Prime Stock Theatre in Red Deer, Alberta
Contract: 3 weeks, paid, non-union
Production: The Other Side of the Pole
Director: Ian Leung
Rehearsal Dates: December 4-13
Performances: December 14-24
Venue: Welikoklad Event Centre, Red Deer, AB
Thursday, October 26
Scott Block Theatre – Centennial Stage
4816 50th Avenue, Red Deer
Friday, October 27
Citadel Theatre – Classroom A
9828 101A Avenue Northwest, Edmonton
Deadline to submit: Wednesday, October 25
Contact name: Ian Leung
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Ethno-cultural mandate or ethno-cultural casting statement: Prime Stock Theatre encourages diverse artists of all backgrounds regardless of race, orientation, or personal beliefs to apply.
The Other Side of the Pole
Written by Stephen Heatley with Marney Heatley and Edward Connell
When eight-year old Sandy befriends Willy, a young man with an intellectual disablility, she makes a surprise discovery that leads them to team up to uncover a special family secret. Much like Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, The Other Side of the Pole is a holiday musical that conjures up the Spirit of Christmas.
The play requires 6 actors to play elves of indeterminate age and gender.
Except for the actors playing Willy and Mylar, each actor plays two parts, that of an elf in Santa’s workshop and that of a character in a play the elves present.
The characters in this play-within-the-play are:
· Willy: a male person with an intellectual disability; aged 15 – 25
· Sandy: a young girl, about 7 years old
· Pix: Sandy’s mother, aged 30-40
· Alex: Sandy’s father, aged 30-40
· John Smith: a visitor, aged 20-60
The sixth character is:
· Mylar: a potential elf who doesn’t quite get Christmas, any age
· a photo and resume
· tell us the role or roles you’d most be interested in reading for
to Ian Leung at [email protected].
If you are contacted with an audition time, please be prepared to read scenes from the play and sing a song of your choice, or one from the show.
Sides and music from the show will be made available on the day, or in advance by e-mail.
The Music Director will be present at the audition in Red Deer and can act as an accompanist.