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Auditions (Calgary): Birnton Theatricals 2018-2019 Season

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Auditions (Calgary): Birnton Theatricals 2018-2019 Season

 

2018-2019 Season Auditions for Birnton Theatricals

Birnton Theatricals is excited to announce the auditions for their 2018-2019 season production. Birnton Theatricals 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.

We have a variety of productions on the go this season so we thought we would do all the auditions at once.

Our productions include:
for the Crayon Series: 2 kids shows for Stage West for Kids
for the Mosaic Series: Title of Show performed at Lunchbox Theatre

Please see below for more information about each project.

Each project will be cast as a stand alone production although artists are welcome to audition for any or all of the projects.

Auditions for roles will take place:
Monday, August 27 and Tuesday, August 28 (7-10pm)
Auditions will be held at the Theatre Calgary Rehearsal Hall – Arts Commons (220 9th Ave SE Calgary)

Audition Requirements:

  • Prepare a musical theatre song for the audition
  • Bring your own accompaniment (playback available through headphone jack)
  • One comic or children’s theatre monologue
  • If just interested in Title of Show please prepare two contrasting songs
  • Please email your resume and headshot when booking audition
  • Actors must be over 18.

To book an audition, please visit www.birntontheatricals.com or email [email protected]

Note: Our Crayon Shows are Non-Equity Productions. Payment will be on a per show basis with an honorarium (equaling no less than minimum wage/hr) for the rehearsal period.

We are seeing Equity/non equity artists for our Mosaic show Title of Show. We we will be contracting under an indie contract.

Rehearsals will be part time and flexible starting approx. 8-10 weeks prior to opening of each project and will take place at a TBD location. Rehearsals will take place mostly in the evenings and on weekends. The schedule will be created around artists’ individual schedules.

Crayon Series

Production 1:
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Written and Directed by Chris Stockton
In co-production with Stage West for Kids

You know Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen, Comet and Cupid and Donner and Blitzen, but you have never heard the true story of how Rudolph came to lead Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. As Rudolph is training to be a full time reindeer he is confronted by the newest reindeer, Olive. Through a series of festive contests the two reindeer are faced with having to decide between winning or giving in to the true spirit of Christmas. A musical, joy filled holiday fun for the whole family.

Roles:

  • Rudolph
  • Olive
  • Mrs. Claus
  • Mango the Elf

Note: All performers have to be comfortable singing and being able to move (dance).

Show Schedule:
Mon. Nov 19 evening tech rehearsal
Sat. Nov 24 – 12:15 pm
Sat. Dec 1 – 10:15 am
Sat. Dec 1 – 2:15 pm
Mon. Dec 3 – 7:15pm
Sat. Dec 8 – 10:15 am
Sat. Dec 8– 2:15 pm
Sat. Dec 15 – 10:15 am
Sat. Dec 15 – 2:15 pm
Fri. Dec 21 – 12:15pm
Sat. Dec 22 – 10:15am
Sat. Dec 22 – 2:15pm
Sun. Dec 23 – 10:15am
Sun. Dec 23 – 7:15pm
Mon. Dec 24 – 10:15am
Mon. Dec 24 – 2:15pm

Note: Cast will be responsible for set up (prior to house opening 2.5 hours before show) and strike of each show.

Production 2:
The Frog Prince
Written and Directed by Chris Stockton
In co-production with Stage West for Kids

Hector the frog is the royal court jester for the evil Queen Helga. When Queen Helga’s daughter Joy finds out that Hector used to be a Prince, until an evil witch cast a spell on him, she reaches out to him to find a way to change him back! A family friendly musical adventure about love, finding yourself, friendship and dreaming big.

Roles:

  • Hector the Frog
  • Evil Queen Helga
  • Princess Joy

Show Schedule:
Mon.April 29- evening tech rehearsal
Sat. May 4- 12:15pm
Sat. May 11- 12:15pm
Sat. May 18- 12:15pm
Sat. May 25- 12:15pm
Sat. June 1- 12:15pm
Sat. June 8- 12:15pm

Note: Cast will be responsible for set up (prior to house opening 2.5 hours before show) and strike of each show.

Mosaic Series

Production 3
Title of Show
Music and Lyrics by Jeff Bowen
Book by Hunter Bell
Directed by Chris Stockton
March 3-17 2018, Lunchbox Theatre

You’re reading the official blurb, or short summary, of [title of show]. Blurb. That’s a funny word. We spent a lot of time on this blurb so please read the whole blurb. [title of show] is a musical about two nobodies named Hunter and Jeff who decide to write a completely original musical starring themselves and their attractive and talented ladyfriends, Susan and Heidi. Their musical, [title of show], gets into the New York Musical Theatre Festival, and becomes a hit. Then it gets an off-Broadway production at the Vineyard Theatre, and wins three Obie Awards! Then (drumroll if you’ve got a drum) it’s announced that their musical is going to Broadway (hooray!) and people start seeing this blurb everywhere! They read that The New York Times called [title of show] “DELECTABLE ENTERTAINMENT! A postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals like Babes in Arms, Kiss Me, Kate and A Chorus Line.” Fully intrigued, those people snatch up tickets and help make Hunter and Jeff’s life-long dream come true!

Roles:

  • Jeff
  • Hunter
  • Susan
  • Heidi

Note: We will be operating under the Indie 2.2 agreement with equity. We will be looking at spreading the rehearsal period of 2 weeks over the 6 weeks prior to the production.

To book an audition for any or all of the above shows, please visit www.birntontheatricals.com or email [email protected]

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