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What’s On (Calgary): Anything Goes – Front Row Centre Players

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June 12th – 27th, 2015

Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman
Originally Produced by Lincoln Center Theatre, New York City
Directed by Jamie Eastgaard-Ross

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking but now, god knows, anything goes!

Billy Crocker comes on board a transatlantic cruise ship to drop off his boss’s passport only to find that one of the other passengers is his long lost love, the American debutante Hope Harcourt, who is travelling with her fiancé and mother. Determined to win her back, Billy assumes the identity of a missing passenger – who unfortunately turns out to be public enemy number one!

There’s no cure like travel to help you unravel the worries of living today!

So Billy must stave off the interest of another woman (nightclub singer Reno Sweeny), tangle with gangsters and the FBI, wade through a plethora of mistaken identities both accidental and deliberate, and keep himself hidden from his boss. The hilarity and hijinks escalate as Billy will find that anything does go aboard this ship! Join FRC for a De-Lovely time wrapped around one of Cole Porter’s most beloved scores.

It’s delightful, it’s delicious, it’s de-lovely

Anything Goes is produced by arrangement with, and the music and dialogue material furnished by TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC.
560 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10022

What’s On (Calgary): Dial ‘M’ for Murder – Vertigo Theatre

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by Frederick Knott
Directed by Kelly Reay
May 2 to May 31, 2015

Call 403.221.3708 for tickets

A Gripping Story of Betrayal and Passion
In London, 1952, the wealthy Margot Wendice has convinced her professional tennis player husband, Tony, to give up playing to spend more time with her. Although he obliges and their life appears to be a happy one, he soon discovers his wife has had an affair. Tony seeks revenge, and his dear wife’s money, and plots her murder. What follows is a scheme filled with blackmail and murder, but things do not end up quite as planned.
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Job (Drumheller): Directing Intern – The Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Canadian Badlands Passion PlayThe Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for a Directing Intern.
The contract would run from May 14th to July 13th, 2015 in Drumheller, Alberta.
Rehearsals are Thursday – Sunday. The Directing Intern may not be required for all rehearsals.
Dress Rehearsal is Thursday July 9th, 2015
Performances are Friday – Sunday from July 10th to July 26th, 2015.

The Directing Intern will function as an administrative and creative assistant to The Directing Team through the planning and rehearsal process. S/he will have impeccable organizational and research skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities and directing styles. The duties of the Directing Intern will vary depending on the needs of the Directing Team and the skills, abilities and experience of the applicant.

This is a great opportunity for emerging directors to work on a unique, large-scale, outdoor production.

This is an evolving position. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

• Production and script dramaturgy.
• Taking and distributing meeting minutes and scheduling.
• Creative input.
• Assisting one or more of the directors as they direct a scene.
• Compiling and distributing director notes.
• Assisting with lines/blocking for absent actors in rehearsal. Communicating with the stage management team as necessary.
• Any other function that helps in the creation and fulfillment of the Directing Teams artistic vision of the play.

For more information or to submit a resume, please contact Denise Lines at passionplayproduction@gmail.com or 587-215-2565.

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events. Now in its 22nd season, the company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Job (Drumheller): Sound Intern – Canadian Badlands Passion Play

Canadian Badlands Passion PlayThe Canadian Badlands Passion Play is currently accepting applications for a Sound Intern.
The contract would run from May 14th to Aug 3rd, 2015.
This is a Part-Time Position, Friday – Sunday in Drumheller, AB.
Dress Rehearsal is Thursday July 9th, 2015
Performances run Friday – Sunday from July 10th to July 26th, 2015.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in sound to learn, or for someone with more experience to refine their skills. The individual should be quick on their feet but calm in stressful situations and also comfortable working outdoors with a large amount of volunteers and even animals.

The Sound Intern will be responsible for assisting the sound team in setting up the sound system before rehearsals begin. This includes moving gear around, hooking up speakers, running lines to speakers, hiding speakers, running tests on equipment, cleaning equipment, and maintaining upwards of 24 wireless mics.

