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What’s On (Calgary): Jesus Christ Superstar – Front Row Centre Players

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March 27th – April 11th, 2015

Front Row Centre Players’ Amateur Production of
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Josef Vermeulen (Assistant Director Janos Zeller)

Tickets at 403-246-8505

Did you see I waved? I believe in you and God so tell me that I’m saved.

Against the backdrop of corporate America and the Occupy Wall Street movement, the story of a social and political rebel in a time of turmoil rings true again. What better way to tell that story than to use a parallel of contemporary celebrity worship that the western world is very familiar with.

What then to do about this Jesus-mania? Miracle wonder-man – hero of fools. No riots, no army, no fighting, no slogans –one thing to say for him, Jesus is cool.

As Jesus’ radical teachings are evermore embraced, Judas increasingly questions the enlightened motives of this new prophet, resulting in betrayal. Christ’s final days are dramatized with emotional intensity and thought-provoking edge, propelled by a stirring score that is by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender to illuminate the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart.

If you’d come today you would have reached a whole nation.

Jesus Christ Superstar contains content that may not be appropriate for younger audiences (parental guidance recommended)

Jesus Christ Superstar is presented through an exclusive arrangement with R & H Theatricals and Two Knights Rights Limited. : www.rnh.com
Logo TM 1996 The Really Useful Group Limited

Education (Toronto): Canada’s National Voice Intensive 2015

Voice Intensive

Voice Intensive

30 Years
Voice + Body + Shakespeare

lbs/sq” performance presents
Canada’s National Voice Intensive 2015
Hosted by AMPD. York University‘s, School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design.
Artistic Director David Smukler

Join us in the research of breath, body, presence, action and the robust rhetoric of Shakespeare. Participants ranging from advanced students to senior professionals will develop and refine skills to enliven their practices. The program provides a rare and unique pedagogical training ground for voice teachers and teachers-in-training who with to deepen their understanding of the multidisciplinary approach.

4-week program
May 17 to June 13, 2015
$2,150.00 plus applicable taxes

3-week program
May 25 to June 13, 2015
$1,450.00 plus applicable taxes

Application deadline: March 15, 2015

Visit our website, www.voiceintensive.org for the downloadable application form

Contact: info@voiceintensive.org

Workshop (Calgary): KJD’s Warm and Fuzzy Cozy Safe Zone of Improvisation – Verb Theatre

Karen Johnson Diamond

Karen Johnson Diamond

KJD’s Warm and Fuzzy Cozy Safe Zone of Improvisation
March 8, 2015 – $60
Lunchbox Rehearsal Hall – 4th Floor, Tower Centre

Are you terrified of improvising? Have you had a bad experience in the past? Have you never, ever, ever had any improv training? Then you will love this workshop. Karen will keep you safe and secure, and cuddle you through some beginner/basic improv. She really CAN take the pressure off; lots of great group work where you can learn technique without the stress of ‘performing-for-others-and-oh-what-if-I-don’t-make everyone laugh?!”. Take some tentative baby steps with Karen, while she holds your hand. And remember, Karen spends a lot of her year teaching grade school students, which means everyone gets a ribbon at the end! WHO’S a good improviser?…..WHO’s a good improviser! YOU ARE! Yes you are! Oh yes you are!

For more info call 403-993-3769

Book your spot in the workshop here:


Call for Volunteers (Calgary): Theatre Transit MARCHDAY! CABARET!

We are searching for volunteers to help us make the Marchday! Cabaret! Happen!

We need volunteers for both Friday March 6 and Saturday March 7 2015.

What’s in it for you?
If you graciously volunteer your time to help us out on the evening of Friday March 6 we will provide:

• Our eternal love and gratitude
• Friendship
• Pizza!
• Promo for whatever you have going on that you’d like us to tell people about
• Access to a Marchday! Cabaret! ARTIST PASS which grants all sorts of great things to the artists (Even cheaper drinks and discounted raffle tickets!)

