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Please send submissions or inquiries to our Play Selection Committee Chair, Hermione Rivison:

THE PETERBOROUGH THEATER GUILD IS A COMMUNITY OF VOLUNTEERS.  From onstage volunteers to backstage crew, to ushers and ticket sellers, we are all volunteers.  Please take a look at our volunteer opportunities and come join in the fun. All are welcome!

Fiddler on the Roof

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof

Music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Joseph Stein

Directed by Jerry Allen
Produced by Pat Hooper

This coming season, PTG is staging the classic musical, Fiddler on the Roof, in February, 2024, at Showplace Performance Centre. 

One of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, and winner of 9 Tony Awards, including best musical, the show has been revived five times on Broadway over the last 60 years, as recently as 2015. Our show will be directed by Jerry Allen and produced by Pat Hooper, with vocal direction by Janina Kraus, choreography by Laura Lawson and orchestra conducted by Peter Sudbury.

Fiddler on the Roof is the compelling story of a man, his family and friends as they struggle to come to terms with a constantly changing, sometimes dangerous world, and its impact on their faith, their village and their whole way of life. The story is both heartwarming and heartbreaking, often humorous, joyful, thought-provoking and life-affirming but also, like all life, part tragedy. You, your family and friends won’t want to miss this riveting theatrical experience!

But why not also consider being part of it, onstage?

There are many lead roles and a strong ensemble cast with lots of opportunities to act, sing and dance. If you’ve always wanted to be on stage, but are fearful of auditions, we promise to make the whole process safe and comfortable for you.  Everybody on our team knows, from personal experience, how difficult auditioning can be.  Because of our understanding, you’ll find our team supportive and affirming every step of the way … right up to closing night!

To audition for a musical, you do have to sing. It can be something you prepare which you feel will show your strengths as a singer, or you can simply sing “Happy Birthday” or “O Canada”! Those two simple tunes will help any music director hear your singing capabilities.

Auditions will be held in the Gwen Brown studio at the Guild on Rogers Street on Sunday afternoon, October 1 from 1:30- 4:00 pm and Monday evening, October 2 from 7:00 until 9:00 pmCallbacks will be Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00!  So, you have lots of time to get ready! Mark it on your calendar now!

If you have any questions you can email us at

There is a whole new, thrilling experience just waiting for you to take the first step! 

Volunteer Backstage

THE GUILD PRODUCES eight or nine plays a year in our own facility. Volunteers make this all possible. It can take a team of up to 100 people to make a show happen. Some work for one evening, some design and build before a show opens and some volunteer each night of performance. Others serve year-round on our Board and other committees.

For those new to theatre, we have skilled and talented people who can work with you while you learn. We always welcome people to fill the following roles:

• Box office (processing ticket orders in advance and at the door)
• Ushers
• Bartenders
• Set building
• Set painting
• Props (creating and locating them and managing them backstage during a play)
• Technical (running sound and lighting)
• Stagehand
• Stage make-up (experience with make-up helps)
• Production assistant
• Costumes (sewing experience needed)
• Dressers and wardrobe (assisting with costumes during a play)

Those with more experience can assist with:

• Stage managing
• Producing
• Directing
• Choreographing
• Musical Direction
• Set Design
• Costume Design
• Lighting Design
• Sound Design

To become a Peterborough Theatre Guild Volunteer please fill out our Volunteer Application Form using the button below.

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Please proof read your application before sending to ensure that we have your correct contact info before forwarding to us. Failure to do so may result in a lost opportunity for you.

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For the Kids

THE GUILD IS PROUD to partner with Linda Kash and the Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts (PAPA) to provide classes for young children and teens. Linda and her late husband (Actor Paul O’Sullivan) created PAPA to provide the highest quality drama education to local children and adults alike.

The mission of The Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts is to provide the highest caliber of education in the performing arts to students of all ages and experience, so that they may achieve their fullest potential as artists, and community members. PAPA provides an educational environment that fosters the artistic, intellectual, and personal growth of its students and prepares them for the next level of their artistic education. PAPA shares with the Guild a commitment to uphold the diversity of the community by fostering an environment that is inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all.

Follow the link to PAPA to learn more, or to register your child for classes.

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