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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

AUDITION CALL – WIZARD OF OZ

AUDITION CALL – WIZARD OF OZ

There are still spaces for this workshop. The last day to register will be September 27.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts, in association with the The School of Performing Arts at Holland College, is holding auditions for ACTORS and MUSICIANS for the upcoming production of WIZARD OF OZ. The beloved family musical play will be presented on the Homburg Stage at the Confederation Centre of the Arts December 6th   through 15th, 2012.

The play will begin rehearsals on-or-about November 12th, 2012 and will include daytime, evening and weekend rehearsals. A rehearsal schedule will be made shortly after casting is complete and will consider commitments and obligations of the cast. WIZARD OF OZ will be directed by Wade Lynch and co-directed by Catherine O’Brien with Donna Garner as musical Director and Julia Suave as choreographer.

ACTORS of all ages and ethnicities are encouraged to audition. The three key roles of DOROTHY, GLINDA THE GOOD WITCH and THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST have been filled by professional actors. ALL other roles remain open and will be filled by non-professional, unpaid players including Holland College students and community players.

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD AS FOLLOWS:

Sunday, September 23rd MUSICIANS

We are delighted to offer performance opportunities for amateur and aspiring musicians to take non-paying positions as part of our WIZARD OF OZ orchestra. The score calls for string, reed and brass instruments, percussion, keyboard and synthesizer players. Please bring portable instruments with you as well as a prepared piece of music. You may also be asked to sight-read from the score

Monday, September 24th – ACTORS

Auditioners are asked to prepare a memorized monologue and a song from the Musical Theatre genre, and may be asked to dance or move in groups. You may also be asked to read scenes from the play. Please bring sheet music in the proper key. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring along a photo and resume if possible.

Contact Cindy Riley (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) or by calling 628-6102 to book an audition time.

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Monday, January 16, 2012

“The Philosopher” auditions

Yuling Chen will be directing a play written by Dr. Malcolm Murray called “The Philosopher”. This is a one act play, and will be featured in the PEI Community Theatre Festival at the end of March. Auditions are going to be held at UPEI on January 18th in the Duffy Amphitheater (Room 135) and on January 19th in Kelly 237, both from 7 until 9pm. The auditions will be cold, and no experience is necessary. They will be looking for 3 males and 2 females for the show.

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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

ACTORS WANTED

Passing on a message from a Summerside company which is looking for actors for a promotional video

Shooting a short promotional video for one of our clients to be distributed on the internet, and on DVD format. We are in need of a few actors, and possibly one actress. One man in his late 50’s or early to mid 60’s and one man in his late 30’s/early 40’s. We can give out more details if people were interested. Should be minimal script for a 1-day shoot, and we are willing to pay full rates.
Call or e-mail Josh Smith at Higher Design Multimedia Promotions—Tel: (902) 888-4545 | Fax:(902) 888-4546 | Toll Free: (800) 401-2995 ... Email: josh.smith @ higherdesign.com ... Website: www.higherdesign.com

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Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Casting Call

Hi folks,
  I’m forwarding along a casting call notice we recently recieved for a musical video. Contact info is available aty the bottom for anyone interested. Take care,

Richard Haines
ACT President.

Could you please forward this information to any ACT members who might be interested?  I would be most grateful.
I am currently assembling a production of a 90 minute musical.  I am looking specifically for two older actors, one man, one woman, both over 50.  The show is a co-operative venture, and everyone is paid an equal share (but I would love to hear from actors of all ages).
The following is a a description of all the characters. in the show:  The role of Miss Crombie has been cast.
Pierre Coldwater/Froideau( the favourite son of the title) a dual character role, baritone.  Coldwater is a folk hero for our time with a deliberately murky past.  He introduces himself with a solo country song (ability to play a guitar or fiddle is an asset but not necessary).  He appears in the second act asPierre Froideau, the real person upon whom they have based their fictional hero only he is now a mobster from Montreal (accent?).  In this persona, he sings a sinister jazzy blues number but drops the accent and becomes quite nonplussed when confronted by Lady Angela (his ex-wife).  He sings the waltz with her and in the gospel-rock finale.
Lady Angela Phelps (character role soprano) mature. Does not appear in the first Act.  She appears in time to provide the resolution of the plot.  The daughter of a Lt. Governor, very wealthy with the calm quiet assurance of a woman born to high status and money.  Her command is palpable.  She has two songs:  one is a back and forth answer/response type nostalgic waltz with the title character (revealed to be her ex-husband); the second is the finale - a gospel-rock anthem to herself backed by the rest of the cast.
Delores Crombie (female lead, alto or soprano) old enough to have achieved a high ranking staff position in government, equivalent to a Ministerial Chief of Staff)  shrewd and professional, somewhat severe.  She commands her boss with authority, and is likely the only reason for his success.  Under her arch exterior she is nonetheless very fond of him in a motherly sort of fashion.  An Iron Lady at the outset, she develops a romantic interest in the title character, which is quite upsetting to her boss, who fears losing her.  She has a solo ballad, in which she reveals a very tender, lonely side of her.  Her song is the recurring love theme used throughout the show.  She sings in all songs but two.
John Perry (male lead, a Junior Minister in Provincial government.  Good looking but not very bright. (Baritone-tenor).  Tries hard but always seems out of his depth.  He relies UTTERLY on Miss Crombie to know what to do, when, and how.  He starts the show with a witty patter song about the art of politics (dont make any decisions ever and you cant get into trouble.)  With the others, he sings four other songs.
Roger Smiles: (tenor) a Public Relations expert the consummate salesman flashy and very stylish.  He oozes charm and confidence.  He introduces himself with a disco song and sings three songs with Perry and Coldwater and again in the finale.

