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Tons of money, Scarborough Players

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Tons of money (Scarborough Players)

Auditions:  January 3, 4, 5, 7-10 PM

Callbacks:  January 8, 7-10 PM

**Non-Paying, Non-Equity**

Tons of Money

by Evans and Valentine (adapted by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
Directed by Jeremy Henson
Produced by Linda Brent

April 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 2017
All shows at 8 p.m. except April 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.

The Play:
Tons of Money | A Farce in 3 Acts
First written and produced in 1922 this play was a great success in London’s West End and provided the thrust of a whole series of subsequent later series of productions called the Aldwych farces! The version produced by Scarborough Players is an adaptation penned by master farceur and award-winning playwright Allan Ayckbourn. When it was produced in 1986 at Britain’s National Theatre it garnered great commercial success. It is the story of an unsuccessful and almost bankrupt,aristocratic inventor Aubrey Allington who inherits the life interest in a fortune which is to revert on his death to his cousin George Maitland. As Cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor’s wife has the brilliant idea of "dying" so that he can resurrect himself as his cousin and avoid paying his enormous debts. Complications arise in the form of George's wife, another Maitland imposter (the butler's brother) and finally the real George Maitland himself! In a series of plot twists, outrageous and hilarious fake deaths, mistaken identities and shenanigans the audience is treated to a high octane and hilarious romp. The action takes place in a 1920’s English manor house which is both inhabited and visited by a large and diverse group of conniving characters. Great fun for the whole family and a great  night of comedy for all to enjoy.

Ages listed are a guide for how the character should appear onstage, not necessarily the age of the actor

Aubrey Allington -the husband and hereditary home owner. Mid to late 30s to mid 40s. Aloof, spoiled, aristocratic but in an ineffectual and naive way, inherited wealth which has now been spent. Few life skills, a dreamer but not in control. The adjective clueless comes to mind!

Sprules - the Butler. Late 40s -60s. Long-time in service with the Allington family. A romantic, inquisitive, and calculating, measured man with ideas above his station. A snob but in a subservient way to others in service. A reluctant servant but severe and precise in public.

Giles-the Gardener, anywhere from late 40s -80! Slow, ponderous and unfazed by anything he sees or hears. Lives in a parallel universe of gardening, shrubbery. Moves
at a slower pace than all other characters. A life-long bachelor with romantic or lecherous tendencies. Comes from a different age and is out of touch with the modern era.

James Chesterman -A solicitor, Late 20s -40.Smart, organized, ambitious, precise, mannered and a catch although he doesn't know it. Not upper class but educated. Too focused on work and career to be anything other than single.

Henery - a Plumber turned imposter. Early to mid 30s or older.A relative of Sprules. Of lower-class, but a not unattractive bachelor. An opportunist and part-time actor. Handsome in a rough sort of way. A ladies' man but a gold - digger who lacks any real talent or hard work ethic. Easily-manipulated. Authentic not artificial.

George Maitland -the traveller and cousin of Aubrey. Late 30's -45. A dreamer and philanthropist. A rumpled ex-patriate. Has great travel experience but lacks basic knowledge of family life
and commitment. Easily-manipulated and confused.

Louise Allington -the wife and homemaker, Mid 30s to early 40s
Shrewd and devoted spouse. Well-bred but not a snob, direct, a take-control attitude, fashion-conscious,A pragmatist and good schemer. A lady of the age and all for women's rights. Formerly a gold-digger, now a schemer. Simpson-the parlourmaid, late 20s-40. Attractive and easily manipulated, fun-loving but somewhat irreverent. A gold-digger who has eyes on advancement through romance!

Benita Mullett -the Allingtons' aunt, late 50s -70s. A straight-
talking and impatient woman. Upper- class, and late Victorian in attitude and sensibility. Naturally suspicious and opinionated about everything and bigoted about most things outside of her consciousness and control. Slightly deaf but unaccepting of her condition.Not to be trifled with.

