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What’s On (Calgary): Les Miserables: Student Edition – StoryBook Theatre

Now Playing until September 6th!

LM-Logo-01Les Miserables: Student Edition – StoryBook Theatre
August 23 to September 6, 2014
Wednesdays to Saturdays at 7pm
Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
Box Office: 403-216-0808

Set in early 19th-century France, it is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving nineteen years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his starving sister’s child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by a tremendous act of mercy, but he is relentlessly tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way, Valjean and a slew of characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France, where a group of young idealists make their last stand at a street barricade.

Auditions (Calgary): Young Sherlock Holmes – Morpheus Theatre

By Craig Hewlett
Directed by Sean Anderson
Musical Direction by Stefanie Holick
Choreography by Daisy Pond
Performances at the Pumphouse Theatre – December 5th to 14th, 2014


Elementary, Watson!…Whitsun? What’s going on? It’s Panto! Morpheus welcomes back this popular Christmas season tradition with classic characters of pantomime and fiction as everyone’s favourite detective solves the mystery at hand – young Dick Whittington has disappeared! He was last seen wearing lipstick, fishnets and high-heeled boots? Holmes and Whitsun are on the case! Join us as we flip genders, boo the villain and rejoice in the antics of the saucy Dame, Maisie Luvaduck. A sloshingly good time will be had by all. Case closed. Oh yes, it is!

Open auditions for all roles will take place:
Saturday September 6th (12:00 to 4:00pm)
Tuesday September 9th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
Thursday September 11th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre
3512 – 5th Avenue NW
(lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)

Callbacks will take place on Saturday September 13th from Noon to 3pm. Be prepared for a movement exercise.

Rehearsals will take place from September 21st through November 30th. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays and Thursdays evenings and Sundays afternoons. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Audition Requirements:
A prepared monologue to highlight your abilities (approximately 2 minutes long)
A prepared song to highlight your range, incorporating movement (approximately 2 minutes long, either musical theatre or pop/rock)
Please bring a CD or MP3 player as an accompanist will not be provided. Do not sing acapella.
A cold read may be requested
Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition

Auditions (Calgary): Almost, Maine and Vibrator Play – Artists’ Collective Theatre

monasquareArtists’ Collective Theatre Audition Notice for Wednesday the 27th of August (callbacks on the 29th)

We are still looking for a few good actors for the next two plays of our season.

  1. Almost, Maine (Sept 25- Oct 4th, 2014 Motel Theatre), a series of vignettes on the theme of love set in the mythical almost-town of Almost (they never did the paperwork to get incorporated properly), Maine. Co-directed by Amanda Cutting and Eric Pettifor. Actors will play multiple roles.
  2. In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play. Directed by Eric Pettifor. See notes following.

Please email info@acttheatre.ca attaching headshot and resume if interested. If we have already seen you at the generals or subsequent callback, we don’t need to see you for these as we may already be considering you.



Eric Pettifor
Artistic Dramaturg
Artists’ Collective Theatre

587 224 4408

In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play (Oct 22- 26th & Nov 2-9th, 2014 West Village Theatre)

Setting: A town in New York State, 1884 or thereabouts.  Dr. Givings cures women of hysteria through the use of a new invention, the electric vibrator.  This is believed to release a surfeit of fluids accumulated in the uterus, though similar prostate stimulation cures men of hysteria as well (hysteria is much less common in men).

The upper middle classes are portrayed as being somewhat out of touch with the physical, relating to it mostly in scientific terms. And though orgasm (or ‘paroxysm’) appears to have beneficial effects medically speaking, it is not as important as that which is much more difficult for them, namely, relationship.  Ultimately this is a romance.

Dr. Givings
    Doctor specializing in treatment of hysteria

Mrs. Givings
    His wife, an intelligent woman whose lively curiosity her husband initially resists.

Mrs. Daldry
    Dr. Givings patient.

Mr. Daldry
    Husband of Mrs. Daldry.

    Dr. Givings’ assistant. Getting to be beyond marriageable age, but appears not to be overly concerned about that.

    African American house maid, pressed into duty as a wet nurse for the Givings baby.

Leo Irving
    An Englishman.  Artist. Patient of Dr. Givings.

