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Auditions (Calgary): Ghouls’ Night Out – Heritage Park

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Auditions (Calgary): Ghouls’ Night Out – Heritage Park

The Heritage Park Players will be presenting various interactions and plays around Heritage Park for its 2022 Ghouls’ Night Out Halloween event. Ghouls’ Night Out is a volunteer performance contract. (Note: We will not be looking to cast people in both Halloween and Christmas.)

SCRIPTED SHOWS

THE GAME OF “LOVE AFTER LIFE”
“Will Charles Bones find love after he finds out he’s dead?”

Play Run Time: 15 minutes
Written by: Trevor O’Gorman
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Musical Direction: Melissa Dorsey
Performed: At the Didsbury Bandstand

CHARACTERS:

  • CHARLES “CHARLIE HORSE” BONES: Was about to marry the love of his life, awakens in the afterlife sad and alone
  • VIRGIL: A magical talking mirror that has a penchant for pairing up the citizens of the land of the dead. — pre-cast
  • VAMPIRA: Undead, sultry. Vampire. Singer. Bachelorette #1
  • “LONG LEGS” LOUISE: Soft-spoken, quick witted. Witch. Dancer. Bachelorette #2
  • THE CORPSE BRIDE: aka Emily, kind, sweet. Corpse. Pianist & possibly singer. Bachelorette #3
  • ADDITIONAL ENSEMBLE CAST: various vocalists, backup dancers, game show stage manager, prop handlers etc.

 

STILL GHOSTBUSTING
“The Ghostbusters are trying to capture spectres at Heritage Park, but things go awry when the Lady in White appears.”

Play Run Time: 10 minutes
Written by: Melissa Dorsey
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed: In front of the Prince House

CHARACTERS:

PAT: Ghostbuster, the funny one

EVIE: Ghostbuster, the smart one

DANI: Pat’s younger cousin

LADY: the Lady In White ghost of Heritage Park

ARMY OF POSSESSED ACTORS: any number of people

 

THE ADDAMS’ FAMILY HOUSE GUESTS
“The Addams Family have some not so nice house guests while Wednesday tries to protect the family’s heirlooms.”

Written by: Melissa Dorsey & Trevor Matheson
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Play Run Time: 10 minutes
Performed: Outside the Famous Five Interpretive Centre

CHARACTERS:

  • MORTICIA: The mother, traditional but open to new ideas that are inline with her family’s well-being.
  • COUSIN IT
  • WEDNESDAY: The daughter, progressive, wants to push the boundaries of traditional thought, handles a sword well.
  • BERNICE: Pretending to be an aunt. Thieving partners. The leader of the pair.
  • PAMELA: Pretending to be an aunt. Thieving partners. The more unsure of the two.
  • STAGE HANDS: One or two people will be needed to help with executing Wednesday’s traps.

 

MEET & GREET CHARACTERS
Various Mascot-like Characters to meet kids, talk and take photos with them.
Directed by: Trevor Matheson
Performed: In Various Locations Around The Park

CHARACTERS:

  • BETELGEUSE (from “Beetlejuice”)
  • REX (from “Toy Story”)
  • AUDREY THE PLANT (from “The Little Shop Of Horrors”)
  • SCOOBY DOO (from “Scooby Doo”)
  • OOGIE BOOGIE (from “A Nightmare Before Christmas”)

 

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE/AUDITION INFO

REHEARSALS:

  • First Read will be on Saturday, Aug 27 @ 6pm-10pm
  • Rehearsals will begin September 13 and will continue until the first performance on Friday, October 28.
  • For Scripted Shows: There will be 1-2 rehearsals a week and actors will only be called as needed.
  • Meet & Greet Characters will have a couple of short rehearsals before the event.
  • Rehearsals will consist of evenings (6pm-10pm) and weekends (various times between 10am-10pm) unless an entire cast has daytime availability.
  • Rehearsals will be held at Heritage Park.

TECH/DRESS/PREVIEWS:
Oct 22-25 (specific dates/times TBD)

PERFORMANCE INFO:
Call time will be one hour before the event.
Specific showtimes for each show TBA

PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • October 28 (5pm-9pm)
  • October 29 (5pm-9pm)
  • October 30 (5pm-9pm)

Persons submitting must be available for all performance dates. No exception.

AUDITION DATES:

  • Friday, Aug 19 (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Saturday, Aug 20 (6:30pm-10pm)
  • Sunday, Aug 21 (6:30pm-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.)

 

CASTING PERSONS IN ATTENDANCE:
Artistic Production Coordinator/Director – Trevor Matheson
Director – Melissa Dorsey
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT: Thursday, August 18, 2022 @ 5pm.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:
Interested actors, please send the following via e-mail with the subject “HP 2022 Halloween Audition Submission” to Trevor Matheson at [email protected]

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Character(s) you’re interested in
  • Any availability conflicts (between Aug 27-Oct 30)

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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