Jean Everard -Louise's best friend. Mid 30's -40.Stylish and upper-middle class, but vapid debutante who has married into money. Lacks intellect but uses her sexuality to advance through life. Has had multiple lovers before and will in the future. Self-absorbed.

Auditions will be held on: Tuesday January 3; Wednesday, January 4; and Thursday, January 5  from 7 to 10 p. m.

Requirements: Please prepare a one - minute comedic monologue -something you love.  You may be re-directed. You may be asked to do a cold reading from the play. Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Audio Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring your photo (photocopy will do) and resume to the audition.

Callbacks will be held on Sunday, January 8    Time: 7-10 p. m.(CALLBACKS ONLY: PLEASE BE PREPARED TO BE AVAILABLE FOR THE FULL 3 HOURS)

Booking Your Audition
Auditions must be booked in advance. TO REQUEST AN AUDITION, SEND AN E-MAIL TO OR by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2) -Please leave your name & number VERY clearly. By email or telephone please indicate your preferred audition date and time(s). Please note: Email is the most efficient way to book an audition. We will be booking individual auditions in 15 minute slots. Please indicate the roles in which you are interested. Auditions and Rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (West side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton, beside the Low Carb Food Outlet. TTC accessible by #17 Bus from Warden Station or any Eglinton West bus from Kennedy Station) Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 7:15 -10:30 p.m. and Sundays-TBD

First read - through will be on Tuesday, January, 10 at 7:30 p.m. with rehearsals beginning on Sunday, January 15 at 7:15 p.m. for a warn - up and rehearsals starting at 7:30 p.m.

Additional rehearsals may be added as we move closer to the production opening.

Please note:
The April 14, 2017 performance is on Good Friday and April 16, 2017 is the Easter Sunday matinee.

Scarborough Players is an inclusive community theatre company and encourages all interested individuals from all back grounds to audition. Those auditioning must be Non-Equity performers and understand that this is a non-paying production.

We do not enter into any contracts or agreements with CAEA or ACTRA

Powers and Gloria, Village Players

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Powers and Gloria (Village Players Theatre)  

by Keith Roulston
Directed by Anne Harper

Performance Dates: March 3 – 25, 2017

AUDITIONS will be held at the Village Playhouse, 2190 Bloor St. West (around the corner from Runnymede subway station) at the following times:
Saturday, November 19, 2016 / 11-4:30 pm
Sunday, November 20, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 / 7 – 10 pm

CALL BACKS: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 / 7-10 pm

NOTE: Rehearsals & Performances are at 2190 Bloor St. West.
Rehearsals are generally Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm, and Sundays 1-5 pm, but are flexible depending on actor availability.
Actors MUST be available Tech Weekend (Feb 25-26) and every night of tech week Feb 27-March 2.
Actors must also be available for all performance dates: March 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (matinee), 16, 17, 18, 19 (matinee), 23, 24, 25.

The play in a nutshell:  When Edward Connell Powers suffers a stroke, he must turn over the running of his furniture factory, the town’s largest employer, to his son James. When he comes home from hospital, James hires the only caregiver he can find, Gloria Delaney, a single-mom, high school drop-out whose hair is bigger than her sense of worth. It seems a doomed relationship but little by little over Edward’s long convalescence, she wins his respect for her humour, spirit and intelligence while she sees beyond his intimidating, crusty exterior. Gloria helps him as he seeks to rebuild his strength so he can return to work, even though it will thwart his son’s global ambitions for the family business. Each boosts the other in their times of doubt and need, crossing barriers that would normally divide people from the opposite ends of the social spectrum.

CHARACTERS (ages refer to characters, not actors – and are approximate):

POWERS – About 70. Owner of the largest business in town.  A conservative business man.  Spends most of the play in a wheelchair.  Actor must be able to move as though walking  is difficult.

GLORIA – Early 20’s. A very inappropriate caregiver, unsophisticated but has a generous heart.

JAMES – About 45. Conventional, modern, money-first businessman.  Powers’ son.