News (Calgary): 2014 Calgary ACTS Community Theatre Awards Recipients Announced

Calgary ACTS logoSaturday, August 23, 2014, marked the 11th Annual CAT Awards, a celebration of Calgary’s Community Theatre at the University of Calgary’s Rozsa Centre.

The annual CAT Awards is an event that celebrates the quality of work that Calgarians can expect to see from Community Theatre in Calgary and surrounding areas. The CAT Awards is produced by Calgary-ACTS (Calgary’s Alliance of Community Theatres) which focuses on promoting community theatre in Calgary, by informing its members and the public of events related to the arts, and providing a communication and support network for its members. Recipients of the CAT Awards are determined by a combined process of public nomination and adjudication. We encourage you all to attend community theatre productions and nominate your favorites throughout the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Please visit www.calgary-acts.com to nominate anyone (starting September 1), or if you have any questions about the CAT Awards or Calgary-ACTS.

Brian Holiday, a well known recreational actor, musical director, committee member and adjudicator received the prestigious Sandy Singer Award for his dedication and outstanding contribution to our community. We are so proud to recognize his deep commitment

Every year, theatre companies are given the opportunity to honor any of their exceptional volunteers. These volunteers are people who have gone above and beyond the normal to ensure that the show, project, or event they are working on is a success.

Recipients of the 2014 Volunteer Awards:

Dewdney Players – Annette Kavalinas and her Family

Front Row Centre Players – Alexandra May

Liffey Players Drama Society – Marise Kelly

Morpheus Theatre – Byron Hynes

Scorpio Theatre – Ian Pond; Darren Moore; Matt Pickering

Storybook Theatre – Kathy Bauer; Lorie Masur; Rich Davis; Jolene Anderson;

Congratulations to all recipients, and to all nominees, for a wonderful 2013/14 season! We will see you next year!

~ 2014 CAT Awards Committee

2014 CAT Award Recipients

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Musical
• Donna Barnfield as Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein – (Front Row Centre Players)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Musical
• Tenaj Wiliams as Donkey in Shrek, the Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding SFX (Sound for a Musical)
• Étienne St. Jacques for Shrek, The Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Soundscape (for Play)
• Jevon Hills for That Championship Season – (TimeQuake Productions)

Outstanding Stagecraft (all aspects of set design)
• JP Thibodeau, Set Design (Lorie Masur, Rich Davis, Lilja Gareau Smith, Deb Miall, Bill Brown, Kristine Astop: construction support) for Shrek, The Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Play
• Jerry Callaghan as Bill Fordham in August: Osage Country – (Liffey Players)

Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Play
• Faith Amantea as Gretchen in Boeing Boeing – (Morpheus Theatre)

Outstanding Costume Design
• Magz Ross (Katelyn Morishita & Cat Bentley – Hair, Kirstie Gallant – Make-Up/Prosthetics) for Shrek the Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Lighting Design
• JP Thibodeau for Shrek the Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by a Chorus (Musical)
Shrek the Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble (Play)
That Championship Season – (TimeQuake Productions)

Outstanding Choreography
• Laura Solilo for Big The Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Stage Fight
• Aaron Conrad for August: Osage Country – (Liffey Players)

Outstanding Musical Direction
• Patrice Barnes for Shrek the Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Original Script or Adaptation
• Jeff Carter for Pastoral Paranoia – (Scorpio Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical
Tanis Laatsch as Inga in Young Frankenstein – (Front Row Centre Players)
Shandra McQueen as the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods – (Cappuccino Musical Theatre)

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
• Jeremy Walker as Shrek in Shrek the Musical – (StoryBook Theatre)

Outstanding Direction of a Musical
• Graeme Humphrey/Matthew McDonald for Young Frankenstein – (Front Row Centre Players)

Outstanding Direction of a Play
• Bill Torrie for August: Osage Country – (Liffey Players)

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actor in a Play
• Jerod Blake as Jake (et al) in Stones in his Pockets – (Liffey Players)

Outstanding Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play
• Tanya Wolff as Barbara in August: Osage Country – (Liffey Players)

Outstanding Production of a Play
That Championship Season – TimeQuake Productions
Producer: Greg Spielman
Director: Bill Torrie
Stage Manager: Daisy Pond

Outstanding Production of a Musical
Shrek the Musical – Storybook Theatre
Producers: Ainsley Ohler, Maria Bernardin, Lorie Masur, Jacqueline Bourque
Director: * Mark Bellamy
Musical Director: Patrice Barnes
Choreographer: Angela Woodard
Stage Manager: Jody Low

To see a full list of nominees, please visit www.calgary-acts.com

A * means professional status. The CAT Awards Committee wishes to honour those professionals who contribute to our community theatre productions while being exempt from receiving our awards. Special thank you’s to Mark Bellamy (Director), JP Thibodeau (Director) and Tory Doctor (Director).

