Matchmaker auditions

Gallery 7 Theatre will be holding open auditions for The Matchmaker, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Thornton Wilder.

The show is the final production in the group’s 20th anniversary season.

Auditions will take place on Thursday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m.  at MEI Theatre, 4081 Clearbrook Rd.

Male and female performers aged 16 to 65 are invited to attend, along with those interested in working behind the scenes.

The Matchmaker follows Horace Vandergelder, a shrewd and wealthy merchant, who is ready to get married.

Securing the services of a matchmaker, Vandergelder entrusts his shop to the care of his clerks while he heads to New York City in search of love.

Tired of their mundane lives and longing for romance, the clerks close up shop and embark on their own adventure to the city.

Things really get complicated when they nearly run into their boss in the city streets.

A series of episodes of hide-and-seek ensue in the adventure that inspired the smash-hit Broadway musical, Hello Dolly.

“What better way to end our 20th anniversary season than with a comedy about love and adventure,” said Gallery 7 Theatre’s executive artistic director, Ken Hildebrandt.

The Matchmaker will be directed by actor, film consultant and theatre director, Annette Reilly.

It will run June 10 and 11, 16-18 and 23-25 at 7:30 p.m. with additional matinees on June 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

All interested individuals are asked to sign up for the audition by calling 604-504-5940, emailing info@gallery7theatre.com, or going online to www.gallery7theatre.com.

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