Category Archives: Theatre

Wanted: Actors for Pack of Lies

Actors are wanted for “Pack of Lies” showing at Bailey Theatre in Nanaimo, next March to April 2012.

The Jacksons are a nice, middle-aged couple who live next door to their best friends, the Krogers. All is blissful until a Scotland Yard detective asks to use the Jackson house as an observation post to try and foil a Soviet spy ring.

Show runs from March 28th to April 14th, 2012
Actors required are:
Bob Jackson – Age: 45 – 55, English accent
Barbara Jackson – Same age range as husband, English accent
Julie Jackson – Age: should look about 17, English accent
Helen Kroger – Age: 30 – 50, Canadian accent
Peter Kroger – Same age range as Helen, Canadian accent
Mr. Stewart – Age: 50 – 65, English accent
Thelma & Sally – Age: 25 – 50, English accents Audition pieces will be provided.

For further information contact Ron McAfee  at r_mcafee (at) or visit Nanaimo Theatre Group on the blog roll.


Open House at Ladysmith Theatre

Are you curious what goes on behind the scenes at Ladysmith Little Theatre?

Have you always been curious about how to cue music? Light the stage? Or where all those gun shots and telephone rings come from?

Make plans to attend the “Behind The Scenes II” Open House on Sunday, October 23rd 2011, 2pm – 4pm.

This event invites the public behind the scenes to learn about the elements of theatre production. You will have the opportunity to meet the director of The Good Game, actors, technicians and stage crew as well as many other volunteers. For more information visit Ladysmith Little Theatre.

Hockey Game coming to Ladysmith Theatre

A new play is opening soon at the Ladysmith Little Theatre called “The Good Game” written by Roy Teed and directed by Mort Paul.

The Good Game runs from October 26th to November 6th 2011.

Meet Charlie, Zack, CJ and Pinkie – four aging hockey players who reunite for an old timers hockey game 30 years after winning the Nestor Cup for the 3rd time. Locker room hijinks and hilarious manly banter will keep the audience laughing. Set in the dressing room of their youth, they catch up and quickly learn they haven’t really changed. With play by play action by Nestor’s own Brian B, and an ongoing interview by Samantha Brown…you won’t want to miss the hockey game!

Dinner theatre is available on Friday and Saturday evenings, catering provided by Martin Tang, Appetit Food For Thought. There will be a total of 10 performances.
For more information and to book tickets on line go to Ladysmith Little Theatre.

New Play Opening in Ladysmith – The Hollow

The Ladysmith Theatre is opening a new play tomorrow, “The Hollow” written by Agatha Christie. The show runs from September 15 – October 2, 2011.

The story is a romantic tragedy which explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell. Dr. Cristow is at the center of the trouble: Henrietta, his mistress; Veronica, his ex mistress; and Gerda, his wife are all at The Hollow. Also visiting are Edward (who is in love with Henrietta) and Midge (who is in love with Edward). Veronica wants to marry Cristow and succeeds in reopening their affair but is unable to get him to divorce his wife. Veronica unwisely states that if she cannot have him, no one shall. Within five minutes Cristow is dead.  Everyone had a motive to get rid of Cristow and most had an opportunity. Enter Inspector Colquhoun and Sergeant Penny to solve the crime.

Tickets are available online or at the door.Members:$18  Non-members: $20

The preview night – Thursday September 15, 2011, members get 2 for 1 admission and doors open  at 7:30pm, show starts 8:00pm.  Meet the cast & crew after the show and join them for dessert.

Dinner theatre – Friday and Saturday nights. Catering provided by Martin Tang, Appetit Food for Thought, 534 1st Street, Ladysmith. For dinner menus and more information on dates and times visit the The Ladysmith Little Theatre website on the blogroll.

Call for Young Actors – in Nanaimo

Actors are needed for “Snow White,” a Christmas pantomime coming to the Bailey Studio.

Snow White falls for a ‘commoner’ and while the evil stepmother tries to thwart their happiness, the daffy dwarfs help and hinder and the dragon saves the day!

Audition Dates: Saturday, Sept. 17th – 2 to 5pm  and Saturday, Sept. 24th – 2 to 5pm
at the Bailey Studio 2373 Rosstown Road, Nanaimo.

Casting Call for children 12 years and older, who love to sing, dance and interact with audiences.  Prepare 16 bars of a song of your choice to be sung without accompaniment (a cappella).

Rehearsals will be held in late October and performances will start mid December.
For more information, contact Mort Paul at Nanaimo Theatre Group website on the blogroll.

Call for Actors in Ladysmith -Aug 25

Are you an actor? There is a call to audition for Ladysmith Little Theatre’s Spring, Musical Production!  “A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM”, a Musical comedy by Burt Shevelove & Larry Gelbart.

Date: Thursday, August 25, 2011
Time: 6 – 9 p.m.
Parts for Men: 4x age 45 yrs and up/ 1x age 35-45/ 4x age 20-35
Parts for Women: 1x age 45 and up /7x age 18-45
Come and read some lines (provided), sing a song, follow simple dance instructions.
Some rehearsal/orientation in November. Full rehearsal starting January 2012
SHOW OPENS: March 22 to April 15, 2012 (15 performances)
Director: Alan Watt, (250-245-2881)

Short Synopses:
A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum – “Tragedy tomorrow, Comedy tonight!”
Broadway’s greatest farce is light, fast-paced, witty, irreverent and one of the funniest musicals ever written! The perfect escape from life’s troubles.
“A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum” takes comedy back to it’s roots, combining situations from time-tested, 2000 year old comedies of Roman playwright Plautus with the infectious energy of classic vaudeville. The result is a non-stop laugh-fest in which a crafty slave, (Pseudolus), struggles to win the hand of a beautiful but slow-witted courtesan, (Philia), for his young master, (Hero), in exchange for freedom.