Congratulations to all the award receipients and nominees from Theatre Alberta!

Workshops by Request – 2013/2014 Season Wrap-up


Christie Lites Sales

Our 2013/2014 Workshops by Request season was generously sponsored by Canadian lighting company Christie Lites Sales, whose support of the program helped Theatre Alberta offer a total of 29 workshops throughout the year, reaching 340 theatre artists and enthusiasts in both rural communities and Alberta’s urban centres.

A total of 19 theatre organizations hosted workshops representing communities province-wide, including: Bashaw, Calgary, Calmar, Camrose, Canmore, Devon, Drayton Valley, Drumheller, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Jasper, Red Deer, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Sundre, Taber, Wainwright, and Whitecourt. Workshops topics ranged from character development to stage combat, from scenic painting to theatrical make-up techniques.

Theatre Alberta’s Workshops by Request is a unique and highly subsidized program that shares the talents and resources of Alberta’s leading theatre artists with amateur theatre companies across the province. This past season Christie Lites Sales was instrumental in helping Theatre Alberta and The Alberta Foundation for the Arts support amateur theatre groups in identifying training needs and interests in their community, and then providing professional instruction to meet those needs.

We thank Christie Lites Sales for their support of theatre in the province and assistance in delivering expert knowledge and skills to amateur artists by connecting them with theatre professionals from across Alberta!

Theatre Alberta is NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for the new season of Workshops by Request! Visit theatrealberta.com/wbr for more information and to book.

News (Edmonton): Edmonton Fringe wrap-up and holdovers

2014-Fringe-logo33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival Wrap Up!

The 33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival experienced another wonderful Festival season! Festivalgoers enjoyed being swept up in what it meant to be fringed and confused with over 665,750 estimated Fringe fans truckin down to Old Strathcona over the past 11 days.

‘Fringed and Confused!’ saw a record-breaking 118,280 tickets sold to indoor and BYOV performances. The over 210 shows and over 1,600 indoor performances received an astounding amount of positive attention this year with a total of 335 sold out performances. The buzz around the Festival was about the quality of the performances from such a wide variety of shows.

And we are not done yet! The 33rd Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival keeps rolling with the 2014 Fringe Festival Holdovers August 27-30, 2014.  The line-up features some of the most critically-acclaimed and popular productions of Fringed and Confused!’.

2014 Festival Holdovers

McCrackin 2: The Whackining

Company: Accidental Humour Co.
Runtime: 65min
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Wednesday August 27, 2014 | 7:30pm
Thursday August, 28, 2014 | 7:30pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Jim McCrackin is a Hit-man seeking redemption. But first he must tango with a clandestine organization, execute an impossible heist, and most importantly find his missing son. All without having a Whack Attack! From the creators of Cowboy: A Cowboy Story, Son of a Dwarf!, and Happy Whackin’ Jim McCrackin.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Violence, Cartoonish Violence, Sexual Content, Adult Language, GunshotsRating: Parental Guidance Age Restriction: 14+

We Glow

Company: Theatre 4,669
Runtime: 70 mins
Genre: Comedy/Drama

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 | 9:00pm
Thursday, August 28, 2014 | 9:00pm
Venue: Boardroom
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Welcome to the Boardroom. You are the Executives. We have learned a lot on our (forced) time-out, now give us our jobs back. Please. A site-specific corporate ladder climbing satire for anyone who has ever tried to do all the things. WINNER: Outstanding Duo & Overall Production (Ottawa Fringe)

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Audience Participation, Sexual Content, Adult Language
Rating: Adult
Age Restriction: 16+

God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II: The Second Coming

Company: Mike Delamont
Runtime: 60 min
Genre: Comedy

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 7:30pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 |9:00pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: “THIS IS HALLELUJAH-PRAISE-JESUS FUNNY” Orlando Sentinel. After selling out two dozen shows here, Edmonton’s favorite deity is back in an all new show! God, dressed in a floral power suit, returns to skewer everything from circumcision to scientology! You don’t need to see the original to love this scottish deity!

