With three productions completed for its 21st season, Footlighters Theatre Society is holding auditions Dec. 15 (children and adults) and 17 (children only) for a fourth, a sequel to the group’s 2013 sold-out run of Cinderella.
The Stepsisters’ Revenge, running March 17-19, will return to the land of Crestonia, where Lady Violet and Lady Petunia are scheming to get even with their stepsister Cinderella, who married Prince Charming after Violet and Petunia’s ballroom antics proved useless in attracting his attention.
“Cinderella was the best-attended Footlighters production ever,” said Jason Smith, who wrote The Stepsisters’ Revenge to follow Frank Goodsir’s Cinderella. “I thought, why not continue the story while it’s still fresh in everyone’s mind?”
In addition to co-directing the show with Gillian Wells — who was Smith’s assistant director for The Great Ice Cream Scheme — Smith will return to the role of Violet, along with Brian Lawrence as Petunia, Jennifer Adams as Mama and Gail Kitt as the Fairy Godmother.
The directors are looking to cast Cinderella and the prince, as well as an enchantress, a wizard, a knight and Frankenstein’s monster, and an ensemble of prison guards, nuns and ball guests. And 15-20 children are also needed in the cast — Cinderella and the prince adopted the orphans seen in the first show. With all roles, the ability to sing is important.
“This is going to be a great family show, with a lot of music and humour,” said Smith. “And with plenty of small ensemble roles, it’s perfect for kids or adults who are performing for the first time.”
Auditions for children and adults are 7 p.m. Dec. 15 and auditions for children only are 7 p.m. Dec. 17 at the Sasquatch, and will include cold readings from the script and song selections taught at the session. For more information, contact Gillian Wells at 250-428-6914 or Jason Smith at 250-428-9553.
—FOOTLIGHTERS THEATRE SOCIETY