Audition 62 SINBAD!

Audition Notice for

Metro Theatre is holding open auditions for
Written by: Ellie King
Directed by: James T. Walker
Produced by: Shelley Stewart Hunt and Shel Piercy
Choreographer: Linzi Voth
Musical Director: TBA


Thursday to Sunday, December 7, 2023 to January 1, 2024 PLUS           2:00 pm matinees on December 26 and December 27


                  Evenings 7:30pm: December 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

                  Matinees 2:00pm: December 10, 16, 17, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31 2023; January 1, 2024


Rehearsals begin October 1 with the following schedule:

                  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 10:30 pm

                  Sundays from 10 am to 6 pm with a one-hour meal break.

Not everyone will be required for every rehearsal in the first weeks of rehearsal.  A full and complete rehearsal schedule will be available at the auditions for you to peruse.

If you have any conflicts, please note them on your audition application form.  Please note that significant conflicts may affect your chances of being cast.  Any conflicts within the performance schedule cannot be allowed.


                  DANCE CALL ONLY:       August 13 from 11 am to 4 pm

                  GENERAL CALLS:           August 16 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

                                                            August 18 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

                                                            August 19 from 10:00 am to 6 pm


                        August 28 and August 30 from 6:30 pm to 10 pm

Where: All auditions will be at Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

It is important to note that Metro Theatre is a registered non-profit society, and primarily a volunteer organization. The organization receives no significant grants or funding. We depend almost entirely on revenue from ticket sales to cover the substantial costs of mounting our six-production season each year. We could not do this without the contributions of the many volunteers who donate their time and talent onstage, backstage and in the front-of-house.

We welcome both emerging or amateur performers, who may have jobs and careers outside the theatre, and students of theatre who are looking to gain experience and showcase their talent in a working theatre environment. Our assumption is that each person who auditions and accepts a role, and/or joins our backstage or FOH teams, does so because they feel that the benefits of being part of Metro Theatre outweigh any potential drawbacks including the considerable time commitment, lack of financial compensation.

This is a non-union production – all roles in this show are volunteer positions.


Most roles are gender-fluid and will be cast as suits the actor’s abilities.


We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, body type, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the 

OLD MAN OF THE Sea (The Demon)Does not sing – older – interacts with the audience
QUEEN CORALIADoes not sing – older – interacts with the audience
Older – has singing features. Performs some physical business (fights, chase etc.). Strong comedic abilities required.
SINBADOur hero. Sings. Love interest to Princess Serena. Very physical role. Strong comedic abilities required.
JUSTUS BADOur hero’s brother. Sings, Very physical role. Strong comedic abilities required.
PRINCESS SERENALove interest to Sinbad, Sings.
LADY BAA BAAPrincess Serena’s sidekick. Strong comedic abilities required.
ANNE QUEEN OF THE PIRATESStrong personality. Sings – torch song style.
FLOTSAMSidekick to Anne. Strong comedic abilities required.
JETSOMSidekick to Anne. Strong comedic abilities required.
DAME VERA BAD (The Dame)This role has already been cast.
BOSUN BINNACLEStrong comedic abilities required.
ENSEMBLEPlaying pirates and many other roles. Must sing. Some dance required – stronger dancers will be featured. Lots of physical humour within the show including fights, chases, and a ship-wreck.



Please note that anyone attending the dance call must also attend the GENERAL AUDITIONS as well.

For the dance call please bring clothing and shoes in which you will be able to dance. You will be assigned a group and each group will be taught a routine to asses your skills as a dancer.  Please note that we need a wide range of dance abilities.  If you consider yourself more of a “mover” rather than a dancer, you should attend as well.  This is an athletic, physical production and all levels of skills will be valuable.

Be prepared to show any tricks you might know: juggling, lifts, acrobatics etc.


Please bring sheet music in your key for two contrasting songs that are from a musical theatre production and that show off your vocal range.  We generally only require excerpts between 16-64 bars – about 2 minutes long.  After your singing auditions you may be asked to stay and read a short scene or participate in an acting exercise.

Upon arrival at the auditions, you will be greeted and checked in. Within your time slot, you will be asked to sing a prepared song of your choice. You may also be asked to sing your second selection. An accompanist will be provided.

Expect to stay approximately 2 hours for the first audition. You may be asked, either then or in a later communication, to attend call-backs.


We expect to make offers to those chosen by the creative team no later than September 15.  If you have not heard from us by September 15, we thank you for auditioning, but unfortunately you have not been selected.


Metro Theatre is committed to helping to remove any barriers preventing an individual from attending auditions. We will do our best to accommodate anyone who wishes to be seen. Please email for any questions or requirements you may need (i.e. child minding, mobility needs, sensory processing differences).


Please complete the Fillable Audition form available on our website by clicking here.

Resume and Headshots to be included with your on-line submission

Once your application has been received you will be contacted to book your appointment


Metro Theatre is collecting personal information about you.

If you are cast in this show, your contact information will be provided to other members of the company.

Unless you ask us not to,  you will be added to our mailing list; the information you provide will be made available to directors and other Metro shows for audition and casting purposes.

You may request to be removed from our mailing list at any time.

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