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Solo Performance, Adult Language
Rating: Parental Guidance
Age Restriction: 14+

Butt Kapinski

Company: Kapinski Enterprises
Runtime: 65 min
Genre: Clown

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 10:30pm
Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 10:30pm
Venue: PCL Studio
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Think it’s a solo show? Think again. Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir fantasy. This funny, filthy, fully-interactive ride is riddled with sex, sin and subterfuge. Kick reality to the curb! Play in a world of dark dreams and bad similes! ADULTS ONLY.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Audience Participation, Educational Topics, Awkward Topics, Solo Performance, Cartoonish Violence, Nudity, Sexual
Content, Adult Language
Rating: Adult
Age Restriction: 18+

Red Wine, French Toast, and the Best Sex You’ve Ever Had

Company: Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Runtime: 55 min
Genre: Physical Theatre

Friday, August 29, 2014 | 9:00pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Step inside a reality inspired by Salvador Dali’s “Invisible Figures”, as six multifaceted performers explore the concept of desire and disappointment in a comedic physical theatre show. It will make you laugh, cry, and possible remind you of “…The Best Sex You’ve Ever Had”.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Sexual Content
Rating: Parental Guidance

Propylene Glycol, Maltodextrin, Retinol Palmitate, and Other Words I Don’t Understand Like Love

Company: House of D.A.M./Toy Guns Dance Theatre
Runtime: 55 min
Genre: Physical Theatre

Saturday, August 30, 2014 | 7:30pm
Venue: Westbury Theatre
Venue Address: ATB Financial Arts Barns, 10330 – 84th ave

Description: Do you remember breakfast cereal before we read labels? This show explores loss, loss of love, loss of illusions, and loss of inhibitions join us on an adventure involving three hundred pillows and a bowl of cereal.

Ticket Price: Adult: $15.50
Ticket Price: Student/Senior: $12.50

Advisories: Sexual Content
Rating: Parental Guidance

To purchase tickets during Holdovers:

  • Online: www.fringetheatre.ca 
  • Box Office: 780-409-1910 

Hours of Operation: August 26 | 12 noon-6pm
August 27-31 | 12 noon-9am

FTA would like to thank the artists, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, staff, and Fringe fans for making ‘Fringed and Confused!’ a success.

The 34th Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival is back August 13-23, 2015! See you there!

Classes (Edmonton): Singing with Adrianne Salmon


Adrianne Salmon

Improve and expand your singing abilities this year!

Adrianne is an emerging singer, songwriter, actor, and instructor based in the Edmonton area. She has studied voice since age 7 and completed the Theatre Arts course at MacEwan as well as her MA in Musical Theatre Performance from The Royal Scottish Conservatoire in Glasgow.

She has experience in teaching and performing classical, musical theatre, pop, rock, jazz, folk, and country vocal techniques.

Using a unique blend of Italian and Estill methodologies, she has helped past students learn proper breath support, increase their range, negotiate vocal breaks, improve tone, develop their ear, and gain understanding of their voice- allowing them to sing in a wider variety of genres with confidence.

Adrianne teaches out of her west end studio. For more information on pricing, studio policies, and available time slots, please contact her at adriannesalmon88@hotmail.com.

Jobs (Calgary): Dance and Musical Theatre Instructors – Puddle of Mud Productions

20140709_113847Puddle of Mud Productions is looking for a couple more experienced dance and musical theatre teachers for its 2014/2015 season.

Classes available range from ballet to musical theatre in various locations, although we are primarily looking to fill positions in SE Calgary for the fall season.

Sessions run in 6-12 week intervals with the option to renew contracts upon completion. Starting wage is $25/hour.

Puddle of Mud Productions also offers a student teacher program for those interested in gaining experience teaching. Participants are paired with a senior instructor who will introduce them to various skills and methods of teaching. For more details please contact Truus Verkley.

Please send a note of interest and a resume to info@puddleofmudproductions.com. We are hoping to fill the positions quickly as some classes begin in early September.

