Auditions 2021 Blithe Spirit

BLITHE SPIRIT
by Noel Coward
Directed by:Kerri Norris for The Royal Canadian Theatre Company
Location(s):New Westminster & Surrey
Runs New Westminster:October 14 - Dress Rehearsal
October 15 - 17
October 17 matinee to be confirmed
Runs Surrey:October 21 Dress Rehearsal
October 22 - 23
Rehearsals: August 18th - ... at The Studio, 10660 City Parkway, Surrey
Sat daytime &
Weds evenings to mid-September.
Mid-September to show opening, Sunday evenings will be added to the schedule.
Tech week schedule TBD
Callbacks:August 9 th
(Only those invited to call-backs will be contacted.)
Auditions:Auditions by recorded submission by August 7th
ONE contemporary, comedic monologue no more than 2 minutes in length.
Deadline:Please submit by 2021-AUG-07
Contact name:auditions@rctheatreco.com
Application:eMail your complete bio, headshots and video to our mailbox above on or before the deadline.
Payment:paid, non-union
NOTE:Professional level RP English accents required.
The roles of Charles Condomine and Madame Arcati have been cast.
Breakdown:
Sides:
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CharacterAgesRole
CHARLES CONDOMINE...has already been cast!
MADAME ARCATI...has already been cast!
RUTH CONDOMINE(30s-40s)
female identifying
*RP British Accent required
Ruth is the wife of Charles. She is very matter of fact and practical but also has an air of sophistication. She is a bit jealous of Charles’s relationship with his previous wife Elvira, who is deceased.
DR. BRADMAN
(40s-60s)*RP British Accent required
Dr. Bradman is a friend of Charles and Ruth. He is the doctor in the area, well educated and could be played as a contemporary of Charles or a bit older.
MRS. BRADMAN(40s-60s)
female identifying
*RP British Accent required
Mrs. Bradman is the wife of Dr. Bradman and a friend of Charles and Ruth. She is sweet, naive and a bit excitable. She’d like Ruth to see her as sophisticated but isn’t very good at pulling it off.
ELVIRA(20s-30s)
female identifying
*RP British Accent required
The ghost of Charles’s first wife who died seven years ago. She is vivacious, energetic and mischievous. She has a goal and is determined to get what she wants.
EDITH(20s-30s)
female identifying
*RP British Accent required - could be any regional/county dialect
New to the job, Edith is always in a hurry to get things done. This makes her clumsy and awkward. Lots of opportunities for physical comedy.

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The Royal Canadian Theatre Company employs non-discrimination in all areas of casting, production staffing and management. We are honored to be able to make theatre on the ancestral and unceded traditional territories of the Qayqayt, Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie and Semiahmoo First Nations, who were the first people to live, dance, tell stories and sing songs in these lands.

The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood

We have a huge treat for you and your family,
sponsored by The Royal Canadian Theatre Company:
The Silly Adventures of Robin Hood! 

Come and enjoy a boisterous, wacky and comical rendition of Robin Hood.

Grab a blanket and a picnic basket to enjoy this family friendly, hour long performance. Written and Directed by Ellie King and performed by the Merrie-Makers Travelling Players.

Everyone knows the traditional story of Robin Hood: Steal from the rich, give to the poor and marry Maid Marion! But this production brings you new songs, ingenious jokes and up-close sword combat! Maid Marion and Robin Hood banding together to defeat Sheriff Poltroon and Lord Knickerbocker brings warmth to your heart and a smile to your face!

Join us for an all-ages theatre show guaranteed to be fun for all the family. This one-hour show is the story of Robin Hood, as told by a travelling troupe of players who are bringing music, comedy, and a large dollop of silliness. Enjoy high-jinks and hilarity with Jack Pudding, Tallie Longbottom, and the rest of the ‘Merrie-Makers’ as you travel back in time to find out what really happened at that famous archery competition in Nottingham all those years ago.

Grab your tickets now!

LANGLEY 

Presented by: Fraser Valley Cidery, 21128-16th Avenue, Langley, BC 

July 17th 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm
July 18th 2:00 pm 

TICKETS: 

$14.99 for those under 16
$19.99 for those over 16
major money saver

$59.99 for a family of up to SIX PEOPLE

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5155120 

SURREY 

Presented by: SURREY CIVIC THEATRES

Hosted by: The City of Surrey

At: The Glades, 13450 – 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC.

August 12, 13 & 14, 7:00pm

August 14th only 3:00pm matinee

TICKETS: $5 – $25 – choose your price! (suggested $20 – limited tickets available)

https://tickets.surrey.ca/TheatreManager/1/login?event=2286

This event made possible with the assistance of:
The Government of Canada
@CdnHeritage

RCTC Bottle Drive 2021

Due to COVID 19 our “Bottle Drive” has become a “Bottle Drop Off” … Hope that made you smile!

The GREAT thing about this new version of an old and tried fundraiser is that you can make your donation at your convenience and near to your home or work! YES, simply drop off your bottle donation (types in the picture) in a single bag at ANY Return-It Depot in the lower mainland.

