Auditions For Canadian Comedy/Drama Halo, Set For October 25th

By October 5, 2016Arts/Culture

Submitted. Gallery 7 Theatre is pleased to be holding open auditions for its January/February production of Josh MacDonald’s Halo on Tuesday, October 25th at 6:30 PM at the theatre’s administration and rehearsal hall, #100 – 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford. The audition is open to all community performers ages 16 – 70.


When the image of Jesus Christ appears on the wall of a Tim Horton’s restaurant in Natley, Nova Scotia, the town is thrown in to euphoric chaos. Is this appearance a miracle? A hoax?


While the townsfolk contemplate difficult questions about faith, life and love, a father quietly wrestles with his own faith as he deals with a tragedy that has left his daughter in a coma. Hilarious, moving and challenging all at the same time, this play has become a Canadian classic.


Halo is a comical, yet tender story of love, faith and relationships,” explains Ken Hildebrandt, executive/artistic director for Gallery 7 Theatre. “The play asks important questions about commercialism, sensationalism and cynicism while exploring the grittier side of faith in tough, very personal circumstances. The show is wildly fun and contains plenty of humour, but it also challenges audiences to think.”


Halo will run January 27 & 28, February 1 – 4, 2017 @ 7:30 PM with discount matinees on Jan. 28 & Feb. 4 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Way, Abbotsford. Rehearsals will commence the week of November 21st and the production will be directed by Ken Hildebrandt.

“I am pleased to be presenting such a fine example of Canadian drama in our season this year, especially as we celebrate our nation’s 150th birthday,” concludes Hildebrandt. “A lot of the play takes place in a Tim Hortons – you can’t get more Canadian than that!”


To register for the audition, or for more information, please contact Gallery 7 Theatre at 604-504-5940 or visit their website at Those interested in working behind the scenes are also invited to attend the audition.


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