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Nanaimo Live Theatre Season 2012

Are you looking to enjoy live theatre season this fall? Here are some productions to get your theatrical interests started:

Western Edge Theatre has announced a Fall season mini-series of three solo shows, opening with Antony Holland in “One Man in His Time” on September 28th. “One Man in His Time” plays Sept. 28, 29 and Oct. 5, 6 at 7:30 pm at Nanaimo Centre Stage, with a single matinee on Oct. 7 at 2 pm. Holland brings to life his experiences as a British soldier in WWII. He recreates an era of fast friendships, adventures, and terrible loss.

Other shows in the Fall series include “The Agony” and the “Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.

Schmooze Productions will present the musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It runs November 8th to December 1st. The play first appeared in the 1830s in England and was later adapted for the London stage. Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler collaborated on a musical adaptation ‘Sweeney Todd’ which opened on Broadway in 1979 and became an instant hit.

Nanaimo Theatre Group is starting the fall season with The Melville Boys which opens Wednesday October 10th. Brothers Owen and Lee arrive at a lakeside cabin for a weekend of adventures.

Actors wanted for Nanaimo Theatre

Auditions begin next week for The Nanaimo Theatre Group’s fall theatre production The Melville Boys by Norm Foster.

The play is about the Melville brothers, Owen and Lee, who arrive at a lakeside cabin for a “guys” weekend.  Lee, a quiet, responsible married man, hopes to get Owen, his irrepressible, lively brother, to face some serious facts about the future. Their plans are thrown out of whack when two sisters arrive and become catalysts for a tender, funny, and unsentimental look at four lives in transition.

Lee Melville – early 30’s to mid 40’s male
Owen Melville – early 30’s to mid 40’s male
Mary – early 30’s to mid 40’s female
Loretta – late 20’s to late 30’s female

The play will run October 2012 , Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday, Oct 10th to 27th, Sunday Matinee
Oct 14th & 21st.

Wednesday June 13th, 2012 – 7 to 9pm &  Saturday June 16th, 2012 – 1 to 3pm

PRODUCER:  Merry Hallsor    rmhallsor(at)shaw.ca
DIRECTOR:    Dave Eaton   dseaton(at)shaw.ca

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) shaw.ca or visit Nanaimo Theatre Group on the blog roll.


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.

Over the River and Through the Woods

The Nanaimo Theatre Group’s play “Over the River and Through the Woods” has won  first place at the North Island Theatre Festival. 

To celebrate this achievement, Nanaimo Theatre Group will hold three performances:  June 24 and June 25th at 8:00pm and June 26th at 2:00 pm.

If you’re in Kamloops July 2nd, they will be performing their award winning play at the Sagebrush Theatre for the province wide theatre festival Mainstage 2011.

Something’s Afoot with Nanaimo Theatre Group

Mystery is afoot with the Nanaimo Theatre Group!  They will be performing “Something’s Afoot” from May 18th to June 4, 2011 at the Bailey Theatre.

‘A madcap Murder Mystery Musical’ based on the Agatha Christie novel Ten Little Indians

A diverse group of people are invited to the lonely island estate of Lord Dudley Rancour.  When the wealthy Lord is found dead, mayhem results and a race against time begins to find out whodunnit! 

Here is a sneak preview:

Show Times:
Evenings:  8:00pm
Matinee:  2:00pm May 29th

For more info visit The Nanaimo Theatre Group on the blogroll.