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Audition (Calgary): Elves and the Shoemaker – Birnton Theatricals

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Audition (Calgary): Elves and the Shoemaker – Birnton Theatricals

Elves and the Shoemaker
November-December 2012

At Stage West Theatres

Directed by Chris Stockton

This Production is fun for all ages.

Birnton Productions is excited to announce the auditions for their inaugural production. Birnton Productions is a new company whose mandate is to produce theatre and offer educational programming that introduces kids and young adults to the power and magic of live theatre and drama. Our goal is to not only foster the development of beginning artists but also to excite a young generation into becoming life long patrons of the arts.

Elves and the Shoemaker is based on the classic children’s fairytale of the same name with a Christmas twist. When two elves, Niki and Addy are informed that they must help an old shoemaker over Christmas in order to get a promotion in Santa’s workshop, they are less than impressed. The shoemaker and his wife are down to their last pair of shoes. The shoemaker decides in the spirit of Christmas to give the shoes to a homeless person instead of selling them to make money for a Christmas dinner. Over the next few days the elves help the couple build shoes and in typical fairytale endings, the elves are given their promotion, the shoemaker and his wife have a lovely Christmas and everyone has learned a valuable lesson in the power of giving.

Auditions for all roles will take place:

Wednesday, September 26 (7-10pm)
Thursday, September 27 (7-10pm)
Possible Callbacks Friday, September 28 (7-10pm)

Auditions will be held at the Theatre Calgary Rehearsal Hall – Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts (220 9th Ave SE Calgary)

Audition Requirements:

• Prepare a popular/musical theatre song for the audition
• Bring your own accompaniment if required on CD
• One comic or children’s theatre monologue
• Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition

To book an audition, please visit or email

Shoemaker – An old man who is down on his luck but has a positive, inventive attitude towards the world.
Shoemakers Wife- A penny pinching old woman who is a realist and gets easily frustrated by her husband’s ideal view of the world.
Niki the Elf – An elf with a fun, playful spirit who is overgrown but still a small child-like elf at heart. Full of energy and optimism.
Addy the Elf – An in charge gal who is not impressed that the world has put her in the situation her and Niki are in.
Santa – The classic Santa Claus. Please note that Santa is only needed for select performances and will be interacting with the audience handing presents out following the show. This is not a character in the story but a role being cast as part of the production.

Roles are not age specific.

Non-Equity Production

Rehearsals will be part time and flexible starting in October.

Performance Dates and Times

Nov 17 – 12:30pm
Nov 24 – 10:30am
Nov 24 – 2:30pm
Dec 1 – 12:30pm
Dec 8 – 10:30am
Dec 8 – 2:30pm
Dec 10 – 7:30pm
Dec 15 – 12:30pm
Dec 17 – 7:30pm
Dec 19 – 12:30pm
Dec 20 – 12:30pm
Dec 21 – 12:30pm
Dec 22 – 12:30pm
Dec 24 – 12:30pm

Ailsa Birnie
General Manager
BIrnton Theatricals
(403) 875-4112

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