During rehearsals and performances the Sound Intern will be responsible for making sure all performers have the appropriate mic in a timely manner. This will require assessing where mic changes need to occur, who needs a mic for the scene being rehearsed, etc.

During rehearsals the Sound Intern will be responsible for creating paperwork tracks when actors have mics relative to the script. This task involves keeping a detailed spreadsheet of when actors have mics, which mics they have, when they need to be changed etc. As rehearsals progress, this paperwork will need to be updated frequently.

For more details please contact Denise Lines at passionplayproduction@gmail.com or
call 587-215-2565

The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest outdoor theatrical events, now in its 22nd season. The company annually depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. It is an epic story told on an epic scale, this year’s production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John. The script is performed by a cast of approximately 200 performers, both professional & volunteer, in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheatre.

What’s On (Edmonton): Christina / Philippe- Northern Light Theatre

christina-phillipQueen Christina of Sweden, who dresses and lives as a man, and Philippe, Duc D’Orleans, brother to King Louis XIV and who dresses as a woman while maintaining a career as a military leader, are locked in a battle of wits and wills. A sensory event made up of a mixture of music, live singing, and verbatim interviews culminates to answer the question- “Do you dare to be who you really are?”








What’s On (Edmonton): Improvaganza! – Rapid Fire Theatre

rft_picThe world’s best improvisors, all at once, all together.
Well not really – they kind of come and go, and not EVERY performer is in EVERY scene. That would be nuts! Hey…
Improvaganza is the most beloved improv festival in the world, by the improvisors themselves! They line up for months to get to come to Edmonton and play with world-class Rapid Fire Theatre. the fans like it too.

June 17-27, 2015

Audition (Edmonton): It’s Not My Fault – Feature Film

IT’S NOT MY FAULT is an Indy Chris Craddock Film being shot in the Edmonton area between June 15 & July 6, 2015. I am looking to cast actors between 18 – 55 yrs old of all ethnicities.

If you are unrepresented and would like to be considered for an audition please email your headshot/resume to Rhonda Fisekci at rfisekci@me.com as soon as possible as the auditioning will begin on May 7 in Edmonton by appointment only.

The rates are $200/8 hr day for a principal role and $150/8 hr day for an actor role. Alan Thicke and Quinton Aaron are the leads in this film.

What’s On (Edmonton): The Photo – Theatre of the New Heart

The-Photo1Theatre of the New Heart presents: The Photo

Written by: Dana Rayment
Directed by: Michelle Kennedy

Making its world premier at C103 (Formerly Catalyst Theatre, 8529 Gateway Blvd). The Photo features Elena Porter and Michael Peng under the direction of Sterling Award Nominee Michelle Kennedy.

Drama is supposed to be on stage, not in the home and not in the heart of new parents Gina and Mark. THE PHOTO begins 15 minutes after the most arresting moment of their lives. Nothing seems real. Time is suspended: sped up, slowed down all at once. How to make sense? What to do? Where to find comfort and begin to cope?

Coping for Gina is getting out a camera and capturing all the moments of their precious daughter Aurora’s life. For Mark, it’s being in the moment with Gina and Aurora.

THE PHOTO is a love story.
THE PHOTO is a mystery.
THE PHOTO is a story about two people just trying to find their place in a world that has redefined them in an instant.

Runs May 15-23, 2015. 8:00 p.m.; Sunday May 17, 2:00 p.m. Adults-$20/student, seniors & artists-$15/matinee-pay what you can. Tickets are on sale at Tix on the Square (780.420.1757) or www.tixonthesquare.ca. Available at the door 1 hour before showtime (cash only)

Event (Edmonton): Scene Study-May 4th – Grindstone Theatre

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What: May Edmonton Scene Study
Who: Grindstone Theatre and Citadel Theatre with special guest CHRIS BULLOUGH
Where: The Club, Citadel Theatre
When: Monday, May 4th, 6:00pm-8:00pm
*Please email briannejang@gmail.com to RSVP if you are able to attend.

