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Event/Workshop (Calgary): Puppet Pop-Up Studio: SMART Beakers – WP Puppet Theatre

Puppet-Pop-UP-Studio-SMART-BEAKERS-SMSaturday September 19, 1-3pm
Fort Calgary, Learning Centre, 750 – 9th Avenue S.E.

Register on Eventbrite!
Adults & Children (4-12): $15 
Seniors (55+) & Teens (13-19): FREE (registration required)
Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/puppet-pop-up-studio-smart-beakers-part-of-beakerhead-tickets-17187561459?aff=es2

We are thrilled to participate in this year’s Beakerhead! Transform an ordinary beaker into a cool puppet with simply engineered blinking eyes. We’ll add some arms and hands and then animate our puppet to generate some mathematical equations! You can also put all sorts of other ideas into his/her head; fill it with jello or fluff. Your puppet can be as intelligent as you are brave enough to make it! Limited to 25 participants for ages 4+ (please note that children and teens must participate with an adult or senior)

Auditions (Calgary): The Dinner Party, Sept 26, 28, 30! – Morpheus Theatre

Dinner-party-webAuditions for Morpheus Theatre’s production of The Dinner Party At the Pumphouse Theatre 
Jan 22 – Feb 6, 2016
Written by Neil Simon Directed by Lonni Olson

Neil Simon’s 31st play, is a comedic farce with a hint of drama. Six Strangers invited to dine together at an exclusive Parisian restaurant. Not knowing why they have been invited until one guest at a time, we learn the guests are three divorced couples. As it turns out, the dinner is about their damaged relationships and whether or not they can reconcile.

Open auditions will take place:

Saturday September 26th (1:00 to 4:00pm)
Monday September 28th (7:00 to 9:30pm)
Wednesday September 30th (7:00 to 9:30pm)

@ the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre, 3512 – 5th Avenue NW (lower level of the Parkdale Community Centre)

Callbacks will take place on Saturday October 3rd from 1:00 to 4:00pm, if required.
Callbacks will require all candidates to work for the entire three hours in a round robin match up.

Audition Requirements:

A prepared comedic monologue (approximately 2 minutes long) A cold read may be requested Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition.

Breathe and have fun.

Rehearsals will take place from October 14th through January 21st . Rehearsals will be Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule..

For More information, or to book an audition, visit www.morpheustheatre.ca, call 403-246-2999 or e-mail audition@morpheustheatre.ca

Auditions (Edmonton): Burning Bluebeard – Edmonton Actors Theatre

Photo by Evan Hanover

Photo by Evan Hanover

Call for Submissions – Actors and Stage Manager – Edmonton Actors Theatre

Production: Burning Bluebeard by Jay Torrence, Directed by Dave Horak Currently looking to cast actors and engage a Stage Manager.

Contact the director, Dave Horak: horakbus@gmail.com with a resume and headshot ASAP. You will be contacted for a meeting and audition if needed.

Dates: Rehearsals throughout November, actors contracted through the Canadian Equity Indie 2.1 contract which allows for flexible rehearsals. Mostly late afternoons and evenings through the week and weekends for a total of two weeks spread out through November. Production previews December 2 & 3, 2015. Opens December 3 and runs through to December 13, 2015.

Burning Bluebeard will be presented as part of Theatre Network’s Roxy Performance Series. Performances take place at the new Roxy on Gateway (formerly C103).

A Canadian Premiere Inspired by a true story, Burning Bluebeard tells the tale of six singed clowns who emerge from the burnt remains of a theatre to perform their spectacular Christmas Pantomime. This time they hope to finally reach the true happy ending of their second act and avoid the fateful fire that destroyed Chicago’s Iroquois Theatre in 1903. Promotional video of the Chicago production

ACTORS:

Equity and Non-Equity. Actors will be contracted under the Equity Indie 2.1 contract. Some parts have been cast. Looking to cast several parts.
Please send headshots and resumes to the director, Dave Horak at: horakbus@gmail.com.

Highlight any special skills you may have, specifically looking for circus, clown, dance, acrobatic or other physical skills you may possess. You will be contacted for an audition if needed.

