Auditions for Fantasticks on March 28th...
Written by Ken Hildebrandt   
Thursday, 15 March 2012 19:49
The_FantasticksGallery 7 Theatre of Abbotsford B.C. will be holding open auditions for its final production of the 2011/2012 season, The Fantasticks, dubbed the longest running musical in Broadway history. Written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, the production will run June 8 – 23 at the MEI Theatre in Abbotsford.


"I've wanted to include this show in our season for a while now," says Ken Hildebrandt, Gallery 7 Theatre's Executive Artistic Director. "It's a beautiful story about family, love, innocence and when that innocence is shattered."


Set on a simple platform suggesting a timeless period and nameless location, a story of love plays out as young sweet-hearts enjoy innocent bliss and romance. When they discover their courtship is the result of the manipulations of their two fathers, the seeds of rebellion are sown and the temptations of the world threaten to pull them apart forever. Also billed the most produced musical in history, this entertaining and beautifully written story of love and self-discovery features such famous songs as Try to Remember.


The Fantasticks will be directed by Langley resident, Charlene Crawford, a renaissance woman in theatre. She performed in both The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Chickens at Gallery 7 Theatre, has stage managed numerous productions, also for Gallery 7 Theatre, and has co-directed productions of Twelve and Revolution elsewhere. She was also the drama program director for two years at North Langley Community Church.


Auditions will be held on Wednesday, March 28 2012 at 6:30 PM at the MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Road, Abbotsford, and are open to male and female performers ages 16 & up. Interested individuals will be asked to read a brief monologue and sing a short musical number. Previous acting, music and dance experience are a plus, however all who possess performance and music skills are encouraged to audition. Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the auditions.


For more information, an audition package and to register, please call Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at


Gallery 7 Theatre's current production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde runs until March 24th. For tickets, please call House of James at 604-504-5940. For details on this and the entire 2011/2012 theatre season at Gallery 7 Theatre, please visit their website at

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