Heading into its 27t h year, The Badlands Passion Play (situated in scenic Drumheller, Alberta) is a large scale outdoor, musically charged production depicting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The production has over 120 actors and animals onstage, playing to up to 2000 people a night over 9 performances from July 3-19, 2020. The cast and band are made up of paid performers and a multitude of volunteer performers.
The performances take place in the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre, a 2500 seat outdoor theatre, nestled in the hills of the Canadian Badlands. The performance takes place on over 6 acres of playing space making this Canada’s largest outdoor stage.
The 2020 Badlands Passion Play is written by Royal Sproule with music by Bill Hamm. Rehearsals start, May 7t h for lead roles and musicians and May 15t h for ensemble roles.
Rehearsals are held Thursdays to Sundays for lead roles and Fridays to Sundays for ensemble roles.
Performances are:July3–5,10–12&17–19. Lead Roles we are looking to cast:
John the Baptist
Lead Roles are paid positions. Equity Members are welcome to audition and if successful will be contracted under the DOT agreement.
We are also looking to fill a variety of volunteer supporting roles including Disciples (male and female), Teachers of the Law, and Romans.
Those who have auditioned before and/or have been in the show before are welcome to audition again. If you are unable to come to auditions but would still like to be considered for a role please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.
Auditions will be held at Evergreen Community Spaces (1709 8t h Ave NE, Calgary AB.) in the Elm Studio, on Saturday, January 25t h from 9am – 6pm. Please go to https://forms.gle/nrCofYV95dwF3Spc8 to secure an audition slot.
There will be further auditions in Drumheller, Alberta on February 8t h for both lead and supporting roles.
All actors must be prepared to do a cold read in the room from the script.
For a full list of roles we are looking to fill or any questions please feel free to email [email protected]