AUDITION TIME FOR PANTO, 'NUTCRACKER'
It's audition time for some fall/winter theatre and dance shows, including a couple of long-running productions in Surrey.
This week, Fraser Valley Gilbert & Sullivan Society is holding auditions for its 26th musical-comedy pantomime, called Phantom of the Panto.
A large cast of men, women and children is required for 10 lead parts and 20 members of the chorus and junior chorus, in which the minimum age is six.
The Reginald Pillay-produced panto, inspired by Phantom of the Opera, will hit Surrey Arts Centre's main stage from Nov. 28 to Dec. 9, with rehearsals set to begin Tuesday, Sept. 11.
Auditions for the show will be held in Surrey on Tuesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 6. Because so many people are expected to want to get involved, auditions are by appointment only (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Meanwhile, Royal City Youth Ballet is holding auditions for its yearly production of The Nutcracker, which stops at Surrey Arts Centre for a number of shows from Dec. 13 to 16. Audition times are Sept. 9 and Sept. 16 in New Westminster. For details, call 604-521-7290 or visit www. royalcityyouthballet.org.
CALL FOR MODELS AT MORGAN CROSSING
In South Surrey, an open casting call for runway models is being held Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Shops at Morgan Crossing, from 10 a.m. to noon at #110-15795 Croydon Dr., in the corner unit beside Dunn's Tailors.
Casting is for both male and female models for a runway show on the evening of Sept. 20; models must meet some requirements, including height and age.
Those who attend should bring a portfolio (if you have previous experience); females must wear high heels and fitted clothing, bring a hair elastic to tie hair back and wear little or no makeup.
Compensation will include professional runway training, a gift basket and professional pictures. For complete details, email info@theshopsatmorgancrossing. com or call 778-545-2673.
EID EVENT SATURDAY AT LIBRARY IN NORTH DELTA
People are welcome to celebrate EidulFitr at George Mackie Library this Saturday, Sept. 8 from 11 a.m to 1 p.m.
The North Delta library, in partnership with B.C. Muslim Association and the Surrey Mosque, invites everyone to learn about Eid from the perspective of the Muslim faith and Islam. The library is located at 8440 112th St., North Delta. For info, call 604-594-8155.
MARKET DATES AT SURREY CITY HALL
The lobby of Surrey city hall is a place for farmers' markets events on select dates.
The events happen every second Thursday, including Sept. 6 and Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. As part of each market, food carts will be available in city hall's east parking lot.