Chris Bullough

Chris Bullough is an actor, playwright, producer and emerging director of theatre based in Edmonton. Born in Thunder Bay and raised in Fort McMurray, Chris made the long drive down Highway 63 to attend the University of Alberta’s BFA (acting) program. Since graduating in 1998 Chris has worked with many theatre companies across Western Canada, including: Theatre Network; Theatre Calgary, Globe Theatre in Regina and Nakai Theatre in Whitehorse.

After working with Alberta Theatre Projects in 2010, Chris was nominated for the Betty Mitchell Award “Best Actor in a Supporting Role” for his work in “Abraham Lincoln Goes to the Theatre” by Larry Tremblay, and won the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for “Outstanding Performance of an Actor in a Leading Role” for the Free Will Players productions of William Shakespeare’s “Love Labour’s Lost”, in 2006 and “Richard III”, 2008. Chris has had the pleasure of being part of many other award winning productions, including; “Suburbia” (Kill Your Television), “Respectable” (Workshop West) and “Featuring Loretta” (Theatre Riff Raff), the latter being presented as part of the inaugural Magnetic North Theatre Festival in Ottawa. Chris’s plays for young audiences, “Penelope vs. The Aliens!!” (Written with Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull) and “Apples and Oranges”, have been produced by the Citadel Theatre, Concrete Theatre in Edmonton and Quest Theatre in Calgary.

Chris is a founder and current co – Artistic Director of wishbone theatre, an Edmonton based independent theatre company that seeks to explore the mysteries of the human experience through dark, delicate, complex and provocative theatrical productions that cross disciplines and create space for public discourse through creative outreach. At the 2010 Edmonton International Fringe Festival Chris made his directorial debut under wishbone with “Shimmer” by John O’Keefe, for which he was awarded the Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Award for “Outstanding Fringe Director”. Chris is currently finishing up his MFA in Directing at the U of A and working on his latest project, “The Whale”, a theatrical adaptation of Herman Melville’s novel, Moby Dick.

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

Audition (Edmonton): General Auditions for Video Kitchen Student Films

FAVAHDlogo-colorAudition to be a part of the student films created for FAVA’s Video Kitchen.

Ten short films will be shot over the next two months and shown at the Garneau Theatre. Be in one or more of them.

Auditions at FAVA (9722 102 ST, Edmonton), Monday May 11, from 6-10pm. Email videokitchenauditions@carew.ca by Friday, May 8, to request an audition.

Auditions (Edmonton): Drea Lee Dance Company

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Selected choreography and performance credits for Drea Lee

Drea Lee Dance Company Auditions
Seeking INT/ADV level dancers of all styles age 16+
This is a semi-professional jazz funk based dance company that will help prepare the dancer for the entertainment industry and offer performance opportunities.

Sunday, June 28 @ 12 PM
Sandra Gray School of Dancing
4638 – 99 St NW
Sign in starts @ 11:30 AM
Do not call the studio with questions. Contact Drea.

*Pre-registration is required* – Click here to download the audition form (PDF)
Please text (206) 251-4291 or email 1drealee@gmail.com to register.
Please include your availability when you register.

Visit www.drealee.com for more information.

News (Calgary): Downstage creates Pay-It-Forward Fund

payitforwardfundHelp Downstage create a Pay-It-Forward fund!

Would you like to see more arts experiences offered free of charge? Downstage is embarking on an exciting new approach to ticketing to help us bring new people to plays that will be directly relevant to their lives.

We know that for our work to be truly impactful, we need to attract an audience that reflects the demographic diversity of our city. And we know we want to introduce new people to theatrical experiences that are going to be meaningful to them. But how?

