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IMPORTANT COVID-19 reminder:

  • READ the conditions at the booking site!
  • The Theatres must comply with provincial health regulations!
  • You are required to present proof of vaccination in order to be admitted.
  • IF you fail to meet the requirements you will NOT be admitted AND there will be NO refund of any kind!

Ellie King

Ellie King

Ellie is honoured to be playing this seminal role which has been on her bucket list for a while. She has been knocking around the theatre scene in BC since the early 80s (yes, she is that old!), and is probably best known for her signature role of ‘Shirley Valentine’. She thanks RCTC, Kerri Norris and the cast, crew, her very patient husband and family and of course you, our audience, for allowing her this opportunity.

Roles at RCTC

Wendy Podgursky

Wendy Podgursky

Wendy is absolutely over the moon to be back trodding the boards in her premiere production with the Royal Canadian Theatre Company. Most particularly thrilling to be working again with vexingly gifted director and fellow U of S alumnus, Kerri Norris.  Erstwhile performances with Shadows and Dreams Theatre Company and the Raymond Burr Performing Arts Society haunt her resume.

Roles at RCTC

Anna Wallace-Deering

Anna Wallace-Deering

Anna is thrilled to be acting on the West Coast again after more than a decade in the Big Apple — and is overjoyed to be on an actual stage after many months of performing on Zoom screens! Favourite roles include Hermia in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, Miranda in “The Tempest”, a sultry femme fatale in “Reading Between the Lies” and an accidental stalker in “Tiny Boxes”. Huge thanks to the Royal Canadian Theatre Company for this opportunity!

Roles at RCTC

Ivy Padmos

Ivy Padmos

Ivy Padmos is a multi-disciplinary Artist from Calgary, Alberta. Ivy moved to Vancouver in 2019 to Study Acting at Capilano University and is beyond excited to continue her journey as an artist in Vancouver. Past theatre credits include, Sue/Suzie (Happy Death Day, Confederation Theatre), Melissa (Vibrant, IGNITE! Theatre Festival). Ivy is delighted to be doing her first show with The Royal Canadian Theatre Company, and hopes to bring some life back into Elvira.

Roles at RCTC

Darren Zimmer

Darren Zimmer

Darren Zimmer is a born, raised, bred and Saskatchewan educated actor recently arrived on the shores of the West Coast, having been seen on stage, screen and television. His past Credits include Every Rose Has its Thorn, The Foreigner and Kiss the Moon Kiss the Sun. Blithe Spirit marks his first appearance on a Vancouver stage.

Roles at RCTC

Rachel Kent

Rachel Kent

Rachel Kent is a Queer Vancouver-based actor, improvisor, and singer. Originally from Saskatchewan, she took her theatre training in Alberta, before moving west once again in 2017. You may have seen her recently in “Slumber Here” at Bear Creek Park, or in “Alice in Glitterland”, or “Neverland Night Circus” at the Vancouver Fringe, all produced by Geekenders. She is a regular improv player with Queerprov, The Fictionals, and at The Improv Centre on Granville Island.

Roles at RCTC

Dan Weber

Dan Weber

Mr. Weber is thrilled to be working in another RCTC production with ANOTHER amazing cast and crew, having last appeared as Claude in A Bedfull Of Foreigners. His other RCTC credits include Henry in Funny Money, and Richard in Opening Night. His latest film credits include roles in Love On The Vine and Listening To Love. It’s great to be back! Enjoy the show!

Roles at RCTC

Auditions: Alice in Wonderland – CLOSED

Alice in Wonderland
by Crystal Weltzin
Directed by:Kerri Norris for The Royal Canadian Theatre Company
Location(s):Surrey & New Westminster
Surrey Arts Centre:December 18-26
(NOTE: Performances Christmas Eve & Boxing Day!)
New Westminster - Massey TheatreJanuary 1-2
(NOTE: Performances New Years Day!)
Rehearsals:From October 7
- Thursday evenings
- Sundays daytime
- Saturday rehearsals added at the end of November/Start of December
Callbacks:August 24th
(Only those invited to call-backs will be contacted.)
Auditions:August 23rd in the evening
Deadline:Please submit by 2021-AUG-22
Contact name:panto-auditions@rctheatreco.com
Application:Please send your headshot and CV to panto-auditions@rctheatreco.com with the character
you’re interested in auditioning for in the Subject line. (clicking on the CHARACTER will take care of that...)
Payment:Only leads will get honoraria.
NOTE:
The roles of Fairy Fuchsia, Alice, White Rabbit, Queen of Hearts, Prince Argent, the White Queen, Mad Hatter and Dormouse have been cast.
Breakdown:
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Character
Ages
Role
Demon of  Darkness
20’s and up
male identifying
The truest force of all evil in pantoland/Wonderland. The Demon of Darkness is selfish, entitled and all around bad. The opposite of Fairy Fuchsia, his arch nemesis, the Demon of Darkness will win at any cost.
Lord Blanchard
20’s - 30’s
female identifying
Lord Blanchard is Prince Argent’s best friend and the White Queen’s top advisor. He gives the best advice and has the most charming smile. A smart and sweet character who can sweep even the grouchiest queen off their feet.
Princess Diamond
20’s-30’s
female identifying
Princess Diamond is a kind, ambitious and politically savvy princess, cousin to the Queen of Hearts. Not one to be afraid of conflict, she will roll up her sleeves and dive in head first to get the job done. She is selfless and will always put others' needs before her own.
March Hare
20’s and up
any
A very silly and trusty character who likes to go with the flow. A happy part of the motley Tea Crew, pulling pranks and making silly jokes left and right. March Hare is the moral compass of the Tea Threesome.
Ensemble Members
12+
Children, Youth and Adults
Fairy Fuchsia...has already been cast!
Alice...has already been cast!
White Rabbit...has already been cast!
Queen of Hearts...has already been cast!
Prince Argent...has already been cast!
The White Queen...has already been cast!
Mad Hatter...has already been cast!
Dormouse...has already been cast!

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The Royal Canadian Theatre Company employs non-discrimination in all areas of casting, production staffing and management.

COVID-19 Precautions

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company will be following Provincial Health guidelines with three approaches:

  1.  Practising Social Distancing:
    • All seating in the green room will be socially distanced.
    • There are physically distanced circles in the actual audition room for you to keep your distance for yourself or if auditioning with a partner.
  2. Using the Outdoors:
    • Because people will be congregated in our green room, we will be opening our garage door to give more space and fresh air to all applicants.
  3.  Masks and hand sanitizer:
    • We do recommend everyone coming to the audition wears a mask in the green room as that will be the busiest area.
    • We have both hand sanitizer and an area to wash your hands whenever needed.

Auditions Blithe Spirit – CLOSED

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:
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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.