ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS & GHOULS’ NIGHT OUT AUDITIONS at HERITAGE PARK
The Heritage Park Players will be presenting various interactions, plays and musicals around Heritage Park for its 2018 Once Upon A Christmas and Ghouls’ Night Out Halloween events. Actors may submit for roles in both Christmas and Halloween as rehearsals and performances will not conflict.
GHOULS’ NIGHT OUT
The Heritage Park Players will be presenting various interactions indoors and outdoors around Heritage Park for its 2018 Ghouls’ Night Out Halloween Event.
OUTDOOR CAST OF CHARACTERS:
Sith Lord vs Jack Sparrow: A Lightsaber Fight
Jack investigates the remains of an Imperial crashed space shuttle, making away with some precious diamonds. A Sith Lord awakens from crashed cock-pit to challenge Jack to an epic lightsaber fight to Pirates of the Caribbean style music.
- JACK SPARROW – a pirate from the movie “Pirates of the Caribbean”
- SITH LORD – A dark lord from the “Star Wars” movie universe
Audrey 3 & Seymour:
Audrey 3, a new breed of plant life unknown to this planet, attempts to convince Seymour to feed him with Zombie body parts. They sing a parody of song bits from Little Shop of Horrors.
- AUDRY 3 – A plant puppet mascot-like costume. (Singing is an asset).
- SEYMOUR – The keeper of Audrey. (Singing is an asset).
Zoltar the Fortune Teller vs Esmerelda the Gypsy
Similar to the booth from the movie “Big”; guests will line up to have Zoltar tell them their fortune. He is competing for business with his nemeses Esmerelda the Gypsy.
- ZOLTAR – a live version of the animatronic version in the movie “Big”
- ESMERALDA – An eccentric fortune teller lady
Draculena the New Vampire
A girl/lady escapes from a coffin only to discover the wonders of becoming a new Vampire. She sets on a course of making her first kill, her beloved cat Charles. She then begins the establishment of a blood donor clinic for Vampires of all types.
- DRACULENA – A brand new vampire
INDOOR CAST OF CHARACTERS:
The Addams Family Dinner
Script by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: 15min
The Addams Family take you on a tour of their home culminating in a family dinner.
- UNCLE FESTER
- COUSIN IT
Scooby Doo & The Haunted Hotel
Script by: Melissa Dorsey & Trevor Matheson
Directed by Melissa Dorsey
Play Run Time: 20 minutes
Shaggy and Scooby recount one of their adventures into exposing a fraudulent medium trying to scan people out of their money.
- SCOOBY DOO – From the 70’s cartoon
- SHAGGY – From the late 70’s cartoon.
- EDITH PAGE – The hotel owner. A romantic.
- GILES PAGE – The son of Edith. A realist. The reluctant lover.
- CRYSTAL VIVIAN BALL – A world renowned Spiritualist and Medium. The villain.
- KITTY – A petite, young, adventurous, clumsy, works for Crystal.
Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Sept 9 and will continue until the first performance on Thursday, October 25.
There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals a week and actors will only be called as needed. They will consist of evenings (6:30pm-10pm) and weekends (various times) subject to the actor’s availability.
Rehearsals will be held at Heritage Park.
HALLOWEEN TECH/DRESS REHEARSALS:
SCOOBY DOO & THE HAUNTED HOTEL ONLY: Sunday, Oct 21 (5pm-10pm) & Monday, Oct 22 (6:30pm-10pm)
ALL HALLOWEEN: Wednesday, Oct 24 (6pm-10pm)
HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE INFO:
Call time will be one hour before.
Performers will be released after hanging their costume from their last performance of the day.
HALLOWEEN PERFORMANCE DATES:
• October 25 (6pm-9pm)
• October 26 (6pm-9pm)
• October 27 (5:30pm-9pm)
• October 28 (4pm-7:30pm)
• Persons submitting must be available for all performance dates. No exception.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS
The Heritage Park Players will be presenting a new musical in the Opera House at Heritage Park for its 2018 Once Upon A Christmas Event.
