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What’s On (Calgary Fringe): The Hudson Bay Epic – Frivolous Fools Performance

Featuring Geneviève Paré, Ian McFarlane and Ryan Reese

Featuring Geneviève Paré, Ian McFarlane and Ryan Reese

The Hudson Bay Epic sets sail to the Calgary Fringe Theatre Festival!

In an action packed journey, Calgary’s quirky collective, Frivolous Fools Performance, takes on one of Canada’s most significant historic events and turns it on its head.

This show received rave reviews in Winnipeg, being described as “Inventive and invigorating.” by CBC Manitoba.

Using their set as a musical instrument, Frivolous Fools merge fact, fiction and fantasy to reveal a forbidden romance amongst the hostile backdrop of Henry Hudson’s ice locked expedition to find the Northwest Passage. As language moves between prose, rhyme and song, three actors jump between ten characters while creating a live soundscape on an acoustic ship made out of junk!

Don’t miss one of the guaranteed highlights of the Calgary Fringe Festival by checking them out at The Lantern Community Church Sanctuary (1401 10 Ave SE) at the following show times:

Sat Aug 2 @ 6:30 pm
Sun Aug 3 @ 12:30 pm
Mon Aug 4 @ 9:30 pm
Tues Aug 5 @ 6:30 pm
Thurs Aug 7 @ 9:30 pm
Sat Aug 9 @ 3:30pm

For tickets visit: www.calgaryfringe.ca

Jobs (Edmonton): Guest Services Department – various positions – The Citadel Theatre

Citadel-Theatre-Black1The Citadel Theatre, one of Canada’s largest and busiest professional, not-for-profit theatre companies and facilities, is looking for fill various positions in its Guest Services Department. Job descriptions listed below:

1. Seeking reliable, customer service oriented individual to provide leadership in our Guest Services Department as a part-time

BOX OFFICE SUPERVISOR

You will be responsible for organizing incoming requests for information, supervising staff, providing customer service, handling cash and overseeing the dissemination of department information. This position also requires you to manipulate data from Theatre Manager, our ticketing system, to provide reports.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

• Available to work weekends and evenings (This position will have mainly weekend and evening hours.)
• 2 years of customer service experience
• Above average computer skills
• Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, very busy environment
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to problem solve and think on your feet
• Leadership skills

Please email your cover letter with availability (Applications without indicated availability will not be considered.) and resume by August 18 to:

Kim Stadelmann, Director of Sales and Guest Services kstadelmann@citadeltheatre.com


2. Seeking part-time:

Box Office Customer Service Representatives

If you enjoy working in a fun and fast-paced atmosphere, are computer literate and enjoy a flexible work schedule then this position is for you! You must possess a positive sales-oriented attitude, provide consistently courteous service to the public and demonstrate the ability to handle cash and credit card transactions with integrity. The hours for this position are mostly evenings and weekends.

Please email your cover letter with availability (Applications without indicated availability will not be considered.) and resume by August 18 to:

Kim Stadelmann, Director of Sales and Guest Services kstadelmann@citadeltheatre.com


3. Seeking a reliable, customer service oriented individual to provide assistance to our patrons as a

House Captain

House Captains:

• ensure the smooth and efficient seating and departure of the public at performances and events
• provide a high level of customer service
• maintain order and ensure adherence to theatre and safety rules

Qualifications:

• Frequent availability to work flexible hours on weekends and evenings (Some weekday availability would be an asset.)
• Customer service experience
• Excellent verbal communication skills
• Ability to problem solve and think on your feet

This is a casual, part-time paid position. The number and length of shifts vary based upon our show and rental schedules and needs.

Please email your cover letter with availability (Applications without indicated availability will not be considered.) and resume by August 18 to:

Kim Stadelmann, Director of Sales and Guest Services kstadelmann@citadeltheatre.com

The Citadel Theatre is an equal opportunity employer. Thank you for your application but only those persons chosen for interviews will be contacted. No telephone calls please.