Characters:

Fancy Clown – Either male of female. A classically trained Pierrot who displays a high status. Skilled at mime and the style of commedia.
Fearie Queen – Female, a dancer, quirky, possesses special powers, speaks into a tin can.
Henry Gilfoil – performs the villain Bluebeard in the pantomime but is truly a sensitive soul. Possibly a stilt-walker.
Nellie Reed – An aerialist and storyteller. The only performer who perishes in the fire.
Eddie Foy – A famous vaudeville comedian. A philosopher.
Robert Murray – The Stage Manager who was in charge and feels responsible for the tragedy. Wide-eyed and innocent. Performs a drag number.

STAGE MANAGER:

Equity or Non-Equity. Must be able to work a flexible schedule through November. Please send resume and letter of interest to the director, Dave Horak: horakbus@gmail.com

ABOUT THE COMPANY:

Edmonton Actors Theatre is a new theatre company formed by Artistic Director Dave Horak in 2009 to focus on the actor’s art, process and training. This award-winning company produces theatre that challenges the performers and the audience and is constantly investigating the relationship between the two.
Past productions have included Fatboy, produced at the 2012 Edmonton Fringe which garnered four Sterling Award nominations, winning three awards for Outstanding Production, Actor and Director and remounted at Theatre Network’s Roxy Theatre in 2014 which garnered four Sterling nominations (Outstanding Independent Production, Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Supporting Actor, and Outstanding Costumes). Other productions have included Sam Shepard’s Cowboy Mouth, T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland, and The Bomb-itty of Errors which recently toured Alberta as part of Theatre Alberta’s Best of the Fringe series.
Edmonton Actors Theatre specializes in bringing a multitude of performance styles and traditions to the stage: Cowboy Mouth was performed by a real-life rock and roll couple, The Wasteland combined one of the most influential poems of the twentieth-century with twenty-first century technology and The Bomb-itty of Errors blended Shakespeare with some of Edmonton’s best Hip Hop performers.

Job (Edmonton): Business Manager/General Manager – Theatre Network~live at the Roxy

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Theatre Network, Edmonton

Theatre Network~live at the Roxy is seeking a dedicated and energetic individual for the full-time position of Business Manager/General Manager at Theatre Network.

About Theatre Network

Theatre Network has a 40-year history of serving Edmonton theatre goers and offers a three-show mainstage season focusing on the finest in contemporary world theatre. TN’s programming also includes original commissioned works by Alberta Playwrights, Nextfest – a multi-disciplinary festival of emerging professional artists, and the Roxy Performance Series which features a wide range of professional theatre and emerging theatre companies.

Theatre Network is also the owner and operator of the Roxy theatre which was destroyed by fire in January of 2015. Currently the company is working towards rebuilding the Roxy but has taken up temporary residence in the newly named Roxy on Gateway in Edmonton, AB.

About the position

The Business Manager/General Manager works with and reports to Theatre Network’s Artistic Director. Primary responsibilities include administration; event planning; fundraising and fund development; facility management and operations. The successful applicant will have management experience, excellent written and communications skills, a demonstrated track record of success, and will be comfortable working in a dynamic, relaxed and team-based atmosphere.

This is a permanent, full-time position. Salary will be based on experience. Position includes three weeks of paid vacation and extended health benefits. Variable hours including some weekends and evenings will be required. Theatre Network is an equal-opportunity employer.

Reply in confidence with cover letter and resumé via email only to Bradley Moss brad@theatrenetwork.ca. While email applications are preferred applications by post will be accepted. Please mail applications Attention: Bradley Moss, Theatre Network, 8529 Gateway Blvd. Edmonton, AB. T6E 6P3.

Applications for this competition must be received by September 25, 2015.

We thank everyone who applies, but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All applications are considered confidential.

Click here to visit the posting on the Theatre Network~live at the Roxy website

Call for Submissions (Calgary) – TJLAB Sessions – Theatre Junction GRAND

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As a part of TJ LAB Sessions

At Theatre Junction GRAND

Theatre Junction announces an open call to performing artists for submissions to conduct research or develop a new work in progress in the realm of live art. Theatre Junction will provide artists with space and support for research, rehearsal, and performance in process.

This program will encourage artists to break away from established artistic practices and take risks in a creative environment with the support of Theatre Junction’s company of artists and dramaturge Raphaele Thiriet.

