Auditions — Professional Theatre2017-04-24T21:43:36-04:00

Auditions — Professional Theatre

Capitol Theatre Port Hope Auditions

Professional Productions at the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre are produced via the “Port Hope Festival Theatre”.

Auditions are announced via Canadian Actors’ Equity Association’s E-Drive and other audition boards and held in Toronto by appointment only.

Please submit your headshot and resume through agents or directly to  Electronic submissions with video are accepted.  Please specify “Equity” “Non-Equity” in the subject Line and state your availability for ALL productions.  Applicants selected for an audition will be contacted to confirm an appointment day and time.

2018 SEASON: To Be Announced


Equity Members will be seen first at all open audition calls. Equity members cast in productions will be engaged under an Equity contract. CAEA members: please bring your membership card to the audition.

Please Prepare:  16 bars from 2 contrasting songs, preferably an up-tempo and a ballad.  At least 1 song should be a traditional musical theatre piece -i.e. Gershwin, Porter, Coward, Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner & Lowe, etc.   The second song need not be traditional musical theatre, though it should show your strength and vocal range.   Please note: due to time restraints we may only hear one song.    NOTE: You may sing from the shows you are auditioning for.

Production & Creative Team submissions are also encouraged.  We are always happy to work with new Choreographers, Musical Directors, Stage Managers, Assistant Stage Managers, Apprentice Stage Managers, Costume Designers, Lighting Designers, Props Masters, etc.

Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: The Port Hope Festival Theatre is an equal opportunity employer.  Performers of all ethnicities, ages and sizes are encouraged to audition.

The Capitol Theatre is led by Artistic Director & General Manager Antonio Sarmiento and is utilizing innovative cinematic approaches to live entertainment.  It is one of Canada’s only remaining “atmospheric theatres” and now a nationally designated historical landmark.  Due to limited space backstage, the Capitol uses cutting edge technologies in digital projection to enhance live theatre productions to great success.  The Capitol is also known for it’s proximity to Toronto and the beautiful and historic community.  Coupled with a “Can Do” and positive approach to the process of creating quality shows in a limited space, the Capitol is drawing top talent to its productions both on and off stage.

Professional Productions since 2013 include: “Robin Hood The Panto”, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”, “My Fair Lady”, “Snow White The Panto”, “Mamma Mia!”, “Crazy For You”,”SNARL’D! The Rapunzel Panto”, “Singin’ In The Rain”, “Shout! The Mod Musical”, “On A First Name Basis”, “Aladdin! The Panto”, “Disney’s Mary Poppins”,”Broadway: Andrew Lloyd Webber” and “Driving Miss Daisy”

2017 Professional Productions

My Fair Lady at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope

Directed & Designed by Antonio Sarmiento
Musical Director Michael Barber
Choreographer Stephan Dickson
begin May 1 for selected Leads, May 8 Full Cast.
Previews begin May 30, Opens June 1, Closes Jun 24.
NOTES: “D” Category. Cast of 20.
All Roles Available

Beauty and the Beast at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope

Directed & Designed by Antonio Sarmiento
Musical Director Scott Pietrangelo
Choreographer Kerry Gage
begin July 10 for selected Leads, July 17 Full Cast.
Previews begin August 8, Opens August 10, Closes Sep 10, Possible extension to Sep 24
NOTES: “D” Category. Cast of 20.  Must be available for extension.
All Roles Available

Robin Hood the Panto at the Capitol Theatre Port Hope

Written, Directed & Designed by Antonio Sarmiento
Musical Director Scott Pietrangelo
begin Oct 16 for Leads, Oct 23 Full Cast.
Previews begin Nov 14, Opens Nov 17, Closes Dec 23.
NOTES: “E” Category. Cast of 10.
All Roles Available


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