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2021/22 Season - Auditions

Are you our next great emerging artist? Now is your time to shine! Every year, StoryBook Theatre holds general auditions, for our entire season for anyone 10 years or older. Here you'll find all the details you need to know about coming out and being seen by our panel of experts and our directors.  

StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage.  We want an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work and we have committed to the 35//50 Initiative, We encourage performers of all skills and abilities (physical and/or mental), ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation,  and ethnicity to apply.
 

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GENERAL AUDITION INFO

General auditions and callbacks for the 2021/22 Season will be held both by video submission, and in-person.

Anyone wishing to be considered for the 2021/22 Season is invited to join us for auditions in summer for our Season of Hope.  Important dates you should know:

 

Online Audition Workshop: August 14 & 21, 2021

Online Video Submissions: August 27 - September 24

In-Person Auditions: September 18 - 22

Dance Call-backs: (in person, all shows) September 30

Callbacks: (in person, by invitation) October 2 & 3

Auditions are open to anyone aged 10+. Students must be 10 years old at the time of auditions. 


When deciding to audition, be sure to review the SHOW INFORMATION FOR EACH SHOW, to understand the scope and the commitment required to participate in a StoryBook production. 

StoryBook produces shows using volunteer actors with professional production teams, including professional directors, designers and choreographers.  It is NOT our mandate to offer paid contracts to actors in our shows as we are a learning environment.  We offer an experience unlike any other in the city to any artist looking to learn and grow in theatre arts.

We do, however, offer some artist bursaries or scholarships when casting decisions are made to help support artists in need or help make artists available to take part in our productions.  To find out more about this program, please visit this page regarding 
Actor Fee Consideration.

 

The audition process is also a learning environment where a panel of up to 4 working theatre professionals will watch your audition and make notes, which are then passed along to the production team for consideration. ​

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WHAT DO YOU NEED TO PLAN TO PREPARE?

SELF-TAPE SUBMISSIONS OR IN-PERSON AUDITION - YOU CHOOSE! 

 

Play to your strengths! Whether you feel more comfortable submitting a self-tape, or feel like you audition better "in-the-room", StoryBook is offering the opportunity to be seen how you feel best fits you! In-person auditions will be limited to time slots available. No need to do both, all audition submissions will be equally considered.

General auditions are held for every show in the season. Auditioners can specify which show they would like to participate in, or submit for the entire season. TOP SECRET MUSICAL CASTING will be considered from all auditioners.

 

IN-PERSON AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 contrasting musical theatre songs, approximately 32 bars (approx 1 min each. Songs must be accompanied by a track or pianist, no acapella will be accepted.)

  • 1 comedic monologue no longer than one minute.

SELF-TAPE AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  • 1 short slate/hello introduction

  • 1 short comedic monologue

  • 2 contrasting musical theatre songs
    (CONSIDER A 16-32 BAR CUT OF YOUR PIECES)

Please note, we will not accept any songs that do not use a track.  All items should be recorded and submitted as separate video files. Refer to the self-tape guide below.

Upload your self-tape by clicking the button below, available starting August 27.

 
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COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Rehearsed and presented on-stage, in-person, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

It is expected that should you be cast in the production you are available for 90% of all rehearsal and 100% of all tech rehearsals and performance dates.

REHEARSAL - 2pm to 10pm

REHEARSAL - 6:30pm to 10pm

TECH REHEARSAL - 2pm to 10pm

TECH REHEARSAL - 5pm to 10pm

PERFORMANCE - 7pm

PERFORMANCES - 2pm & 7pm

PERUSAL SCRIPT
SHOW COMMITMENT INFORMATION
 
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COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Rehearsed and presented on-stage, in-person, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

It is expected that should you be cast in the production you are available for 90% of all rehearsal and 100% of all tech rehearsals and performance dates.

REHEARSAL - 2pm to 10pm

REHEARSAL - 6:30pm to 10pm

TECH REHEARSAL - 2pm to 10pm

TECH REHEARSAL - 5pm to 10pm

PERFORMANCE - 7pm

PERFORMANCES - 2pm & 7pm

 
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COMMITMENT SCHEDULE

Rehearsed and presented on-stage, in-person, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

It is expected that should you be cast in the production you are available for 90% of all rehearsal and 100% of all tech rehearsals and performance dates.

REHEARSAL - 2pm to 10pm

REHEARSAL - 6:30pm to 10pm

TECH REHEARSAL - 2pm to 10pm

TECH REHEARSAL - 5pm to 10pm

PERFORMANCE - 7pm

PERFORMANCES - 2pm & 7pm

 
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FREE AUDITION WORKSHOPS

NOT SURE ABOUT HOW TO PREPARE?

Let a theatre professional guide you through the process!

Whether it's your first time auditioning, or you want to brush up on your technique, this workshop is for YOU! 

We recognize that the audition process may be intimidating. StoryBook Theatre is committed to being a learning environment for ALL emerging artists, at every skill and experience level.

 

We want to make the process as accessible as possible, for everyone who is interested in joining our shows! StoryBook has enlisted a theatre professional, with real audition experience, to help you present your best self in your audition. Get tips, and ask questions, to ensure you have the best audition possible. ​ 

Want to attend, simply click the link to the date you wish to attend above.  Details will be emailed to you.

 
 

This video offers great advice.

We highly recommend watching this video for some great tips to improve your self tape submission.

NOTE: this is a U.S. actor and part of the advice is for U.S. actors.

VIDEO AUDITION

If you are ready to submit your Audition please review the following.

Note that no preference will be given for in-person nor self-tape auditions. Spots are limited, and no additional times will be offered. Be sure you come prepared, for the best audition possible!

1. You have reviewed each show's Commitment Schedule, and are available as required.

2. You have watched the Self-Tape improvement video above.

3. You have filmed all FOUR VIDEOS separately and uploaded them to YouTube. 
We will no longer accept videos through any other online video service.
4. You are not a member of ACTRA or EQUITY.

5. You have an updated resume in PDF format, and a headshot in image format (jpeg, png)

6. If you have completed all of the above you are ready to submit!

Audition submissions will be made available AUGUST 27, 2021.

SUBMIT HERE

IN-PERSON AUDITION

If you'd like to sign up for an In-Person Audition please review the following.

Note that no preference will be given for in-person nor self-tape auditions. Spots are limited, and no additional times will be offered. Be sure you come prepared, for the best audition possible!

1. You have reviewed each show's Commitment Schedule, and are available as required.

2. You have prepared the material as listed in the audition requirements. 
We will no longer accept auditions without a musical accompaniment.
4. You are not a member of ACTRA or EQUITY.

5. You have submitted an updated resume in PDF format, and a headshot in image format (jpeg, png)

6. If you have completed all of the above you are ready to meet our panelists!

In-Person Sign-ups will be made available AUGUST 27, 2021.

SIGN UP HERE