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Auditions (Calgary): General Auditions for Season 21: Mystery, Mania & Romance! – Calgary Young People’s Theatre

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Auditions (Calgary): General Auditions for Season 21: Mystery, Mania & Romance! – Calgary Young People’s Theatre

Season21v2-2General Auditions for Season 21: Mystery, Mania & Romance!
Calling all youth ages 10-17!

CYPT’s productions offer young performers a unique theatrical experience where they can grow in confidence, learn valuable performance skills, make new friends and shine onstage!

We are auditioning for 3 shows this fall including:

Weaving Yarns: Medieval Myths & Legends: presented by CYPT and the Calgary Public Library
November 3-17, 2013
Various Calgary Public Libraries
Directed by: Jacqueline Russell

Here ye, hear ye! Journey back in time with Calgary Young People’s Theatre to the Middle Ages and see tales of old brought to life on the stage! Join us for this free performance, exclusively at Calgary Public Libraries.

Holmes and Watson By Jason Long
Based on the works by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Kristin Eveleigh
December 5-14, 2013
Dancer’s Studio West

1881. London England. Wounded army doctor John Watson arrives to try and put the horrors of war behind him and find a new life. What he finds instead is one Sherlock Holmes, a rather boorish and egotistical man who dubs himself “The World’s First Consulting Detective.” The two unlikely new flatmates are thrust into a dangerous case that has the police baffled. An American criminal is found murdered, and Holmes believes this is only the beginning. A master criminal is out for revenge and no one in London is safe. Watson battles his own physical and psychological scars from the war, and his past, to try and help Holmes solve the case and not punch the arrogant genius in the face in the process.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream
By William Shakespeare
Adapted & Directed by Christian Goutsis
March 5-9, 2014
Dancer’s Studio West

“For aught that ever I could read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth.”

Hermia loves Lysander, and Helena loves Demetrius – but Demetrius is supposed to marry Hermia! When the Duke of Athens tries to enforce the marriage, the lovers take refuge in the woods and wander into the midst of a dispute between the king and queen of the fairies. Will the lovers end up with the person they want? Love, marriage, fairies, dreams, tricks, a play within a play…what more could one ask for! A Midsummer Night’s Dream remains one of the most popular Shakespeare plays, and for good reason. Smart and witty language, great, fun characters, a clever plot, and a lot of laughs, make this play a treat for young and old alike. Join us as we follow four lovers into the woods, and watch the madness ensue in what is sure to be a fun and fantastic show!


Auditions will be held in 15 minute time slots on the following dates:
Thursday September 5, 2013
Saturday September 7, 2013
Monday September 9, 2013

Please call 403-230-2664 or email Kristin Eveleigh at to book your audition today!
Visit for more information about auditions, classes and performances!

CYPT Office: 204 16 Ave NW in the Unitarian Church of Calgary. Entrance on 16th Avenue side.

Please prepare a monologue, no longer than 2 minutes in length. Be sure to prepare a monologue that you like, that you can relate to, and that can show off your abilities. You will also be asked to read some sides from the shows.
Please bring a resume and picture.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes early to fill out form and read sides.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 403-230-2664 or to email us at

CYPT is dedicated to giving young actors a place to hone their craft, through classes, camps and performance opportunities. For more information on our programs and productions please visit Check back often for announcements about our upcoming 2013/14 classes and performances.

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