If you graciously volunteer your time to help us out on Saturday March 7 doing such awesome tasks as Front of House/Ushering and/or set up during the day we will provide:

• Our eternal love and gratitude
• Friendship
• Pizza!
• Promo for whatever you have going on that you’d like us to tell people about
• Free admission into the cabaret (because you’ll be there) AND
• Access to a Marchday! Cabaret! ARTIST PASS which grants all sorts of great things to the artists (Even cheaper drinks and discounted raffle tickets!)

If you’re interested, drop Carly a line at CARLY@THEATRETRANSIT.CA and we will get you all hooked up.

What’s On (Calgary): Girls Gone Wilde Festival 2015 – Urban Curvz Theatre

ggw_bannerUrban Curvz Theatre’s Girls Gone Wilde Festival
Beer! Popcorn! Wits!

This vibrant, bold and hilarious event with the slogan “Show us your wits!” has quickly become a highly anticipated experience of the Calgary Theatre Season, with sold out Late Night Cabaret performances for the past three years. This year the festival is expanding to include a Women in Improv Night (Hosted by Karen Johnson-Diamond and Nicole Zylstra), a staged reading of The Clinic by Alice Nelson (Featuring Elinor Holt, Helen Knight and Cheryl Hutton) and a Women in Theatre Panel Discussion (With Karen Hines, Val Planche, Nikki Loach, Ellen Close, Julia Wasillewski, Janelle Cooper, Jamie Dunsdon and Meg Braem).

“The vision for the festival has always been to keep growing it every year, so that by 2017, Calgary is home to an International Women’s Theatre Festival” says Urban Curvz’ Artistic Director Jacqueline Russell. “This year we are excited about the breadth of artists involved from our incredible local talent pool, and next year we plan to expand our reach nationally. It’s exciting to be building on a event that our audiences find so exhilarating.”

For the fourth annual Late Night Cabaret, more than 30 brave, smart, funny performers will flash their wits on the West Village Theatre stage. The 2015 lineup features a variety multi-disciplinary performances with everything from an atomically correct Ovary and Uterus puppet built by Pape and Taper Puppet Troupe, to the excruciation of a junior high school dance with The Tighty Whities Clown Ensemble.

Other featured performers and creators include: The Wrong Kind of Girls Ukulele Band, Award Winning Playwright Meg Braem, Sketch Comedy Troupe The Late Late Breakfast Show, a Bearded Lady Burlesque from Vancouver performer Beth Scozzafava and more!

For more information and to purchase tickets go to: urbancurvz.com

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): 2015 High School Nextfest


Hi! My name Ellen Chorley and I am the current High School Curator for Nextfest,Theatre Network’s Emerging Artist Festival taking place June 4-14, 2015.

NEXTFEST is an multi-displinary emerging artist festival that was founded by Edmonton’s Theatre Network and has been running in Edmonton for twenty years. In addition to Nextfest, the festival runs NEXTNextfest, a high school festival that runs at the Living Room Playhouse (recently re-named to the Mercury Theatre) and features performances and art created by high school students.  For more information about Nextfest, please visit our website at http://nextfest.org/nextnextfest/ 

Want to get involved?  Apply!  We had a ball last year and this year’s going to even bigger and better.  Please find the submission forms below for theatre production, music performance, dance performance, film and visual art.  Please take a look and forward on to your students! 

Teachers:  If you think chatting with your students about Nextfest might stir up interest, I can find an opportunity to come in and pitch it to your students!  Let me know if you’d like me to come in!   Also, if you think other teachers at your school might have interested students, please pass these submission forms along!

Sunday, March 1 is the deadline for NEXTNextfest or High School Nextfest.  HOWEVER!  If your students are interested but need a little more time to finish their script or pull together their submission, they can send me an e-mail at ellenchorley@hotmail.com with the following information:


MEDIUM OF PERFORMANCE (theatre script/production, visual art, film, dance)


APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF PIECE (number of minutes- if applicable)


And then their submission form must be completed in full by LATEST March 15, 2015. 

Thanks so much for your time, if you have any questions please feel free to contact me at (780) 906-2365 or e-mail ellenchorley@hotmail.com

Audition (Edmonton): Dangerous Elegance – Next Stage Productions

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Next Stage Productions is seeking male dancers and theatre artists, age 18 – 40, to audition for Dangerous Elegance, premiering at the 2015 Edmonton International Fringe Festival.

