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Audition Notice

Side By Side By Sondheim

Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Directed by Scott Hurst

Musical Direction by Marion Abbott

Produced by Richard Birch & Mel Hinch

A musical revue featuring music composed for Broadway and Film by Stephen Sondheim.

Character to be Cast


At this time, we are only looking for 1 Female Mezzo-Soprano, able to play ages 25-45

Audition Format


Candidate’s Choice of either: In-Person Audition on Friday, January 13, or Submitting a Video Auditions by Friday, January 13.

Candidates are asked to prepare a Sondheim song of their choice; it does not need to be lengthy, but it should show the candidate’s vocal range and, if possible, show their ability to tell a story. Candidates are required to bring their own accompaniment recording to in-person auditions as an accompanist will not be available; we will however provide a Bluetooth speaker. For possible song choices feel free to go to this link: (591) Marion Abbott - YouTube.

For clarification, or to set up an appointment, please contact Producer, Richard Birch, at

Rehearsal Information


Rehearsals begin on the afternoon of Sunday, February 12, with rehearsals on Monday and Thursday evenings; all rehearsals will be in Cookstown. The Technical Dress Rehearsal is on Sunday, April 30 and we have scheduled two full Dress Rehearsals on Monday, May 1 and Tuesday, May 2, 2023. Please let us know if you have any conflicts with these rehearsal dates.

Show Dates

May 4 to 21, 2023, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Cookstown Town Hall (The South Simcoe Theatre), 1 Hamilton Street, Cookstown, Ontario. Cast members are required to be available for all production dates without exception.

Covid Policies


In keeping with Town of Innisfil and other Government guidelines, this theatre will comply with any mandated COVID-19 health regulations. While not mandatory at this time, mask wearing may be encouraged at certain times during the rehearsal period.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion


The South Simcoe Theatre encourages inclusion, representation, and accessibility in all its endeavours:
everyone is welcome both on stage and off. In that spirit, we encourage diversity in our casting process.




Role is non-Equity/non-paying.



Email Richard Birch, Producer or Mel Hinch, Producer,

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