Right now we’re running an online campaign to raise an initial fund for what we’re calling the Downstage Pay-It-Forward Program. The program will offer a limited of tickets to Downstage productions free-of-charge for those that need it. Thanks to Olivia Brooks, Ann Connors, Maura Graham, Brenda Lang, Eric Moschopedis, Ron & Enola Schmitz, Michael Tan, Maria Vaccaro, Aviva Zimmerman and our anonymous donors who have helped us to already reach 34% of our funding goal!

We need your help to make this program a reality. A gift at any level will have an impact – even $5 or $10 goes a long way! Click here to read about this campaign and consider making a donation today. Thank you for your support of Downstage!

News: Rosebud School of the Arts receives $250,000 matching donation pledge

Rosebud Centre of the Arts recently announced a significant gift which will double the impact of each private contribution made in 2015. Lois and Richard Haskayne of Calgary have pledged to match each dollar donated up to $250,000. 

“We’re really excited by the possibilities of this fundraising campaign, called The Harvest. Donors can make a real impact. Twenty-five dollars becomes fifty dollars when matched by the Haskaynes. Five hundred dollars means one thousand dollars for the school, the theatre and the centre,” says Adam Furfaro, RCA Executive Director. “This is an incredible opportunity for capacity building and long-term sustainability. Our goal is to raise $650,000 from contributed revenue this year through a combination of private donations, foundations and corporate sponsorships.”

Well-known in both business and philanthropy circles, the Haskaynes have deep ties to the Rosebud area. Mrs. Haskayne (nee Kenney) grew up in the community of Redland just west of Rosebud. Mr. Haskayne was raised in nearby Gleichen. 

Steadfast supporters, the Haskaynes note, “The school, the theatre and the whole centre, whose vision aligns with ours, provides quality education and entertainment. Simply, it has kept the community of Rosebud alive. We are proud to honour our rural roots and to offer financial support to ensure continued success! This organization is a remarkable example of rural regeneration through arts and education, a proud voice for our Alberta heritage, and an inspiring example of rural creativity and innovation.”

The Rosebud School of the Arts (also known as Rosebud Theatre and Rosebud Centre of the Arts)
is a registered charity and, as such, all private donations will be receipted for tax purposes.

The Harvest donation campaign runs all year, until December 31, 2015. Donations can be made online www.rosebudtheatre.com or through the Box Office 1-800-267-7553.

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Event (Edmonton): 2015 Culture Days National Congress – Citadel Theatre

2015NationalCongressNational Congress on Culture Coming to the Citadel Theatre May 7 & 8.

The 2015 National Congress – A CULTURE OF STORIES: EVERYONE. EVERY STORY. – is coming to the Citadel Theatre on May 7 and 8 and will showcase some of the extraordinary stories inspired, nurtured, created and curated from our cultural colleagues across Canada. The program will provide practical insights and direction into how to best articulate these stories, and look at how evaluating and communicating the impact of our work can inspire many more. 

Keynote sessions feature Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist of ATB Financial and Chair, Alberta Premier’s Council on Culture, Jean Grand-Maître, Artistic Director of the Alberta Ballet, and an exclusive interview with CTV Canada AM’s Marci Ien and award-winning interdisciplinary artists Eric & Mia. The congress program includes a range of educational sessions and breakout workshops. 

A cocktail reception will be held at the Art Gallery of Alberta and the National Congress culminates in a gala dinner hosted by Marci Ien to honour the 2014 Culture Days award winners from across Canada.  

For full program details, visit culturedays.ca

Limited Space, Register Now!

What’s On (Calgary): Three on the Seesaw – Fire Exit Theatre

09.26.11Fire Exit Theatre

April 29 – May 3, 2015
Arts Commons Engineered Air Theatre
Tickets: 403-640-5617

Three men walk into a room, each with a different destination, yet all three end up exactly where they are supposed to be. At first they each assume the others are in the wrong place, but when mysterious things begin to happen, and they have to spend the night together, they reassess their predicament. Eventually, an idea begins to take shape that they may have left life as we know it, and entered the hereafter. Each character tries to justify his life and in doing so reveals his view on the afterlife.