Artists and projects will be chosen across disciplines with a focus on performance creation. This program is open to artists who have at least 3 years of professional experience or post secondary education, and who have a desire to develop and explore their own artistic practice and language.

Theatre Junction will provide up to 7 days in the studio, dramaturgical support, and 10 hours of technical support. Artists will present their work in progress to a small public and/or an invited audience.

Please submit a dossier for the proposed project, and biographies of the artists involved to education@theatrejunction.com

Deadline for submissions: September 18, 2015

Volunteer Opportunity (Calgary): Casino Volunteers Needed – Evergreen Theatre

Evergreen-Logo-HIGHRESEvergreen Theatre needs you!

We are looking for volunteers to help us staff our 2015 Casino on September 8 and 9. This vital fundraising opportunity supports our seasonal programming, and we can’t do it without you!

NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR ANY POSITION. A chance to meet some great people and support a local not for profit charity! Daytime and evening shifts available.

Please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0445a5a72fa5fc1-evergreen to sign up for the remaining shifts.

If you have any questions, please contact Artistic Producer Valmai Goggin at valmai@evergreentheatre.com

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING EVERGREEN THEATRE!!

Job (Edmonton): General Manager – Theatre Prospero

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Theatre Prospero seeks a full-time General Manager to work with the Artistic Director in the management of overall operations for the organization. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the General Manager is an essential member of the team and provides central coordination for the company.

Organization
Established in 1996, Theatre Prospero’s mandate is to create, and to foster the creation of, mythic, classical and poetic theatre and other art for students and others through productions, residencies and festivals.

Although primarily focused on Shakespeare, Theatre Prospero has also produced other plays including Greek plays, adaptations of Charles Dickens’ and Dylan Thomas’ works, as well as developing new Canadian productions including Maggie Now Parts 1-4 and Blood Opera: The Raven Tango Poems. Based in Edmonton, Alberta, Theatre Prospero provides Artist in Residence programs for schools around Alberta, offering students opportunities to act in Shakespeare’s plays with professional mentorship. Theatre Prospero also offers student matinees and public performances of plays in Edmonton. Theatre Prospero’s will be developing a major production in the upcoming seasons, a commissioned aboriginal adaptation of Macbeth to be co-produced with Akpik Theatre of Yellowknife.

Responsibilities
In collaboration with the Artistic Director, the Board, and external contract resources, the successful candidate will be primarily responsible for operating the theatre company. Specific duties include:

Financial Management
• Perform book-keeping and accounting duties such as processing payroll, accounts payable, receivable, deposits, donations, reconciling transactions.
• Prepare and analyze financial data for reporting purposes.
• Maintain the financial system to the utmost standards and ensuring financial records are organized, up to date and adhere to legal retention requirements.
• Prepare, monitor and revise the operating budget in conjunction with the Artistic Director.
• Liaise with the company’s accountant to produce the annual Notice to Reader and ensure associated federal taxes and deductions are paid in a timely manner.

Human Resource Management
• Create job postings.
• Screen and assist in hiring casual non-artistic staff and student interns.
• Create, negotiate and maintain contracts with artistic and non-artistic staff.
• Oversee artistic and non-artistic staff hours.
• Supervise non-artistic staff work.
• Recruit and train volunteers as required.

Development Associate
• Devise and implement fundraising activities.
• Organize AGLC casinos including applying for casino license, filling out and submitting require applications, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, end of casino reporting and ensuring volunteers are thanked appropriately.
• Identify and pursue funding opportunities available to the organization.
• Manage and assist the Artistic Director with grant applications and reports and ensuring applications and reports are submitted in a timely fashion.
• Identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with potential and current individual and corporate donors and sponsors.

Marketing and Promotion
• Manage the Theatre Prospero website and social media activities.
• Assist with the Theatre Prospero newsletter and other marketing and promotional activities as needed.

Statistical Analysis
• Collect statistical information for CADAC and grant activity reports.

Tour Management
• Book space as required for artistic activities such as auditions, rehearsals and performance.
• Assist where required with arranging of billeting, meals, transportation, and documentation associated with tour company travel.
• Communicate with and liaise with schools regarding residences before, during and after residences.
• Guide teachers through the Alberta Foundation for the Arts Artists in Residence grant applications.
• Communicate with lead artists and technicians on a regular basis regarding needs for tours.
Update and maintain client database.

