Performing for Vanier College Productions (VCP) is a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the world of theatrical performance, as our performers experience many of the processes associated with professional theatre such as routine rehearsals, team building among your cast and crew, scene work with your director(s), blocking and choreography, and of course performing for an audience. Each season there are a number of performance opportunities including Vanier Improv Company (VIC), Show Choir, plays, musicals and original creations.
When auditioning for VCP, we strive to create a relaxed and welcoming environment, but most importantly, we want you to have fun at your audition. Most auditions take place in September as it marks the start of our season. We conduct company-wide, or general auditions and we ask everyone to do a bit of improv, to perform a monologue, and to sing a song. Lastly, you will be auditioning on an orange carpet (we’re not kidding… it’s tradition!).
Preparing for your audition
We recognize that not everyone has experience with singing. This is why we accept a prepared song, but also accept something as simple as “Happy Birthday.” This process is more to hear what your voice sounds like and to see a willingness to sing in front of people.
Music accompaniment is not required but is accepted (please provide your own CD/MP3, etc. as well as your own device to play it on). Please note we may request to hear you sing without accompaniment, so please don’t be alarmed if this occurs.
Monologues can be prepared in advance, but we encourage students to make use of our standard audition monologues which we provide once you arrive at your audition. Don’t worry, you will have a moment before your audition time to review it and you are not expected to memorize it, just do your best to look away from the page when you are performing for us.
This is a standard for all who audition, even if you are not interested in the Vanier Improv Company (VIC). Similar to song, this is about a willingness to try.
With this portion being “improv”, there is absolutely nothing to prepare for in advance.
We know auditioning can be an intimidating experience, but we are here to support you! If you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to reach out.