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Current Auditions List- Vancouver Public Library, September 9, 201 4


AUDITIONS LIST
Updated September 9th, 2014
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY (Greatest Hits, Volume I) – Second Call
Forbidden Broadway, (written by Gerard Alessandrini) is an Off-Broadway cabaret revue sharply spoofing show tunes, characters and plots of contemporary Broadway musicals. It mocks such productions as Phantom of the Opera, Wicked, Les Miserables, Annie, Spamalot and Rent to name a few, as well as targeting famous Broadway actors, writers and composers, producers and choreographers. This is a medium sized production, including some chorus work. It will be under the artistic directorship of Melissa Franson. Pauline Harskamp will be the musical director.
Company: Fraser Valley Stage Production Society
Playwright: Gerard Alessandrini
Director: Melissa Franson/Pauline Harskamp
Production Dates: Feb 22-28, 2015
Audition Dates: Call or email to book a time
Audition Address: Trinity United Church, 33737 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2M4
Requires: Leads ( 4 male, 4 female) , Chorus members
In this second call, we especially need male applicants, however, we invite both male and female auditions for leads, small ensembles and chorus. There will be some movement and dance required from both leads and chorus. Please contact us to arrange an audition time and date, and find out more about this opportunity. Chorus applicants will be provided at the time of audition with a short piece to sing, and may be auditioned as a group. We ask leads to prepare a number that showcases your vocal (bring a copy of your music, pianist provided) and comedic talents or choose one of the following numbers and request music by email (since this is a Broadway parody):
Female:
- Defying Subtlety
- Dolly Is a Girl’s Best Friend – Carol Channing imitation required
- Liza One note – Liza Minelli imitation required
- I Dreamed a Show
Male:
- Somewhat Overindulgent
- It’s too High
- Cameron MacIntosh
- Old Cats/I Enjoy Being a Cat
Location: TBA, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2M4
Questions: Or to arrange for an audition, please contact us:
Tel/Text: Alan Fray at 604-809-9373
Email: 4biddenbroadway@gmail.com
Rehearsal Schedule:
First rehearsal: TBA (possibly Monday September 22nd)
Rehearsals will run Monday evenings from 7:00-10:00 at Robert Bateman school in Abbotsford, depending on availability of facilities and Holiday Mondays.
We will begin Sunday afternoon rehearsals, from 2:00 -5:00 the first Sunday in November, through to performances, venue to be announced.
In addition, there may be extra rehearsals scheduled as required coming up to performances. Performers who apply, audition and accept a role must fully commit to this production and rehearsal schedule.


‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS
Based on the poem by Clement C. Moore
Book and Lyrics by Jennifer Kirkeby
Emerald Pig Theatrical Society
Production dates: December 10th - 13th, December 17th - 20th
Audition dates:
Saturday, September 6th
10am - 2pm
Planet Ice meeting room (upstairs)
23588 105th Avenue, Maple Ridge
Sunday, September 14th
1pm - 4pm
12027 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Monday and Thursday evenings.
It's four days before Christmas, and the New York Evening Post needs a holiday feature story. President James Monroe is counting on reading it to his family on Christmas Day. But writer Clement Moore has writer's block. Besides that, he must work at home amongst his five children who are, needless to say, very anxious for St. Nicholas to arrive. Clement's frustration mounts—then the magic begins. The sounds of bells, moving toys and visions of Sugar Plum Fairies all conspire to help Clement, as the events from the classic poem come to life. Interwoven with carolers, a song to St. Nicholas, dancing fairies and much more, including, of course, a visit from the old elf himself, this delightful musical concludes with the complete original poem set to exquisite music. Commissioned and first produced by Stages Theatre Company, this fresh telling of the most popular Christmas poem ever told will delight audiences of all ages.
Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Monday and Thursday evenings
Requires:
Main Characters:
Clement Moore, Male 30-50 yrs, Singing required
Catherine Moore, Female 30-45 yrs, Singing required
Margaret, Female 12-14yrs, Singing required
Charles, Male 10-12 yrs, Singing required
Benjamin, Male 9-10 yrs, Singing required
Charity, Female 7-8 yrs, Singing required
Baby Emily (doll)
Nicholas, the editor of the paper – doubles as St. Nicholas - Male 50+ (“jolly”) - singing required
6 + Sugar Plum Faeries - Flexible ages - 10yrs – Adults - Dancers
4 + Carolers: Flexible ages (teens-adults) - singing required
Edward, Male, Married to Laura
Laura, Female, Married to Edward
Thomas, Male , Married to Ruth
Ruth , Female - A busybody, Married to Thomas
Toys: Flexible ages/genders - Children/dancers - could be doubled by faeries/carolers
Jack-in-the-box
Clown
Teddy bear
3-5 Soldiers
Doll
Others possible
Contact:
Sharon Malone at sharno@shaw.ca or Kathleen Hatley at katinthehat2@shaw.ca
website: http://www.emeraldpig.ca
SEVEN – a documentary play
Play description: A collaboration by seven award-winning female playwrights, this play is based on personal interviews with seven women who have triumphed over enormous obstacles to bring about major changes in their home countries of Russia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Northern Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, and Cambodia.