Audition (St. Albert): 1M – A Christmas Story – St. Albert Children’s Theatre

AChristmasStory_SACTFor the first time we are auditioning and casting an adult in a St. Albert Children’s Theatre production!

Production: A Christmas Story by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul and Joseph Robinette
Role: Jean Shepherd
Gender/Age: 40+ male (or be able to play it)
Production: November 27-December 7, 2014 (Arden Theatre)
Rehearsals: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday evenings and Sundays
Non-paying – volunteer

Audition Date: Thursday, August 14th at 7:30pm (please prepare a monologue)

Please call 780-459-1695 or email jflower@stalbert.ca to set up an audition appointment.

Auditions / Call for Submissions (Calgary): The Bone House – Simon Mallett

bonehouseCALL FOR COLLABORATORS – “The Bone House” by Marty Chan

Hey Calgary theatre artists,

My name is Simon Mallett and I’m the Artistic Director of Downstage and I also work as a freelance director around town. In an effort to give Calgary theatregoers a terrifying Halloween experience and to work with some exciting new collaborators, I’m looking to mount a production of The Bone House this fall in the Motel Theatre in the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts. I’m seeking some passionate and enthusiastic theatre artists to come with me on this journey as we produce this spine-chilling play. If you might be interested, please read on!

The show will run in the Motel Theatre from October 21st to November 1st, 2014, and for audiences, it promises to be one of the scariest experiences they’ll ever have in a theatre. Part of the reason I’m doing this show is to get to work with people I haven’t had the good fortune to work with before, and so I’m seeking some key team members right away and will be holding auditions to cast the show later in August. So what’s the show about you ask? Well…

SHOW SYNOPSIS: Self-proclaimed mind hunter, Eugene Crowley, presents a lecture about serial killers including Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacy, and the Midnight Cowboy, who is currently at-large. As he delves deeper into the material and questions the public’s infatuation with the killers, Crowley’s own violent streak begins to show, and his relationship with his assistant Jacob becomes strained.

When Crowley introduces Gabrielle, the only witness to survive one of Midnight Cowboy’s attacks, tensions hit a peak and Crowley reveals his true intentions in a genuinely terrifying conclusion that is guaranteed to have the audience screaming. This chilling play by Edmonton’s Marty Chan is a psychological experiment about the nature of fear, imagination, and deification of serial killers.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: My plan is to produce the show under the Equity Artists’ Collective Policy, which means those involved can be Equity or non-Equity. Payment is divided among the artists at the end of the process, so while there’s no money up front, the hope is that it will be a wicked experience and a terrifying show that, at Halloween time, can attract an audience (and result in a bit of money for involved artists). As I said, I’m also seeking new collaborators, so that I can get to know the work of other artists, which is always useful knowledge for future projects too!

The show will rehearse primarily in the evenings and on weekends starting in early September. The team members I’m looking for right away are:

  • An Associate Director/Producer: Someone to help run rehearsals and work with me to direct the show, while also taking on some producing responsibilities.
  • A Set/Costume/Lighting Designer: This can be one person or a couple, depending on areas of expertise. Design needs are minimal, but there’s room for play, for sure.
  • A Stage Manager: To keep us organized and help run the show (and to help us make people scream night after night).

If you’re interested in working on the show in one of these capacities, please emailinfo@bonehouse.ca with a statement of interest and a sense of your experience in that area. Ideally, I’m hoping to have these roles filled by August 8th.

CAST & AUDITIONS: Auditions will take place August 14th & 15th. Interested actors, please email your headshot and resume to info@bonehouse.ca with a statement of interest and your availability on the audition dates.

  • Eugene Crowley (M): Self proclaimed mind-hunter, a disturbing passion for information about serial killers. 30s-50s.
  • Jacob (M): Eugene’s well-meaning assistant. 20s-30s.
  • Gabrielle (F): A freightened young woman who survived the killer’s attack (20s-30s).

