ThursdaySaturday at 8pm and Sunday matinees at 2pm) at The Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park, New Westminster
Rehearsals: A full schedule will be provided at the audition.
Roles:
-Leo Joseph-Connell – Male. Can play 21 years old
-Vera Joseph – Female. Can play 91 years old
-Bec – Female. Can play 21 years old
-Amanda – Female. Chinese-American. Can play 19 years old
Synopsis:�
After suffering a major loss while he was on a cross-country bike trip, 21 year-old Leo seeks solace from his feisty 91 year-old grandmother Vera in her West Village apartment. As days turn into weeks, Vera and Leo bond over love, loss, and the difficulties of growing up and growing old. With both humor and heartbreak, 4000 Miles takes an intimate look at the road to self-acceptance — and the unexpected connections we make along the way. A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, 4000 Miles is a smart, funny, and penetrating play, which has also been named Time magazine’s Best Play of the year.
Audition Requirements:
– To schedule an audition follow this link: http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Vagabond_Players_Audition/4000_Miles
-Actors are welcome to perform a monologue of their choice or pick one from the lobby to read.
-Please bring headshot and resume to the audition
Notes:
-This is a non-equity production.
-All cast & crew are required to become members of Vagabond Players (www.vagabondplayers.ca)

 

 

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