General Office Duties
• Manage office correspondences.
• Oversee purchasing of office supplies and equipment.
• Maintain and ensure information on Theatre Prospero website is up to date and accurate.
• Maintain Theatre Prospero Calendar of Events.
• Submit annual return to Alberta Corporate Registries and ensure account is in good standing.
• Maintain CADAC account.
• Attend board meetings as required.
• Represent the company in the community at events and performances.
• Other duties as reasonably required.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will have:

• Experience in management of not-for-profit or cultural organizations.
• Have knowledge of theatre production and/or the professional performing arts touring and presenting milieus.
• Proven leadership capability.
• A successful track record in fiscal management.
• Be self-motivated, take initiative and a strong team player, but be able to work autonomously.
• Have experience in grant writing, fundraising and marketing.
• Have computer skills including: Microsoft Office Suite, skill and experience in managing website and social media platforms, database systems experience, and computerized accounting skills.
• Strong interpersonal communication (oral and written) skills are essential.
• The General Manager will be expected to work flexible hours including evenings and weekends.

Hours and Compensation
Hours will vary depending on the time of year and can range from 20-40 hours per week. This is not a salaried position. The General Manager will be paid an hourly wage, to be negotiated with the Artistic Director and Board of Directors.

How to Apply
Theatre Prospero is an equal opportunity employer and invites all interested candidates to apply for this position.

Please send a current CV, and cover letter detailing your interest in working with Theatre Prospero and three professional references to: theatreprospero@shaw.ca (with subject line: GM position application)

Submission deadline: September 15, 2015
Start date: Ideally, October 1, 2015.

Call for Submissions (Edmonton): 2015/2016 Season Internships – Punctuate! Theatre

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SCIP Internships for Punctuate!s 2015/2016 Season

Punctuate! Theatre is looking for competent, skilled, and creative students to join our team as SCIP Interns for the 2015/2016 Season. The interns will learn valuable skills in producing independent theatre, be connected to key partners in the independent theatre community, and become a pivotal part of our season’s success.

Associate Producer

This intern will work closely with the Artistic Producer to assist in coordinating all of the special events surrounding our productions including opening and closing night receptions, community and artist talk-backs, and fundraising events. The intern should be located in Edmonton.

Skills Required:
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
· Experience planning/running events (asset but not mandatory)
· Experience working with large groups of volunteers
· Experience making budgets, schedules, and other spreadsheets

Timeslots Available: (Please specify your preferred time slot in your application)
September-October 2015
November-December 2015
January-March 2016
April-July 2016

Click here to see the full listing and to apply: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=1333

Development Intern

This intern will work closely with the Artistic Producer to source and approach potential sponsors, donors, and supporters. This position will also include fundraiser event planning with the company, volunteering at special events, and assisting with Silent Auction coordination.

Skills Required:
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
· Experience creating sponsorship packages (asset but not mandatory)
· Experience with Silent Auctions (asset but not mandatory)
· Experience planning/managing fundraiser and special events (asset but not mandatory)

This is a full-season, very part-time position based on the student’s availability and class schedule.

Click here to see the full listing and to apply: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=1339

Box Office Manager

The student will be responsible for seeking out and scheduling volunteers for box office, training all scheduled volunteers, and creating new tracking documents for ticket sales and inventory. The Box Office Manager will work closely with the Producer to make sure all box office duties are clearly planned out for the volunteers, and that all volunteers are treated with respect.

Skills Required:
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
· Experience working with large groups of volunteers
· Experience making schedules and other spreadsheets
· Working knowledge of how a theatre box office operates

This position will be part-time throughout January-March, 2016.

Click here to see the full listing and to apply: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=1340

Volunteer Coordinator

The student will be responsible for seeking out, scheduling, and training volunteers for special events, fundraisers, concession, and box office. The Volunteer Coordinator will work closely with the Producer and Box Office Manager to make sure all volunteer duties are clearly planned out, and that all volunteers are treated with respect.

Skills Required:
· Working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel
· Experience working with large groups of volunteers
· Experience making schedules and other spreadsheets

This is a full-season, very part-time position based on the student’s availability and class schedule. The bulk of the work will be in January-March, 2106.

