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Auditions (Calgary, Edmonton): Actors, Accompanists, Stage Managers

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Auditions (Calgary, Edmonton): Actors, Accompanists, Stage Managers

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Auditions for:
Fort Steele Summer Theatre 2018: Performers, Stage Managers and Accompanists Required.

Fort Steele is holding auditions for a summer performance contract:
March 9th, in Vancouver, BC: 7-10pm (location TBD)
March 10th in Fort Steele, BC: 1-4pm (Wildhorse Theatre)
March 11th in Calgary, AB: 1-4pm (Evergreen Community Spaces)
March 12th in Edmonton, AB: 7-10pm (Sugar Swing Ballroom)

Contract Details:

  • Performers cast will be cast in a mainstage musical to be presented in the theatre, as well as street theatre scenes presented around the town to run throughout the summer season.
  • Stage Managers may be required to do some acting bits as part of the summer season, in addition to SM duties
  • Accompanists will be required to accompany the musical live in the theatre, accompany performers live around town in the street theatre daily and do some acting as part of the street theatre performances. You must be comfortable interacting with other performers and guests.
  • Contract begins May 27th 2018 and ends September 2nd, 2018.
  • Accommodation is provided for out of town performers.
    Please note: This is a paid contract but we are not an Equity company and will not be seeing equity performers at this time.

Audition Requirements and Information:

  • Performers: You will be given 10 minute time-slots. If you have a preferred time, please include it in your submission.
    • Please provide a current resume and headshot at time of audition.
    • Please prepare a short monologue and one song that shows your vocal range. You may also be asked to do a cold read.
    • Candidates will be taught a short bit of choreography so please come dressed in something you can easily move in.
    • Accompaniment will not be provided so please bring a sound recording to sing to. (Aux. chord plug in will be provided, if you require another form of music player please provide it yourself)
  • Stage Managers: If you are interested in a stage management position please send in a resume and letter of interest.
  • Accompanists: You will be required to play a piece of music from the era (1890’s), and may be asked to improvise as well. You can prepare a monologue or if you prefer we can give you a script to read from. Please indicate preference on your submission.

Those wishing to audition are asked to email Truus Verkley at with a headshot, resume, and preferred audition time and city. If you are not able to attend the auditions but would still like to be considered for the 2018 season please email the above address for video submission details.

About Fort Steele:

Located 15 minutes from Cranbrook and Kimberley, BC, Fort Steele is a living history museum. We bring the past back to life! Our summer season brings history to life with street theatre, museum displays, livestock demonstrations, live theatre shows, steam train rides, horse-drawn wagon rides, and heritage trades demonstrations.

Please visit for more information on the town.

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