Dangerous Elegance explores the history of fashion’s most iconic and controversial footwear, the high heel, through the art of boylesque. Provocative, sexy, daring, and hilarious, get ready for the new trend in what it means to be a man.

Dance call: March 28, 2015 at 1 pm

Callbacks: March 28, 2015 at 3 pm

Location: Scona High School – 10450 72 Avenue NW, Edmonton AB

Book your audition today! Contact Artistic Director Gregory Caswell at gregorypcaswell@hotmail.com or (780) 905- 0390.

Please be advised, this production requires the removing clothing in front of an audience, but does not require full nudity. Strong dance skills and the ability to work it in heels are considered an asset.

Production date: August 13 – 23, 2015.

Rehearsals begin early May.

Event (Edmonton): Scene Study-March 2nd – Grindstone Theatre

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What: March Edmonton Scene Study
Who: Grindstone Theatre and Citadel Theatre with special guest MAT BUSBY
Where: Citadel Theatre Boardroom, 3rd Floor of Administration
When: Monday, March 2nd, 6:30pm-8:30pm **New time for this month only
*Please email briannejang@gmail.com to RSVP if you are able to attend.

Mat Busby

Originally from Saskatoon, Mat made his Citadel debut during the 06/07 season in “Equus”, and later went on to appear as Will in “Vimy”, and then Gareth in “One Man Two Guvnors”. Mat is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s BFA acting program. Some of his recent work includes the role of Thomas Tjubb in “The Jazz Mother” and Miles Abbott-Ellis in “Whiplash Weekend”, both with Teatro La Quindicina, the latter for which he received a Sterling award for outstanding performance by an actor in a supporting role. He was also seen recently in Workshop West theatre’s production of “The Invention of Romance” as James. Mat has also taken part in many Fringe festivals throughout the years including the plays “The Deep Blue Sea”, “Mojo Mickeybo”, “Maggie-Now”, and many more. He is currently rehearsing the show “First Time, Last Time” with Shadow Theatre.

Edmonton Scene Study

Edmonton Scene Study is for emerging and professional theatre practitioners (actors, directors, playwrights…) to share in the reading of plays.
The world of theatre is so rich and vast that we should be encouraged to explore it. Not only does the play come to life as we read it aloud, it broadens our knowledge of theatre, our skills in cold reading and warms the relationships we have in this theatre community. All theatre lovers are invited to join the group, enjoy meeting fellow artists, and share a scene from a play.

Edmonton Scene Study will be hosted once a month, so please come and be inspired and join the Edmonton Scene Study group on facebook for all updates.


Brianne Jang

Workshop series for TEENS (Strathcona County): OverActing Imaginations

email artisticdirector@overacting.ca to register and for more information

Email artisticdirector@overacting.ca to register and for more information

Drama Workshop Series for Teens!

OverActing Imaginations with funding from ARAS presents four workshops for teens
FREE of charge

Improv to text – March 2015
Ever want to use improv techniques to write a script? Here’s a helpful workshop.

Playwriting – March 2015
Join us and a fantastic local playwright to learn the art of writing a play.

Monologues – April 2015
Need to work on that audition piece? Want to brush up on your monologue skills?

Clowning – June 2015
Come clown around with us. We’ll look at the art of clowning.
*NB There may be an extra cost for the purchase of your nose

All workshops are for grade 7 to grade 12. No experience is necessary.
Each workshop has a $10 registration fee (this has been subsidized via a grant from ARAS).
To register (and for more details) please e-mail artisticdirector@overacting.ca
or call 780-238-4318

Fundraiser (Edmonton): Mini Golf with Three Form Theatre!

3FormHeaderJoin Three Form Theatre for a night of mini golf, food and FUNdraising!

Monster Mini Golf has generously partnered with Three Form Theatre to help support our third season.

February 26, come to Monster Mini Golf (3414 Gateway Blvd — Next to Gateway Lanes) between 6PM and 8PM, and play a round of mini golf, play arcade games, and join us in the party room for food and other treats! This is a family friendly event, Children are welcome!

Tickets are $20 ($15 for children under 12), and are available at the door. Tickets can also be purchased in advance, just send us a facebook message and we will send someone to you!

