Audition – Sleeping Beauty Wakes Up! – a Panto
Written by: Catherine 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
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.
Callbacks: Sunday, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.