Open Auditions For Shadowlands Set For October 14

By October 10, 2014Arts/Culture

Submitted. Gallery 7 Theatre will be holding open auditions for William Nicholson’s Shadowlands, the theatre’s second production of the 2014/2015 Refined by Fire Theatre Season, on Tuesday, October 14 at 6:30PM. The auditions are open to all male performers ages 25 – 60, and to all young male performers ages 10 – 14. They will be held at Gallery 7 Theatre’s new rehearsal hall at Huntington Station, #100 – 34595 3rd Ave, Abbotsford.

The serene world of C.S. Lewis, Oxford professor, famous author and determined bachelor, is turned inside out when he is visited by the spirited poet, Joy Gresham. What starts as a cordial friendship transforms into an ardent romance. When Joy develops terminal cancer, C.S. Lewis is forced to re-think his stoic philosophy on pain and suffering and experiences love and compassion on an entirely new level. This heart-warming West-End and Broadway hit explores the power of love, and how suffering and loss can both challenge and transform a person’s character and resolve.

“Shadowlands is a powerful and inspirational story of love and commitment,” explains Ken Hildebrandt, Executive/Artistic Director of Gallery 7 Theatre. “But it also explores the important distinction and tension between philosophical intellectualism, and the real-world experience of relationships and hardship. The play is both challenging and uplifting as a result.”

Shadowlands will run January 23 & 24, 29 – 31, 2015 @ 7:30 PM with discount matinees on January 24 & 31 at 2:00 PM at the Abbotsford Arts Centre, 2329 Crescent Avenue, Abbotsford. Call-back auditions will be held on October 18th and rehearsals will commence the week of November 5th. The production will be directed by Lloyd Arnett, faculty member and professor of theatre at Trinity Western University’s School for the Arts, Media & Culture.

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 auditions.

Season passes for the entire 2014/2015 “Refined by Fire” Theatre season are now available through the theatre’s website, or by contacting House of James at 2743 Emerson Street, Abbotsford or 604-852-3701. Please visit for details.

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