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Audition (Calgary): Ghouls’ Night Out – Heritage Park Players

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Audition (Calgary): Ghouls’ Night Out – Heritage Park Players

The Heritage Park Players will be presenting various interactions and plays around Heritage Park for its 2020 Ghouls’ Night Out Halloween event. Ghouls’ Night Out is a volunteer performance contract.

Heritage Park is enforcing AHS guidelines to ensure the safety of both actors and audiences. All performers will need to sign and adhere to a COVID-19 cohort code of conduct which will be sent out for review with audition sides. Performers will have designated performance spaces to ensure no intermingling with the audience, as per AHS guidelines. Where actors may have the chance to interact with the audience, we will ensure both actors and audience members are appropriately protected.

SCRIPTED SHOWS

UNDEAD’S GOT TALENT

”Beetlejuice hosts the afterlife’s most-watched reality TV show, Undead’s Got Talent.”
Play Run Time: A 20 minute scene every half hour.
Written & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed at the Didsbury Bandstand
CHARACTERS:

  • VLAD – a vampire, producer of the show, undead
  • BEETLEJUICE – from the 1980’s movie/cartoon, host of the show, undead
  • *HANSEL – contestant #1 with Gretel, from the storybook, more grown up, undead
  • *GRETEL – contestant #1 with Hansel, from the storybook, more grown up, undead
  • BRUMHILDA – contestant #2, a witch, undead
  • **FRED FLINTSTONE – contestant #3 with Wilma, from the 1960’s cartoon, undead
  • **WILMA FLINTSTONE – contestant #3 with Fred, from the 1960’s cartoon, undead

All the “contestants” will develop their own “talent show submission” with talents they have, be it music, dancing, acrobatics, or other skills.
*Actors from the same cohort family preferred for this pairing
**Actors from the same cohort family preferred for this pairing

TOY STORY TROUBLE

”Bow Peep & Raggedy Ann find themselves in a sticky situation.”

Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written by: Melissa Dorsey
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed in the Ice Cream Parlour
CHARACTERS:

  • BOW PEEP – a butt-kicking, caring, Shepherd from the Toy Story movies
  • RAGGEDY ANN – a raggedy doll that is super anxious
  • *TED – a big mean teddy bear
    *a large mascot-like costume

SCOOBY DOO VS. THE SUPERNATURAL
“Shaggy and Scooby Doo have been asked to investigate strange noises coming from behind the Banff Curry Barracks.”

Play Run Time: A 15 minute scene every half hour.

Written & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed behind the Banff Curry Barracks
CHARACTERS:

  • SCOOBY DOO – from the 1970’s cartoon
  • SHAGGY – from the 1970’s cartoon
  • *ZOMBIES
    *no lines or acting experience required

CONJURING A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

”Crystal Ball is connecting with the spirit world and conjures some familiar, and some not so nice, characters.”
Play Run Time: A 15 minute scene every half hour.
Written & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed in front of and inside the Snooker Parlour
CHARACTERS:

  • CRYSTAL BALL – a medium conjuring spirits
  • ZERO – dog from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (puppet)
  • *SALLY – from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (2-person puppet)
  • OOGIE BOOGIE – the bad guy from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (puppet)
  • GHOSTS x2 – from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (puppets)
  • *JACK SKELLINGTON – from the movie “Nightmare Before Christmas” (2-person puppet)
    *Actors from the same cohort family preferred for the two-person operated puppets

WONDERLAND TEA PARTY
“The Mad Hatter learns the Queen of Hearts is coming for tea.”
Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written & Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed on the top balcony of the Wainwright Hotel
CHARACTERS:

  • THE MAD HATTER – The host of the party, from Alice In Wonderland
  • THE QUEEN OF HEARTS – The demanding, never happy, Queen, from Alice In Wonderland
  • CARD GUARDS – The playing cards that assist the queen, from Alice In Wonderland
  • *CHESHIRE CAT – An adult-sized mischievous cat, from Alice In Wonderland
    *a large mascot-like costume

THE SCARECROW STOMP
“The Scarecrows have come out of the fields and are exploring their new-found legs. A rhythmic stomp dance-like routine.”
Play Run Time: A 5-10 minute scene every so often.

