Metro Theatre is holding

Auditions for FIVE ALARM

five red hot chilli peppers

By Canadian Playwright Kristen da Silva

Directed by: Nicky Anderton

When: Tuesday, August 18 & Wednesday, August 19

Time: by appointment starting at 7 pm

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver


A fairground in Lumby, BC, where every year, a Chili Cook-Off is held at the municipal fair. Ava is determined to win after 16 years of trying. The event is named after her father – “The Chili King”. Her rival is a former childhood friend. Her enthusiastic, and wildly optimistic assistant has no culinary expertise, except cleaning out the zoo cages. What could go wrong? This hilarious send up by a new Canadian playwright is a great start to Metro’s season!

Show Run Dates:

Wednesday to Saturday, October 29 to November 21, 2020

Sunday matinees are November 01, November 08, November 15, 2020

Callbacks: Saturday, August 22 at 4:30pm

Characters Needed

3-female; 2-male – casting open to all ethnicities

Ava Rose: In her thirties. Lumby, BC born and raised.

Ellen Pellham: In her twenties or thirties. A rambler in every sense of the word.

Connie Gardiner: In her thirties. Ava’s childhood friend, now rival.

Tucker Dell: In his twenties or thirties. Fresh out of culinary school.

Caleb Seaton: In his thirties. The prodigal Lumbyite, returning to be the town reporter.

Rehearsal period:

  3 times per week August through Opening Night

Requirements: Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the actors will read.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production.

All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.

People will be seen by appointment only– 2 actors in 20 minute time slots, to allow for appropriate physical distancing.

Auditions will be by APPOINTMENT ONLY; ‘sides’ can be printed at home to bring with you to audition.

  • The SIDES are located on this webpage immediately below the online application submission


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

Resume and Headshots:

○Please note any conflicts with auditions/callbacks or the run at this time.
○Please let us know if there is a specific part you are interested in.

You can indicate your interest by filling in the FiveAlarm_Fillable audition form

and SUBMITTING it with the application below

  • Director, Nicky Anderton  will reply to your submission to schedule your appointment time

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script cover has a red hot chilli pepper and a greeen chilli pepper


You are welcome to download/print the pdf(s) for the characters you would like to read for and bring them with you to your audition.



Ava and ELLEN






blackboard with stick figure and sign• You can SUBMIT your interest using the show’s contact form.  The director will reply to you with an assigned appointment time.

• Auditions will be readings from the sides on this webpage. The director will choose which scenes the group will read. BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Open to all ethnicities.

• Auditions are for NON-EQUITY productions. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.

• If you are cast, you will be required to become a Member of Metro Theatre and your 12-month Membership Fee of $20 will be collected at the first read-through.

• It is expected that actors must be capable of playing the age specified, be capable of speaking with expected accents, be able to utilize musical and dancing skills, when the part requires those skills.

• While experience is preferable it is not essential.



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.


Let’s work together to keep our community safe and protect production staff , performers and volunteers:

  • Auditions are by appointment only
  • Please comply with the signage posted in the lobby stating current physical distancing guidelines  as set by the Provincial Health Authority.
  • You are welcome to wear a mask
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby, please use it prior to entry to the auditorium
  • Washrooms are cleaned and disinfected prior and after each session
  • Doors to access the auditorium are left open to minimize the handling of door handles
  • Lobby maximum occupancy – 6 (including production manager)
  • Pens and clipboards to be wiped down before and after each use.
  • Audition forms along with resumes and headshots to be placed in ‘sheet protectors’
  • Sides’ in sheet protectors instead of the scripts; recommended: that  sides be printed from home to bring to the audition
  • Upon arrival the actor will be allocated a seat, to provide physical distancing; performer will immediately proceed to the auditorium.
  • All items ‘packed in’ to the theatre are to be ‘packed out’ at the end and/or placed in the appropriate trash receptacle
  • Common sense, mutual respect, and genuine care for each other inform our decisions regarding health and safety for one another.