A RAGTIME CHRISTMAS (A NEW CHRISTMAS MUSICAL)
Script and Lyrics by: Trevor Matheson & Melissa Dorsey
Music by: Melissa Dorsey
Directed by Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: 35 minutes
Maxi’s Music Hall’s headliner band for the Christmas Eve Concert is stuck in Winnipeg. Will small-town girl Beverley be good enough to do it? Will it be left up to the rest of the backstage crew to fill in the act? Or will Christmas Eve be cancelled?
CAST OF CHARACTERS:
- BEVERLY B. – A sweet 18 year old girl who wants to be a singer like her father
- CHAS – The theatre tech and ticket seller
- MAXI – Owner of Maxi’s Music Hall, needs his place to be a success
- DOMINIQUE “DOM” – The very efficient, highly-stressed stage manager
- SHARON – A seamstress and accompanist always getting last min requests
- LUCILLE – Beverley’s mother, doesn’t want her daughter to be a performer and end up like her husband
- TILLY – A street orphan, always stealing things
- CHORUS – Various stage hands/musicians/townspeople
Rehearsals will begin Sunday, Sept 9 and will continue until the first performance on Saturday, November 24.
There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals a week and will consist of evenings (6:30pm-10pm) and weekends (various times) subject to the cast’s availability.
Rehearsals will be held at Heritage Park.
CHRISTMAS TECH/DRESS REHEARSALS:
Sunday, November 18 (3pm-10pm) = Cue to Cue
Monday, November 19 (6:30pm-10pm) = Tech Rehearsal
Tuesday, November 20 (6:30pm-10pm) = Dress Rehearsal
Thursday, November 22 (6:30pm-10pm) = Preview
CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE INFO:
There will be 4 performances a day in the Opera House at Heritage Park on Saturdays & Sundays starting Nov 24 and concluding Dec 23.
Call time will be 10pm.
Shows will be at 11pm, 12pm, 2pm, & 3pm.
Performers will be released after hanging their costume from their last performance of the day (around 4pm).
The show will be double cast. We will have a Saturday cast and a Sunday cast. If you wish to be considered to perform both Saturday and Sunday shows, please include that in your submission.
CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE DATES:
• November 24/25
• December 1/2
• December 8/9
• December 15/16
• December 22/23
Persons submitting must be available for either all the Saturday performance dates or all the Sunday performance dates. No exception.
CHRISTMAS and HALLOWEEN AUDITIONS:
Monday, Sept 3 @ 6pm-10pm
Tuesday, Sept 4 @ 6pm-10pm
Wednesday, Sept 5 @ 6pm-10pm
Please clearly indicate with your submission your availability for the audition dates.
Auditions will be held at Heritage Park.
Prepare given sides (to be sent upon audition confirmation.)
CHRISTMAS ONLY: One ragtime-feel song or Christmas carol. Please prepare only a 60sec selection of your piece.
AUDRY 3/SEYMOUR ONLY: A 60sec selection of an upbeat musical theatre song to demonstrate your abilities.
If auditioning with a song, please bring your own accompaniment. A CD player and a headphone jack will be provided. No accapella.
CASTING PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE: Artistic Liaison/Director – Trevor Matheson, Musical Director – Melissa Dorsey & Assistant Director – Garry Buzzard.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Sunday, September 2, 2018 @ 5pm.
Interested actors, please send the following via e-mail to Trevor Matheson at TMatheson@HeritagePark.ca
Character(s) in which you’re interested
Any availability conflicts for the audition times, rehearsal or performance dates
Subject line “HP 2018 Christmas/Halloween Audition Submission.
Only those selected to audition will be contacted with an audition time. Heritage Park is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Both Ragtime Christmas and Ghouls Night Out are volunteer performance contracts. Equity members will not be seen at these auditions.