Click here to see the full listing and to apply: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=1478

Associate Designer

The Associate Designer will work closely with our Production Designer in a focused area: lighting, costumes, set, props, or sound design. The Associate Designer will create tracking and requirement paperwork, and will source and shop for design materials. In addition the Associate Designer will assist with set-up and strike of the performance venue, and could potentially assist in building the set.

Skills Required:
· Working knowledge of theatre lighting and sound equipment working knowledge of how to operate a sound or lighting board
· Working knowledge of proper safety procedures for light hangs and strikes
· Working knowledge of theatre design elements

This is a part-time position running throughout December 2015-March 2016.

Click here to see the full listing and to apply: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=1338

Associate Production Manager

We are looking for someone to work closely with our Production Manager to help create all of the necessary schedules, and production paperwork. In addition the Associate Production Manager will liaise with all of this season’s directors, designers, and stage managers to ensure that the requirements of all shows are met.

Skills required:
· Basic knowledge of technical theatre
· Basic knowledge of theatre production
· Basic knowledge of production paperwork

This is a part-time position running throughout December 2015-March 2016.

Click here to see the full listing and to apply: http://joinscip.ca/internship-details/?id=1334

Audition (Sherwood Park): Prom Night of the Living Dead – Sherard Musical Theatre

imageSherard Musical Theatre Association is holding open auditions for our 2015 production, Prom Night of the Living Dead: A Zombie High School Musical!  This is an original work, premiering in October.  The production can be best described as throwing the Breakfast Club, Return of the Living Dead, and Glee in a Blender and hitting frappe.  

The following roles are available:

Becket, (Male, age range 17-35) A part time dealer, and a full time philosopher with a fondness for Dr. Seuss and Disney.  Hides behind a cloak of mystery, keeps others at an arms length.  Extremely intelligent, totally eccentric.  This is a singing role

Mackenzie, (Male, age range 17-35) A typical jock bully, intolerant to anyone who lacks athleticism, pretty unpleasant, not very intelligent.  Non singing role

Dylan, (Male, age range 17-35) See the Mackenzie profile, add more aggression and anger, detract even more intelligence.  Non singing role

10-15 Ensemble roles are also required to play students, teachers, and army personnel.  Age ranges of 17-45.  No singing and minimal time commitments until October are required for the ensemble roles.  

Please email promnightofthelivingdead@hotmail.com to book an audition time by no later than September 10, 2015.   Visit our website at www.sherardmusicaltheatre.org or our Facebook page. Sherard is a non profit amateur theatre company dedicated to the promotion of musical theatre in Alberta.

Classes (Edmonton): Foote Theatre School – Fall/Winter 2015/16 – Citadel Theatre, Robbins Academy

Fall/Winter 2015/16 Brochure

Fall/Winter 2015/16 Brochure

 

Register for Foote Theatre School Classes Today!

Registration for Fall/Winter 2015/16 Classes at the Foote Theatre School is now open. Our classes provide:
* And excellent instructor-to-student ratio.
* Instruction from experienced theatre professionals and educators.
* A structured and progressive curriculum.
* Potential audition opportunities – our students have appeared in many Citadel Mainstage productions including: A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet, Oliver!, The Sound of Music and more.

We have classes for Children, Teens and Adults in a variety of specialized areas such as: Acting, Scene Study, Musical Theatre, Acting for the Camera, Playwriting, Improvisation and I Can Pretend (Drama for children with Autism).

We have a class for you!

Call 780.425.1820 to register today!

What’s On (Edmonton): Arts at The Barns Presentation Series: The Steadfast Tin Soldier – Alberta Opera

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The Steadfast Tin Soldier
October 16-24, 2015
Westbury Theatre | ATB Financial Arts Barns

Adapted by: Jeff Unger, Farren Timoteo
Music by: Jeff Unger
Directed by: Farren Timoteo

Alberta Opera presents one of the most celebrated fairy tales of all time!

The Steadfast Tin Soldier

The award-winning minds behind the musical adaptations of Rumpelstiltskin, Aladdin and Pinocchio want to take you on a journey into the world of toys! When a unique Tin Soldier becomes captivated by a paper Ballerina and attracts the ire of a nefarious Goblin, he is forced into a series of incredible adventures that will change his life forever.

