AUDITION NOTICE

KINKY BOOTS

Audition Call

Book by Harvey Fierstein
Music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
Original Broadway Production Directed and Choreographed by Jerry Mitchell
Based on the Miramax motion picture Kinky Boots, written by Geoff Deane and Tim Firth

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
May 21–July 5, 2020 (rehearsals begin April 28, 2020)

Director Barbara Tomasic, Musical Director Ken Cormier, Choreographer Julie Tomaino

A BIG-HEARTED MODERN MUSICAL
Based on a true story, this rousing Tony Award–winning show—with a score by pop icon Cyndi Lauper—follows Charlie, who is struggling to save the men’s shoe factory inherited from his father. When all seems lost, a chance encounter with the fabulous drag queen Lola spurs an idea for creating “women’s boots for women who are men.” The unexpected underdog duo soon outfit themselves for success in this joyously infectious musical that celebrates compassion and acceptance.

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

Lola/Simon: (Black, 30–39) Strong actor singer, who needs to feel comfortable in full glamour drag to boxing trunks.
Great power blues and gospel voice C3–C4.
Must move well in heels.

Charlie Price: (25–35) Strong singer actor. Charlie is a nice guy, who is struggling to find his place in the world.
Strong Rock belt C3–B4.
Strong mover.

Young Lola/Simon: (Black) Lola/Simon as a 10-year-old boy. Must be comfortable wearing high heels in the show.
Strong singer, unchanged voice.

Young Charlie: Charlie as a 10-year-old boy. Quiet, reflective sweet.
Strong singer, unchanged voice.

Nicola: (25–35) Smart woman who knows what she wants and goes for it. Girlfriend to Charlie.
Strong pop voice A3–F5.

Lauren: (25–35) Smart, practical focused working glass woman.
Strong Pop Belt A3–F5.
Strong mover.

Angels: (Various ages) Glamazon drag queens. Lola’s back-up singers and dancers.
Contemporary rock belt.
Advanced dancers who can dance in heels.

Don: (30–40) A big, burly, hyper-masculine factory worker. Lola’s nemesis.
Baritone with strong falsetto C3–F4.

Pat: (35–50) Factory office manager. A bit uptight but has a wild side.
Strong Pop/Rock soprano.
Strong mover.

Trish: (40–60) Factory worker. Traditional thinking friend to Don.
Strong Rock/Pop Belt.

George: (40–60) Long time factory manager. Used to the old ways, and yet open to new ways of thinking.
Baritone C3–F4.

Mr. Price/Ensemble: (55+) Charlie’s Dad. Kind yet firm, wants success for his son.
Baritone.

Harry/Ensemble: (25–35) Charlie’s colleague and competition. Confident and successful
Strong Rock Tenor E3–C4.
Strong mover.

Richard Bailey/Ensemble: (35–45) A slick real estate developer and Nicola’s boss.
Rock Pop to A4.
Strong mover.

Ensemble: Contemporary pop rock/R&B voices. Must be advanced dancers with style.

Please send submissions in one PDF file, combining a photo and resume, to shargreaves@artsclub.com. Write “KINKY BOOTS" and the character that you’re interested in being considered for in the subject line. Deadline for submissions is May 17, 2019.

Auditions will be held June 10, 11, and 12, 2019.

The Arts Club Theatre Company is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

PETER PAN GOES WRONG

Audition Call

By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields

A CO-PRODUCTION OF THE CITADEL THEATRE & ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY
ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY WILL CONTRACT THE ARTISTS FOR ITS DATES WITH A VANCOUVER POINT OF ORIGIN
THE CITADEL THEATRE WILL CONTRACT THE ARTISTS FOR ITS DATES WITH AN EDMONTON POINT OF ORIGIN

In the Shoctor Theatre in Edmonton and Granville Island Stage in Vancouver

Directed by Adam Meggido

Rehearsal starts in Edmonton initiating the Citadel Theatre’s contract March 13, 2020
Opening at the Citadel April 16, 2020
Closing at the Citadel concluding the Citadel Theatre’s contract May 3, 2020
Rehearsal starts in Vancouver initiating the Arts Club Theatre Company’s contract June 19, 2020
Opening at Arts Club July 1, 2020
Closing at Arts Club concluding the Arts Club Theatre’s contract August 22, 2020
Possible extension August 29, 2020

AUDITIONS IN VANCOUVER JUNE 8 and 9
AUDITIONS IN EDMONTON JUNE 14 and 17

To audition in Vancouver, send submissions in one pdf file, combining a photo and resume, to shargreaves@artsclub.com. Write “Peter Pan” and the character that you’re interested in being considered for in the subject line.

To audition in Edmonton, submit your interest by emailing your resume and headshot to auditions@citadeltheatre.com. Write “Peter Pan” in the subject line.

The Arts Club Theatre Company and the Citadel Theatre are committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Only those selected for an audition will be contacted with further details.

