Mainstage and TheatreXtra Auditions


The Drama Department has an open audition policy in respect to the season presented. Preference will be given to BFA- Dramatic Arts students. 

Audition dates for all department productions are posted here and may, in addition, be posted at other locations both on and off campus. If at all possible, audition information should be posted two weeks before auditions. 

Style and format of auditions are left to the Director's discretion, however, all persons wishing to audition for a department production are required to: 

  • Read the play in its entirety before auditioning.
  • Sign up for an audition time, if applicable.
  • Come to the audition prepared; specific requirements will be posted on audition notices.
Audition Details for Upcoming Productions:

The Drama Department at the University of Lethbridge invites you to audition for their spring 2024 production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Auditions will be held on April 13, 15 and 16, with call-backs on April 18. Please review the information below for audition details.

Performance Dates:

March 12 – 16, 2024. Evening performances on all dates with a matinee on March 16.

Rehearsal Period:

Four to six rehearsals per week beginning January 8, 2024, ending March 11, 2024. Additional coaching sessions (vocal and dance) may be added for specific cast members.

Directing Team:

Director – Douglas MacArthur

Music Director – Bente Hansen

Vocal Director – Sandra Stringer


Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot. Loosely based on the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Jesus Christ Superstar follows the last week of Jesus Christ’s life. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire.


This show consists of 9 principal/featured singing roles with a large singing ensemble playing many different characters in the story. Most cast members will be required to dance. No formal dance training is required to be cast in the show. A dedicated effort will be made to cast the show so that there is a more equal gender representation within the principal/featured roles.

Audition Dates/Times:

April 13, 2023

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Singing Auditions
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dance Call

April 15, 2023

  • 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Singing Auditions
  • 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Dance Call

April 16, 2023

  • 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Singing Auditions
  • 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Dance Call

April 18, 2023

  • 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Call-backs

Each audition period will be broken into two parts: a singing audition followed by a group dance audition. You will be required to participate in both a singing and dance audition on the same day.

Sign up for a singing audition time block here

Audition Location:

Room W420, University Centre for the Arts, University of Lethbridge

Audition Requirements:

Prepare a 1.5 – 2 minute section of a song from a contemporary musical or other source. Please do not choose a song from the show. Those chosen for call-backs will be asked to sing an excerpt from the show.


An accompanist will be provided for your audition. Sheet music should be single sided, if possible, and preferably in a binder. Clearly mark where you would like to begin and end your song. Accompaniment tracks are also welcome. Be sure that your device has Bluetooth capability or that you have the necessary adaptors to connect to a small speaker system.

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The University of Lethbridge Drama Department and Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society are seeking performers for the upcoming fall production of Yisstsiiyi by Drama 3850 and Caleigh Crow, Marshall Vielle, and Neil Fleming. Co-Directed by Caleigh Crow and Marshall Vielle.

Rehearsals: Begin on Monday September 25. Mondays-Thursdays 6:00 pm-10:30 pm and Sundays 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Performance dates: November 6-10th @ University Theatre, University of Lethbridge

Yisstsiiyi is a theatrical collection of stories and reflections about this land and its history created by artists from Making Treaty 7 and students from the University of Lethbridge. It is a multidisciplinary theatre piece incorporating elements of dance, music, mask, and choral speech.

Yisstsiiyi was created as part of the Summer 2023 session of Drama 3850. Students were provided three weeks of experiences and encounters with Blackfoot people and sites of cultural significance. The students were asked to respond honestly and reflectively with daily writing of all kinds, under the direction of Treaty 7 artists from Lethbridge and area. We are grateful to the participants in Drama 3850 for their contributions to the script.

We are now ready to cast our production. We are looking for versatile performers and a range of skills. If you are enrolled in a performing arts program at the University, please consider auditioning for our ensemble. We are looking for actors, dancers, musicians, from all disciplines and styles. We are looking in particular for any Indigenous students, regardless of theatre or performing experience to join our ensemble. If you are an Indigenous student of another department curious at all about theatre, please be in touch, we are happy to answer any questions you have, big or small.

We are also looking for a band to join our acting ensemble onstage. We are looking especially for Indigenous musicians of any style - traditional or contemporary.

Auditions: Monday September 11th, 5:30-10:00 pm. Callbacks: September 12th, 4:30 pm-10:00 pm

More Information:
We are auditioning for the following roles:

TAMMY, ENSEMBLE - Female, 50s-60s, Indigenous
KIM , ENSEMBLE - Female, 20s, Indigenous
JESS, ENSEMBLE - Female, 20s, any ethnicity
ARTIE, ENSEMBLE - Any gender, any age, any ethnicity
RONNIE, ENSEMBLE - Any gender, any age, any ethnicity
MARMOT, ENSEMBLE - Female, any age, any ethnicity
BUFFALO RUNNER, ENSEMBLE - Male, 20s, Indigenous

We are looking for versatile performers who may have skills in acting, dance (any style), movement, mask, and physical theatre or other performing arts disciplines, including music.

Auditions will be 15 minutes long and will be in pairs. Sides will be available at your audition. If you have another monologue, movement piece, or piece of music prepared, we will see that, but this is optional. Call backs will be September 12th.

If you have any questions at all please email either Jackson Paquette (, Caleigh Crow ( or Marshall Vielle (

Please sign up for your audition slot here: 

Auditions in the Community


Audition information for opportunities outside of the Drama Department can be found here when available.

AUDITIONS: ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ Feb. 23 & 24, 2023 (Casa)

Lethbridge Shakespeare Performance Society is holding auditions for our Summer 2023 season of ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, directed by Jesse Thibert. Auditions in Casa 6-9 pm.,on Thursday Feb. 23 & Friday Feb. 24. (Callbacks - Sunday Feb. 26, 2-4 pm at Casa). Please prepare a short monologue from ‘The Taming of the Shrew’, or another Shakespeare play. Please email with your preference for the date and time for your 10 minute audition slot, and we will try to accommodate your request. (Rehearsal period for ‘The Taming of the Shrew’ will be May/June, 3 nights per week. Performances July/August, 2-3 per week).