For more information on our programs check out: www.puddleofmudproductions.com

Job (Calgary): Bartender – Part time – Theatre Calgary

TheatreCalgarynoyearyesDGLooking for the best part-time job in Calgary?

Theatre Calgary is one of Canada’s largest and most successful theatre companies with a mandate to create vital and insightful productions of plays from the Canadian and International repertoire. We are currently seeking PART-TIME BARTENDERS to join our team.

Theatre Calgary’s bartenders provide attentive and positive service to create exceptional guest experiences. Each bartender’s primary objective is to showcase Theatre Calgary as one of Canada’s foremost professional non-profit theatres, by exemplifying the highest level of customer service.

Reporting to Assistant Front of House Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

• Taking drink and snack orders from guests, present drink menus, make specific recommendations, and answer questions regarding beverages
• Preparing and serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks consistent with Theatre Calgary’s standard drink recipes and AGLC regulations.
• Accepting payment, processing debit and credit cards and making change
• Various other bar duties such as preparing garnish and stocking


• Must be 18 years of age
• Poses current ProServ certification, or be willing to obtain within 30 days
• Have a positive and optimistic attitude and work well in a team
• Work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
• Able to safely lift and carry up to 20 – 25 pounds
• Be able to work unsupervised
• Cash handling experience is an asset

Theatre Calgary offers great evening hours, flexible schedules, and incredible perks! We are committed to a fun work environment and promote a positive work-life balance. Wage is commensurate with experience + nightly tips.

If you would like to join our team please forward your resume and cover letter in confidence to:

Jason Kingsley
Assistant Front of House Manager
c/o Theatre Calgary
220 – 9 Ave SE
Calgary, AB T2G5C4
E-mail: jkingsley@theatrecalgary.com

Deadline: September 15, 2014.

Theatre Calgary thanks all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. No phone calls please.

Job (Ottawa, Ontario): English Theatre Producing Coordinator – National Arts Centre

Annual Salary: $35,800 to $49,300
Status: Full time, continuing

What will be my key activities?
The English Theatre at Canada’s National Arts Centre is seeking a full-time Producing Coordinator, to be based at our venues in downtown Ottawa, Ontario. This is a rare opportunity to help develop and drive an ambitious agenda for the NAC and to support the vision of a strong national theatre for Canada. The English Theatre is currently engaged in a subscription-driven season of theatre across three primary stages, a ten-member national acting ensemble, a nationwide set of artistic partnerships under the banner of The Collaborations, a cycle of action-research projects called The Study, online theatrical spaces, dynamic programs for education, outreach and artist mentorship, and more.

Reporting to the Managing Director, and working within a highly collaborative environment that includes artists, producers, marketers and educators amid the wider NAC, the English Theatre Producing Coordinator provides producing and other administrative support to the English Theatre Department. The successful candidate will demonstrate enthusiasm for innovative producing methods that follow emerging trends in performance, and also for working within the Canadian Theatre Agreement. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: producing theatrical activities as directed by the Producer, creating and maintaining contracts, artistic company management, planning, liaising with marketing and production staff, prioritizing and fulfilling daily activities such as preparing meeting, co-ordinating the Managing Director’s schedule and co-ordinating all forms of daily correspondence. You will also be responsible for filing, payroll and maintaining inventory. An opportunity may exist to help guide and lead English Theatre’s education initiatives.

What are the required qualifications?

- Post secondary degree or equivalent in theatre or in a related field, with a minimum of five (5) years of related experience (or an equivalent combination of education & experience);
– Familiarity with, and deep interest in, the theatre industry landscape in Canada or another country;
– Strong verbal communication skills in English, and comfort speaking in front of crowds;
– Close familiarity with the Canadian Theatre Agreement and/or Independent Theatre Agreement;
– Strong sense for creative processes, and ability to anticipate and support the needs of theatrical artists and producers;
– Strong writing and outstanding proofreading skills in English;
– Computing skills including MS Office are required; proficiency with Adobe CS, social media and/or CSS is an asset;
– Ability to evaluate and manage priorities;
– Ability to adapt quickly to a fast-paced, complex environment;
– Highly organized and able to coordinate a variety of activities simultaneously;
– Ability to maintain discretion and absolute confidentiality at all times;
– Experience and/or interest in arts education is an asset;
– Bilingualism is an asset.