ABOUT THE SCRIPT

The show is a presentation of J.M. Barrie’s Christmas classic Peter Pan performed by an amateur student theatre company (Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society). The production goes further and further off the rails over the course of the two acts; sets collapse, the company loses control of the revolving stage and offstage politics becomes onstage disasters.
Peter Pan Goes Wrong is designed to work on two levels, firstly as the classic tale of Peter Pan which must be allowed to emerge from the disasters and mishaps within the piece, secondly the story of the actors performing the play which should shine through the cracks in their performances throughout to serve the underlying meta-narrative. Everything in the show should be played for truth and not for laughs, when it goes wrong it should hurt. It is important to remember that not all of the actors in the play are ‘bad actors’ but simply the victims of circumstance, the comedy comes from their unwavering endeavour to continue and their optimistic belief that their luck can always change.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
**ALL ROLES REQUIRE A BRITISH ACCENT

CHRIS BEAN (playing GEORGE DARLING and CAPTAIN HOOK in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
Uptight director of the Society who has cast himself in the show’s most coveted role. Rigid, high status clown. Deeply committed to his art and everything going smoothly—his pain is evident when something goes wrong and every time someone laughs the pain becomes worse. Has utter disdain for the audience and takes his frustration out on them and the rest of the cast.

ROBERT GROVE (playing NANA and STARKEY in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
Robert likes to think he is a leading man, although he doesn't look like one. He truly believes that he can act his way out of every predicament. Committed to the play 100%. This is not a parody of bad acting, it's just that Robert is unaware of those around him. Single-minded and bombastic. Has vocal power. Auguste clown.

DENNIS TYDE (playing JOHN DARLING and MR SMEE in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
Wretched, low status and terrified of being in a play. The sole reason he joined the Society was to make friends but this has back-fired somewhat. Not a good actor at all but imbues everything with a painful truth. The laughter from the audience is agony for him. Naive clown.

TREVOR WATSON (the STAGE MANAGER of the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
The Society's stage manager. Doesn't like actors, certainly doesn't want to be one. Engages with the audience. Proper 'bloke'. It would be nice to have a colloquial accent here. Must be very confident physically as stunt work and flight required.

JONATHAN HARRIS (playing PETER PAN in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
Handsome ‘hero’ of the play. Jonathan joined the Society for a laugh. Strong physicality and being a really good mover is needed for the role. Must be very confident physically as stunt work and flight required.

MAX BENNETT (playing MICHAEL DARLING and THE CROCODILE in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
Only cast because his uncle put up the money. Devoid of any theatrical talent but longs for the spotlight. Earnest, sincere and sweet, audience connection is vital for this role. Naïve honest clown.

ANNIE TWILLOIL (playing MARY DARLING, LISA, and TINKER BELL in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
After an unexpected taste of the spotlight, Annie is deeply committed to each of her many roles but finds herself biting off more than she can chew. A physically brave actress with great comedic skill needed to enjoy this delicious role. Colloquial dialect required.

SANDRA WILKINSON (playing WENDY DARLING in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
Ambitious, flirtatious with a huge ego. Believing herself the quintessential leading lady, she tries to steal the scene at every turn that leads her to constantly overact. Must have great comedic skill.

LUCY GROVE (playing TOOTLES in the play)
14–25 (Playing Age)
Robert’s niece in the company. Timid, naïve, and vulnerable clown. She suffers from stage fright and is terrified by the whole experience of performing however finds her voice and confidence at the end. Must be very likeable with high level physical and slapstick comedy skill and must be able to confidently handle a big speech. The playing age is 14–25 however she should look very young (between 12–15).

FRANCIS BEAUMONT (NARRATOR and CECCO in the play)
25–35 (Playing Age)
A robust professional who, despite his best efforts, fruitlessly tries to keep the production together. Strong and authoritative presence needed.

CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE

Audition Call

Audition day 1: 5/28/2019
Audition day 1 city: Vancouver

Audition day 2: 5/31/2019
Audition day 2 city: Vancouver

Production rehearsal date: 2/25/2020
Submission deadline: 5/22/2019

Contact:
Stephanie Hargreaves
shargreaves@artsclub.com
604.687.5315

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement:
The Arts Club Theatre Company is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of under-represented communities.

Additional information:
CARRIED AWAY ON THE CREST OF A WAVE
By David Yee
Directed by Stephen Drover
March 19–April 19, 2020
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, carried away on the crest of a wave weaves together nine evocative stories about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the deadliest in recorded history. The finely drawn characters illustrate the interconnectedness of our experiences, revealing the resonance of this natural disaster around the world and showing a pathway to hope.

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:
Female, 25–40, East Asian
Male, 25–40, South Asian
Male, 35–50, Caucasian
Male: 40–55, East Asian
Male, 30–45, South Asian

Send submissions in one pdf file, combining a photo and resume to shargreaves@artsclub.com, and write "Crest of a Wave” and the role that you are interested in being considered for in the subject line.

Agreement or Policy expected at the time of posting: CTA

Equity members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in this production will be engaged under an Equity form of contract. Please bring your membership card to the audition.