Company: Freedom For Our Daughters
Playwrights: Paula Cizmar, Catherine Filloux, Gail Kriegel, Carol K. Mack, Ruth Margraff, Anna Deavere Smith, and Susan Yankowitz
Directors: Camille Point and Rachel Waterlow
Production Dates: November 14 and 15, 2014
Audition Dates: September 11 and 12, 2014. 4-6pm.
Audition Address: St. John’s School, 2215 West Ave., Vancouver
Requires: 7 women, all ethnicities. As this is a youth production, we are looking for actors aged 15-25.
HAFSAT – Nigerian. An advocate for human rights and democracy following the murder of her activist parents.
FARIDA – Afghani. An activist fighting the marginalization of women under Taliban rule.
ANABELLA – Guatemalan. A congresswoman who raised herself and her family out poverty by getting an education.
INEZ – From Belfast. A hugely influential human rights and trade union activist in Northern Ireland.
MUKHTAR – Pakistani. An education advocate who brought her rapists to justice and built schools around the country.
MU SOCHUA – Cambodian. Former Minister of Women’s Affairs in Cambodia. Co-nominated in 2005 for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work against sex trafficking of women.
MARINA – Russian. Founded the first hotline for victims of domestic violence in Russia.
Notes: This production is a fundraiser for Freedom For Our Daughters, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting young women from violations against human rights and empowering them to take initiative of their futures. Funds raised will support girls’ safe housing and education in Arusha, Tanzania. The play will be performed as a reading in an intimate setting in Kitsilano. We welcome actors of all experience levels. Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. If preferred, you may be given an excerpt from the play in advance. Accent skills are an asset.
Contact: For more information and to register for an audition time, contact Jacqueline Lee-Tam at jacqueline@freedomforourdaughters.org. In addition to cast members, we are looking for volunteers.
FETISH OF AN OUT-OF-CONTROL COLLECTOR
Company: Characters Acting Troupe (Kerrisdale)
Writer/Director: Angel Drummond
Production Dates: late November
Auditions: By appointment. Telephone: 604-739-0377. Deadline September 13
Require: KATHY: 30 - 50 yr. old hobby collector gone wild.
SHARON: Friend, but not understanding of the problem, very practical.
PHYLLIS: Friend, but thinks it's not a big problem, a little 'flakey'.
ARNOLD: Husband, completely frustrated with wife's obsession.
DOG RUFUS: Small, dog to model scarves
DOG CUDDLES: Small dog to model scarves
DOG ALPHONSO: British Bulldog or slim tall breed to model scarves
Notes: Script allows for additional cast to play character roles. Rehearsals: Sunday afternoons and Tues or Thursday early evening. *Attendence at all rehearsals is required.
CONTACT: Director Angel Drummond, 604-739-0377 to arrange convenient time for audition. DEADLINE: September 13
DISNEY PETER PAN Jr.
Company: DBA Musical Theatre Production
Based on the play by J.M. Barrie and the 1953 Disney Film
Director: Rebecca Woodruff
Production Dates: March 6-8, 2015
Audition Date: Sunday, September 14, 2014, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Audition Address:
Douglas Ballet Academy
202-4199 Lougheed Highway, Burnaby, BC
Callback: TBA
Rehearsal Period: Saturday afternoons beginning September 2014
Requires: Open casting to all children ages 7-18 years with musical theatre background
Roles: Mrs. Darling, Capt. Hook, Indians, Pirates and Ensemble
Notes: headshot and resume required
*all lead roles need strong vocal skills
*song sheets will be made available in advance
*bring jazz shoes
*comes 30 mins prior to call time to complete some forms
Those interested to audition, please contact us by email at dbaproduction2009@gmail.com
FOREVER PLAID, THE MUSICAL (Revised)
KELOWNA ACTORS STUDIO
Written and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Stuart Ross
Musical Continuity Supervision and Arrangements by James Rait
Director: Randy Leslie
Show Dates: February 11 to 28, 2015 in Kelowna British Columbia
Video Submissions must be received by Monday, September 15 or earlier (by 4:00pm)
Call backs will be held in Vancouver in October
Video submission to: E mail to Randy Leslie, Artistic Managing Director, Kelowna Actors Studio
Randy@KelownaActorsStudio.com
Rehearsals will start approximately mid week January 19, 2015
Special Audition Requirements:
Please submit a video with a Broadway-style song or something in the 1950s style of the show that showcases the character's personality as well as a comedic 1 min monologue to randy@KelownaActorsStudio.com
Callbacks will consist of learning a 4-part harmony song from the show, a dance routine and reading from the script in Vancouver
Plot Summary:
On their way to their first big concert, a singing quartet of young men – The Plaids – are killed in a car accident. Due to the alignment of space and time, The Plaids are able to return to Earth for one final concert. In between telling the stories of their lives, The Plaids perform some of the greatest hits from the 1950s, including “Three Coins in a Fountain,” “Shangri-La,” “Crazy ’bout Ya Baby,” and “Love Is A Many Splendored Thing.” Once they’ve performed their one great show, The Plaids happily resume their journey back to Heaven.