PLEASE use our account number: 604 209 5644 and mark it on the bag(s) or put a slip inside… The staff at the Return-It Depot will do the rest after you drop it off.

DONATE at any time and as many times as you like! We are VERY GRATEFUL for each and every donation!

THANKS for supporting us – we need a lot of support to re-start after the COVID-19 restrictions.

EVERY penny is appreciated – even though pennies are no longer in our wallets and purses…

The Great Canadian Giving Challenge – June 2021

Please DONATE during the month of JUNE 2021. This is a great chance for us to win an extra $20,000.00 from CanadaHelps.org since they will enter RCTC into the draw for each and every donation. Well, if you have the time you could even split your $100 donation into 10x $10 (for 10 entries to win… YEAH!

THANKS for supporting us – we need a lot of support to re-start after the COVID-19 restrictions. EVERY penny is appreciated – even though pennies are no longer in our wallets and purses…

we are hiring

Summer Positions – FILLED

we are hiring
We are looking for - Summer Position

We are excited to offer the following positions for the Summer of 2021:

  • Costume and Props Assistant
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Management Assistant

Please download the job description from the above link to learn more and to apply.

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants in advance for their interest.
  • May 25 “Deadline” extended to June 1st
  • As of May 28, 2021 ALL 3 positions have been filled

Screwball Comedy

Screwball Comedy brings fast-talking fun to the New West stage [NWR]

By Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020
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Screwball Comedy brings fast-talking fun to the New West stage

If you love classic Hollywood comedies starring the likes of Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell, then this one’s most definitely for you.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is returning to the Anvil Centre stage with Norm Foster’s Screwball Comedy, onstage March 6 and 7 at the Anvil Centre. The Canadian playwright pays homage to the screwball comedies that were popular in Hollywood in the 1930s and ’40s, playing on the fast-talking, wise-cracking hilarity of those classic films.

In Screwball Comedy, the year is 1938, and the hard-working Mary Hayes, who’s trying to find a new career, sets her sights on the male-dominated world of newspaper journalism. The editor-in-chief pits her against his self-absorbed ace reporter, Jeff Kincaid, in a high-stakes contest. If Jeff writes the better story, he gets to keep his job; if Mary wins, she will replace Jeff.

The story in question? A society wedding – with a mystery.

It’s all packed with snappy banter and goofy characters – who, in the production, are played by just four actors. New Westminster’s Ian Harmon is onstage as Jeff, with Keara Barnes as Mary. They’re onstage alongside Michael Charrois and Toni Reimer. New Westminster’s Stephanie Bruce is the stage manager.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company’s production will be the Western Canadian premiere of the play, and the Anvil Centre dates mark the first shows in the company’s six-city Lower Mainland tour.

It’s onstage Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, with shows at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m. both days. The Friday matinee will be a special relaxed performance, adapted for those with sensory issues or other challenges that can make typical theatre productions an overwhelming experience.

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Snow White – Enjoy the hilarity at this holiday panto [NWR]

By Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019
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Enjoy the hilarity at this holiday panto in New West

New Westminster audiences can once again enjoy the fun of a holiday pantomime.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is returning to the Massey Theatre with Snow White. The company is led by Ellie King, known as the “Queen of Panto,” a well-known force in New Westminster for her time leading the Burr Theatre. Snow White, featuring an original script, lyrics and music, tells the story of young Snow White, living with her family in the kingdom of Happitania – which, unfortunately, is going bankrupt. Snow White must marry Prince Roland of Romanzia to save her kingdom.

The princess wishes she had the freedom to choose, while her stepsister, Rose Red, wants to marry the prince for his fortune and conspires with her fellow villains – Nabbem, Grabbem and Queen Belladonna – to get rid of Snow White for good.

As always, the audience gets to cheer the good guys and boo the bad guys, while laughing along to the cheesy puns, jokes, music and magic of a traditional British pantomime.

This year, the theatre company is offering a special relaxed performance on Friday, Jan. 3. The 7:30 p.m. show will be adapted so that people with intellectual and other disabilities, or anyone else who can benefit from a relaxed sensory experience, can feel comfortable in the theatre.

More Press:

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RCTC

Spider's Web

Spider’s Web Enjoy an Agatha Christie classic [NWR]

By Staff Reporter

October 2, 2019
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Enjoy an Agatha Christie classic onstage in New West

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company Company is bringing Spider's Web to the stage

An Agatha Christie favourite is coming to the stage in New Westminster.

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is bringing Spider’s Web to the stage Oct. 18 to 20 at the Anvil Centre.

The play tells the story of a lively young woman whose imagination can sometimes get the better of her – and who finds a real dead body. Who is he? Where did he come from?

“Secret panels, a mysterious caller, a priceless object – all ingredients in this fun and entertaining family-friendly show,” says a write-up about the play.

The production will feature a special relaxed performance on Sunday, Oct. 20 at 3:30 p.m., for anyone who can benefit from sensory adjustments (young people, patrons with disabilities or additional support needs, or those on the autism spectrum).