Regular attendance at work is an expectation of employment and an essential part of every job.

Who can apply?
Persons residing in Canada and Canadian citizens residing abroad. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens. Candidates invited to an interview will be responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses. If relocation is required, the successful candidate will be expected to pay for his/her relocation expenses.
As an employer who values diversity in its workforce, we encourage candidates to self-identify as members of the following designated groups: women, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities.

While we appreciate all applications, only those selected for interview will be contacted.
If you are a person with a disability and require accommodation for an interview or written exam, please advise us when initially contacted.

How to apply?
Please submit your application online through our website, under the Work and Volunteer with Us section at www.nac-cna.ca.

Deadline: August 25, 2014


Auditions (Edmonton): Actors for Touring Jr. High Production – Kompany Family Theatre

In True Pirate Fashion - Sailing the Seas of Adolescence

In True Pirate Fashion – Sailing the Seas of Adolescence

Kompany Family Theatre is Auditioning Non-Equity Professional Actors

for their

Touring Jr. High Issues Play

In True Pirate Fashion

Confirmed performance dates fall sporadically between September 20 and November 6. Rehearsals between September 10 & 19, to be determined.

Both Male & Female Actors who can play ages 13 to 16 are welcome. Experience with workshops and/or teaching teens is an asset, but not essential.

Repeat Auditionees Welcome!!

Auditions (Group/Workshop Style) on August 26 from 10:00 a.m. to noon

Interested Actors should submit a resume & headshot to
Jan Taylor, Artistic Director at (kompany@telus.net).
Submission deadline is August 26.

Questions may be directed to Jan Taylor (kompany@telus.net or 780-469-0814).


Audition (Calgary): Dance Montage – School of Creative and Performing Arts

danceMontageAuditions: Dance Montage

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Aux Gym, Kinesiology Complex, University of Calgary

Dance Montage is a proud tradition at the University of Calgary. Entering its 45th year, Dance Montage creates lively productions with both beginning and experienced artists. We welcome the spirit of community from across the spectrum of dance styles while encouraging artistic development and exchange

Auditions are open to all performers of all levels and styles. Auditions are in 1-hour time slots through the day – see audition schedule for details.

No pre-registration required! You can audition in 3 easy steps:

  1. Arrive early (at least 15 min. before the 1st audition you wish to attend)
    No latecomers will be admitted.
  2. Fill out an audition form
  3. Sign-up for any auditions you wish to attend.

There is no limit to the number of auditions you may attend, but please only attend those you seriously wish to be considered for. Warm-up space is available all day.

Choreographers will make casting offers quickly that week, and rehearsals start Sat. Sept 13 or Sun Sept 14 for 10 weeks. Dancers may dance in up to 2 pieces.

Performance details

Rehearsals: Sep. 13 – Nov. 16, 2014 (2-hours each Sunday, unless otherwise noted)
Studio run-through: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tech week: Nov. 16 – 20, 2014
Performances at University Theatre: Nov. 20 – 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov 22 at 2 p.m.

Audition (Edmonton): Youth Show Group – Edmonton Musical Theatre

Edmonton Musical Theatre’s Youth Show Group

We are holding open auditions on Wednesday 3 September at 6:30PM for additional male and female cast members, 10– 17 years of age. The show group performs at various community and special events, hospitals, senior’s lodges, shopping centres and schools.

Doreen Cleverley is the Director/Choreographer and Randy Mueller is the Musical Director.

The audition process will be:
6.30 pm Group Dance Warm-up followed by:

- Learn and perform a short dance/movement combination
– Group Voice warm-up
– Solo memorized musical theatre song
– 1 – 1 ½ minute Solo memorized reading to showcase acting ability (e.g. monologue, poem, etc.)

It is expected that the audition process will be completed no later than 9 pm.

If selected, rehearsals will be 2 or 3 hours once per week and will commence in September on Sundays at Woodcroft Community Hall, 13915 115 Avenue, Edmonton. The first couple of rehearsals may take place at another location due to Woodcroft Hall renovations.

