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Auditions (Calgary): Once Upon A Christmas – Heritage Park

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Auditions (Calgary): Once Upon A Christmas – Heritage Park

The Heritage Park Players will be presenting a short play in Heritage Park’s Opera House for its 2022 Once Upon A Christmas event. Once Upon A Christmas is a volunteer performance contract. (Note: We will not be looking to cast people in both Halloween and Christmas.)

CONSTABLE’S CHRISTMAS CAPER (A Melodramatic Musical)
Run time: 25min
“Old Lady Myrtle Mayfield reminisces about the time Constable William Blake arrived in town to try and keep the peace.”

CHARACTERS:

  • CONSTABLE WILLIAM BLAKE — New to town, fourth-year mountie, wants keep the peace.
  • MYRTLE MAYFIELD — A young, bright, ever positive young woman in town.
  • OLD MYRTLE — The current day version of Myrtle.
  • MS. BLACKWELL — Bitter old maid, wants to change her brother’s will before her niece gets everything.
  • JEZEBEL TURNER — Niece to Ms. Blackwell, a proper young lady who’s father recently passed.
  • CASEY — Store clerk and part-time lawyer. Always looking to make a quick buck.
  • CHESTER — Constable’s trusty steed with a good horse sense.

REHEARSAL/PERFORMANCE INFO

REHEARSALS:

  • First Read will be on Friday, Aug 26 @ 6pm-10pm
  • Rehearsals will begin September 17 with 1-2 rehearsals a week ramping up in November with 2-3 rehearsals a week.
  • Rehearsals will be evenings and weekends.
  • Rehearsals will be held at Heritage Park.

TECH:
• November 14-15

DRESS/PREVIEW:
• November 19, 20 & 22

PERFORMANCE INFO:

  • There will be 3-4 performances a day in the Canmore Opera House.
  • Call time will be 10am.
  • Performers will be released after the last performance of the day (around 4pm-4:30pm).

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCE DATES:

  • November 26-27
  • December 3-4
  • December 10-11
  • December 17-18

We will have two casts. Persons submitting must be available for either all Saturday or Sunday performance dates. No exceptions.

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. 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 Christmas Audition Submission” to Trevor Matheson at [email protected]

  • Headshot
  • Resume
  • Character(s) you’re interested in
  • Your availability for the audition dates
  • Any availability conflicts (between Aug 26-Dec 18)

Only those selected to audition will be contacted with an audition time. Heritage Park is committed to diverse, inclusive casting. Once Upon A Christmas is a volunteer performance contract and 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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