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.


August: Osage County

COMPANY: WHITE ROCK PLAYERS’ CLUB
PLAYWRIGHT: TRACY LETTS
PRODUCTION DATES: April 11 – April 28, 2018
AUDITION DATES: September 10, 2pm-6pm and September 13, 7pm-10pm – callbacks to be held September 17 from 2pm-6pm
AUDITION ADDRESS: Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Road, White Rock
REQUIRES:
2 Women 50+ to play Violet Weston and Mattie Fae Aiken
2 Men 50+ to play Beverly Weston and Charlie Aiken
3 Women 35+ to play Barbara Fordham, Ivy Weston and Karen Weston
4 Men 35+ to play Bill Fordham, Steve Heidebrecht, “Little” Charles Aiken and Sheriff Deon Gilbeau
1 Woman of First Nations descent to play Johnna Monevata
1 Woman 18-21 to play Jean Fordham (must look younger)
http://www.whiterockplayers.ca/auditions/

THE DOCTOR OF OZ: A SELF-HELP PANTO
Written by Linda Sharp and directed by Miles Lavkulich
AUDITION DATES: Sunday, September 10, 1-4 pm
Tuesday, September 12, 7 pm-10 pm
Call backs if needed – TBA
LOCATION: In the Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 11th Street East, North Vancouver

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
No appointments necessary: first come, first served.
All must be able to sing (or at least carry a tune), and be able to carry out physical comedy.
Audition will be a cold read provided by the director and a song, either the performers’ choice or one provided by the director.
All songs for the audition will be a cappella.

REHEARSAL DATES:
Starting on Sunday, September 24 and continuing on every Sunday and Wednesday in October.
An additional rehearsal on Tuesdays will be added in November.
Sundays 1–4 pm, Tuesdays 7–10 pm, Wednesdays 7–10 pm.
Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals.
Schedule conflicts will be accommodated as much as possible (with advance notice).

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 30 to December 17, 2017
Performances take place Thursdays & Fridays @ 7 pm, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2 pm & 4 pm

Synopsis:
Seasonal fun for the children. Dorothy travels over the mountains to the Magical Land of Oz, the land of self-help. She meets up with the Scarecrow, searching for the perfect diet, the Tin Man, who wants more time, and the Shy Lion, who wants to be an Internet Sensation. But the Yellow Brick Road isn’t an easy path, and they have to deal with the Wicked Witch and many horrible, horrible jokes!

Notes:
Non-Equity production
Cast and crew will all be required to become paid up members of North Vancouver Community Players ($20 adults, $10 students and children)
All roles are open to both male and female performers
Performers of all ages are encouraged to audition.

Contact:
Producer Anne Marsh (annemarsh@shaw.ca) or 604-980-5552.

Characters:
Glitter, the Good Witch/
Construction flag person……………………….. Hippy with a good heart
Wicked Witch of the West (WWOW)………… A fast talker, very business-like, Evil Dame
Dorothy Grail…………………………………………. A farm girl
Toto……………………………………………………… Dorothy’s dog, (a physical comedian)
Scarecrow……………………………………………… A girl or young woman
Tin Man………………………………………………… A man or boy approximately the same age as girl playing Scarecrow
Shy Lion………………………………………………… Lovable fellow
Munchkins/Crows/Tourists……………………… (all played by younger children)
Witch Doctor/Flying Raccoon #1/Bearista…. One actor, any size and type
Prop person/Flying Raccoon #2……………….. All played by another actor, any size, any type
Doctor of Oz………………………………………….. Self help icon with his own problems
Black Sheep…………………………………………… Stage hands/set movers/crowd leaders/general fill in people

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AT MASSEY THEATRE – NEW WESTMINSTER
735 – 8th Avenue, New Westminster, BC
Royal City Musical Theatre, for its 29th production will be producing CABARET – Book by Joe Masteroff, Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood, Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Valerie Easton, Director and Choreographer
James Bryson, Musical Director
We are seeking strong singers, actors and dancers for this production.
Show Dates: April 12-29, 2018
At: Massey Theatre, New Westminster, BC
Rehearsals: Wednesday & Thursday Evenings and Sunday daytime, beginning January 2018
Roles Auditioning for: We will be auditioning for roles mentioned and the chorus
Audition Dates: September 17, 24 and October 1st
Callbacks: October 1st
In attendance: Director Valerie Easton and Music Director James Bryson
Audition Location: Auditions to be held at the Massey Theatre, (Band Rooms or Theatre) at 735 – 8th Avenue, New Westminster
Click HERE To Book an Audition.

