The Guild announces 2023-23 season

Whitehorse, Yukon. October 9, 2022

The Guild announced its 2022-23 season today with three exciting mainstage productions as well as regular comedy nights and workshops.

“Our 2022-23 season starts in less than a month! Join us for a full season of award-winning plays, hilarious comedy nights and wonderful performances by local actors and comedians” Artistic Director Brian Fidler, said. “I’d also like to welcome anyone who is interested in participating in community theatre to reach out to us at the Guild opportunities. We are always looking to welcome new artists and I’m happy to discuss our season with both established and aspiring artists and performers.”

This season the Guild’s mainstage productions are as follows.

The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman
Directed by Brian Fidler, Musical Direction by Scott Maynard,
Choreography by Allyn Walton
October 26 to November 12, 2022

Mel Brooks’ electrifying adaptation of his cult classic film will leave you in stitches! Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of Igor, a hunchbacked sidekick, and Inga, a leggy lab assistant, Frederick brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. When his monstrous creation escapes, hilarity abounds! Young Frankenstein is presented through special arrangement with Musical Theatre International (MTI).

The Wolves

By Sarah DeLappe
Directed by Meredith Pritchard and Katelyn Clark
February 15 to March 4, 2023

Every week a girls indoor soccer team gathers to practice and talk about everything from sex to society. Friendships and tensions build as they struggle with their identities as individuals and as a team. Grappling with life’s big questions how will these young women navigate their world when an unforeseen tragedy strikes?

A finalist for the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and winner of both an Obie award and a New York Times critic’s pick, this compelling drama play takes an insightful and honest look at the lives of young women.


By David Lindsay-Abaire
Directed by Elizabeth Stepkowski Tarhan
April 12 to 29, 2023

From the playwright who penned Good People and Rabbit Hole, comes this hilarious look at how far people may go to get what they want.

To call Abby disagreeable is an understatement. Stubbornly defiant and cantankerous, her one joy is the sunny room in her senior living facility that she enjoys all to herself. When she is forced to share it with a new roommate, perpetually cheerful Marilyn, Abby vows to get rid of her. Soon a bet is made between the two women that quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upmanship that pushes both elderly women to the brink.

In addition to the Guild’s three mainstage productions, it will also have a full slate of comedy nights, produced by the one and only Jenny Hamilton, improv workshops and special events throughout the year.

For more information on our 2022-23 season, please visit our website at or the Guild’s Facebook page.


Brian Fidler, Artistic Director, Guild Hall

Auditions for The Guild's fall production of Young Frankenstein

Whitehorse, Yukon. May 26, 2022

We're thrilled to announce auditions for the Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, our first mainstage production of our 2022-23 season, will happen June 17th thru 19th at the Guild.

To book an audition, email:
Each audition will consist of reading sides from the play and singing a song you’ve prepared (a capella or bring your own backing track).


  • Audition dates: Thursday June 16, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19.
  • Callbacks: week of June 20 to 24
  • First read thru: July 5th
  • Music/choreography rehearsals: Aug 15 to Sept 4, 3 times a week.
  • If you have summer plans, audition, audition, audition! We will do our best to work around summer plans!

  • Staging rehearsals: Sept 6 - Oct 21, typically, Tues through Fri 7 to 10pm; Sat & Sun 12 to 4pm
  • Tech weekend - Oct 22 & Oct 23
  • Dress rehearsal - Oct. 25
  • Performances - Oct 26 to Nov 12, Wed. thru Sat.
  • Strike: Nov. 13

Once the play is cast all the performers will get the music and the script and have the opportunity to learn the music and the lines before we get into the rehearsal hall. This will allow people to work at their own speed on their own time and enable us to have a flexible rehearsal schedule once regular rehearsals begin in September.

About the play

The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein
Book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan. Music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.
Original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman.
Directed by Brian Fidler.
Musical direction Scott Maynard.
Choreography Allyn Walton

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein inherits his family’s estate in Transylvania. With the help of Igor, a hunchbacked sidekick, and Inga, a leggy lab assistant, Frederick brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather’s. When his monstrous creation escapes, hilarity abounds!


Dr. Frederik Frankenstein
The Monster
Elizabeth Benning
Frau Blücher
Inspector Hans Kemp
The Hermit
Dr. Victor von Frankenstein
Ensemble: gravediggers, villagers, medical students, passengers, mad scientists

A note from director Brian Fidler

This Musical is a total blast! It’s ridiculous and delightfully funny and I’m excited to jump in with both feet to direct this cult classic. If you’ve seen the movie then you have a good idea of the degree of silliness that the Musical holds- come and play!

Scott Maynard will be our Musical Director and if you’ve worked with Scott then you know what a gem he is. And if you haven’t worked with Scott- then you have the opportunity of working with a talented vocal coach who really knows his stuff- and he’s lovely too! With the amazing Allyn Walton choreographing, rehearsals for Young Frankenstein are guaranteed to be as joyful and wacky as the play itself.


The Guild is committed to inclusive casting. We encourage performers who self-identify as members of under-represented communities to audition. If there are any accessibility obstacles preventing you from auditioning please let us know and we will work with you to overcome them. We value a multiplicity of world views and aim to create a welcoming environment for all artists.


YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

The Guild announces 2021-22 season, new board of directors!

Whitehorse, Yukon. September 14th, 2021

The Guild shared its upcoming season and elected a new board of directors at its annual general meeting in Whitehorse this past Sunday. The 2021-22 season marks the second consecutive season where our community theatre has been fortunate enough to produce live theatre for in-person audiences during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, we will present three full-scale productions:

  • A Dinner Party, written by Christopher Duthie, directed by Clare Preuss
  • WROL (Without Rule of Law), by Michaela Jeffery, directed by Meredith Pritchard
  • The Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, music and lyrics by Mel Brooks, original direction and choreography by Susan Stroman, directed by Brian Fidle

“The Guild’s upcoming season begins with an absurd twist on a dinner party, then turns to a teenage perspective on surviving an apocalypse, and ends with the unabashed joy of a Mel Brooks musical. We can’t wait to share these three wonderful plays with Yukon audiences,” Brian Fidler, Guild artistic director, said.

In addition to the three full productions, the Guild is working with the Music, Art and Drama program at Wood Street School to present an ongoing workshop process through the fall of 2021. This initiative is being led by Sharon Shorty. Shorty will direct MAD students in a reading for high schools of Tara Beagan’s short play They Know Not What They Do. She will also lead exploration of other theatre work centred on the history of Indian Residential Schools. This initiative is in collaboration with the MAD program, with support from The Committee on Abuse in Residential Schools (CAIRS) Society and Gwaandak Theatre.

The Guild continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation closely. For the first production of 2021-22, we are strongly recommending patrons wear masks. We will also keep 2-metre physical distancing between audience groupings and our ventilation system will run throughout performances. We will announce changes to our COVID-19 protocols should they occur.

Brian Filder
Artistic Director
Guild Hall

Call for Indigenous Artists

Whitehorse, Yukon. March 15, 2021

The Guild and Gwaandak Theatre are working together on an Indigenous-focused production this spring: Dreary and Izzy by Tara Beagan, directed by Katey Wattam.

We're looking to gauge interest from local Indigenous artists to fill design and production roles for this play. These would be lead roles, supported through mentorship.

Experience is great but isn't necessary. We're looking for enthusiastic people with a background in related arts who most importantly have a strong interest in exploring their art in theatre. There will be an honorarium for these positions.

We're looking for folx interested in the following areas:

  • costume design
  • props design
  • stage management

Work on the production begins in early April and runs through mid-May.

Have questions? Would like to learn more? Please email Brian Fidler at

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