Guild Hall News

AUDITIONS! Dogg’s Hamlet | Cahoot’s Macbeth

Fri, September 13, 2019

Auditions for the 2nd show of the Season, Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth will be held on Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th! We are looking for actors of all ages, genders and ethnicities! Some characters can be double and triple cast!

Note from director:

Auditions will be held from 10 AM -12 PM on Saturday, Oct. 5 and Sunday, Oct. 6. We ask that those auditioning come for the entire time. You may come on either or both days, but please let us know which day(s) you will attend.

Auditions will consist of a warmup, improvisation games, some simple and fun work with Shakespeare’s Text, and readings from the play.
Please come prepared to read for parts you’re interested in. I’m looking for enthusiasm and clear intention. Don’t worry about “talent.” Or acting experience.

Rehearsals start Tuesday, Oct. 15, with a read through from 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM, and run through October and Novemeber

We’d love to know what day to expect you for auditions!

To book an audition date or for a copy of the play and sides to prepare please e-mail Elyssia Sasaki at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

For more questions about the play and the audition process and the play, please contact Mary Sloan .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Full Cast of Characters

Dogg’s Hamlet


Abel - confident, enthusiastic, eager and cheeky school kid
Baker - confident, enthusiastic, eager and cheeky school kid
Charlie — their friend; a bit hapless
Fox — Star Student
Dogg— the pompous professor
Easy — a labourer who appears in both plays; in Dogg’s he speaks “normal” English; by Cahoot’s he has “caught” Dogg and speaks it
Lady — the “high class” and happy lady who makes a speech and gives out awards
Mrs Dogg— the helpful wife of Dogg. (doesn’t speak much)

Hamlet

Bernardo
Marcellus
Francisco
Claudius
Gertrude
Hamlet
Horatio
Ghost
Polonius
Ophelia
3 Puppets
Laertes
Gravedigger
Osric

Cahoot’s Macbeth

Macbeth
Lady M
Banquo (ALSO CAHOOTO])
Macduff
Ross
Duncan
Malcom
Witch 1
Witch 2
Witch 3
Murderer 1
Murderer 2
Lennox
Messenger

The People Watching the Play

Inspector — oppressor of the arts
Hostess — it’s her living room that is the venue for the play
2 Policeman — working for Inspector
Easy — here he is again; ties the two plays together

 

 

El Crocodor - Opens October 3! Tickets now on sale!

Thu, September 12, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that tickets are now on sale for the first show of our 40th season: El Crocodor!

El Crocodor
By Peter Anderson and Sandra Head
Directed by Allyn Walton
Musical direction by Scott Maynard

A huge hit on the Guild stage 20 years ago, El Crocodor is back!

In this hilarious musical, a group of fifth-rate vaudevillians are exiled from El Crocodor and continue their subversive and hilarious cabaret act in Canada. Fabulous musical numbers, stupid human tricks, and bingo - what more could you ask for in a night’s entertainment?

Featuring:
Brenda Barnes
Sheridan Curteanu
Brian Fidler
Daniel Little
Annie O’Connor
Telek Rogan
Fiona Solon
Brandon Wicke

October 3 to October 19, Wednesday to Saturday.
Preview Wednesday Oct 2 ($10)
Pay-what-you-decide Wednesday October 9

All shows 8pm sharp - Doors open at 7pm
Tickets $30
Available at yukontickets.com
and soon at Whitehorse Motors

Guild Hall Announces 40th Anniversary Season!

Tue, July 23, 2019

The Guild Hall is proud to announce its 40th anniversary season – a selection of plays that speaks to the theatre company’s remarkable history in Whitehorse and its vision for the future.

This year, the Guild will present four productions – all helmed by local directors:

El Crocodor, written by Peter Anderson, directed by Allyn Walton;
Dogg’s Hamlet and Cahoot’s Macbeth, by Tom Stoppard, directed by Mary Sloan;
The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, by Robert Morgan, Martha Ross and Leah
Cherniak, directed by Claire Ness; and
Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn, directed by Brian Fidler.

“We start our season with El Crocodor, which was my first show at the Guild and a huge hit 20 years ago. It’s wild and hilarious – it hooked me on the Guild way back then and I know it will hook audiences today. Then by the end of the season we’ll be mounting Mr. Burns, an amazing contemporary play about the role the Simpsons TV show could play in a post-apocalyptic future,” said Brian Fidler, Artistic Director. “And in between we have two Stoppard one acts and a Canadian classic. So it’s really a season that reflects where the Guild has been, what our local talent can achieve, and where we could go in the next four decades!”

In addition to the four productions, the Guild’s annual haunted house event and our Comedy series, the Guild will also put on two special events this year to mark its 40 anniversary. In September, the Guild will present Stories and Songs from 40 years and in December will mount a staged reading of A Yukon-famous Christmas Carol featuring a star-studded cast of local celebrities.

For more information on the season plays and schedule, please see the additional info by clicking on shows & events or contact Brian Fidler at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please message General Manager Brandon Wicke at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

 

This Season at the Guild