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Auditions (Calgary): The Ugly Duckling – Birnton Productions

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Auditions (Calgary): The Ugly Duckling – Birnton Productions

The Ugly Duckling Auditions- March-June, 2013

Performed At Stage West Theatre as part of their Stage West for Kids Program.

Directed & Written by Chris Stockton

This Production is fun for all ages.

Birnton Productions is excited to announce the auditions for their second 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.

The Ugly Duckling – Toni is the new girl at school and she is looking to just fit in. When she gets cast as the lead in the school play, the other students don’t warm up to her any quicker. Through the rehearsal period she struggles to make a name for herself and be accepted by her peers. Ultimately it is Toni who saves the day when each of the other students starts to struggle on stage during the first performance of their show “The Ugly Duckling”. A story about inner beauty and talent, finding a place where you belong and bullying all centered around the positive benefits of being a part of a show.

Auditions for all roles will take place:
Thursday, March 7(7-10pm)
Friday, March 8(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 www.birntontheatricals.com or email ailsa@birntontheatricals.com

ROLES
Toni – A young girl who is new to school. She is timid but talented. She is shy and wants badly to just fit in.
Mrs. Grisonich – The drama teacher and director of the show The Ugly Duckling. She is artistic, enthusiastic and yet down to earth.
Fil – Tall and lenky. He is on the outside looking in and is too cool for school although he wants to be a part of things.
Kara – Athletic and ambitious. She is a jock but wants to be involved in lots of things. She has parents that pressure her to be perfect.
Angela – The ultimate mean girl. She is a bully and believes that she is owed everything. She is popular, pretty and deceptive.

Roles are not age specific but actors must be over 18.

Non-Equity Production

Rehearsals will be part time and flexible starting in March with tech rehearsals in early May.

Performance Dates and Times

May 4 – 12:30 pm    
May 11 – 12:30 pm
May 18 – 12:30 pm
May 25 – 12:30 pm
June 1 – 12:30 pm
June 8 – 12:30 pm
June 15 – 12:30 pm
June 22 – 12:30 pm    

Ailsa Birnie
General Manager
Birnton Theatricals
(403) 875-4112
ailsa@birntontheatricals.com
www.birntontheatricals.com

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