Audition Notice – 2016


Audition for last year’s SMACKDOWN winner, Carry On, premiering in it’s fuller form at this year’s Vancouver Fringe Festival, Sept. 8 to 18.

To book an audition, please email a headshot and resumé to Susan Miyagashima at   

Click Here to View the Carry On Audition Notice 


Rehearsal Dates: Aug. 1 – Sept. 7 (daytime rehearsals)

Performance Dates: Sept. 8 – 18 (8 performances within the festival schedule)

Written by: Deborah Vogt

Music & Lyrics by: Britt MacLeod & Kerry O’Donovan

Directed by: Sarah Harrison

Set in the YVR baggage claim, Carry On: The Musical examines the convergent lives of weary wanderers and the baggage they carry. From love-drunk newlyweds to devoted YVR staffers, the show’s colourful cast are all desperately seeking one thing – to move their lives onwards and upwards! Well, that and to finally get their bags. Having won SMACKDOWN: the 24 hour musical theatre competition here in Vancouver last year, this new musical has now been developed and expanded to create a high-flying addition to this year’s Fringe.

*This is a profit share production under the Equity Festival Policy. Both non-Equity and Equity members are encouraged to audition.*


We welcome ages 18 – 65 of all genders. Open roles are not ethnically defined. Those who self-identify as culturally and/or ethnically diverse are strongly encouraged to submit.

Jacques (20s – 50s): a Quebecois man; shy, patient, and staunchly francophone.

Amelia (early-mid twenties): a newlywed woman; enthusiastic, bubbly, and sickly in love.

George (early-mid-twenties): a newlywed man; enthusiastic, big softy, crazy about his wife.

Paula (40s-50s): middle-aged mom; conservative, well meaning, and fussy.

Mr. Grant (late 20s-40s): a boss in upper management of YVR; proud, entitled, and lacks self-awareness while remaining quite charismatic.

Rachel (early 20s): a young woman; type-A, clever, and practical.


Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2016 7pm-10:30pm

Location: Carousel Theatre (1411 Cartwright St., Granville Island)

Please prepare ONE song and ONE monologue, totaling no longer than 4 minutes combined.

There will be a piano accompanist available. Please provide sheet music.