The Cameco Capitol Arts Centre presents Live Theatre productions as follows:

  1. Professional productions via the “Port Hope Festival Theatre”.
  2. Semi-Professional and Amateur productions via “The Capitol Theatre Ensemble”
  3. Amateur Children’s productions via “Capitol Kids”
  4. External Productions via the production Company, i.e. “3P Productions”

HOW TO SUBMIT

PROFESSIONAL PRODUCTIONS:  Submit headshot and resume directly to us with the subject line including the name of the show you are submitting for and “Submission – Equity” or “Submission Non-Equity.   i.e. “MAMMA MIA Submission – Equity”   If we wish to see you for an audition you will be contacted for an appointment.  No calls or follow-ups, to submit, please email.   Video submissions are accepted.

SEMI-PROFESSIONAL and AMATEUR PRODUCTIONS:  Open auditions will be announced on this page and on social media.   No submissions necessary.

To prepare for the 2020 summer season, Port Hope Festival Theatre’s Artistic Director Susan Ferley will be holding General Auditions that will take place January 6th and 7th at Bloor St. United Church Toronto.

Susan invites performers to submit their resume and photo for the Toronto auditions.

Please note Equity members will be given priority.

We will be casting shows in the upcoming 2020 season including The Birds and the Bees and The Wizard of Oz. Casting for our Panto Jack and the Beanstalk will be held at a later date.

Show specific callbacks will happen at a later date. There will be a separate call for children in the spring.


The Birds and the Bees by Mark Crawford

• TYPE: Professional “D Category” Equity contract

CREATIVE TEAM

•  Director – Susan Ferley

PRODUCTION

• Rehearsals: May 5th

• Previews: May 26, 27 and 28

• Open: May 28

• Close: June 14

CASTING:  4

• AUDITIONS:  Please note that only those artists who are invited to audition will be contacted to set up an audition time.

• PREPARE:  Please prepare two contrasting monologues.

Please include a resume, headshot, and a letter stating your interest

Submit by email for consideration to: auditions@capitoltheatre.com

The deadline for submissions to be received is January 2nd 2020, 5:00pm

The Port Hope Festival Theatre strives to reflect the rich diversity of our province and foster a respectful and creative environment. We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.

SHOW DESCRIPTION

The weekend may be the last-ever Turkey Days Festival, but for these four characters, that is just the beginning…

There are birds – Sarah is a turkey farmer, and there are bees – her mother Gail is a beekeeper.  And then there are ‘the birds and the bees.  Twenty years after her divorce, is Gail ready ‘to get back on the horse’…so to speak.  Earl, Gail’s divorced neighbour and tenant, has kept himself mightily busy with the ladies over the 20 years since his divorce.  Sarah has left her loveless marriage and returns to the comfort of her mother’s home. But Gail, with concerns for her bees, has little comfort to offer.  And then there is Ben, an athletic master’s student, studying Gail’s bees.

This witty script offers laugh out loud comedy and a huge heart.

ROLE DESCRIPTIONS

Sarah Turkey Farmer in her 30’s. She has left her husband of eleven years and has come back to live with her mother until she sorts out her life.

Gail Divorced for over twenty years. She is a beekeeper but her business has suffered a blow because her hives are showing signs of colony collapse.

Ben 20’s entomology student. He is studying the bees in Gail’s hive.

Earl Tenant farmer and Gail’s neighbour.


The Wizard of Oz

• TYPE: Professional “D Category” Equity contract

CREATIVE TEAM

• Director – Susan Ferley

• To be announced

PRODUCTION

• Rehearsals:  July 14, 2020

• Previews: Aug 4, 5 and 6

• Open: Aug 6

• Close: Aug 30

CASTING:  8

• AUDITIONS:  Please note that only those artists who are invited to audition will be contacted to set up an audition time.

• PREPARE:  Two contrasting songs and a monologue. You, may sing from the show. Please bring an additional cross section of your repertoire in case you are asked to sing more.

Please include a resume, headshot, and a letter stating your interest a

Submit by email for consideration to: auditions@capitoltheatre.com

The deadline for submissions to be received is January 2nd 2020, 5:00pm

The Port Hope Festival Theatre strives to reflect the rich diversity of our province and foster a rich and creative environment. “We are committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, please submit qualified performers, without regard to age, disability, ethno-cultural identity, gender, or any other basis prohibited by law unless otherwise specifically indicated.”

SHOW DESCRIPTION

By L. Frank Baum With Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y .Harburg

Background Music by Herbert Stothart

Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard

Orchestration by Larry Wilcox

Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company

Based upon the Classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co. and distributed in all media by Warner Bros.

The dull gray world of the Kansas farm is left far behind as Dorothy and Toto , are swept up in a twister that drops her somewhere over the rainbow in the Land of Oz. They set off along the Yellow Brick Road to find the Wizard who can help her get back home.  Friendships are forged as Dorothy and her new friends seek the help of the Wizard to make their hopes and dreams come true.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

• The Wizard of Oz/Professor Marvel

• Dorothy Gale

• Scarecrow/Hunk

• Tin Man/Hickory

• Cowardly Lion/Zeke

• The Wicked Witch of the West/Miss Gulch

• Glinda the Good Witch/Aunt Em

• Uncle Henry/Head Guard