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Auditions (Canmore): Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

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Auditions (Canmore): Canmore Summer Theatre Festival

 

Artists’ Collective Theatre is proud to be producing two shows in repertory for the Canmore Summer Theatre Festival July 4-8, 2018

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

A classic tale with 1970’s flare. Music, movement, and, of course, incense, flowered wreaths, and peace signs.
Romeo (male 16+ years old*): Young teen romantic who falls for the other side. Dancing and singing an asset.
Juliet (female 13+ years old*): Young teen romantic who falls for the other side. Dancing and singing an asset.
Benvolio (male or female up to 35 years old*): Romeo’s cousin. Stage combat is an asset.
Mercutio (male or female up to 35 years old*): The Prince’s cousin. Stage combat is an asset.
Paris (male 16+ years old*): Wealthy suitor to whom Juliet is sworn.
Friar Lawrence (male over 25 years old*): The religious leader of the town.
Lord Capulet (male over 30 years old*): Juliet’s Father; stern but loving
Lady Capulet (female over 20 years old*): Juliet’s young mother
Tybalt (male or female up to 35 years old*): Juliet’s Cousin and the Nurse’s best friend. Stage combat is an asset.
Sampson (male or female up to 35 years old*): A Capulet, full of hot air, he threatens but has very little follow through. Stage combat is an asset.
Lord Montague (male over 30 years old*): Stubborn and competitive
Apothecary (female over 25 years old*): Female gypsy, sells a deadly potion
Nurse (female over 25 years old*): The sister of Gregora/Gregory and Lady Capulet. She is the main mother figure for Juliet.
Lady Montague (female over 20 years old*): The wife of Lord Montague; loves her son Romeo deeply
Page (male or female 10 to 16+ years old*): The page to Paris
Sister Jane/Friar John (male or female over 25 years old*): The one who missed mailing the letter to Romeo
Watch Men (male or female over 25 years old*): Open to all ages; fight scenes
Abraham (male over 25 years old*): Comrade to the Montagues. He fights with Sampson. Stage combat is an asset.
Singing Maids (female over 25 years old*): The three Spirits of Narration who sing and dance through the show. Strong singing, acapella and harmony. Open to all ages
*Please note: Age ranges are approximate and that the actors don’t necessarily have to be in that age range to play the part.

The Apple Kingdom

Book & Lyrics by Eric Pettifor, Arrangements by Charlotte Leoppky
A fantasy/musical, this fairy-tale tells the story of a young king whose kingdom was so small he was mocked by the other kings of the world. In exchange for power he promises the witch his first born daughter on her 16th birthday. But though the witch delivers on her promise, when the princess nears her 16th birthday, the king regrets the deal he made so many years ago. Can he save his daughter? Can the prince who woos his daughter help? Might help come from an unexpected quarter, the familiar of the witch, a giant, bipedal talking Lizard? The ensemble supports the action by playing spies, minstrels, talking trees and making the whole environment come very much alive.

The Young King (singing role, male 18-20+*): The Young King who makes the deal with the Witch thus beginning the whole story.
The Old King (singing role, male 30+*): The king nearly 16 years later, possessing great power and greater regret.
The Lizard (singing role, metso, male or female, all ages): Zama Kor’s familiar, this sassy, trouble making reptile is never far from the action. Strong physical actor required.
The Witch Zama Kor (metso-soprano, female 20+*): A power house both on stage and vocally, a strong singer with belting ability is needed.
Prince Aldric (baritenor, male 14+*): Lots of physical comedy is needed for this role.
Princess Catherine (metso, female 14+*): She is a strong willed young lady with a heck of a personality whose ability to question authority, even that of her father, keeps her from becoming an ingredient in a diabolical beauty cream.
Ensemble (varying singing voices, all ages): Varying singing voices. These roles have lots of movement, possible puppetry, masque work and dancing. Providing tones of comedic relief.
*Please note: Age ranges are approximate and that the actors don’t necessarily have to be in that age range to play the part.

All actors must come to the audition prepared with the following:
1 contemporary monologue & 1 Shakespeare/classical monologue
16 bars of a musical theatre OR contemporary pop song OR classical song that shows your range

Deadline to Submit: March 20th, 2018
Audition Dates: March 24th and 26th, 2018 at Miner’s Union Hall 738 7th Street, Canmore AB
Rehearsal Dates: Sunday (Day) and Mondays (Evening) starting April 22nd, 2018
Full week Rehearsal: June 25th – 29th (Day)
Tech Rehearsal: July 3rd & 4th (Day)
Performance Dates: July 4th – 8th, 2018 at the Stan Rogers Stage in Centennial Park, Canmore AB
Compensation: PAID

Artists’ Collective Theatre does not and shall not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation. All actors cast will perform in both Summer shows. Accommodation will be provided to those out of town.

Please submit your headshot and resume to [email protected] with the subject heading “Canmore Summer Theatre Festival Auditions – (YOUR NAME)”. Auditions will take place in Canmore, Alberta. We will also accept video submissions if you are unable to attend the auditions in person.

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