Be sure to like Three Form Theatre Collective on Facebook for more info on our upcoming season!

Click here to join the Facebook event!


What’s On (Lethbridge, Calgary): New Blood – Rosebud Theatre Presents

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New Blood

As part of Rosebud Theatre’s Rosebud Presents series, we would like to share with you a unique and powerfully relevant show. New Blood, created by Deanne Bertsch (choreographer for The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe and many other Rosebud Theatre shows) is a co-production of the Strathmore High School dance and drama classes and the Siksika Drummers. The show has been so successful that the show is touring to Lethbridge and Calgary. 

New Blood is the story of Chief Vincent Yellow Old Woman growing up in residential schools and becoming Chief of his people, told through poetry, song and dance. This show really is a must-see. It’s a kind of healing-miracle-amazement in the making. 
- Rosebud Theatre Artistic Director, Morris Ertman

University of Lethbridge Theatre, Lethbridge, AB
March 2 at 4:00pm and 8:00pm
For tickets call 403-329-2616

Big Secrets Theatre, Arts Commons, Calgary AB
March 14 at 7:30pm
March 15 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm
For tickets call 403-294-9494

Click here to view Show Trailer

Call for Submissions (Alberta): The 2015 Alberta Nonprofit Survey

Annual Alberta Nonprofit Survey - GraphicAdd your voice to CCVO’s Alberta Nonprofit Survey

The Alberta Nonprofit Survey is the only source of province-wide “state of the sector” research that documents the ongoing experience, evolution, and health of the nonprofit sector. This survey requires a critical mass of data and information to best provide background and context for stakeholders. The completed report is frequently used to help inform the decision-making of nonprofit leaders and boards, the Government of Alberta, foundations, and community stakeholders.

This year, along with questions about your organization’s financial, operational, and programmatic circumstances the survey also explores workforce issues and capacity building needs within the sector, government contracting, and the Alberta Social Policy Framework.

Your responses contribute to a collective voice of the nonprofit and charitable sector. Please take the time to add your voice. 

 The survey is open until 5:00 pm Friday March 13 – One response per organization please.

Office Space for Rent (Calgary): Evergreen Community Spaces

Final-Spaces-Logo-2014Office Space available at the NEW Evergreen Community Spaces!

Looking for a small, affordable, centrally located office in Calgary’s newest arts facility? Of course you are!

Evergreen has ONE office space left for lease in their brand new building, the Evergreen Community Spaces. Currently under extensive renovation, the 24,000 sq ft Spaces will open Summer 2015 and will provide much needed studio space, offices, storage, and production space for arts and community groups. The location is minutes from downtown and just east of Deerfoot Trail. As a leaseholder you receive preferred rates for any studio rental.

Details below. For more information please contact Evergreen Theatre at info@evergreentheatre.com. We’re happy to provide sneak peek tours of our new home!

Space Type: 2nd floor office, approx 80 sq ft

Location: #2, 1709 8th Ave NE Calgary AB T2E 0S9

Services Included: Heat, Water, Sewer, Power, Landscape, General Maintenance, Snow Removal,
Parking, Common Space Cleaning

Services Not Included: Internet, Phone, Additional Storage

Monthly Commitment: $400.00, minimum 1 year lease

Commencement: June 1, 2015 at earliest

For more info on the Spaces, please visit: http://evergreentheatre.com/index.php/spaces/mayland-heights

Audition (Calgary): AUDITION UPDATE – The Raven-A New Musical



Table Reads on Mar 9th and 16th-small time commitment, great opportunity!

We are excited to announce our Two Upcoming Table Reads of the new music and script on March 9th and 16th in lieu of the Staged Readings that were originally planned for April.

We are currently looking for Strong Singers/Actors to read and sing for characters in the show and also be part of talk-backs/discussion on the progression of this show.

Auditions are this weekend, Thursday February 26 and Friday February 27th. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Times are going quickly.

