2020/21 Season - Audition Online

Are you our next great emerging artist? Now is your time to shine! Every year, StoryBook Theatre holds general auditions, for our entire season. 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.

All StoryBook Auditions are open to anyone and everyone.   StoryBook believes that inclusivity and diversity are integral to the stories we tell both on and off our stage and want an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best work. We encourage performers of all ages, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, and ethnicity to apply.

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Click the posters below, to find out about the roles available, callback dates, commitment schedule, and more about the show.

General audition submission dates are:

OPEN: JUNE 1, 2020 - 12:00 am

CLOSE: JULY 13, 2020 - 11:59 pm

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october 16 to november 7

november 20 to january 2 

february 12 to march 13


april 9 to 25



may 7 to
june 5



General auditions and callbacks will be held online, through the submission of a self-tape.

Auditions submissions will be received between:

OPEN: JUNE 1, 2020 - 12:00 am

CLOSE: JULY 13, 2020 - 11:59 pm

With the current social distancing measures, and plans to work some of our productions in an online format, we have made the decision to move all our auditions ONLINE this year. Anyone wishing to be considered for the 2020/21 Season is requested to make a video submission self-tape audition. 

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

StoryBook works hard to cast our shows with age-appropriate actors to allow for the best storytelling show after show. When deciding to audition, be sure to review the SHOW INFORMATION, located on each of the individual show pages, 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.  We do also offer some artists bursaries or scholarships when casting decisions are made. 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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There are two types of auditioners.

StoryBook Theatre offers auditions to those wishing to be seen for MUSICALS & PLAYS, those for just MUSICALS, and those for just PLAYS. Please see the criteria below based on your audition preference.


Those wishing to be seen for every show in the season are required to submit:

  • Two contrasting pieces of musical theatre approximately 32 bars (approx 1 min each)

  • Two contrasting, appropriate monologues no longer than 2 minutes each
    All songs must be accompanied by a track or pianist.


Those wishing to be seen for Freaky Friday, Elf, The Paperbag Princess and/or Annie are required to submit:​

  • Two contrasting pieces of musical theatre approximately 32 bars (approx 1 min each)

  • One comedic monologue no longer than one minute
    All songs must be accompanied by a track or pianist.



Those wishing to be seen for To Kill A Mockingbird should prepare:

  • Two contrasting, appropriate monologues no longer than 2 minutes each



Show specific callbacks are scheduled as follows.

Each production will set up their plans for those to be seen.  At this time we are still sorting out the best way to proceed with an online callback process.  Times listed are a range for consideration by the production team.

  • Freaky  Friday - August 16 @ 11 am to 10 pm

  • Elf  - August 22 @ 11 am to 10 pm

  • To Kill A Mockingbird - August 17 @ 11 am to 10 pm

  • The Paper Bag Princess, a Musical - August 18 @ 11 am to 10 pm

  • Annie  - August 19 @ 11 am to 10 pm


Details will be included in the invitation when sent.


Only those cast in productions will be notified.  Once casting is complete an email will be circulated to all candidates informing them of the decision.

Prep for a successful audition.

New to self-taping an audition?

Check out this video we found on YouTube, for some tips and tricks on how to make a GREAT audition Video!

Instructions on uploading your self-tape.

Here's what you need to know before sending us your brilliant audition.

  1. Watch the self-tape video tutorial AND/OR attend our FREE workshop.

  2. Record each required piece SEPERATELY - we do not want one video with everything

  3. Say your NAME, TITLE OF SONG/MONOLOGUE at the start of each audition piece.

  4. Upload your videos to an unlisted YOUTUBE or VIMEO channel making note of the weblink

  5. One audition form for all shows will suffice.  Please make sure to read the submission requirements.

  6. Have a recent headshot/photo in .jpeg, .png format

  7. Have an updated resume or a listing of recent theatre related experience, if any

  8. Give yourself time to complete the required form for your submission.

  9. Most of all, HAVE FUN!

If you think you have met all the requirements above, you are ready to submit your audition.

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