Character Breakdown:
FRANKIE:
Second tenor-Lyric Baritone. The leader, confident but humble, and always taking care of the rest of the group. He has asthma, which occasionally acts up if the tempo is too fast or if the choreography is too intense. Despite being humble, he is a "Romantic Crooner."
SPARKY:
Baritone. He is the clown and is always looking to crack a joke. He wears a retainer and has a slight lisp or speech impediment. Despite his speech, he loves telling stories and relishes every word he says. Also, he often repeats himself because of how fast he speaks.
JINX:
Tenor. He is shy, and always terrified of being on stage. He often forgets what song or dance move is next. He is Sparky’s stepbrother. The other members of the group are very protective of him. He gets an occasional nose bleed when he sings above an ‘A.’
SMUDGE:
Bass. He worries about everything from the props, to the running order, to the audience not liking him. Suffers from a chronic nervous stomach, and is very reluctant to perform. He is also dyslexic, and wears glasses. Underneath his glasses, however, is a great deal of good looks and sex appeal.
** All of these characters need to be seen as "real" people and not as a caricature. Age range: appear to be 18 -35. All body types, races, & ethnicities are welcome to audition.
7 STORIES
Company: UBC Players Club
Playwright: Morris Panych
Director: Soo Min Park
Production dates: November 12 - 16th 2014
Audition dates: Thursday September 18th 5pm - 9pm; Friday September 19th 2pm - 6pm; Saturday September 20th 10am - 6pm
Audition Address: Student Union Building Room 213, located at 6138 Student Union Boulevard on UBC's Point Grey campus
Requires: 7 actors, any gender, ages 18-40
Notes: Actors of all levels of experience are invited to audition. As this is a student production, the role is unpaid.
For the audition, you will be asked to:
1. Prepare one or two short contemporary monologues (max. 2 minutes each). If you choose to prepare two, please make them contrasting.
OR
2. Perform a cold read of a short piece on the day of the audition.
Contact: To sign up for an audition, please send an email to Arielle Spence at productions@ubcplayersclub.com with the following information by SEPTEMBER 17TH 2014: Your full name, phone number, whether you are a UBC student, a good, clear photo of yourself, a list of your previous acting experience (if applicable), your preferred audition date and time.
Physical copies of your acting experience and photo are not required at the audition. However, we do ask that you arrive 15 MINUTES EARLY to your audition in order to fill out an information form.
RUMPELSTILSKIN
Written and directed by John McGie
Produced by Bob Bradley (bobbradley@shaw.ca or 604-984-0500)
Auditions
Saturday, September 20;
Sunday, September 21, and
Saturday, September 27
Callbacks: Sunday, September 28
All from 1 pm to 3 pm in
Lions Garey Ham Court,
936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver
Description of Play
This classic fairytale with a playful twist will engage and delight children of all ages. The panto will have you booing and cheering, laughing and singing and reveling in the antics of a crazy cast of colourful characters. So come on down this holiday season and join us in the retelling of the classic story of the little man with the strange name who spun gold from straw.
Description of Characters
Rumpelstiltskin: A former Santa’s elf. Does not speak. Must be small. Possibly played by child. Male or female part.
Harry the Horses Ass: (principal boy) The back end of the Panto Horse. Age range: Teen to twenty’s. Female part. Singing required.
Milly Mills: (principal girl) Beautiful daughter of the Miller. Age range teens to twenty’s. Female part. Singing required.
Pepper Mills the Miller: (the Dame). Large with falsetto voice. Male part. Adult.
Snowflake: (good fairy) Male or female part. Age range open.
The ToyMaker: (evil fairy) A rouge Santa’s elf. Male or female part. Age range open.