Don’t miss the chance to see Alberta Opera’s thrilling adaptation of this Hans Christian Andersen classic!

TICKETS
Adult: $18.50 | Student/Senior: $13.50 | Children 12 & under: $8.50
Above prices do not include GST.

Performance Schedule
Fri., Oct. 16 7 PM
Sat., Oct. 17 12 PM & 3 PM
Sun., Oct. 18 2 PM
Fri., Oct. 23 7 PM
Sat., Oct. 24 12 PM & 3 PM

Job (Calgary): Facility & Box Office Attendant (Part-time) – Calgary Community Theatre Ltd

Facility & Box Office Attendant (Part-time)

Calgary Community Theatre Ltd (CCTL) manages the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre (Home of Front Row Centre Players Society and Storybook Theatre Society) as a centre for community activities with a focus on the performing arts. We are recruiting a part-time Facility Attendant. The hours are in the evenings and weekends, typically one to three shifts per week depending on how busy the facility is.

Responsibilities

• Key holder responsibilities
• Check tenants in and out of the building
• Answer tenant queries and concerns about the facility
• Answer inquiries over the phone
• Sell show tickets to patrons using theatre manager
• Run the box office when there is a performance in the theatre
• Supervise building to ensure security
• Occasional minor janitorial duties
• Collect payments, issue receipts, manage cash
• Lock up at the end of the night

Qualifications

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Must be able to be understood over the phone in English
• Customer-oriented focus
• Excellent at multitasking
• Ability to handle stressful situations in a calm and professional manner
• Positive attitude and ability to work effectively as a team member
• Ability to work independently and take initiative
• Mature, trustworthy, reliable and punctual
• Use of Mac OS, MS Office
• Knowledge of Theatre Manager Software an asset

Applying

Suitably qualified candidates are asked to send their resume and cover letter along with salary expectations to jobpostings@calgarycommunitytheatre.ca.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Calgary Community Theatre Ltd. Please no phone calls and only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Audition (Calgary): Artisitc Liaison – Heritage Park Players

heritage_park_logoThe Heritage Park Players are pleased to announce auditions their Once Upon A Christmas Musical Melodrama, Not a Shot Fired and for character roles for their Halloween event: Ghouls’ Night Out.

Play Information: Not a Shot Fired

Director: Trevor Matheson
Musical Direction: Melissa Dorsey
Time: The early 1900’s.
Setting: The interior of a General Store in a small western town.
Performance times: 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm during the weekends from November 21st to December 20th, 2015.

Miss. Jezebel is about to inherit one of the richest anthracite seams in all the Rocky Mountains, however Miss. Blackwell has a dynamite plan to inherit the land for herself. This puts newly arrived Constable William Blake in quite a predicament, as he duels with danger, deception and a distant admirer to bring justice to the town. This thrilling Christmas Musical Melodrama rustles up laughter and thrills for audiences of all ages.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS
CONSTABLE WILLIAM BLAKE (male, 18 to 55)
A new recruit for the Royal North West Mounted Police. The straight man/hero, decent singing voice.

MISS. MYRTLE MAYFIELD (female, 18 to 55)
Love interest to the Constable. A comedic book worm and side kick to the Constable, decent singing ability.

JEZEBEL TURNER (female, 16 – 25ish)
Young, obnoxious and obsessed with the finer things in life.

MISS. BLACKWELL (female, 25+)
Charming personality, but a black hearted villain enraged by her demeaning position in society. Strong singing ability.

FAST WILLY (Male, any age) A smooth talking shop keeper. Side kick to the villain.

Audition Requirements:
If auditioning for the Constable, Miss. Myrtle or Miss. Blackwell a prepared song to highlight your vocal abilities. For all other roles, reads from the script.

Auditions for roles will take place in 15 minute slots on Sunday September 20th (10am to 3pm) & Monday September 21st (6:30pm to 9:30pm) in the Canmore Opera House at Heritage Park Historical Village (in Calgary).

Rehearsals will take place from the beginning of October through to November 20th twice a week for four hours. The specific times will be based on actor availability. Some roles will be double cast, so only a Saturday or Sunday commitment is required. This is a non paying gig and is a volunteer commitment.

E-mail tmatheson@heritagepark.ca to book a 15 minute audition time. Call 403-612-8044 or e-mail for more info.