More Press:

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RCTC

PlayWorkers Youth Theatre Workshops

This summer, PlayWorkers Youth Theatre will be running 6 workshops. Each workshop will focus on a different aspect of theatre. Each workshop is available to a variety of ages. You can sign up for one class, multiple or all 6. Workshops will run on Fridays, excluding long weekends.

  • When: Fridays, 12-4pm. (No long weekend Fridays.)
  • Where: RCTC Studio, 10660 City Parkway, Surrey, BC
  • What: Theatre Workshops
  • Cost: $20 for one session. $120 for all 6. $60 for any 3.
  • How to Register: email crystalweltzin@outlook.com with your child’s Name & Age

Must pay in advance to secure placement in workshop. Spots limited to 12 per class.**Must have at least 4 students to run a workshop.

Mask Workshop: August 23, 12-4pm, Ages 13-19

With Steve Weller
We all wear masks, we just don’t know it. In this workshop, students will learn about neutral and character masks. What is the difference and how do they make us act differently. Steve Weller will teach students about respect for masks, discovery of characters through mask and how to bring those characters to life.

Monologue Workshop: August 9, 12-4pm, Ages 13-19
With Crystal Weltzin
Monologues are a whole play and performance within themselves. No other actors on stage to help or hinder you, monologues are all about the only performer onstage. How do you take the space and hold an audience’s attention. Going back to the basics, students will learn about presence, objectives basic acting skills and how to apply it into a monologue.

Dancing for Beginners: August 16, 12-4pm, Ages 10-19
With Ellie King and Crystal Weltzin
Dancing for Beginners is a great workshop for anyone who have never danced before or who are nervous about dancing onstage. Learn basic musical theatre moves that are essential to dance, and maybe a little bit more. Ellie King, trained in dance and drama, will be teaching you how to confidently move your feet and body so dancing becomes a little easier with every step. Her trusty dance captain, Crystal Weltzin, will be there to assist and help anyone who needs just a little more one-on-one.

Performance Design: July 12, 12-4pm, Ages 13-19
With Crystal Weltzin
What does it take to create a good show? It’s more than just acting. It’s a beautiful, well rounded design. This workshop will focus on concept and set design, specifically looking into realism, melodrama (Commedia dell’arte), and immersive theatre. At the end of this workshop, all students will try to create their own concept around a fairy tale, thinking about new ways to tell well known stories.

Voice and Movement: July 19, 12-4pm, Ages 10+
With Crystal Weltzin
How do actors move differently for different characters? How do you change or use different parts of your voice for varying emotions on stage? In this workshop, we will explore how to warm up our voice and body professionally, as well as how to use our voice and body in new characters. By the end of this workshop, students should feel more confident in using their voice and have more ideas on how to move for different characters.

Completed

Performance Design Workshop 2019

July 12, 2019 12-4pm
Ages 13-19
With: Crystal Weltzin
What does it take to create a good show? It’s more than just acting. It’s a beautiful, well rounded design. This workshop will focus on concept and set design, specifically looking into realism, melodrama (Commedia dell’arte), and immersive theatre. At the end of this workshop, all students will try to create their own concept around a fairy tale, thinking about new ways to tell well known stories.

POSTPONED
POSTPONED!

Improv Workshop 2019

POSTPONED!

New date to be announced.

Do you ever feel like you freeze up in stressful situations, either at work or on stage? Have ideas but are nervous to share them? Improvisation is a great skill to have both onstage and off. Start learning to how to open your mind to new ideas, roll with the punches and bring your creative thoughts to the table. After this workshop, led by the incredible Michael Charrois, you should feel more open to give and take ideas and step into new situations.

POSTPONED
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Happy Participants

All in good fund – 2019

All in Good Fund

This fundraiser is dedicated to mentoring the kids you’ll see on stage at the Massey in our upcoming pantomime, Snow White !

We are so lucky to have the one and only Simon King, an amazing stand-up comedian, with us for this event. He will have a guest with him, and together they will bring us an exceptional, hilarious, side-splitting evening of entertainment. Simon will also be on stage this holiday season at the Surrey Arts Centre and the Massey Theatre.

Simon has numerous national television appearances including Comedy Network, CBC, CTV, TBS, Comedy Central to name but a few, plus regular radio play on both terrestrial and satellite radio, and in person appearances at all the major North American Comedy Festivals. It is only a matter of time before this grass roots superstar becomes a household name.

His unmistakable style, commanding stage presence and lightning wit will win you over but the scope, meaning and sheer hilarity of his material will blow your mind. There is no question that Simon King is an absolute force of nature.

[See videos of Simon in action on YouTube]

“From everything I have seen, Simon King is truly a gifted comedian” – Robin Williams

“….a force on stage: he gives it to you straight with explosive delivery, and his humour always makes you think. Think George Carlin meets Sam Kinison.” – The Georgia Straight

Sponsored by:
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Wed, 25 September 2019 7PM – 10PM


Elements Casino Surrey

17755 60 Avenue

Surrey BC

Tickets just $20 advance. $25 at the door. No refunds.

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Black and white photo courtesy David Sell.