Audition Notice

Audition for UFV Theatre's production of Christmas Carol, Adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company by John Mortimer and based on the novel by Charles DickensDirected by Paul Gélineau.

Audition dates are Tuesday, August 26 and Wednesday August 27 from 4-7:30 pm.

** Those auditioning MUST be available for call backs on Friday August 29 from 4-7:30 pm.

Performance run is December 10 - 21, 2014 at UFV’s Performance Theatre in Chilliwack (Yale and Airport Road)
Rehearsals begin October 15th and will be held on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings as well as Sunday afternoons and/or evenings. Partipating performers and crew members must be available for all technical and dress rehearsals as well as all public performances. 

Auditions will be booked in 15 minute time slots between 4 and 7:15 pm. Those auditioning will be given a scene from the play when they arrive. To prepare, please arrive with a familiarity of the script and characters. Those auditioning will be asked to fill out an audition form on the day of the audition, outlining previous performance experience and training as well as work, school, and personal schedule between October to December. While all members of the community are welcome to audition, please note that casting priority is given to those enrolled in UFV’s theatre program.

To book your audition, please email t with your full name, phone number, and preferred day and time.

UFV students participating as actors in main stage productions will receive practicum credits for their participation. Students may also choose to sign up for backstage or front of house roles and receive practicum credits. Backstage roles may include lighting and sound operators, costume dressers, running crew, and make-up and hair assistants. Questions about backstage roles may be directed after August 18th, 2014.

Upcoming Auditions for UFV Theatre’s 2014/2015 Season:

Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare. Directed by Dr. Bruce Kirkley. Running at UFV Theatre March 4 - 15, 2015 – Auditions will be held in October.

20th Annual Directors’ Festival, curated by Festival Founder Ian Fenwick. Running at UFV Theatre April 22 - 26, 2015 – Auditions will be held in early February.

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2014/2015 Season of Theatre


October 15 – 26, 2014
Adapted for the stage by Rachel Wagstaff
Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulk
Directed by Raïna van Waldenburg

Set in the years leading up and during the First World War, this poignant and critically-acclaimed play tells a compelling story of love and courage. It begins in pre-war France when Stephen, a young Englishman, falls into a passionate and dangerous love affair with the beautiful Isabelle. As the war begins, Stephen must lead his men through the Battle of the Somme. He clings to the memory of Isabelle as the world explodes around him. This stunning piece of theatre speaks to contemporary audiences about the power of memory and longing.

Performance dates: October 15 and 16 Previews at 7:30 pm; October 17 Opening Night; October 18, 23, 24, 25 at 7:30 pm; October 19 and 26 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; October 21 Student Matinee at 12 noon
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack


A Christmas Carol
December 10-21, 2014
Adapted for the Royal Shakespeare Company by John Mortimer 
Based on the novel by Charles Dickens
Directed by Paul Gélineau

Dramatized with flair and wit in a version first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation of the ageless story captures Dickens' ironic point of view while it creates a panoramic view of Victorian London. Enjoy this innovative telling of a timeless holiday tale.

Performance dates: December 10 and 11 Previews at 7:30 pm; December 12 Opening Night; December 13, 18, 19 and 20 at 7:30 pm; December 14 and 21 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; December 17 and 18 Student Matinees at 12 noon
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack


Julius Caesar
March 4 - 15, 2015
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Dr. Bruce Kirkley

Envy, betrayal and power politics collide in this version of Shakespeare’s greatest political thriller.

Performance dates: March 4 and 5 Previews at 7:30 pm; March 6 Opening Night; March 7, 12, 13, and 14 at 7:30 pm; March 8 and 15 Sunday matinees at 2 pm; March 10 and 11 Student Matinee at 12 noon.
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack


20th Annual Directors’ Festival
April 22 - 26, 2015
Curated by Festival Founder Ian Fenwick

"DFest" is a beloved five-day festival of short plays directed and performed by UFV Theatre students as well as students from post-secondary theatre programs across the province. Audiences can choose from a variety of plays, playing multiple times in two performance spaces over five days for only $5 each time! There is comedy, drama, and everything in between.

Performance dates and times vary. Festival schedule announced in early April 2015
Performances at the UFV Performance Theatre, 45635 Yale Road in Chilliwack


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