DARRYL – 20’s. Very relaxed attitude to life.  Never wants to miss out on opportunities for sex. Gloria’s boyfriend.

PREPARATION:   Please prepare a short (2-3 minute) monologue if the Director is not familiar with your work. Please also be familiar with the play as you will be asked to do cold readings from the script. A hardcopy of the script will be available at the desk of the 5th floor of The Toronto Reference Library. A script is also available upon request – contact the address below for details.

TO BOOK AN AUDITION:  Please email a copy of your headshot and resume to with your preferred date, time, interested role(s), and contact information. Please also bring a hardcopy of your resume and headshot to your audition. (photocopies are acceptable).



7 Stories, Hart House Theatre

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7 Stories, Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is now accepting submissions for:
By Morris Panych
Directed by Rebecca Ballarin
November 23 - early submissions are encouraged.
Non-union (ACTRA or Equity), Non-paying
Those contacted for auditions will be seen the week of November 28, with callbacks on December 3. Only those contacted for an audition will be seen. Performance run: March 3-11, 2017
Please send headshots and resumes to 
Artists of all ethnic/cultural/sexual/gender identities are strongly encouraged to submit. 
Actors are asked to prepare two contrasting contemporary comedic monologues (no longer than 2 minutes each). It is strongly recommended that actors read the play and familiarize themselves with the characters. 
A man stands on a seventh-storey building ledge and contemplates suicide. Before he can get too far, he is confronted by the self-absorbed (and oftentimes absurd) people who live inside the building. In 7 Stories, multi award winning Canadian playwright, Morris Panych, creates a meta-theatrical gem of a black comedy; full of fanciful characters with a wistfully existential conclusion.
Established in 1919, Hart House Theatre is the University of Toronto's Performing Arts Leader.  Since its inception, the theatre's unique mix of young professionals, alumni and students has garnered the theatre a reputation as a cultural destination for not only the community of U of T but also the city of Toronto. 

Vagina Monologues, TVM Project

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Vagina Monologues (TVM Project -- no website as of yet)

To qualify for an audition email head shot and resume to


The TVM Project presents a bold, new production of Eve
Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues.

This is a non-professional, V-Day production.

Production dates are February 2, 3 and 4. Rehearsals will take place weekday
evenings and Sundays in November, December and January.

We are looking for women and those who identify as women, ages 20 to 70 to read
for this exciting and innovative show. Women of colour and of a non-European
background are encouraged to audition.

Please send your head shot and theatrical resume to
A short list of candidates will be contacted by email to schedule an audition.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 4.

Inquiries to Christos Aslanidis at or at 416 575 2359.


Office Hours, East Side Players

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Office hours, (East Side Players)

Auditions:  December 12, Wednesday 14

Call Backs:  December 17


Office Hours


By Norm Foster
Directed by Mandi Sunshine

AUDITIONS: Monday, December 12 and Wednesday, December 14 starting at 6 p.m.
Call Backs: Saturday, December 17 - 12 p.m. - 4 p.m.
REHEARSALS: Tuesdays and Thursdays 7-10 pm and Sundays 1 - 5 p.m. commencing Thursday, February 23.
PERFORMANCES: May 26, 27, 28, 31 June 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9, 10 2017


Synopsis: What do an overweight jockey, a desperate movie producer, a gay entertainment lawyer, a philandering agent and a Week-at-a-Glance salesman have in common? Ordinarily not a whole lot, but then again, Norm Foster's Office Hours is no ordinary play. Foster is one of Canada's most popular playwrights and Office Hours is one of his funniest plays. Filed with snappy dialogue, witty repartee, hilarious predicaments and lots and lots of laughs.

