July 2, 2015
The Burlington Performing Arts Centre is now accepting applications for auditions to take place this September for a Lobby Showcase initiative to take place during the professional presenting Season, starting in the Fall of 2015.
As part of the Community Engagement initiative, The Centre is looking for local talent in Burlington and surrounding areas to showcase prior to a selection of events in our Main Theatre throughout the 2015/2016 Season.The Centre's goal is to provide these local acts with greater exposure - to introduce these artists to our patrons, and a wider audience - encouraging local artists on their way to becoming better known in the community or in their pursuit of a professional career.
These showcases are to complement the show in Main Theatre (e.g. dance, if Main Theatre featured show is modern dance or ballet, or singer/songwriters/instrumentalists if the Main Theatre featured show is a musician or singer).
There is no remuneration for the Lobby Showcases but artists will get an opportunity to market their brand at that time, while reaching a new audience. The artists may also be added to the City of Burlington’s Artists database, with their permission.
The selected performers will get one of 8 Lobby Showcase spots available throughout the 15/16 Presenting Season and they, as well as others selected, may also get a chance to be featured in the Culture Days celebrations, September 25 to 27, 2015.
We are looking for singer/songwriters, dancers, singers (pop, jazz, blues, folk, classical), bands or combos, instrumentalists and soloists (classical, jazz, etc.), performance art, comedy. etc.
Please submit the following by email to: BPACAuditions@burlington.ca
Please include photos, a short biography and background information, a description of the act or performer, any links to YouTube videos if available, and contact information.
Dateline for submissions is July 24, 2015.
There are limited spots available so only the acts or artists selected will be contacted with an audition date and time. Auditions will take place on September 19 and 20, from 10am to 5pm.
Any further inquiries may be made to Community Engagement Manager, Costin Manu, at