For further information, to confirm your intention to audition and request an audition form please e-mail Carly at: carly.neis@gmail.com

Auditions (Edmonton): Six Degrees of Separation – Walterdale Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation, Walterdale Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation, Walterdale Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

Directed by Louise Large

RUN DATES: December 3-13th, 2014
Audition Dates
Wednesday, August 27, from 6-10pm at the Walterdale Theatre
Thursday, August 28, from 6-10pm at the Walterdale Theatre
Callbacks if required will be the afternoon of August 30th
If you are interested in auditioning but unavailable on those dates, please contact us and we can try to arrange something for you!

Six Degrees of Separation Characters (all ages are flexible by 5+ years in either direction):
Paul: Mid-late 20’s, African American, charming, a gifted storyteller. He claims to be the son of Sidney Poitier and knows how to behave in upper-class society. Articulate, intelligent, passionate.
Ouisa Kitteredge: 40’s, Caucasian, rich, attractive. Married to Flan, resides in New York, a stylish hostess and great conversationalist. She addresses her constant concern over appearances with dry humour and wit.
Flan Kitteredge: 40’s, Caucasian, rich, attractive. An art dealer. His passion for art has lost its shine, but his desire to retain the wealth and cache of his profession outweigh his discouragement. He is composed and dignified.
Geoffrey: 40-65, Caucasian, a liberal South African billionaire. Interested in the finer things such as art and the civil unrest of his country. Refined and experienced with the world.
Kitty: 40’s – early 50’s, rich. Wife to Larkin and a society friend of Flan and Ouisa, eager to share gossip and impressed by fame.
Larkin: 40’s – early 50’s, rich. Husband to Kitty and a society friend of Flan and Ouisa, kind but concerned with outward appearances.
Dr. Fine: early 40’s, divorced, tired. Protective of his high end way of life as a New York obstetrician, guilty of mistrusting those he considers beneath him.
Rick: 20’s, recently moved to New York from Utah with his girlfriend. Idealistic, wants to be discovered and be an actor, naïve to the world outside of Utah, open to influence.
Elizabeth: 20’s, recently moved to New York from Utah with her boyfriend. Less naïve than Rick but new to the world of the city, also wants to be an actor. A dreamer, optimistic.
Trent: mid to late 20’s, gay, clever, cunning. He uses what he knows to get what he wants. Teaches Paul how to blend with the upper class in exchange for his affection.
Tess: mid to late 20’s, clever, embarrassed by her parents. The Kitteredge’s rebellious daughter, she is mostly snarky and wants to run away to climb mountains to spite her parents.
Doug: early to late 20’s, son to Dr. Fine. Quick temper when it comes to his father, sensitive to the implication he may or may not be a drug dealer. Ivy League educated and angsty.
Woody: early to late 20’s, son to Flan and Ouisa. Attends Harvard and enjoys fitness and going to the gym. Considers his parents to be generally uncool.
Ben: early to late 20’s, son to Kitty and Larkin. Attends Dartmouth, basically horrified by how repressed and out of touch his parents are.
Hustler: Mid 20’s+, gay (at least tonight), tough, from the streets. Does what he need to do to get paid, will get violent if threatened.
Detective: 30’s+, New York beat cop, generally unimpressed.
Policeman/Doorman: Mid 20’s+, civil servants who can only endure so much of these rich folks and their problems before they speak up.

Inspired by a true story. The play follows the trail of Paul, who introduces himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple trying very hard to keep from falling through the upper-crust. Paul has just been mugged, and happens to be the son of the acclaimed actor Sydney Poitier. Upon taking the charming young man into their home, Flan and Ouisa quickly discover that things with their houseguest may not be what they seem. When Paul vanishes, his impact on their lives manages to linger.
Heralded as a “tragicomic masterpiece” and the “most intelligent, immediate and artful American plays”, Six Degrees of Separation provides an entertaining and at times uncomfortable display of life in the big city, asking us to examine the importance of appearances and how we are connected to each other – and what those connections truly mean.