Thanks in advance for your interest. If you have any questions, please email info@bonehouse.ca or send me a message via Facebook.

Please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested, and I look forward to sharing the show with everyone at the end of October. Cheers!

Please Note: This is not a Downstage show. Although I’m directing it and it’s taking place in the Motel, it’s purely a side project for me – an opportunity to work on a piece I love and a chance to collaborate with new artists. I hope you’ll join me!

Deal (St. Albert): One Day Makeup Sale – Karrie’s Kostumes

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Deal (Edmonton): Professional Headshots for Actors – Photography by Benamoz

Portrait-sessionTake your career up a level with a fresh and professional headshot!

ow booking for August, beautiful headshots for the creative.Variety of low and high key digital images, taking your portfolio and your career to a new level!

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What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Crossroads – Haven Theatre

Crossroads Rehearsal Photo

Crossroads Rehearsal Photo

Crossroads by Raili Boe at the Edmonton Fringe Festival, a new work from Haven Theatre Society

Venue #1, Westbury 10330 – 84 Avenue

Runtime: 60 minutes

Genre: Drama

Ticket Price: Adult: $12.50, Student/Senior: $10

Description: Elina wakes up from a night of partying in a beautiful stranger’s bed. There is more to this stranger than meets the eye as the two walk back through Elina’s life of sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. Throughout Elina begins to wonder – is it all worth it?

Cast:
Elina – Sarah Culkin
Adaliah – Jolene Undershultz
Jake – Julian Stamer
Ray/Skylar – Quinton Herbert
Quinn/Raven – Shaena Rose
Damien – Kyle Tennant
Amara – Taylor Paskar

Stage Management:
Selina Collins, Connor Bewick

Design: Kyle Bishop, Raili Boe, Ryan Siverson

Advisories: Awkward topics, Violence, Nudity, Sexual Content, Adult Language, Smoke/Fog

Rating: Adult

Age Restriction: 16+

Schedule:
August 15th: 9:15 – 10:15 PM
August 16th: 4:15 – 5:15 PM
August 20th: 12:15 – 1:15 PM
August 22nd: 10:30 – 11:30 PM
August 23rd: 5:00 – 6:00 PM
August 24th: 2:00 – 3:00 PMCrossroad-2

What’s On (Calgary Fringe): Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show – Swallow-a-Bicycle

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre presents:

Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre's immersive audio play, Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show, comes to the Calgary Fringe Festival from August 1-9, 2014! Photo credit: Cassie's Camera

Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre’s immersive audio play, Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show, comes to the Calgary Fringe Festival from August 1-9, 2014! Photo credit: Cassie’s Camera

August 1-9, 2014 at the Calgary Fringe Festival
Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar, 909 10 St SE
http://www.swallowabicycle.com/performances/eavesdrop-calgary-fringe/

Have you ever eavesdropped on a coffee shop conversation?

It’s okay; we all do it. When you listen in on a job interview or a first date, a study session or a heartfelt confession, you catch a glimpse into another person’s reality. Each of the latte-sipping strangers around you has a surprising story to tell.

In its upcoming production, Swallow-a-Bicycle Theatre takes coffee shop eavesdropping to the next level.

This August at the Calgary Fringe Festival, Eavesdrop: The Coffee Shop Show comes to Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar in Inglewood. The play is performed during the coffee shop’s regular hours, without disrupting its operations. If someone wants to sit down with an espresso and mind their own business, they can! But, sitting at the next table, you’ll enjoy a captivating theatre experience.

When you arrive, we’ll hand you wireless headphones that let you eavesdrop on six seemingly normal coffee-drinking patrons who each have burning secrets to share. You’ll meet a trio of old friends, a frustrated writer, a man searching for connection and a troubled stranger. You’ll listen not only to their words, but to their innermost thoughts and feelings.

