Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for

SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES UP! – PANTO

Written byCatherine Morrison
Directed by: Claude Giroux
Musical Director: Antony Knight
Choreographer: Linzi Voth

When: Tuesday, August 23 AND Thursday, August 25 AT 7:00 PM

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

 

 

Synopsis: A wonderful rompish tale of a Princess on the prowl, a Nanny on the take, a Ninja Prince and a King and Queen who haven’t a clue, all of them manipulated, cajoled and coached by a good fairy and demon instigator. There will be song and dance, tender moments, kissing, fight scenes, and a whole lot of mayhem!

Show Run Dates:
Thursday to Sunday, December 08 2022 to January 02 2023
Evenings: December 08, 09, 10, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 2022
Matinees: December 11, 17, 18, 26, 27, 2022; January 01 and 02, 2023

Characters Needed

GOOD FAIRY– (female-identifying) A prototype for the Good Witch in “The Wizard of Oz”. She floats when she walks and rarely misses an opportunity to embarrass the Demon and do good deeds.

DEMON (male-identifying) Traditionally male, bad to the core. Always present and looking to make trouble.

NARRATOR – (open) Tells the story when things get confusing. Think Betty White combined with Mr Rogers.

KING (male-identifying). Bumbling, pleasant leader who loves their job.

QUEEN (female-identifying). Dedicated to her husband, child and job

JINGLES – (Open). Court Jester and laundry attendant.

ROYAL SYCOPHANT – (open). Clown with administrative duties.

NANNY DO-LITTLE (male-identifying) The traditional pantomime Dame, always played by a man.

PRINCESS AURORA – (female-identifying). Typical fairy tale heroine. Young enough to be curious and old enough to be dangerous.

SMITTY – (male-identifying). A prince in the making. A rapper type and soccer player all rolled into one.

VAL AND JAKE– (open) Smitty’s entourage and teammates

ENSEMBLE – Villagers, a bear and various other members of the kingdom, all played by a small but busy group of children and adults, playing multiple roles throughout.

 

CallbacksSunday, August 27 at 10:00 AM

Rehearsal period:  Sunday, September 11 through until opening night.
Monday and Wednesday evenings
and Sundays at 10:00 AM

Requirements: All cast and crew must provide proof of vaccination. All provincial public health orders will be strictly adhered to.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production. All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.

Vocal audition – everyone will be taught a song by the Musical Director and will sing it in groups of various sizes.

Choreography-everyone will be taught a simple routine by the choreographer. Please wear comfortable clothing and bring good dance shoes and tap shoes if you have them.

Acting audition -Claude, the director will play some improv games and run the group through some short scenes.

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 these when filling in the SLEEPING BEAUTY WAKES UP! Fillable audition form_Sleeping Beauty_  (click on this link) and email it along with your headshot and resume to now@metrotheatre.com.

 

AUDITION GUIDELINES

• You can SUBMIT your interest using the show’s contact form  OR PRINT out the Fillable Audition Form and bring it and your headshot  and resume 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 wait after being seen 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.

 

PRIVACY POLICY

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.