Deep Cove Stage’s Annual Christmas Pantomime

The Grand Old Duke of York

Our always-popular pantomime written by Norman Robbins

Directed by Angie McLeod

Audition Dates and Venue
Tuesday, September 5th at 7-10pm
Meeting Room at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre,
4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver and Wednesday, September 6th at 7-10pm

Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver.
If needed, callbacks will be held on Thursday, September 7th at 7pm
at the Lions Garey Ham Court

We will bring in small groups at a time for up to 15 minutes each.
Each group will learn a short song and dance, and then cold read sides from the script.

Please Bring

  • Headshot and résumé if you have one (not mandatory!)
  • Clothing that is comfortable to move around in
  • If you play a musical instrument that you can bring with you, please do and be prepared to play a song

Please Note

  • Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7-10pm and Sundays 1-4pm at the Lions Hall, starting September 19.
  • This is a non-Equity production
  • All cast members 16 years of age and over will be required to join Deep Cove Stage Society ($10) at the first rehearsal.

Production Dates and Venue
December 15-30, 2017
(fourteen evening performances @ 7:30 pm and four matinées @ 3:30 pm)
In the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
 
Play Description

The Ancient City of York is in trouble! The conniving Baron Snatcher has cancelled the Annual Fayre and banned fun and laughter. Even worse, he is plotting with the Evil Fairy Maleficent to overthrow the Duke and destroy his famous army of Ten Thousand Men. It is up to the gypsy boy, Colin, and a ragged group of misfits to outsmart the villains. With the help of Old Mother Shipton, the good witch, their adventure full of song and dance, silly jokes, and slapstick routines may end with love triumphing over evil.

Characters
Note: all characters, except where specified, can be played by any gender
Frederick, the Grand Old Duke of York: The great leader of a famous army, Duke Frederick is actually a very timid, jumpy, eccentric old man who prefers to march and knit rather than fight. A worrier, not a warrior.
Baron Snatcher: A very nasty man who, as High Sheriff of York, bans fun and laughter and plots with the evil fairy Maleficent to overthrow the Duke. He is haughty, condescending and selfish, hated and feared by all.
Pye and Peas: Henchmen of the Baron, they are mean, clumsy and not very bright. They engage in a lot of slapstick humour, with Pye being the butt of most jokes.

Colin: Female. The Pantomime Principal Boy, Colin is the homeless gypsy who arrives in York just in time to team up with the good guys and defeat the villains. He is brave, determined, kind and honourable.

Melody: Female. The Pantomime Principal Girl. Melody is the Grand Duke’s ward, sweet, loving, and kind.

Martha Muffet: Male. Little Miss Muffet who sat on her tuffet is the Pantomime Dame, very silly, bossy and emotional. She has a wicked temper and a sharp tongue.

Tommy Tucker: Engaged to Martha Muffet, Tommy’s cutting humour and laziness drives Martha up the wall. He is always getting in trouble with her, but endears himself to the audience.

Jack and Jill: The teenage city water carriers, they team up with Martha Muffet and Colin to thwart the bad guys. They are friendly and supportive, often the only reason Martha Muffet does not give up.

Old Mother Shipton: The Pantomime Good Fairy, she is an old haggard looking witch with the ability to see the future. She comes and goes mysteriously to give support and wisdom to Colin and the rest of the good guys.

Maleficent: The Pantomime Evil Fairy, she has a very bad temper and has just been woken up by the great army’s marching. Look out, she speaks in rhyme and wants revenge!

The Guardian of the Cave: A terrifying monster.

Soldiers: The famous army of ten thousand men. They are very good at marching, but faint at the idea of going into battle.

Other characters such as citizens of York, castle servants, gypsies, etc. will be played by the soldiers

Questions? E-mail Angie McLeod (mcleod.angie.m@gmail.com