WARREN: (M) 50s, a washed up television reporter who feels the current management is not recognizing his talent.
PAM: (F) 20s-30s, news producer, feels she has earned her current position at the tv station.
GORDON (M) 30s-40s, film producer, is desperate for a hit and will do whatever it takes
FRANCINE: (F) 30s-40s, film producer that works with Gordon, more level headed
BOBBY: (M) 40s-50s, film director, alcoholic and desperate to show he's still got it
MARK: (M) 40s-50s, a slimy agent who is full of himself
ELLIE: (F) 40s-50s, wife of Mark, full of repressed anger
RICHARD: (M) 20s-30s, an up and coming lawyer, clean cut and confident
RHONDA (F) 50s-50s, overbearing and talkative, mother of Richard and Neil, wife of Lloyd
LLOYD (M) 50s-60s, quiet and nice, but kind of enjoys the attention his overbearing wife gives him so plays it up
STAN (M) 20s-30s, owner of a racetrack, confident and a take charge kind of guy
ARTIE (M) 20s-30s, a racetrack employee but clearly not qualified as he is not a small man, sometimes a little dumb
NEIL (M) 20s-30s, the second son of Rhonda and Lloyd, nervous and awkward, spends the show on a ledge
SHARON (F) 30s-40s, the hard up psychiatrist who is barely holding it together with all the crazy
MAN (M) 30s-40s, the week at a glance salesman, comes across as an infomercial host with his energy

Auditions will be by readings from the script. Sides will be provided. Please read the script before auditioning. An electronic copy is available upon request.

Please note you must be available for call backs if required. Also, ANY CONFLICTS WITH THE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE SHOULD BE GIVEN AT THE TIME OF AUDITION.

To schedule an audition date and time, please contact the Producer, Shirley Alcamo either by telephone at 416-229-6389 or by email at stating preferred date and providing a contact number.

Auditions and rehearsals will be held at East Side Player's Unit: Unit 10, 746 Warden Avenue, Toronto, M1L 4A2


Performances will be held at the Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery Rd, Toronto, ON M4K 2B9

To download a copy of this notice click here.

PLEASE NOTE: East Side Players is a non-profit, non-Equity community theatre group. We do not pay actors for performances or cast ACTRA and Equity members. If you are cast in the show you MUST become a member of East Side Players. Membership fees are $20.00 and are due no later than the first rehearsal.

Tartuffe, Scarborough Theatre Guild

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Tartuffe, Scarborough Theatre Guild

Scarborough Theatre Guild Auditions for Tartuffe

By Moliere, prose translation by David Nicholson
Director: Julie McLaughlin
Producer: Nicholas Banks 

Produced by special arrangement with David Nicholson.

** Note: The 5th floor Arts Desk does have a copy on reserve but it is not the David Nicholson translation.


Monday, December 5, 2016                   7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Tuesday, December 6, 2016                  7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2016              7:00 pm – 10:00 pm                   

if required)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016      7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


Scarborough Theatre Guild Rehearsal Unit – 2105 Midland Avenue, Unit 16, Scarborough, Ontario (the building is immediately north of the Midland LRT station on east side, south of Progress. The unit and both driveway exits face Cosentino Drive)

Commence: Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Continue:     Sundays, Tuesdays &Thursdays: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm    


March 10-11                  Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

March 12                       Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

March 16-18                  Thursday, Friday, Saturday – 8 pm

March 19                       Sunday Matinée – 2 pm

March 23-24                  Thursday, Friday – 8 pm

March 25                       Saturday Matinée – 2 pm

All performances at Scarborough Village Theatre (3600 Kingston Road at Markham Road, Scarborough).


It is 1669 in Paris and Tartuffe, claiming to be a religious man, is living as a guest in the home of Orgon. His true goal is to acquire his host’s fortune and to seduce his wife. Most of Orgon’s family can see through Tartuffe’s pretence at holiness. Orgon, however, is completely fooled and offers his so-called “friend” all his property and marriage to his only daughter. It is up to Orgon’s faithful wife, Elmire, to expose the evil of their hypocritical house guest.


A one-to-two minute monologue is recommended. If you do not have a monologue, selected cold readings will be provided at the audition. The audition may also involve a short interview with the Director. If called back, you will be asked to read from the script with other actors. No specific accents are required, but feel free to bring along the one you grew up with.


