Audition Notice

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is currently seeking submissions from adult actors for the second production in our 50th Anniversary season of theatre for young audiences- The AlliHippoRhinoCrocodilligator.

Play-acting, play on words, and just plain play! We’ve dug deep into the Kaleidoscope Archives to bring back this beloved musical production that we first staged in 1976! A theatrical adventure for young audiences using poetry, music, movement, and visual images to explore the wonder of word, sound, and colour in an exuberant celebration.

Auditions will be held in-person at the Kaleidoscope Arts Centre on Friday, October 27, 2023. Daytime and Evening spots will be available.

Please Prepare:

  • Actors are asked to prepare 1 monologue, poem, or movement piece of their choosing, totaling no more than 2 minutes in length.
  • 1 children’s song or uptempo musical theatre selection, no more than 2 minutes in length. An accompanist will be provided.

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres and engage professional artists under the terms of the Canadian Theatre Agreement and Article 55:00, Theatre For Young Audiences.


Please indicate in your submission if you play any musical instruments and at what level. 


Auditions will be held in person at the Kaleidoscope Arts Centre located in downtown Victoria. 


  • ● Rehearsals Commence: February 20, 2024
  • ● Performances Dates: March 7-17, 2024
  • ● Rehearsal Location: Victoria, BC


How to Submit: Please send a CV and Headshot to 

Please title your documents using your first initial and last name, following this example: ‘J. Doe – AHRC.PDF”


Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.


Learn More About the Production


Please note that these auditions are for adult artists only. 



Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People is an equal opportunity company. Decisions by Kaleidoscope concerning casting, employment, and every aspect of the individual’s relationship and participation with Kaleidoscope are based on talent and qualifications without regard to race, colour, sexual orientation, religion, sex, age, nationality or ethnic origin, disability, and/or other categories protected by law. Kaleidoscope is dedicated to reflecting Canada’s rich mosaic of cultural diversity and encourages submissions from artists of all ethnocultural backgrounds.

Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People acknowledges with respect the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples on whose traditional territory Kaleidoscope works and the Songhees, Esquimalt and WSÁNEĆ peoples whose historical relationships with the land continue to this day.

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