King Coal: (pseudo villain) A henpecked bumbling monarch. Male part. Adult.
Holly and Ivy: (ugly sisters/villains) King Coal’s daughters. Male parts. Age range teens to twenty’s.
Nick Nock: (Tweedle Dum) A King Coal Henchman. One half of a pair of Siamese twins joined at the leg. Male or female part. Age range open.
Nack Nock: (Tweedle Dee) A king coal Henchman. The other Siamese twin joined at the leg. Male or female part. Age range open.
Front of the Panto Horse: (panto animal) No lines. Face never seen throughout play. Male or female part. Age range open.
ToyMaker Minions: (evil henchmen) Male or female parts. Age range open. May be played by chorus members.
Chorus: Numerous characters in the village, magical wood and North Pole. Various age ranges. Male and female parts.
Children’s Chorus: Various parts Some dancing. 6 – 12 years old. (Ages are a guideline not a hard and fast rule.) Male and female parts.
Production Dates:
December 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, January 1, 2 @ 7:30 pm
and December 20, 21, 27, 28, January 3 @ 3:30 pm
Note: There are two performances on December 27 and no performances on December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
in the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre
4360 Gallant Avenue, North Vancouver
Notes:
*All cast members 16 years of age and over will be required to join Deep Cove Stage Society ($10) at the first rehearsal.
All cast must have strong voices and will be expected to sing either solos, chorus numbers or both.
Dancing ability is an asset but not mandatory.
Auditions involve a cold read from the script and all participants should prepare a song they can sing, without accompaniment.
This is a funny script and there is potential for doubling up, with some actors playing more than one character and also for more experienced chorus members to play and several other characters.
Please bring a recent headshot and résumé to the auditions (if available).
For additional information, email Director John McGie at  jrmcgie@shaw.ca).
Rehearsals are scheduled to start Tuesday, September 30 and will run every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and Sundays from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, also in Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver.
MY FAIR LADY
Company: Royal City Musical Theatre
Playwright: Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe
Director: Valerie Easton
Production Dates: April 9 - 25, 2015
Audition Date: September 21 and September 28, 2015
Audition Address: The Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
Requires: Auditioning for all roles, adults, male and female, range of ages and vocal ranges. CAEA and non-CAEA .
Notes: singer / dancer / actors are invited to register for auditions
http://www.supersaas.com/schedule/Royal_City_Musical_Theatr/MY_FAIR_LADY_Auditions Contact: For more information contact rcmtoffice@telus.net
FAWLTY TOWERS
Company: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver.
Director: Alison Schamberger
Production Dates: Wednesday to Saturday, January 10 – 31, 2015, with matinees on January 18 & 25
Audition Dates: Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23 at 7:00PM
Callback Date: Monday, September 29 at 7:00PM, by invitation only.
Characters Required:
BASIL FAWLTY – (40s) John Cleese look-alike. Tall, wiry, agile and manic.
SYBIL FAWLTY – (40s) Prunella Scales look-alike. Petite tyrant who rules Basil with a rod of iron.
POLLY –(30s) Calm, resourceful-Jill-of-all-trades.
MANUEL – (30-40) Short, dark, with moustache. Must be able to do convincing Spanish accent.
MAJOR GOWEN – (60-70) Upper class English, retired military type – very vague and forgetful.
MISS TIBBS AND MISS GATSBY – Sweet old ladies who live in the hotel.
OTHER ROLES:
Several men for a variety of roles which can be doubled up. Must be able to do a range of British accents, from upper class English to Irish to Cockney.
Some women’s roles – the largest being MRS RICHARDS, the extremely deaf, cantankerous hotel guest (50-60).
AUDITION SPECIFICS: Cold reads from the script. As these are all well-known characters, advance preparation is advised! Bring a headshot and resume if you have them.
This is a very British show; therefore, British accents are essential.
Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY, NON-PAYING production.
Contact: For more information please email the director at: morelandmama@shaw.ca
THE MOUSETRAP
Company: The Royal Canadian Theatre Company
Playwright: Agatha Christie
Director: Ellie King
Production Dates: March 17 – 21 2015
Audition Date: September 25
Call backs: September 26
Audition Address: Newton Cultural Centre, 72nd Avenue, Surrey
Requires: (ie. 2 women 30-50, 1 man in his 20s) . F. age 20’s, 30’s, 60+; M. age 20’s, 30’s, 50+
Notes: Any special info ie: Must be able to tap dance. PROFESSIONAL LEVEL ENGLISH ACCENTS ONLY. One Italian (male) accent 50+
Contact: For more information contact NAME, TELEPHONE NUMBER and/or EMAIL address. Ellie King ellie@rctheatreco.com with Mousetrap in the subject line.
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