Audition Information


Theatre Under the Stars is pleased to announce auditions for its 2018 season, which will feature Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street. Please read below for information you will need to prepare and book an audition.

Theatre Under the Stars encourages submissions from artists with a broad range of ethno-cultural backgrounds. When making casting decisions, the creative team considers many different criteria; one is that we envision a cast that reflects the rich diversity of our performing arts community and of the Lower Mainland more generally.

It is important to note that TUTS is a volunteer organization. We seek to provide a showcase or training ground or simply a great summer experience for performers who, for any number of reasons, are not already appearing in professional productions. We welcome both amateur actors who have jobs and careers outside the theatre, and students of theatre who are looking to practice and showcase their talent in a working theatre environment. At Theatre Under the Stars a very limited number of Canadian Actors' Equity artists are paid alongside our professional technicians (members of IATSE Local 118), our directing team (who are often CAEA members), and the design team. Some members of the orchestra also receive small honoraria. The hundreds of volunteers who staff the front of house, take tickets, usher, and work backstage as technicians or onstage as members of the cast receive no compensation. While TUTS is enthusiastically attended by thousands of patrons, the organization receives no significant grants or funding. Revenue from ticket sales is required to pay the substantial costs of mounting a season of two major musicals. If you are not comfortable with this policy, or only want to perform for compensation and are not a member of CAEA, then please do not audition. If you are comfortable with our 40-year-old policy then we look forward to seeing you at auditions!

CINDERELLA auditions are now complete.

Auditions and callbacks for 42nd STREET will be held in January 2018; dates and booking information are available HERE


Note to CAEA, ACTRA, UBCP Members interested in auditioning for 42nd STREET:

Please submit your updated headshot and resume to Nelli Hanbury, Audition Coordinator at; only actors selected for an audition will be contacted with an appointment (you are not required to book one). (Note: this option is only available to full CAEA members; not apprentices.) The audition will be a vocal audition only; dance and scene work will be considered if called back. We do not accept video auditions except under extraordinary circumstances.