How to book an audition:
Contact Production Manager Janet MacLean at janmarmcl@hotmail.com to book a time. Time slots will in groups and are based on availability. Please bring full availability / scheduling conflicts from August 30 – December 13 to the audition, as well as a headshot/resume if you have one. The auditions will be comprised of readings from the script, with specific scenes being made available for review prior to auditions. Also, copies of the script may be signed out through the Walterdale Administrator (contact Sylvia at walterph@telus.net)

Beginning September 21st, the production will rehearse three days a week (twice on weeknights, one day on the weekend) until mid-November when the schedule will pick up. Rehearsals will be called with only the cast required whenever possible, but due to the structural nature of the show, full company rehearsals will be necessary.
Tech week and performance: November 23-December 13: Attendance during tech week and performance is mandatory for all performers.

Auditions (Calgary): West Side Story – Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts


Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts is proud to present

West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Artistic Director: Colleen Whidden 
Director: Patrick Finn 
Musical Directors: Colleen Whidden and Wendy J. Freeman 
Choreographers: Melissa Monteros & Wojciech Mochniej 

Auditions for actors, singers and dancers

West Side Story has many varied roles; we will be looking not only for singing, but acting skills, characterization, memorization and ease of movement when you audition on these pieces.

This year, we are trying a different audition format. We are asking that you book one of the evening audition dates and then plan on being there for the entire listed time. Within that time, you will do your singing, acting, and dance audition as well as potential callbacks. This format will give us a chance to see you, after your individual audition, work with fellow actors and will allow you to meet other cast members, directors, and crew.


All performers will complete a movement audition that will take place during your audition evening. You will be asked to learn some choreography with a choreographer. Please wear character shoes, jazz shoes or appropriate dance footwear. Please ensure hair is tied back from your face.


All performers will complete an acting audition. You will be asked to do a cold read of a portion of the West Side Story script. To prepare, be familiar with the story line and characters of West Side Story.


All performers will complete a singing auditions. A piano accompanist will be available to play for all vocal auditions. 

If you are interested in auditioning for the roles of Maria, Tony or Riff, please prepare the specific songs listed below for those characters. 
Please note: if you audition for Maria, Tony, or Riff, you will still be considered for all other roles.

If you are interested in auditioning for any other roles or for chorus, please prepare those specific songs for those characters listed below. 

Please choose just one of the vocal audition packages!

Audition requirements for role of Maria
#6 Balcony Scene – measures 51-82
#12 I Feel Pretty – measures 188-233 (Maria’s vocal lines only)

Audition requirements for roles of Tony and Riff
#5 Maria – measures 9-29
#2 Jet Song – measures 28-70

Audition requirements for roles of Anita, Consuelo, Shark Girl or Jet Girl
#7 America – measures 50-79 (From 50-59, sing Girls part, from 62-70, sing Rosalia and Anita’s part, on verse one, from 72-79, sing Girls part on top vocal line – Soprano l line – on first verse)
#12 I Feel Pretty – measures 188-233 (Maria’s vocal lines only)

Audition requirements for roles of Bernardo, Action, Shark Boy or Jet Boy
#2 Jet Song – measures 28-70
#8 Cool – measures 9-40

Callback requirements for Tony and Maria
You may be asked for a callback for Tony or Maria if you audition for those roles. If you do, we would like to hear the following piece sung together:
#6 Balcony Scene – measures 86-118 and 144-154

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin September 12 for the entire cast and run until mid-December.  Rehearsals will resume January 2 leading into tech-week.
A rehearsal schedule for the entire production will be emailed to you after the cast list is posted. This schedule is subject to change.
Venue: University of Calgary, Craigie Hall (Room TBA)
When: Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be a few weekend rehearsals with the orchestra – dates are TBA.

Course credit

Participation in this production may be taken for university course credit (MUPF 223/323). Please contact us for more information.

Characters and Plot

Character Breakdown

Anita: Feisty and assertive. Range: F3 – D5 
Anybodys: A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. Speaking Role
Bernardo: A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Range: Bb2 – Eb4
Chino: An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Speaking Role
Detective Schrank: A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Speaking Role 
Doc: The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. Speaking Role
Maria: A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. Range: Bb3 – C6
Officer Krupke: The local beat cop. Speaking Role
Riff: A spritely, quick-tempered leader. Range: Bb2 – G4
Tony: A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets. Range: Bb2 – Bb4

Synopsis of the show


January 8 – 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
January 13 – 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
January 14, 2015 at 12 p.m.
University Theatre

Equity members, please note that Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis. We do not pay actors under any circumstances. 

West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).