If you would like to read the play before auditioning, the script is on reserve at the Performing Arts Desk, 5th floor, Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, and at the Community Desk of the Toronto Public Library, Cedarbrae Branch, at 545 Markham Road in Scarborough. A pdf copy of the script is also available upon request from the producer. Please contact Nicholas Banks at


For information, to book an audition time, or to cancel your audition time in advance, please contact Julie McLaughlin by phone at 416 755-5986 and be prepared to leave a contact number. If you must cancel on your audition night, please call the STG unit at 416‑439‑5349.

This production is Non Paying/Non Equity



Cast Descriptions 
Please note: The playwright does not specify any character ages, although all are adults. Casting will be flexible with reference to age, ethnicity and gender.


Orgon        Rich man of Paris, well-connected in the Royal Court

Tartuffe      A guest in Orgon’s household

Elmire         Orgon’s second wife

Mariane      Orgon’s daughter, in love with Valere

Damis         Orgon’s son

Dorine        Personal maid to Mariane

Valere        In love with Mariane

Cleante      Elmire’s brother

Madame Pernelle    Orgon’s mother, a widow

Flipote   Servant to Mme. Pernelle (non-speaking)

Loyal   A bailiff

A Court Officer

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Scarborough Music Theatre

Director: Cory Doran
Musical Director: Ori Siegel
Choreographer: Sabrina Hooper
Producers: Shannon Cottrell and Pearl Ho

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the popular 1988 MGM film, takes us to the French Riviera for high jinks and hilarity. Sophisticated, suave with a good dash of  mischief,  this  hysterical  comedy  features  a  delightfully  jazzy  score  by  David Yazbek  (The  Full  Monty)  and  was  nominated  for  a  staggering  eleven  Tony Awards.

Lawrence Jameson makes his lavish living by talking rich ladies out of their  money.  Freddy  Benson  more  humbly  swindles  women  by  waking  their compassion with fabricated stories about his grandmother's failing health. After meeting  on  a  train,  they  attempt  to  work  together,  only  to  find  that  this  small French town isn't big enough for the two of them. They agree on a settlement:  the  first  one  to  extract  $50,000  from  a  young  female  target,  heiress,  Christine Colgate, wins, andthe other must leave town. A hilarious battle of cons ensues
that will keep audiences laughing, humming and guessing to the end!

Tuesday, October 4, 20167:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Monday, November 7, 2016 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm    Sunday, November 13, 2016  6:30 pm to 11:00 pm     Monday, November 14, 2016  7:30 pm to 11:00 pm

Sunday, November 20, 2016   12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

AUDITION/CALL- BACK LOCATION:   SMT’s Unit, “The Estate” —51 Estate Drive, Scarborough, ON (Progress and Markham)

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, November 23 and then continue:  Mondays 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm   Wednesdays  7:00 pm to 10:30 pm     Sundays 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Some additional or longer rehearsals will be held once the production has moved to the theatre. Rehearsals are as follows: Sunday, January 29, 2017 (Move In Day)  9:00 am – 10:00 pm   Sunday, February 5, 2017 (Sitzprobe and Q2Q Technical Rehearsal)  10:00am –9:00pm  Monday, February 6, 2017 (Technical Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 (Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm  Wednesday, February 8, 2017 (Final Dress Rehearsal)  6:30pm –11:00pm

PERFORMANCE DATES:   February 9-12, 16-19, 23-25, 2017
The two Sunday performances (February12 and 19) and the final Saturday performance (February25) are matinées at 2:00 pm; all  other  performances  are at  8:00  pm. Additional  performances  may  be  scheduled  on February  15(evening)  or February  22(evening).

Scarborough Village Theatre, 3300 Kingston Road (NE corner of Kingston and Markham)

1.Everyone auditioning should prepare a song from a musical -please NO songs from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels or rock musicals. An accompanist  will  be  provided.  Please  bring  a  clean,  clear  copy  of your  music  in  the  correct  key. No  iPads  or  recorded tracks! Keep the vocal range/style of the character you’re auditioning for in mind. No  A  Capella  (without  accompaniment) songs please.