Halloween Characters ~ Ghouls’ Night Out

The Heritage Park Players will be presenting various interactions outside on the streets of Heritage Park for its Ghouls’ Night Out Event running October 23rd, 24th, 25th, 29th & 30th from 5pm to 8:30pm. For each character there will be a few rehearsals set at the actor(s) convenience. This is a non paying gig and is a volunteer commitment.

Draculena Monologue
(Wing Chong Laundry)

A girl/lady escapes from a coffin only to discover the wonders of becoming a new Vampire. She sets on a course of making her first kill, her beloved cat Charles.

Character:
Draculena (Female aged 13 to 60).

The Goblin versus a Pirate Sword Fight
(Outside the Mindapore Train Station)

A pirate awakens after a night of plundering only to find a goblin warrior stalking him. The pirate must answer the goblins riddles or die fighting. There is an epic sword fight amongst the gathered booty choreographed to Pirates of the Caribbean style music.

Characters:
Pirate ~ (Male, any age).
Goblin ~ (Male or female, any age).

Scarecrow Comic
(Perched high above in front of the Thorpe House)

As guests pass by, standup comedy is delivered by a scarecrow, featuring the very best of Eddy Murphy, Seinfeld and knock knock jokes.

Ghost Train Characters:

Phantom Bride: Will interact with crowd looking for groom. Will board the train where she will disappear into the fog transforming into a phantom.

Bride Groom: Will alternate between sitting as a mannequin in train, looking and calling to his bride. Also he will de-boarding the train interacting with crowd and train conductor on platform continuing his quest to be reunited with his bride.

Porter: Helps actors to board train, and being especially attentive to the “Black Widow” and her pile of coffins containing her dead husbands.

Vampire: Actor will interact with crowd offering to drink them dry so that they can ride the ghost train.

Ticket Seller/Fortune Teller: Informs guests that only those carrying their death certificate can buy a ticket for the Ghost Train.

Auditions for all roles will take place in 15 minute slots of Sunday September 20th (10am to 3pm) & Monday September 21st (6:30pm to 9:30pm) at the Canmore Opera House at Heritage Park Historical Village (in Calgary).

E-mail tmatheson@heritagepark.ca to book a 15 minute audition time. Call 403-612-8044 or e-mail for more info.

Auditions (Calgary): Video auditions for Arden of Faversham – Artists’ Collective Theatre

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Arden of Faversham
Rehearsals begin September 15
Deadline to submit: September 5

Email applications to:
Amanda Cutting
amanda@acttheatre.ca
Questions? Call 403-519-5327

Artists’ Collective Theatre will be accepting video submissions for our upcoming production of Arden of Faversham. The roles we are looking to fill are:

  • Arden – (male, mid 30s-50s)”a self-made man, he was formerly the mayor of Faversham and was appointed as the king’s controller of imports and exports.”
  • Alice – (female, mid 30s-50s)”Wife of Thomas Arden, Alice plots with her lover Mosby to kill Arden.”
  • Shakebag- (male) Open to any age. A henchmen hired to kill Arden but ultimately every attempt he makes fails. Good comedic timing required.

REQUIREMENTS: Please film yourself performing a 2 minute Shakespearean monologue and send your self-tape, with resume and headshot, to artistic director Amanda Cutting at amanda@acttheatre.ca no later than September 5th 2015.

Artists’ Collective Theatre welcomes submissions from both Equity and non-equity performers, and from performers of all ethnicities and racial backgrounds.

News (Calgary): Ghost River Theatre first Company-in-Residence with the School of Creative and Performing Arts

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Eric Rose, Artistic Director of Ghost River Theatre

Drama students at the University of Calgary will get a chance to immerse themselves in a full year studying the exciting, unpredictable art of theatrical devising, thanks to a partnership with a nationally-acclaimed, Calgary-based theatre company. Ghost River Theatre will be the first Company-in-Residence with the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) for the 2015-16 academic year.

In devised theatre, artists create their own plays from the ground up, using collaborative and often improvised approaches to produce a final presentation. As part of the residency, Eric Rose, artistic director of Ghost River Theatre, will teach a full-year course about devised theatre and performance.

Click here to read more about this exciting opportunity on UCalgary Today.