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Jobs (Edmonton): Stage Manager – Grindstone Theatre

The Grindstone Theatre is seeking a Stage Manager for Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical!

Die Harsh: A Christmas Musical
Written by Byron Martin & Simon Abbott
Director: Byron Martin
Musical Director: Simon Abbott

Submission deadline: September 13, 2023
First Read: November 19th, 2023
Rehearsals: November 19th – December 10th, 2023
Tech: December 11-13, 2023
Performances: December 14-23, 2023

Byron Martin and Simon Abbott are back at it again with their musical satire based on their favourite Christmas movie. Returning for the second year, this time even bigger and better! Sexy German criminal Alan Rickman-I-mean-Hans-Gruber leads an international gang of terrorists who seize an office tower during a Christmas party. John, a cop from New York, is trapped on the upper floors. He’ll need a Christmas miracle to save his power-dressing wife Holly and the other hostages. This Die-Hard-Christmas-Carol is about as stupid as it sounds with action packed comedy, tap dancing FBI agents and heartbreaking flashbacks of kids who are coughing too much.

Grindstone Theatre is based in Edmonton, Alberta with its roots in improv and musical comedy. Since 2012 Grindstone has produced the award winning improvised musical The 11 O’clock Number and is the force behind such original musicals as Jason Kenney’s Hot Boy Summer The Musical, (Thunder)CATS: The Musical and DIE HARSH A Christmas Musical. Other past productions include, Urinetown The Musical, The Adventures of Chucky and Reggie, Here Lies Henry, The Complete Works of Shakespeare Abridged, HONK! The Ugly Duckling Musical, and Shakespeare’s Henry V.


  • Schedule and run rehearsals
  • Mark out the dimensions of the set on the floor of the rehearsal hall
  • Make sure rehearsal props and furnishings are available for the actors
  • Attend all rehearsals
  • Notify the Designers & General Management of changes made in rehearsal
  • Complete and circulate rehearsal reports
  • Complete and circulate show reports
  • Coordinate the work of the stage crew
  • Call cues and entrances during the performance
  • Oversee the entire show each time it is performed

Prior Stage Management experience is required.

Additional information:
To submit your interest, please email Jocelyn at with your resume, brief cover letter. Please write “Die Harsh Stage Manager” in the subject line. In an effort to reduce paper consumption, we accept online submissions only. The Deadline to submit your application is Wednesday, September 13, 2023.

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