2.Everyone auditioning should prepare for a redirect of their chosen song. This will replace any monologues. If auditioning for a lead you MAY be asked for a comedic monologue, although it is not mandatory.

3.Everyone auditioning must participate in a group movement/dance audition. Please bring comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear (no barefeet, sock feet, or stilettos) and plan to take some time to stretch.

CALL- BACK AUDITIONS: Sunday, November 20, 2016  12:00 pm to 6:00 pm 
Although call-back auditions are scheduled for 6hours on November 20, individuals called back will be given a schedule specific to  the  characters  for  which  they  are  being  considered; this  schedule  will  be  communicated  to  each  performer  by  e-mail  by Wednesday, November 16. People auditioning should inform the producers, at the time of their first audition, if there is any time on that day during which they are unavailable.  

If called back for a role (or roles), actors will be asked to prepare specific scenes and musical selections from the show. These will be sent via email along with callback notifications.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels will be utilizing the ensemble in almost every scene/number and will have many opportunities for ensemble members to be showcased in song and/or dance. Ensemble will not be window dressing. All secondary roles will come from the ensemble.

Please  note  that  age  ranges  given  in  the  descriptions  indicate  appearance  onstage  as  opposed  to  actor’s
chronological age.

These are  just  a  guideline. Best suited for the role will be offered regardless of age.If there is an accent/speech style requirement it is noted below.

Approx. 20 men and women, including:
Lawrence Jameson-An experienced con artist who is sophisticated, suave, and elegant.  Must be a strong actor and capable of handling a lead role. Comedic background a plus.
Gender: Male  Age: 40 to 65 Vocal range top: Bb4  Vocal range bottom: G2

Freddy Benson-A young, clever, aspiring American con artist. He is a sloppy, yet attractive womanizer, and is eventually conned by Christine.Comedic chops and strong vocals are a must. Looking for a sense of play and mischievousness.  Gender: Male  Age: 20 to 40 Vocal range top: B4Vocal range bottom:A2

Christine Colgate-A seemingly good-natured American heiress vacationing on the French Riviera, who is revealed to be a notorious con artist. Naive and clueless at first, she becomes cunning and mischievous. Very strong singer, actor, and dancer required.  Gender: Female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: F#5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Andre Thibault (French Accent)-Lawrence's loyal assistant. Official and mostly serious, he has a light-hearted nature and a quirky sense of humor. While playing wing-man,he falls in love with Muriel. Great showcase role. Looking for a strong comedic actor who can sing and speak with an accent.  Gender: Male  Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: F4 Vocal range bottom: F2

Muriel Eubanks-A wealthy and attractive American socialite from Nebraska, she one of Lawrence's victims and Andre's subsequent love interest.Carries the secondary love story and gets a wonderful duet as a showcase along with several strong numbers. Strong actor needed who can sing. Gender: Female  Age: 40 to 60 Vocal range top: C5  Vocal range bottom: E3

Jolene(Oklahoma accent)-An American heiress from Oklahoma and the "Princess of Petroleum," she is very eager, optimistic, and energetic.Very strong Comedic role. Will also be required to be used in ensemble. Great comedic solo number. Gender: Female  Age: 20 to 45 Vocal range top: D5 Vocal range bottom: A3

Rene, Sophia and Lenore -All former/current marks of Lawrence’s con. They all believe he is a foreign Prince. Very funny roles. Will be cast from ensemble.

Nun, Maid, Bell Hop, Sailors, Croupier, Conductor -Will all be cast from ensemble.

