Guelph Little Theatre

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Actors are chosen through formal auditions open to the public. Auditions may involve cold reads from the script, prepared monologues or other material at the discretion of each director. Please refer to specific Audition Announcements for the requirements for any particular show.

Auditions at Guelph Little Theatre are open to the public. We advertise auditions on this site and in the Guelph Little Theatre Facebook page and group. You do not have to be a GLT member to audition, but anyone who is cast in a GLT play must become a member of Guelph Little Theatre.

The playbill for the upcoming season (running from Sept to June) is announced annually in the April/May timeframe. Audition notices will start to appear here shortly after that and throughout the year, typically 3-5 months prior to a show being on stage.

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The Giants Garden

By Peter Fenton & Scott White - Directed by D.J. Thomson

Synopsis: So there’s this magical garden. The season siblings, Summer and Winter, love to rest in the garden but Summer has been hogging it lately. The garden’s owner is a large, scary Giant that has a mean streak a mile wide and uses, “Grrr” and “Arrrgh” as his main form of discourse. This giant also HATES children and guess what’s also hiding in his garden? Children? You are correct! What will happen? Come enjoy this fantastic and exciting tale.

Ages: We are looking ideally for ages 13 and up - but feel free to audition if you are a few year younger!
There are lots of roles for the 16-30 ages!

Roles:

Constance: A young girl, lives in the garden
Oscar: A boy on the run
Flower: A talking, singing, radiant flower. Lives in a pot.
Bird: A vibrant and easily excitable avian.
Giant (Voice): The voice of the big scary Giant
Giant (puppeteers): The hands, arms, legs, and soul of the Giant
Summer: The embodiment of Summer
Winter The embodiment of Winter (Summer's sibling)
Chorus - the chorus could be small to large (at least 3 maybe 8) and all ages. There are various small roles that will be assigned to the chorus!

When:

Wednesday August 4th (7:00 pm)
Thursday August 5th (7:00 pm)
FridayAugust 6th (7:00 pm)

Audition requirements:

ONE short poem, monologue or spoken performance. We are looking specifically for very energetic and physical performances, as this play has a lot of physicality and energy. Please don't just stand and perform your piece! Movement and use of space is a huge component of what we are looking for.
ONE song that you can sing confidently, loudly (even belting!) and ideally acapella. The song does not have to be hard! It could be Mary had a little Lamb...but again we are looking for energy and emotion. Show us that when you sing you can sing loud, proud and with every fibre of your being.
IF you do not have a song, please STILL audition. We would love to see you come out and we have a few things up our sleeves if you do not have a song.
THERE WILL BE NO COLD READS - please either memorize your audition piece or bring a copy for you to use.

Show Dates: The nine-show run opens on November 25th and runs to December 11th with three Sunday matinees.

Contact D.J. Thomson for more info - admin@oneactguelph.ca