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Auditions (Calgary): Children of Eden – University of Calgary Operetta Company

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Auditions (Calgary): Children of Eden – University of Calgary Operetta Company


From the composer that brought us WICKED

The University of Calgary Operetta Company is proud to present

Children of Eden

Book by John Caird Music and Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

Directed by Colleen Whidden
Orchestra Directed by Wendy J. Freeman
Choreographed by Jocelyn Hoover
Produced by Byron Redd

This audition is Open Call to all students and all community members.
There will be a call for pit orchestra musicians; please email to get on the call list.

AUDITIONS FOR ALL PERFORMERS (Actors / Singers / Dancers)
University of Calgary, Craigie Hall ~ Room # F202 (Music Department)
Fri, Sep 7th from 17:30h to 22:00h
Sat, Sep 8th from 12:00h to 22:00h
Thu, Sep 13th from 17:30h to 22:00h
Fri, Sep 14th from 17:30h to 22:00h

Visit: to SCHEDULE your time and DOWNLOAD the required audition material packet.

If you wish to be considered for any dance sections of the show, please sign up for a dance audition as well. Dance auditions will be in a group format and will be separate from the acting/singing audition. You will be asked to learn an original dance during the audition with a choreographer, so please wear character shoes, jazz shoes or appropriate dance footwear. Please ensure hair is tied back from your face.

January 3-19, 2013
Evening shows ~ Wed-Sun ~ 7pm Saturday and Sunday matinees ~ 1pm
Venue: University Theatre on the University of Calgary campus

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Rehearsals will begin Sep 20th with a full read with lead characters.
Full Cast rehearsals will begin Sep 21st in room F202 and run until mid-December.
Leads: Thursday (18:00h-21:00h) and Friday (18:00h-21:00h)
Chorus: Friday (18:00h-21:00h) and occasional Thursdays
There will be a few weekend rehearsals with the orchestra – dates are TBA.
Rehearsals will resume in early-January (around January 2nd or 3rd).
A rehearsal schedule for the entire production will be emailed to you after the cast list is posted.

COURSE CREDIT ~ this show may be taken for university course credit, please visit our site for info: or email Colleen Whidden at

FATHER – Baritone – Age 40-70
ADAM / NOAH – Tenor – Age 20-40
EVE / MRS NOAH – Soprano – Age 20-40
CAIN / JAPHETH – Tenor – Age 18-25
ABEL / HAM – Tenor/Baritone – Age 18-25
SETH / SHEM – Tenor/Baritone – Age 18-25
YONAH – Alto – Age 17-28
YOUNG CAIN – Age 7-15
YOUNG ABEL – Age 7-15
STORYTELLERS / ANIMALS – Ensemble chorus, Ages 8-99 and all vocal ranges

Please email with any questions.

Equity members, please note that UCalgary Operetta Co. produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we do not pay actors under any circumstances.

Children of Eden is presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

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