After a whirlwind 45-minute performance that transports you to another world, you’ll remove the headphones to find yourself back in your local coffee shop… but you’ll never look at it the same way again.

Tickets $15 each at http://calgaryfringe.carbonpop.com/tickets/events/456-eavesdrop-the-coffee-shop-show

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For more info, visit www.swallowabicycle.com, call 403.710.0093 or e-mail info@swallowabicycle.com.

What’s On (Calgary Fringe): Wilma-May and Her Tight White Socks – bare bones productions

Wilma-May and Her Tight White Socks By Jennifer Roberts

Wilma-May and Her Tight White Socks By Jennifer Roberts

Written and performed by award winning playwright Jennifer Roberts
Coming to the 2014 Calgary Fringe Festival !

Meet Wilma- May, she’s afraid of everything from giraffes to garb orators to fruit cups.
She’s recently exiled herself to avoid it ALL. Stocked up on enough food, water and magazines to last a life time but there’s one thing she forgot – light bulbs!! and she is THE MOST afraid of the dark.

Join her as she embarks on a 12 week online support group therapy session for the incurably paranoid-a last ditch attempt to get past her fears for once and for all (or… at least long enough to go out and buy more light bulbs!)

Wilma-May and Her Tight White Socks was created in 2004 at
One Yellow Rabbit’s Summer Lab Intensive as a solo 10 minute piece

Expanded into a one act in 2005 and produced by
Arachne Theatre and performed at the DSW theatre

In 2009 it was produced by Broad Mind’s Theatre

In 2013 produced as part of the Soul-o-centric Festival

For more information on dates and times, go here:
http://see.calgaryfringe.ca/events/430-wilma-may-and-her-tight-white-socks

For more information about the show and it’s creator, go here
http://wilma-may.weebly.com

Audition (Edmonton / Alberta) – Female Voice Actors for video game characters – Simple Connections

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Audition Information Page – Click here

We are very excited to be looking to audition voice actors (primarily female) for an upcoming indie game called Lyaria. The right audition will be extremely expressive and lively, bring a lot of energy to the roles – even the subdued ones. All characters will exude confidence and strength, but all will have their unique way of showing it.

The game takes place in a city called Lyaria – a Sleepy Hollow meets old London type city where everyone seems to be motivated by vices and self-interest (think prohibition-era Chicago meets Las Vegas). The inhabitants of Lyaria fall into two main categories, Fein and Urich.

For more information regarding the world and characters, please read our overview PDF and follow the links at the bottom to either of the two races:

Lyaria Overview – click here

Character Information / Audition Lines

If you want to jump right to it, these are the character descriptions along with some lines we’d like to hear you read for your audition. However, we’d like to emphasize that you are more than free to make up your own lines for the character – the more creative we feel you are, the better the chances we will use you for the game. That can be shown either through your vivid potrayal of the character and all the little subtleties that make their personality really shine through in the voice acting, or truly taking the character and making it your own with your own direction and speech / lines.

Submission - A phone recording is fine, and any file format is works but WAV, MP3s and M4As are preferred.  Submit to brett.ludwig@gmail.com 

Lyria Female Characters Overview and Lines – click to view PDF

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Ages of the Moon – Inadmissible Productions

Ages of the Moon - photo by Parazanda Valois

Ages of the Moon – photo by Parazanda Valois

Information:

Venue #1: Westbury
Runtime: 65 minutes
Price: $12.50 General, $10 Students/Seniors

Show Schedule:

Thursday, August 14, 11:45 pm
Friday, August 15, 4:45 pm
Tuesday, August 19, 2:15 pm
Wednesday, August 20, 9:15 pm
Friday, August 22, 6:15 pm
Saturday, August 23, 12:15 pm

Ages of the Moon by master American playwright Sam Shepard, features two old friends, now past middle age, entering the sunset of their lives. Ames has invited Byron, his loyal friend of over fifty years, to his country house to sympathize with his latest crisis. They reflect—or struggle to recall—their lives over a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon on the night of the lunar eclipse. As the bourbon flows, secrets are spilled, tempers flare, and things are said that can never be taken back.

