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Video Self-Tape Audition Submissions

NOTICE OF REQUEST for Video Self-Tape Audition Submissions

Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop
Directed by Brian Hill


DAMN YANKEES is a delightful, fast-paced, crowd-pleasing, romantic musical.

We are casting male and female Ensemble members.

In all that we do, the SHAW FESTIVAL is committed to reflecting the diversity of our community and our country. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome and encourage submissions from individuals with proper credentials, of all gender identities, cultures, ethnicities, sexual orientations, and abilities. Working with a canon of plays written primarily in English, we audition and perform primarily in English.

  • 1st music rehearsals Feb 22, 2022
  • Previews begin April 23
  • Closes October 9

This role will run in rep with another show as part of the Shaw Festival’s 2022 Season, TBD.


Music: Artists are asked to sing and record their best up-tempo musical theatre song.
Dance: Artists are asked to watch and record the dance combos included.

1) Link to women’s combination and tutorial

2) Link to men’s combination and tutorial

3) Link to Blue Skies Track (Ella Fitzgerald)

Combo begins 12ish seconds in (2nd verse)

Video self-tape audition submissions will be viewed by Artistic Director, Tim Carroll, Associate Artistic Director, Kimberley Rampersad, Director Brian Hill, Music Director Paul Sportelli, Choreographer Allison Plamondon. Once submissions have been viewed and actors are selected for call-backs, video audition submissions will be destroyed


  • Deadline to submit self-tape Saturday December 4, 2021 @ 5pm
  • Call-backs will be held TBD
  • Please submit self-tape auditions to
  • If questions, contact Stéphanie Filippi, Company Manager

The Shaw Festival engages Equity actors under the Canadian Theatre Agreement.

About the Shaw Festival

Inspired by the spirit of Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival is one of North America’s finest repertory theatres. Nestled in the heart of the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, located on the banks of Lake Ontario, The Shaw is twenty minutes away from Niagara Falls, and less than a two-hour drive to Toronto, in Canada.

The Shaw Festival is a place where people who are curious about the world gather to share the unique experience of live theatre and to create a deeper human connection with the artists, the beauty and abundance of Niagara and with each other.


Thank you for your interest in the Shaw Festival

As one of the world’s leading theatre companies and Niagara’s 20 largest employers, The Shaw is dedicated to an ongoing process of increasing diversity and inclusion in our audiences, our programs, and in all of our hiring for staff, artists, and in the recruiting of board members. The Shaw is committed to a future when our theatres joyously draw on and include all peoples, fully reflective of the world around us. As such, the Shaw Festival is an equal opportunity employer committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. We encourage and invite applications from applicants who identify as Indigenous, Black or as persons of colour (IBPOC), the LGBTQ2+ communities and those identifying as gender fluid. In accordance with Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), and in keeping with our wish to ensure a fully inclusive environment, please advise Human Resources if you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process. We will be happy to assist.

We acknowledge and honour the land upon which we gather as the historic and traditional territory of First Nations peoples. In particular we recognize and thank the Neutral Nation, the Mississauga and the Haudenosaunee for their stewardship of these lands over millennia.

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