The Segal Centre searches for young actors for upcoming world premiere of The Hockey Sweater: A Musical

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical
Book and lyrics by Emil Sher
Music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro
Based on the short story The Hockey Sweater by Roch Carrier, translated into English by Sheila Fischman and published by House of Anansi Press
Directed and Choreographed by Donna Feore

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Segal is currently accepting submissions from young actors and singers for their upcoming world premiere of a musical adaptation of Roch Carrier's beloved story The Hockey Sweater, produced in honour of Montréal's 375th, Canada's 150th, and the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 10th anniversary. The Montréal auditions for the youth roles in The Hockey Sweater: A Musical  will take place on January 8, 2017. The deadline to send in a submission is December 23, 2016. The new musical will premiere at the Segal from October 19 to November 12, 2017 as part of the official program of Montréal's 375th anniversary celebrations.

Great roles for artists between 10 and 15 years old

The Hockey Sweater: A Musical will feature wonderful roles for children  of all ethnic and racial backgrounds, and genders who will be 10 years old as of September 1, 2017. "To retell The Hockey Sweater in 2017 is to not only revisit who we once were but reflect the multicultural society we are today," explained Book Writer and Co-Lyricist Emil Sher (Hana's Suitcase, The Boy in the Moon, and Beneath the Banyan Tree). The casting team are looking for high level talent, but applicants need not have professional experience. "We want to open the opportunity to be considered for a role to all talented young Montrealers." says Segal Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin

Interested young artists may send in their headshot or photo, resumé, and/or a short video submission of themselves singing.  Only those selected for an audition will be contacted and asked to prepare material provided from the show. Submissions may be sent to Rachelle Glait at No phone calls, please. The Hockey Sweater: A Musical will be performed in English.

A timeless tale, reimagined for 2017

Originally published in 1979, The Hockey Sweater recalls Carrier's childhood hockey mishaps during the winter of 1946.

The moving story of a young boy's desire to fit in features music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro (Composer of No Matter What, Variations on a Nervous Breakdown, and Music Supervisor on The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical), and will be directed and choreographed by Donna Feore (her multiple Stratford Festival credits include A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, and Crazy for You). The musical celebrates a cherished part of our past through a contemporary lens.

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SOURCE Segal Centre for Performing Arts

For further information: For interviews and media inquiries: Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Kayla Elman, Director of Sales, Marketing and Communications, 514 739-2301 ext. 8350,; Society for the Celebrations of Montréal's 375th Anniversary, Isabelle Pelletier, Media Relations, 514 238-4178,


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