Lawyer Show 2019 Auditions

Casting Call for Lawyers!


Always wanted to try acting on the stage… instead of in the courtroom? Are you a lawyer, judge, associate, clerk or firm administrator?

Nightwood Theatre is accepting submissions for our 10th annual Lawyer Show, where 35 members of the legal community take the stage as actors, alongside our lawyer band. No previous acting experience is required – all are welcome!

Sign-up Period: September 17 - October 17, 2018
Auditions: October 21 - 23, 2018
Callbacks: October 28 - 29, 2018
Rehearsals Start: March 3, 2019
Performances: June 6 - 8, 2019

Download the AUDITION PACKAGE HERE for all the details!



Signups for our auditions begin September 17 and close October 17, 2018.
To audition for Mamma Mia! simply email Naz Afsahi at naz [at] with the following:


    • A recent picture of yourself (jpeg format please)
    • Your preferred 10 min audition time/date (please note that while we do our best to accommodate your preferred time and date, the auditions slots fill up very quickly)


• Sunday, October 21 (5pm - 10pm) *Fully Booked*
• Monday, October 22 (5pm - 10pm) *Fully Booked*
• Tuesday, October 23 (7pm - 10pm) *Fully Booked*


• Sunday, October 28 (12 - 8 pm)
• Monday, October 29 (5 - 10 pm)

Please note that only select individuals for lead roles will be brought back for callbacks. If you have auditioned but have not received a callback notice, you may still be considered for some secondary and chorus roles. We will not be making final casting decisions until callbacks are completed. We will follow up with each auditionee to let them know the casting decisions by mid-November.

LOCATION: Ernest Balmer Studio in the Distillery (9 Trinity St., Studio 315).

Please note: Your initial audition will take approximately 10 minutes from start to finish. Not everyone will be contacted for callbacks (many roles will be cast from the auditions directly), but please try to keep these dates available as we will be assigning callback times for lead and secondary characters (times may vary from 15 min to an hour, depending on the role being cast).


1. A short scene from Mamma Mia

    • Please choose only one the options below. Your scene selection does not have to reflect the role(s) you are hoping for.
    • Though you do NOT have to memorize the scene for the audition, we recommend you review and familiarize yourself with the text. Someone will read the other characters for your audition.


  • Ali,_Lisa_and_Sophie.pdf
  • Bill_and_Sophie.pdf
  • Donna_(with_Tonya_and_Rosie).pdf
  • Harry_and_Donna.pdf
  • Sam_and_Donna.pdf
  • Sophie_and_Sky.pdf
  • Tonya_and_Rosie_(with_Donna).pdf

  • 2. A ONE-MINUTE song (or part thereof) of your choice

      • It is NOT necessarily for this song to be from the show. Note that you will be singing a capella (without music accompaniment). Our Music Director will be present and can provide accompaniment on the piano (please bring along your sheet music).



    We will contact you about specific times for callbacks. Please prepare the scenes and songs associated with your callback role once you are notified which role(s) you will be reading for during your callback.


  • Bill + Rosie.pdf
  • Donna + Sam.pdf
  • Donna.pdf
  • Harry.pdf
  • Rosie + Tanya.pdf
  • Sam.pdf
  • Sky + Sophie.pdf
  • Sophie + Ali + Lisa.pdf
  • Sophie.pdf
  • Tanya.pdf

  • Ali + Lisa + Sophie Callbacks.pdf
  • Bill + Rosie Callbacks.pdf
  • Donna + Sophie Callbacks.pdf
  • Harry + Bill + Sam Callbacks.pdf
  • Harry + Donna Callbacks.pdf
  • Sam + Donna Callbacks.pdf
  • Sophie + Sky Callbacks.pdf
  • Tonya + Rosie Callbacks.pdf

    Commitment Period: March 3 - June 08, 2019

    Rehearsal Schedule
    Sundays from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm & Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
    Rehearsals Begin: Sunday, March 03, 2019. We do not rehearse on CIVIC HOLIDAYS.

    Tech Week
    Sunday, June 02 - June 05, 2019
    You will be required for at least one full day of tech rehearsal (traditionally Wednesday, TBC).

    Thursday, June 06 - Saturday, June 08, 2019

    Please note: The Lawyer Show is a benefit performance. Each lawyer-actor is required to purchase a minimum of 10 tickets to the show for your friends, colleagues and family ($650, with a two-thirds tax receipt-able portion). Revenues are also generated via sponsorships from various firms and legal associations, silent auction items, ad-sales and other opportunities. For more details on supporting the lawyer show, contact Victoria Laberge at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



    “I was thrilled to be involved in the production. I learned a great deal… and was very proud of the lawyers. Doesn’t get better.” -The Hon. Justice Gloria Epstein, Cameo Appearance

    “For a few months each year the women at Nightwood take a group of hard-working, analytic, often stressed-out lawyers who have careers that dictate they live most waking hours in their heads, and they teach us to live in our hearts… I have left the experience with a new passion for my life in general and inspired to make other positive choices.  In short, for a few months each year, Nightwood gives us a little magic.” - Christine Marchetti, Stanchieri Family Law

    “The Lawyer Show is more than just a ‘show’; it’s an experience. Thank you to the Nightwood team and to my colleagues / cast mates for being talented, supportive, and for setting the bar incredibly high. This experience has made my first year as a member of the profession a monumental one.” - Marco Figliomeni, Cast Member, Shaw Rocket Fund

    “When I tell people how wonderful my life is, a part of me deep inside is screaming “Explain about the Lawyer Show!” But even as I try, I fail to really explain what it is, because some things cannot be explained. Some things must be experienced, and the only way to share them is a silent understanding with others who have experienced them too. And because you experienced the Lawyer Show with me you already know what I mean.” - Dany Horovitz, Cast Member, TD Bank


    Contact Naz Afsahi with any questions about the lawyer show:
    (416) 944-1740 ext. 8 or naz [at]

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