To book an audition, contact:    or contact Pearl Ho at (647) 986-8336 between 6:00  pm  and  10:00  pm.
Please  indicate  your  preference  of  audition  date/time  and  any  role(s)  you  are  interested  in auditioning for.
                                                                                                               NON - PAYING                   NON -EQUITY

Hamlet, Haymaker Theatre

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HamletHaymaker Theatre

HAYMAKER is seeking 


ages (18 - 65) of all ethnicities for an exciting and unconventional theatre production of:

HAMLET by William Shakespeare

Auditions will be held on October 11 from 12PM – 6PM at Arcadia Co-operative - 680 Queens Quay W

Please prepare TWO pieces – one Shakespeare and one contemporary – these should be well studied (off-book is not mandatory).

Rehearsals will begin late October Saturdays 10AM-4PM, Sundays 4PM – 8PM and Tuesdays 6PM -10PM

Performances scheduled for 2 weeks March 2017

This is a profit sharing venture.

Interested? Please send us your details to register at

Auditions, Freddy Tree Theatre

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Auditions, Freddy Tree Theatre

Note:  The Arts Department, 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library has an extensive musical theatre collection from which an actor auditioning for Freddy Tree Theatre can select their audition piece. We also have an extensive monologue collection.

Are you an actor with special needs? Would you like to be part of a theatre group that educates others through performance on what it means to have a disability? Are you passionate about performing and would love to tell your story?

We at Freddy Tree Theatre are a new and upcoming company looking for actors with developmental disabilities who would like to demonstrate to audiences just how amazing and ABLED you really are.

We will be holding auditions on Saturday, October 1st from 1pm-5pm at the Storefront Theatre studio, 296 Brunswick St.

Please come ready to perform a short monologue and song (reading from a script is totally allowed).

Participants must be at least 18 years of age. You are welcome to bring a parent or guardian.

Please contact Erin Elizabeth at 416-797-4584 or if you have any questions.

Can't wait to meet you!


New Ideas Festival 2017: call for directors, Alumnae Theatre

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New Ideas Festival 2017: call for directors, Alumnae Theatre

New Ideas Festival 2017

Alumnae Theatre Company invites non-union directors to apply to direct one of the 15 plays (running time 10 to 40 minutes) for New Ideas Festival (NIF) 2017, our 29th annual three-week juried festival of new plays, works-in-progress, and experimental theatre to be held from March 8 to 26, 2017.

Important dates:
• Fri. Oct. 14, 2016: Deadline to apply to direct one of the New Ideas Festival plays
• Sat. Nov. 5, 2016: (MANDATORY) Creative Exchange: directors meet playwrights
• Dec. 6, 7, 8, or 9, 2016: (MANDATORY) Attend your play’s cold reading on one of these dates
• Jan 4-8, 2017: (MANDATORY) Attend Festival auditions according to casting needs
• Mon., Jan. 30, 2017: Rehearsals begin
• Wed. March 8 - Sun. March 26, 2017: New Ideas Festival. Each show runs one week

NIF provides the following:
• Stage managers, technical crew, and front of house staff
• Festival auditions presenting a large pool of actors
• Rehearsal space, performance space
• Promotional materials and publicity
• Access to Alumnae Theatre’s wardrobe, props, and sets
• A collaborative process with the playwright to continue developing a new work with actors and a dramaturge (if requested)
• A supportive place for directors to experiment and hone their skills
• Production guidelines and mentorship that get all the plays and dozens of performers successfully from audition to rehearsal to stage

New Ideas Festival does not pay fees, royalties, or a box office share to participants. Alumnae Theatre Company retains creative discretion over the festival as a whole. The focus of the festival is script development, so technical requirements for the plays are kept to a minimum. NIF is an exciting opportunity to work one-on-one with a playwright to develop a new work.

If you are interested in directing a play in the New Ideas Festival, email by Oct 14, 2016. Please make the subject line “Director Application (your name)” and provide a directing CV or paragraph description of your experience. You will receive further details once you have submitted your application.

As our industry has far fewer female directors, women directors are especially encouraged to apply.

Alumnae Theatre Company ▪ 70 Berkeley Street ▪ Toronto, ON ▪ M5A 2W6

Arts Department, Toronto Reference Library


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