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Auditions (Edmonton): Austentatious – Walterdale Theatre

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Auditions (Edmonton): Austentatious – Walterdale Theatre


Music & Lyrics by Matt Board and Joe Slabe
Book by Joe Slabe, Matt Board, Kate Galvin, Jane Caplow, Luisa Hinchliff
July 12 – 22, 2023

Director: Barbara Mah
Music Direction: Ruth Wong-Miller
Stage Manager: Kahlan Oosterveld

Audition Location: Walterdale Theatre – Glenfield Rehearsal Hall
Audition Dates: March 31: 6-10 pm, April 1: 1 – 5 pm
Callbacks: April 5: 6 – 9 pm
Rehearsals begin: Thursday April 20th, 2023 and are normally Tues/Thus evenings and Sunday afternoons with some Saturdays.

Rehearsals begin: Thursday April 20th, 2023 and are normally Tues/Thus evenings and Sunday afternoons with some Saturdays.

Play Synopsis:

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice goes extremely wrong. This musical follows the birth of Austentatious, the play, as rehearsed and performed by the Central Riverdale Amateur Players (C.R.A.P). The play is adapted by Emily, a dancer/playwright and power-hungry schemer, and directed by Dominic, a pretentious, wannabe director who has little knowledge of the theatre and even less of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.

Warnings: strong language used throughout. Implied drug use.

ACTORS MUST BE 18 and older due to adult content.



PREPARE: 64 Bars of a contemporary comedic musical theatre song that shows range and acting ability. If actors are using sheet music, please email a copy, in the key you are singing, with edits marked, to at least two days prior to auditions. Actor may also use accompaniment tracks. A speaker that plugs into earphone jacks will be provided. If the phone does not have an earphone jack, actors are required to provide their own amplification. No self accompaniment, no acapella, please. We are looking for contemporary musical theatre/pop sounding voices.

Auditions will happen in a group setting (i.e., you will hear others sing), There will be a very small movement component in the group setting. There may also be cold reads. Please come dressed to move (no change facilities provided). This is a very physical show.

Those wishing to audition for Emily or Lauren should demonstrate proficient tap dance skills above a beginner level (a time step demonstration will suffice).

A fuller movement audition may be held during callbacks. Callbacks will call for actors to sing from the score. Sheet music will be provided and may be requested ahead of time. Scenes will be provided for on-book auditions. Not all actors being considered for roles will be required for the callbacks.

Depending on covid protocols, understudies may be cast.

Music rehearsals begin April 20th (Thurs/Sat/Sun) with a first read the evening of May 4th, and then rehearsals run Tuesday/Thursday nights (7-10 pm), and Sunday afternoons (1-5 pm). As it gets closer to show time, rehearsals may change to 6-10 pm on the weeknights.

Tech week begins July 2, prepare to be in the theatre every night.

Please bring any conflicts with rehearsal dates to the audition including vacations, concerts, or jobs. Note that due to the timing of the show in July, it may not be possible for cast to participate in a Fringe show unless rehearsals for that begin after July 22. Please do not book other shows that also rehearse or perform during April 20th to July 23, 2023.

Please bring the following to the Audition:

  • Headshot (any decent photo of you)
  • Resume (theatre related)
  • Any conflicts with rehearsal dates including vacations, concerts, and jobs between April 20th-July 22, 2023


Please note you must be 18+ due to mature content

Walterdale is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. For every role, the director will consider all submissions.

Please note that Walterdale is an amateur theatre and we cannot consider applications from members of Canadian Actors Equity.

  • SAMANTHA, the stage manager. The only sane person in the group. (Lyric Mezzo, some Belting)
  • EMILY, the writer / choreographer. Ambitious, unhinged and will stop at nothing to get her way. Trained dancer and must tap above beginner level. Plays Elizabeth Bennet. (Alto/Mezzo)
  • DOMINIC, the director, no clue about Pride and Prejudice, even more clueless about theatre and directing. (Baritone)
  • DAVID, a newcomer. Unsure how he ended up in the play. Plays Fitzwilliam Darcy. (Tenor)
  • LAUREN, an actor. Must tap dance above beginner level. Not thrilled about not being cast as Elizabeth. Plays Lydia Bennet. (Mezzo/Belter)
  • JESSICA, a veteran actor with this company. Feels overlooked. Has killer patter song. Plays Jane Bennet. (Mezzo/Belter)
  • BLAKE, a newcomer to theatre, has a bit of a drug habit and is doing the play in lieu of group therapy. Often extremely confused. Plays Charles Bingley. (Bari-Tenor)

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