Thurs Feb 26, 2015 at 7:30-10:00pm
Fri Feb 27, 2015 at 6:00-10:00pm
(Performing Arts Youth Centre – 1371 Hastings Crescent SE)

Table Reads:
Monday March 9, 2015 at 6:00-10:30pm
Monday March 16, 2015 at 6:00-10:30pm

The time commitment is very small, as we only require actors for the two dates (Mar 9 and 16th) and as the music/script would be sent to you before hand, the only other commitment would be the personal time for you to individually read and review the music/script before the reads to familiarize yourself with them.

We require dedicated, motivated singers/actors, who can pick up music quickly and enjoy the excitement of new work. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the growth of of a new show and have the chance as an actor to be part of a Table Read process for a new musical.

Casting Requirements: (The ages of the characters are approximate. We are looking for actors who can portray these ages, but we are more interested in the vocal quality then the physical age.)

EDGAR: (Tenor-Strong Belter) Male 18-30
DEATH: (Bass/Baritone) Male 18-40
RUFUS: (Tenor-Strong Belter) Must be able play a dandy fool/fop (high tenor) and also an alter-ego of Death (deeper richer baritone) Male 18-30
RAINE: (Mezzo-Strong Belter) Female 16-30
LENORE: (Soprano) Haughty and manipulative. Female 16-30
EFFY: (Alto/Mezzo-Strong Belter) Female 16-30
ROMAN: (Tenor-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 18-30
PANDORA: (Mezzo Soprano-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Female 16-30
CALLISTO: (Mezzo Soprano/Alto-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Female 16-30
BLAKE: (Baritone-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 16-30
LEVI: (Tenor-Strong Belter with a Rock Edge) Male 16-30
LADY ADELE WORTHAM: (Soprano) The most sour and most ancient Matron of Society. Female 40-60+
LADY PERDITA BLAQUE: (Mezzo) A proud Matron of Society. Roman’s Mother. Female 40-60+
LADY CULPEPPER: (Mezzo/Alto) A snobby Matron of Society. Effy’s Mother. Female 40-60+
DUKE OF BILLINGSHEAD: (Bari/Bass-Comedic) Lenore’s grandfather. Billingshead’s had enough of society, and says what he likes. Male 40-60+
DUKE OF WITHERSFIELD: (Tenor-Comedic) Cronies with Billingshead and Honeywood. He has an easy laugh and is an embarrassment to his honorable daughter, Lady Rosewicke. Male 40-60+
EARL OF HONEYWOOD: (Baritone-Comedic) The most ancient man in society and the most irreverent, though he can barely get his wry comments past his quivering mustache. Male 40-60+
ALGIE: (Baritone) Male (Any age)
WILBEY: (Tenor) Male (Any age)
SHEEBA: (Mezzo): Female (Any age)
HERALD: (Tenor-Comedic) Sings primarily in high falsetto. Male, any age.


• Vocal – Please prepare 2 contrasting musical theatre songs (16-32 bars). Please select pieces which show off your voice and demonstrate your ability to show character. Please bring accompaniment CD or or IPOD with track. No accompanist will be present, but a piano will be available and you are welcome to bring your own. NO ACCAPELLA.
• Acting – Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue that shows off your abilities. You may also be asked to read from sides appropriate to the role/roles for which you are being considered. The sides will be made available to you at the audition.

To sign up for an audition time, Please visit the website at:
Send your resume/headshot and preferred dates and times to:

For more information about the show, visit the website at:

Deal (Edmonton): Headshot Photography – 75% off – Kevan Mayers

TAlberta-copyEarly Spring Special 75% off regular cost of sitting fee ( Edmonton ) Head shot Photography

Every artist needs good quality head shots, but the cost of keeping your portfolio up to date can be daunting. Let me help you get the jobs as I build my clientele as a photographer!

I have more than 20 years experience as a Photographer / Videographer and have done Archival videos for several prominent theatre groups in Edmonton as well as doing photos for fringe posters. It is after having had the opportunity to speak with many artists that I found that the cost of a keeping an updated, good quality headshot/portfolio can be prohibitive to finding employment. Being able to showcase one‘s talent shouldn‘t cost an artist a months rent, so I want to offer my services at a reduced cost while also building my clientele list. Let‘s help each other to pursue our lives passions!

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If you are interested in having some great quality shots done please contact me at ascottvp@gmail.com or on facebook – www.facebook.com/ascottvp.