Composed, Choreographed & Directed by: Melissa Dorsey
Performed in a designated outdoor area
CHARACTERS:

  • – *SCARECROWS – of all shapes and sizes
    *movement or rhythm experience an asset but not required

THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF DR. FRANKENSTEIN AND THE MONSTER
“Dr. Frankenstein operates on their newest patient.”
Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written by: Wendy Brownlee
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed in the Wing Chong Laundry
CHARACTERS:

  • DR. FRANKENSTEIN – pre-cast
  • PATIENT – pre-cast

RETURN OF THE CAPTAIN
Jack is reborn through Calypso’s magic only to encounter a Sith Lord who is looking to steal his booty. An epic sword/lightsaber fight to Pirates of the Caribbean style music.
Play Run Time: A 10 minute scene every half hour.
Written by Wendy Brownlee
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed in the Midway
CHARACTERS:

  • JACK SPARROW – pre-cast
  • *SITH LORD – A dark lord from the “Star Wars” movie universe
  • *CALYPSO – A sea goddess
    *stage fight experience an asset

IMPROVISED SCENES

ZOLTAR THE FORTUNETELLER VS ESMERALDA THE GYPSY
“Similar to the booth from the movie ‘Big’; guests will line up to have Zoltar tell them their fortune, but he’s competing for business with his nemeses Esmerelda the Gypsy.”
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: Improvised scenes all night
Performed in the Midway
CHARACTERS:

  • ZOLTAR – a live version of the animatronic version in the movie “Big”
  • ESMERALDA – An eccentric fortune teller lady

THE ADDAMS FAMILY HOME
“The Addams Family take you on a tour of their home culminating in a family dinner.”
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: Improvised scenes all night
Performed in the Famous Five Interpretive Centre
CHARACTERS:

  • LURCH
  • MORTISHA
  • GOMEZ
  • WEDNESDAY
  • UNCLE FESTER
  • COUSIN IT  

CHARACTER MEET & GREET

”Meet Characters from some of your favourite stories!”
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: Improvised scenes all night
Located at designated outdoor spots around the park
CHARACTERS:

  • REX – an adult-sized T-Rex toy from Toy Story
  • AUDRY III – live adult-sized plant from Little Shop Of Horrors
  • PTERODACTYL – a large dinosaur from The Flintstones
  • CHARLOTTE THE SPIDER – a large spider from Charlotte’s Web

These characters will be stationed where guests can line up to take photos with their kids and the characters (like at Disney). The characters would briefly “shtick” with the kids when they greet them. Creatures are various mascot-like costumes.


REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE/AUDITION INFO

REHEARSALS:

  • Rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 19 and will continue until the first performance on Wednesday, October 28.
  • For Scripted Shows: There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals a week and actors will only be called as needed.
  • For Improvised Scenes: There will be 2 – 3 rehearsals prior to the event.
  • Rehearsals will consist of evenings (6pm-10pm) and weekends (various times between 10am-10pm).
  • Rehearsals will be held at Heritage Park.

TECH/DRESS/PREVIEW WEEK:

  • Oct 19-27 (specific dates/times TBD)

PERFORMANCE INFO:

  • Call time will be one hour before the event.
  • Performers will be released after hanging their costume from their last performance of the day.

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • October 28 (6pm-9pm)
  • October 29 (6pm-9pm)
  • *October 30 (1pm-9pm)
  • *October 31 (1pm-9pm)
    Persons submitting must be available for all performance dates. No exception.
    *Actors will not be required all day. Specific showtimes TBD

AUDITION DATES:

  • Tuesday, Sept 8 @ 1pm-10pm
  • Wednesday, Sept 9 @ 1pm-10pm
  • Thursday, Sept 10 @ 1pm-10pm
    Auditions will be held at Heritage Park.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Applicants need not have any formal training. Not all roles require speaking. We encourage all who’d like to participate to apply.
  • Applicants must be 15 years or older
  • Prepare given sides (to be sent upon audition confirmation.)
    IMPORTANT: All performers will need to sign and adhere to a COVID-19 cohort code of conduct which will be sent out for review with audition sides.

CASTING PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE:

  • Artistic Development Coordinator/Director – Trevor Matheson
  • Director – Melissa Dorsey

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Friday, September 4, 2020 @ 5pm.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Interested actors, please send the following via e-mail with the subject “HP 2020 Halloween Audition Submission” to Trevor Matheson at TMatheson@HeritagePark.ca
  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Character(s) you’re interested in
  • Your availability for the audition dates
  • Any availability conflicts (between Sept 19-Oct 31)

Only those selected to audition will be contacted with an audition time. Heritage Park is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Ghouls’ Night Out is a volunteer performance contract and actors will be considered volunteers of Heritage Park. Equity members will not be seen at these auditions. Thank you for your understanding.

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