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Audition (Calgary): 12 Days of Christmas – Birnton Theatricals

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Audition (Calgary): 12 Days of Christmas – Birnton Theatricals

Twelve Days of Christmas for Stage West for Kids
Adapted by Chris Stockton

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 second Holiday production Twelve Days of Christmas. Birnton Productions 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 12 Days of Christmas is a modern look at the classic Christmas carol of the same name. Siblings Britt and Jon are always getting on each other’s nerves. However, after getting a challenge from their Mom to be nice to each other for once, the siblings enter into a pact to try to find the BEST Christmas present possible for each other in the 12 days leading up to December 25. Recruiting their friends Rhianna and Mark, Britt and Jon set out to out gift the other in an imaginative way that leads to bizarre interpretations of the traditional 12 days of Christmas. A slapstick comedy with lots of audience participation, this new spin on a traditional song will leave audiences believing in the power of giving and the real meanings of Christmas
Auditions for roles will take place:

Wednesday, September 18 (7-10pm)
Thursday, September 19 (7-10pm)
Possible Callbacks Friday, September 20 (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 Christmas Carol/musical theatre song for the audition
• Bring your own accompaniment (playback available on CD or through headphone jack)
• 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 [email protected]

ROLES
Jon- the brother – Tall and immature. Jon has lots of energy and a creative way of problem solving. He is a tween in nature although he has sprouted up as the older sibling

Mark- friend of Jon/ Dad- A friend who is a little out of it but willing to be a part of anything. Age range is played 10-12 for Mark and 30+ for Dad. Actor cast should be able to easily show this difference physically and vocally.

Rhianna- friend of Britt/ Mom- A friend of Britt. Smart and spunky. No one tells her she “can’t”. Age range is played 8-10 for Rhianna and 30+ for Mom. Actor cast should be able to easily show this difference physically and vocally.

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. Payment will be on a per show basis with a small honorarium for the rehearsal period. In addition, cast and crew are given access to the Stage West buffet prior to each show.

Rehearsals will be part time and flexible starting in October and will take place at Stage West Theatre. Cast will be responsible for set up and strike of each show.

Performance Dates and Times

Nov 23 – 12:30pm
Nov 30 – 10:30am
Nov 30 – 2:30pm
Dec 7 – 10:00am
Dec 7 – 2:30pm
Dec 9 – 7:30pm
Dec 14 – 10:30am
Dec 14 – 12:30pm
Dec 16 – 7:30pm
Dec 20 – 12:30pm
Dec 21 – 12:30pm
Dec 23 – 12:30pm
Dec 24 – 12:30pm

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