Featuring:

Ames: David Wolkowski
Byron: Bill Roberts

Director: Giorgia Severini
Stage Manager: Sarah Valois
Assistant Stage Manager: Lori Wolkowski
Set Designer/Builder: Pierre Valois

What’s On (Calgary / Edmonton Fringe): The Sama Kutra – Dead Pigeon Productions

The Sama Kutra

Sizzle and Spark get into the swign of things in The Sama Kutra.

Sizzle and Spark get into the swign of things in The Sama Kutra.

After endless years of marriage the Fandangos are desperate to infuse some passion into their wilting relationship. Lost, afraid and confused, they blunder their way through a night of ridiculous erotic antics and kinky desires. Can the secrets of the ancient Sama Kutra save their love life?

Created and performed by
Jed Tomlinson and Jacqueline Russell

Directed by Michael Kennard

Warning: Mature Hilarious Content

Length: 60 minutes

CALGARY:

Performances at the
Alexandra Centre Society
922 – 9 Avenue SE

Tickets: $ 15.00

NOTE: Must have a Fringe Button, along with your ticket, to be admitted into the show (see the Calgary Fringe website for further details).

For tickets:

http://see.calgaryfringe.ca/events/433-the-sama-kutra

Calgary Show Times

Sat Aug 2 – 9:00
Sun Aug 3 – 3:00
Sun Aug 3 – 7:00
Mon Aug 4 – 5:00
Thurs Aug 7 – 9:00
Fri Aug 8 – 9:00

EDMONTON:

Performances at
Venue # 31 Varscona Hotel- Rutherford Room
8211 – 106 Street

Th Aug 14 – 10:45
Fri Aug 15 – 5:30
Mon Aug 18 – 9:00
Tues Aug 19 – 7:15
Wed Aug 20 – 5:30
Thurs Aug 21 – 10:45
Fri Aug 22 -10:45
Sat Aug 23 – 9:00
Sun Aug 24 – 7:15

For tickets:

http://tickets.fringetheatre.ca/

News (Calgary): 2014 Calgary Community Theatre Awards Nominations Announced

Calgary ACTS logoCALGARY, AB: Nominations for the 2014 CAT Awards (Community Theatre Awards), celebrating the best of community theatre in Calgary, were announced on July 22, 2014. There are 101 nominees in the 22 categories this year.

The CAT Awards are presented annually by CALGARY-ACTS, CALGARY’S ALLIANCE OF COMMUNITY THEATRES. Calgary-ACTS is a not-for-profit society founded in 2000 with a focus on promoting community theatre in Calgary. It also provides a network of communication, support and resource sharing for its members. This year’s ceremony will mark the eleventh annual presentation of the CAT Awards.

Calgary audiences were offered 39 productions from 16 local theatre companies who are members of Calgary ACTS. The awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate the contributions of local theatre artists with NOMINATIONS SELECTED THROUGH A COMBINATION OF PUBLIC INPUT AND SHOW ADJUDICATIONS. Audiences were not disappointed by the quality and professionalism of the casts and crews of these productions

The recipients of the 2014 CAT Awards will be announced at the gala ceremony on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 7:30 pm at the Rozsa Centre at the University of Calgary. Please join the best in local community theatre for this amazing evening of celebration. BECAUSE SO MANY OF OUR PRODUCTIONS THIS YEAR REPRESENTED A NUMBER OF DECADES, THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR IS IT’S ABOUT TIME: THEATRE ACROSS THE AGES. CREATIVE COSTUMING IS POSSIBLE!

Tickets to the event are $15 and are on sale now through University ticketing at http://www.ucalgary.ca/tickets. Please visit www.calgary-acts.com for more information.

