METRO THEATRE is holding AUDITIONS for
KING ARTHUR’S COURT
– A Traditional British Pantomime
Written by Catherine Morrison
Director: Chris Adams
Choreographer: Lyndsey Britten
Music Director: Katie-Rose Connors
Producers: Catherine Morrison and Alison Schamberger
Join Arthur in a whimsical tale as he grows from a boy to a king. His interactions with Merlin and Guinevere, as well as his Knights of the Round Table, keep this energetic musical moving faster than you can say “Lancelot”
Show Run Dates:
December 14th, 2018 to January 6th, 2019.
There are no two show days, this year.
Thursday, August 23rd and Friday, August 24th at 7:00PM
Kids Only August 26th at 1 pm
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
King Arthur: to play 18-25. Arthur is our leading man. Charismatic, loyal, brave, and in love. He moves from youth to King and the journey is large. Lots of acting and singing, minimal dance.
Young Arthur: to play 12-15. The Younger version of Arthur shows us what he was like a boy, figuring out his strengths and weaknesses. Acting and singing, minimal dance.
Guinevere: to play 18-25. Guinevere is our leading lady. She is strong, independent and full of life. She is incredibly smart and has a huge heart. Acting, singing, and dancing needed.
Merlin/Merlinda: to play… old. Merlin/Merlinda has been around the block a few times. He/She is all knowing and all powerful, but yet, a little bit silly. Lots of acting and singing, minimal dance.
Mopsy: Any Age/Any Gender. Mopsy is the silly and endearing servant of the castle. He/she talks directly to the audience and has a lot to say. Large acting role with minimal singing and dancing.
Mrs. Baker: Usually cast Male, Usually over 30. Mrs. Baker is the “Dame” role. Big hair, big eyeshadow, and big… personality. Mrs. Baker is loved by some and hated by most but is the envy of none. Many monologues delivered to the audience, Improv skills a must. Large acting role with minimal singing and dancing.
The Demon: to play 25-35. The Demon keeps the plot moving with an endless desire to beat the Good Fairy. Needs to be smart, cunning, and a little scary, but don’t worry, the Demon never wins. Large acting role with minimal singing and dancing.
The Good Fairy: Any Age. The ultimate fairy godmother. Innocent, full of joy, think Glinda the Good Witch. Talks directly to the audience and always Boo’s the Demon. Large acting role with minimal singing and dancing.
The Knights of the Round Table: Any Age/Any Gender/Any Look. There are 7 Knights needing to be all shapes and sizes. They are good parts with lots of singing, dancing, and acting. (Dance experience is not necessary, but a willingness to learn and have fun is).
The Kids Ensemble: to play 5-12. We are looking for young energetic singers and dancers for the kids’ ensemble. They will be woven into the plot and their strengths will be used throughout the show. Lots of singing and dancing!
The Adult Ensemble: Any Age/Any Gender. We need a large (20+) ensemble of Singers, Dancers, or Actors. You must be strong in at least one of the three, with a willingness to learn and have fun in the ensemble. Many many smaller roles will be cast from the ensemble, most ensemble members will be given characters with lines to speak or sing. Lots to sing, dance, and act!
August 26, 2018 afternoon/evening
September 30, 2018 – Opening Night
● Rehearsals will begin Sunday, September 30th and run Sundays (Mornings and Afternoons), plus Tuesday and Thursday Evenings.
○ More evening rehearsals will be needed during Tech Week. A full rehearsal schedule, including these added dates, will be provided before rehearsals begin.
Panto’s are fun! We want you to come into the audition with energy and excitement! So, show us how fun you are!
Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read.
● There will be an accompanist provided. Please bring 2 contrasting songs. They do not have to be long, but need to show us your personality!
○ Please expect to stay up to 1.5 hours.
○ There will be a movement call after you sing. Please bring comfortable clothing to move in.
Ethno-cultural mandate or ethnocultural 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 not be casting based on gender, but on who is best for the role.
This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.
Resume and Headshots:
Submit by August 16, 2018
○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 Panto2018_Fillable Audition Form and SUBMITTING it with the application below
PRINT out the Panto2018_Fillable audition form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.
BUSYBODY – A Comedy
Written by Jack Popplewell
This Busybody is a chatterbox and thinks herself a sleuth to boot. When office cleaner, Lily Piper’s work is interrupted by her discovery of a body, she is determined to solve the mystery, even when the body disappears. The wise-cracking Mrs. Piper drives her Ex-beau, the police superintendent absolutely crazy in the process.
Directed by: Rebecca Walters
Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, October 27 to November 17, 2018
Sunday Matinees are November 04 and November 11
Monday, July 30 and Wednesday, August 01 at 7:00PM
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver
Mrs. Piper – 50’s + – Office cleaner at Marshall Developments, London. A busybody.
Richard Marshall – 40’s + – Boss of Marshall Developments Ltd.
Detective Constable Goddard – 20’s – 30’s.
Detective Superintendent Baxter – 50’s + Gruff.
Claire Marshall – 30’s – Wife of Richard Marshall. Glamorous.
Marian Selby – 34 yrs – Private Secretary. Pining for her boss.
Robert Westerby – 31 yrs – Accountant. Handsome, charming.
Vickie Reynolds – 19 yrs – Typist. Fashionable and a bit boy-crazy.
Saturday, August 04 at 1:00PM
Late August through until opening night.
You can indicate your interest by filling in the BUSYBODY_Fillable Audition Form and SUBMITTING it with the application below OR PRINT out the BUSYBODY_Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.
CLIFFHANGER – A Thriller
Written by James Yaffe
Mingling suspense and humour, this ingeniously plotted thriller follows all the unexpected twists and turns that result when a seemingly mild-mannered professor of philosophy is driven to apparent murder to protect his reputation and career
Directed by: KAYT ROTH
Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Saturday, September 15 to October 06, 2018
Sunday matinees are September 23 and September 30
Characters Needed: 2-female; 3-male
Henry Lowenthal – a philosophy professor, 40-70
Polly Lowenthal – his wife, 40-70
Edith Wilshire – a philosophy professor, in her 40-50
Melvin McMullen – a student, nineteen
Officer DeVito – a police lieutenant, in his/her thirties
SUMMER BREAK is on…
• Please check back for more opportunites as we resume work on the up comming fall season.
• If you have a special interest in any of the up comming plays let us know via the Contact Metro button below. Your submission be put in the show file, for reference once folks get back from a well earned break.
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• You can SUBMIT your interest using the shows contact form OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot with you to the audition.
• Auditions will be cold readings from the script; the director will choose which scenes the group will read. Drop in, no appointment necessary. Open to all ethnicities.
• Auditions are for NON-EQUITY productions. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions. People will be seen on a first come/first served basis, but be prepared that you may have to sit around and wait as you may be needed to read opposite someone else who is auditioning.
• 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. Attendence at rehersals and during performance nights however is as the rest of the team will be depending on each other.
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