I am asking anyone interested to email me at trevorjohn@eastlink.ca or call me at 569-9370.

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Monday, November 23, 2009

Urgent Casting Call

Hi everyone,
I am still looking for a few characters for my film…I have one speaking role left for Sadie, she is very bubbly and homecoming queen/cheerleader-ish - must look between the ages of 16-19, the female non-speaking roles with the same age range. I also have two speaking male roles left, the first being Jessie the nasty hot guy from high school…chick magnet but most people find gross… cocky and completely full off himself, the second is Marcus the guy who is in that dramatic relationship and him and his girlfriend are extremely jealous of each other and are constantly fighting but stay together because they are addicted to the drama. Both parts are age range 16-19. And we have a few non-speaking roles for background actor roles as well. If you fit the character descriptions or know someone who might PLEASE contact me immediately by email with a picture at fortheloveoffilm@gmail.com or call my cell @ 393-4750.

Thank you,

Amy Sark

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Monday, November 16, 2009

Just by Chance Auditions

Hi,
I was wondering if you would spread the word that I am holding auditions for a short film we will be shooting through IMAC here in Charlottetown on December 5-6th. The open auditions are at the Arts Guild building 115 Richmond Street third floor on Wednesday evening November 18th from 6-10pm.

The character descriptions are attached and the auditions are also posted on Kijiji so I can be contacted through that ad or by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or my home number 370-2357.

The name of the film is “Just by Chance” and it is about a brother and sister forced to live on the streets and the consequences of a robbery for everyone involved BUT with a twist and a chance to start over.

Thank you,

Amy Sark
370-2357

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Casting Call for Short Film: “Harbinger.”

“Harbinger,” a short film written and directed by Justin O’Hanley, is now casting. It’s an adventure film being made with resources from both Holland College and the Island Media Arts Co-op, and it is also intended to serve as a pilot to raise funds for a feature film project in the future. Barring unforeseen developments, it will shoot over the course of five to six days, on weekend afternoons starting mid-November. And though there’s a limit on the number of people who can actually be in the movie, the number of crew positions are unlimited, so if you’re interested in working behind the scenes, that’s an option too. If you have questions about any of the roles, the movie, or if you want to see the script, e-mail j_ohanley92@hotmail.com. Thanks!

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Monday, April 13, 2009

Sketch22 Call for Auditions

Hi Gerry and Brenda,

Sketch-22 is seeking extras for a few hours for our first video shoot of the 2009 season.  The release is attached and is pasted below.  It’s taking place on Saturday, April 19th at 1 p.m. in Charlottetown.  Those interested can email me (.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)) for more details.  I thought some of the ACT players might be interested.  If you’re able to pass this along to your members I’d certainly appreciate it.  Thanks.

P.S. Loved Evita!  Very well done.

Jason Rogerson

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Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Auditions for Anne & Gilbert

The producers of the hit musical Anne & Gilbert are holding auditions in Charlottetown on Monday, February 11 and Tuesday, February 12, 2008. The production team is looking for male and female performers aged 9 through adult with acting, singing and dancing ability. Those auditioning are required to prepare one musical piece, and to bring their sheet music with them, as well as a photo and CV detailing their acting/theatre experience. Performers may also be required to demonstrate their dance skill during auditions.

If you are interested in auditioning, please respond to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with contact information including your full name, age, phone number(s), and please highlight any theatre/dance/singing experience you have. Please also indicate any special skills you possess such as acrobatics, instruments played, etc. If you have photos and a theatre/performance resume that can be e-mailed, please include them with your response. Only those selected for an audition will be contacted.
Anne & Gilbert tells the story of Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe, now young adults teaching in PEI, and later attending Redmond University in Halifax. Gilbert continues to pursue Anne, as she continues to resist him. The musical is based on Anne of the Island and Anne of Avonlea, two of L.M. Montgomery’s sequel novels to her Anne of Green Gables. It was written for the stage by Nancy White, Bob Johnston, and Jeff Hochhauser. Anne & Gilbert debuted in Victoria-by-the Sea in 2005 to sold-out houses. For the past two years it has been performed at the Harbourfont Jubilee Theatre. Last year, the original cast recording soundtrack won an East Coast Music Award.

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Sunday, October 16, 2005

Call for Auditions for Beaconsfield / ACT Christmas Show

Beaconsfield Historic House, in cooperation with ACT (a community theatre), will present “Christmas Remembered”, a programme of staged readings and song, in the Beaconsfield’s Carriage House on December 16 - 18. Evening rehearsals for the full cast will begin on Monday, December 5. Directors will be Brenda Porter and Jacqueline Sorensen.

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