2014 CAT AWARD NOMINEES

RESULTS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER FROM THE TOP PUBLIC NOMINATIONS AND THE TOP ADJUDICATOR NOMINATIONS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

* Donna Barnfield as Frau Blücher in Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Kiki Secord as Mrs. Basking in Big, the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Kiki Secord as Pinocchio in Shrek, the Musical (StoryBook Theatre
* Shandra McQueen as the Baker’s Wife in Into the Woods (Cappuccino Musical Theatre
* Tracy Smith as Ruth in The Pirates of Penzance (Morpheus Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

* Christopher Willott as Lord Farquaad in Shrek, the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Janos Zeller as Igor in Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Keelan McAuley as Billy Kopecki in Big, the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Tenaj Wiliams as Donkey in Shrek, the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)

OUTSTANDING SFX (SOUND FOR A MUSICAL)

* Dean Caplan for Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Étienne St. Jacques for Big, The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Étienne St. Jacques for Shrek, The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Steven Eastgaard-Ross for My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)

OUTSTANDING SOUNDSCAPE (FOR PLAY)

* Bill Torrie for August: Osage County (Liffey Players)
* Dean Harrison for The Wild Guys (Dewdney Players)
* Jevon Hills for That Championship Season (TimeQuake Productions)
* Patrick Murray for Pastoral Paranoia (Scorpio Theatre)
* Patrick Murray for Reservoir Dogs (Scorpio Theatre)
* Patrick Murray for Who Knows (Scorpio Theatre)

OUTSTANDING STAGECRAFT (ALL ASPECTS OF SET DESIGN)

* Bill Torrie for August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)
* Bill Torrie for That Championship Season (TimeQuake Productions)
* Dale Fea for The Wild Guys (Dewdney Players)
* Jamie Eastgaard-Ross/Steven Eastgaard-Ross for My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* JP Thibodeau, Lorie Masur, Rich Davis, Lilja Gareau Smith, Deb Miall, Bill Brown, Kristine Astop for Shrek, The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A PLAY

* Austin Halarewich as Manolo Costaquela in The Odd Couple – Female Version (Dewdney Players)
* Jerry Callaghan as Bill Fordham in August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)
* Matthew McDonald as Manuel in An Evening At Fawlty Towers (Workshop Theatre)
* Michael Pollock as Steve Heidebrecht in August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

* Faith Amantea as Gretchen in Boeing Boeing (Morpheus Theatre)
* Kas Nixon as Ladybug in James and the Giant Peach (StoryBook Theatre)
* Katelyn Morishita as Johanna in August: Osage County (Liffey Players)
* Sandy Lucas as Hilda Fay in Who Knows (Scorpio Theatre)
* Victoria Souter as Califia in Pastoral Paranoia (Scorpio Theatre)

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN

* Magz Ross (Designer), Tracy Young, Traci Ackerman, Donna Barnfield, Anna Caldwell, Lou Edwards, Christine Horne, Barbara Murphy, Nicole Ogilvie, Helen Willerton, Alexandra Worron, Christie Johnson, (Costume Support), Cat Bentley (Hair) Kristie Gallant (Make up) for My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* Magz Ross (Designer), Cat Bentley (Hair), Kirstie Gallant (Make-Up/Prosthetics) for Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Mikee Ames (Designer), Donna Barnfield, Sandy Forbes, Nancy Jette (costume support), James McGowan (Make up), Marina Sakellis (Make up support), Katelyn Morishita (Hair) for Young Frankenstein  (Front Row Centre Players)
* Rhonda Perry for Boeing Boeing (Morpheus Theatre)

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN

* Dave Smith for That Championship Season (TimeQuake Productions)
* Dean Harrison for The Wild Guys (Dewdney Players)
* JP Thibodeau for Big The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* JP Thibodeau for Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CHORUS (MUSICAL)

* Big The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* The Pirates of Penzance (Morpheus Theatre)
* Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ENSEMBLE (PLAY)

