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”


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 Wizard of Oz

• TYPE: Professional “D Category” Equity contract


• Director – Susan Ferley

• To be announced


• Rehearsals:  July 14, 2020

• Previews: Aug 4, 5 and 6

• Open: Aug 6

• Close: Aug 30


• 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:

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.”


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.


• 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

Wizard of Oz Youth Ensemble

Port Hope Festival Theatre will be casting a Youth Ensemble to join the professional company of The Wizard of Oz.  The Youth Ensemble will consist of ten young people between the ages of 7 and 15.  The Youth Ensemble will be singing, dancing and acting in the show. Strength as a singer and/or a dancer will be valuable.

To secure an audition for Wizard of Oz Youth Ensemble please let us know of your interest by submitting an e-mail to:

Please add “Wizard Youth” to the subject line.

You will be notified of an audition time

Auditions will be held:

• Wednesday March 11, 2020 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm

• Wednesday March 18, 2020 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm

Members of the youth ensemble will need to be available 6 days a week (Monday is the day off) from first rehearsal July 14th to closing Sunday August 30.

Capitol Theatre Young Company

Disney’s The Lion King Jr.  

Auditions for the Capitol Theatre Young Company’s production of Disney’s The Lion King Jr. will be held later in the spring.

Young Company ages 8-18