* James and the Giant Peach (StoryBook Theatre)
* Reservoir Dogs (Scorpio Theatre)
* That Championship Season (TimeQuake Productions)
* The Wild Guys (Dewdney Players)

OUTSTANDING CHOREOGRAPHY

* Angela Woodard for Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Danielle Desmarais for My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* Laura Solilo for Big The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)

OUTSTANDING STAGE FIGHT

* Aaron Conrad for August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)
* Aaron Conrad for Reservoir Dogs (Scorpio Theatre)
* Dennis Kaufman for And Then, The Lights Went Out… (Workshop Theatre)

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION

* Danielle Wahl for My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* Danielle Wahl for Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Patrice Barnes for Big The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Patrice Barnes for Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Winnifred Hume and Ian Robertson for The Pirates of Penzance (Morpheus Theatre)

OUTSTANDING ORIGINAL SCRIPT OR ADAPTATION

* Helen Young for No Way Back (Urban Stories Theatre)
* Jeff Carter for Pastoral Paranoia (Scorpio Theatre)
* Jesse Lynn Anderson for A Fall As Warm As This (Urban Stories Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL

* Allie Higgins-Pompu as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* Jamie Robinson as Fiona in Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Tanis Laatsch as Inga in Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Winnifred Hume as Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (Morpheus Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL

* Jarryd Baine as adult Josh Baskin in Big The Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Jeremy Walker as Shrek in Shrek the Musical (StoryBook Theatre)
* Michael Brown as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady (Front Row Centre Players)
* Mike Sornberger as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein in Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A MUSICAL

* Cynthia Salter-Audey for Always…Patsy Cline (Workshop Theatre)
* Graeme Humphrey/Matthew McDonald for Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Jamie Eastgaard-Ross for Young Frankenstein (Front Row Centre Players)
* Marian Hamilton for The Sound of Music (Painted Fish)
* Tim Elliott/Mike Johnson for The Pirates of Penzance (Morpheus Theatre)

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION OF A PLAY

* Bill Torrie for August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)
* Bill Torrie for That Championship Season (TimeQuake Productions)
* Brad Snowden for Odd Couple – Female Version (Dewdney Players)
* James Noonan for Boeing Boeing (Morpheus Theatre)
* Keith Kollee for Reservoir Dogs (Scorpio Theatre)
* Tanya Wolff/Bill Torrie for Stones in his Pockets (Liffey Players)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY

* Courtney Nelson as Max in Lend Me a Tenor (Strathmore Players Guild)
* Doug Keeling as Robert in Boeing Boeing (Morpheus Theatre)
* Jason Schneider as Dickie McDonald in Pastoral Paranoia (Scorpio Theatre)
* Jerod Blake as Jake (et al) in Stones in his Pockets (Liffey Players)
* Steve Hansen Smythe as Basil Fawlty in An Evening at Fawlty Towers (Workshop Theatre)

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY

* Christine Alarie Rose as Olive Madison in The Odd Couple – Female Version (Dewdney Players)
* Donna Barnfield as Violet in August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)
* Erin Millar as Pam in Cocktails at Pam’s (Morpheus Theatre)
* Tanya Wolff as Barbara in August: Osage Country (Liffey Players)

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY

August: Osage Country – Liffey Players
Producer: Chris Kane & Tanya Wolff,
Director: Bill Torrie
Stage Manager: China Marsh

Boeing Boeing – Morpheus Theatre
Producer: Faith Casement
Director: James Noonan;
Assistant Director: Phil Frias Stage Manager: Jody Low

New Canadian Kid – StoryBook Theatre
Producer: Jolene Anderson
Director: Karen Johnson-Diamond
Stage Manager: Cale Thompson

Reservoir Dogs – Scorpio Theatre
Producer: Daisy Pond,
Director: Keith Kollee,
Fight Director: Aaron Conrad
Stage Manager: Daisy Pond

That Championship Season - TimeQuake Productions
Producer: Greg Spielman
Director: Bill Torrie
Stage Manager: Daisy Pond

The Wild Guys – Dewdney Players
Producer: Jane Platt;
Director: Dean Harrison
Stage Manager: Barb Cook

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL

Big The Musical – Storybook Theatre
Producers: Jolene Anderson, Gwen Linton, Tanis Lefroy
Director: *JP Thibodeau
Musical Director: Patrice Barnes
Choreographer: Laura Solilo
Stage Manager: Liz Butterfield

Into the Woods – Cappuccino Musical Theatre
Producers: Bryan Smith, Jen Leclaire
Director: *Tory Doctor
Musical Director: Mandee Marcil
Choreographer: Eden Hildebrand
Stage Manager: Samantha Bellamy-Smith

My Fair Lady – Front Row Centre Players
Producer: Jenn Clarke Brown
Director: Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
Musical Director: Danielle Wahl
Choreographer: Danielle Desmarais
Stage Manager: Gina Damberger

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

Young Frankeinstein – Front Row Centre Players
Producer: Darren Stewart
Directors: Graeme Humphrey/Matthew McDonald
Musical Director: Danielle Wahl
Choreographers: Danielle Desmarais/Kara Chapman
Stage Manager: Cale Thompson 

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Tree Hugger – Foundation Theatre

Poster design by Sandra Heath

Poster design by Sandra Heath

A new Fringe show by Alyson Dicey and Ellie Heath! Tree Hugger is a show for all ages. When Billie has to make one of the biggest decisions of her life, she meets a new best friend: A tree who dreams of being someone’s special Christmas Tree one day. Friendship and imagination are the core of this play where two friends learn to take the risks that let them to follow their dreams.

Information

Venue #10: Acacia Hall (10433 83 ave)
Run Time: 50 mins
Price: $10

Schedule:

Aug 16 2:15pm
Aug 17 6:30pm
Aug 18 4:30pm
Aug 20 8:00pm
Aug 21 10:15pm
Aug 23 12:15pm

Written by: Ellie Heath and Alyson Dicey
Starring: Ellie Heath and Alyson Dicey
Directed by: Morgan Smith
Set/Costumes design by: Sydney Gross
Sound design by: Jesse Northey

“Having a best friend is being a best friend!”

Event (Edmonton): Play reading – The Ugly Princess – Script Salon

script-salonA TWISTED FAIRY TALE IS TOLD IN THE LATEST SCRIPT SALON

The Edmonton and area members of the Playwrights Guild of Canada are pleased to announce the fourth of their SCRIPT SALON events. SCRIPT SALON showcases some of the most talented theatre writers in the region with new plays ripe for production read by professional actors in the elegant setting of Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

Presented the first Sunday of every month with a different play by a different playwright featured every time, SCRIPT SALON is a bounteous buffet of sizzling comedy, drama, romance and adventure forged by the power of imagination.

On Sunday August 3 at 7:30 PM SCRIPT SALON will present Heather Morrow’s subversive comic fairy tale: THE UGLY PRINCESS.

THE STORY: Helena is the crown princess of the rich, tiny kingdom of Halla, but she is also genuinely ugly.  Her father, King Harald, has been declared insane.  The king, the ugly princess, and her cousin the duchess have been shut away in a remote castle with only one smarmy servant.  And when the proverbial handsome prince Eric insists on visiting Halla’s royal family, he brings an unexpected storybook ending.

Read by Julien Arnold, Lora Brovold,  Oscar Derkx, Tom Edwards and Alana Hawley.

Sunday August 3 at 7:30 in the Upper Arts Space at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (10037 84 Avenue).

Admission is free although donations are accepted. Refreshments will be provided. Parking is free.

After the reading the audience is encouraged to ask questions and provide commentary directly to the playwright.

SCRIPT SALON is sponsored and supported by the Playwrights Guild of Canada, Alberta Playwrights Network and Holy Trinity Anglican Church.

For further information, please contact David Belke at 780 437-7507