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Audition (Calgary): Dance Montage – School of Creative and Performing Arts

danceMontageAuditions: Dance Montage

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Aux Gym, Kinesiology Complex, University of Calgary

Dance Montage is a proud tradition at the University of Calgary. Entering its 45th year, Dance Montage creates lively productions with both beginning and experienced artists. We welcome the spirit of community from across the spectrum of dance styles while encouraging artistic development and exchange

Auditions are open to all performers of all levels and styles. Auditions are in 1-hour time slots through the day – see audition schedule for details.

No pre-registration required! You can audition in 3 easy steps:

  1. Arrive early (at least 15 min. before the 1st audition you wish to attend)
    No latecomers will be admitted.
  2. Fill out an audition form
  3. Sign-up for any auditions you wish to attend.

There is no limit to the number of auditions you may attend, but please only attend those you seriously wish to be considered for. Warm-up space is available all day.

Choreographers will make casting offers quickly that week, and rehearsals start Sat. Sept 13 or Sun Sept 14 for 10 weeks. Dancers may dance in up to 2 pieces.

Performance details

Rehearsals: Sep. 13 – Nov. 16, 2014 (2-hours each Sunday, unless otherwise noted)
Studio run-through: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Tech week: Nov. 16 – 20, 2014
Performances at University Theatre: Nov. 20 – 22 at 8 p.m. and Nov 22 at 2 p.m.

Audition (Edmonton): Youth Show Group – Edmonton Musical Theatre

Edmonton Musical Theatre’s Youth Show Group

We are holding open auditions on Wednesday 3 September at 6:30PM for additional male and female cast members, 10– 17 years of age. The show group performs at various community and special events, hospitals, senior’s lodges, shopping centres and schools.

Doreen Cleverley is the Director/Choreographer and Randy Mueller is the Musical Director.

The audition process will be:
6.30 pm Group Dance Warm-up followed by:

- Learn and perform a short dance/movement combination
– Group Voice warm-up
– Solo memorized musical theatre song
– 1 – 1 ½ minute Solo memorized reading to showcase acting ability (e.g. monologue, poem, etc.)

It is expected that the audition process will be completed no later than 9 pm.

If selected, rehearsals will be 2 or 3 hours once per week and will commence in September on Sundays at Woodcroft Community Hall, 13915 115 Avenue, Edmonton. The first couple of rehearsals may take place at another location due to Woodcroft Hall renovations.

For further information, to confirm your intention to audition and request an audition form please e-mail Carly at: carly.neis@gmail.com

Auditions (Edmonton): Six Degrees of Separation – Walterdale Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation, Walterdale Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation, Walterdale Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation by John Guare

Directed by Louise Large

RUN DATES: December 3-13th, 2014
Audition Dates
Wednesday, August 27, from 6-10pm at the Walterdale Theatre
Thursday, August 28, from 6-10pm at the Walterdale Theatre
Callbacks if required will be the afternoon of August 30th
If you are interested in auditioning but unavailable on those dates, please contact us and we can try to arrange something for you!

Six Degrees of Separation Characters (all ages are flexible by 5+ years in either direction):
Paul: Mid-late 20’s, African American, charming, a gifted storyteller. He claims to be the son of Sidney Poitier and knows how to behave in upper-class society. Articulate, intelligent, passionate.
Ouisa Kitteredge: 40’s, Caucasian, rich, attractive. Married to Flan, resides in New York, a stylish hostess and great conversationalist. She addresses her constant concern over appearances with dry humour and wit.
Flan Kitteredge: 40’s, Caucasian, rich, attractive. An art dealer. His passion for art has lost its shine, but his desire to retain the wealth and cache of his profession outweigh his discouragement. He is composed and dignified.
Geoffrey: 40-65, Caucasian, a liberal South African billionaire. Interested in the finer things such as art and the civil unrest of his country. Refined and experienced with the world.
Kitty: 40’s – early 50’s, rich. Wife to Larkin and a society friend of Flan and Ouisa, eager to share gossip and impressed by fame.
Larkin: 40’s – early 50’s, rich. Husband to Kitty and a society friend of Flan and Ouisa, kind but concerned with outward appearances.
Dr. Fine: early 40’s, divorced, tired. Protective of his high end way of life as a New York obstetrician, guilty of mistrusting those he considers beneath him.
Rick: 20’s, recently moved to New York from Utah with his girlfriend. Idealistic, wants to be discovered and be an actor, naïve to the world outside of Utah, open to influence.
Elizabeth: 20’s, recently moved to New York from Utah with her boyfriend. Less naïve than Rick but new to the world of the city, also wants to be an actor. A dreamer, optimistic.
Trent: mid to late 20’s, gay, clever, cunning. He uses what he knows to get what he wants. Teaches Paul how to blend with the upper class in exchange for his affection.
Tess: mid to late 20’s, clever, embarrassed by her parents. The Kitteredge’s rebellious daughter, she is mostly snarky and wants to run away to climb mountains to spite her parents.
Doug: early to late 20’s, son to Dr. Fine. Quick temper when it comes to his father, sensitive to the implication he may or may not be a drug dealer. Ivy League educated and angsty.
Woody: early to late 20’s, son to Flan and Ouisa. Attends Harvard and enjoys fitness and going to the gym. Considers his parents to be generally uncool.
Ben: early to late 20’s, son to Kitty and Larkin. Attends Dartmouth, basically horrified by how repressed and out of touch his parents are.
Hustler: Mid 20’s+, gay (at least tonight), tough, from the streets. Does what he need to do to get paid, will get violent if threatened.
Detective: 30’s+, New York beat cop, generally unimpressed.
Policeman/Doorman: Mid 20’s+, civil servants who can only endure so much of these rich folks and their problems before they speak up.

Synopsis
Inspired by a true story. The play follows the trail of Paul, who introduces himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple trying very hard to keep from falling through the upper-crust. Paul has just been mugged, and happens to be the son of the acclaimed actor Sydney Poitier. Upon taking the charming young man into their home, Flan and Ouisa quickly discover that things with their houseguest may not be what they seem. When Paul vanishes, his impact on their lives manages to linger.
Heralded as a “tragicomic masterpiece” and the “most intelligent, immediate and artful American plays”, Six Degrees of Separation provides an entertaining and at times uncomfortable display of life in the big city, asking us to examine the importance of appearances and how we are connected to each other – and what those connections truly mean.

How to book an audition:
Contact Production Manager Janet MacLean at janmarmcl@hotmail.com to book a time. Time slots will in groups and are based on availability. Please bring full availability / scheduling conflicts from August 30 – December 13 to the audition, as well as a headshot/resume if you have one. The auditions will be comprised of readings from the script, with specific scenes being made available for review prior to auditions. Also, copies of the script may be signed out through the Walterdale Administrator (contact Sylvia at walterph@telus.net)

Rehearsals
Beginning September 21st, the production will rehearse three days a week (twice on weeknights, one day on the weekend) until mid-November when the schedule will pick up. Rehearsals will be called with only the cast required whenever possible, but due to the structural nature of the show, full company rehearsals will be necessary.
Tech week and performance: November 23-December 13: Attendance during tech week and performance is mandatory for all performers.

Auditions (Calgary): West Side Story – Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts

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Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts is proud to present

West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Artistic Director: Colleen Whidden 
Director: Patrick Finn 
Musical Directors: Colleen Whidden and Wendy J. Freeman 
Choreographers: Melissa Monteros & Wojciech Mochniej 

Auditions for actors, singers and dancers

West Side Story has many varied roles; we will be looking not only for singing, but acting skills, characterization, memorization and ease of movement when you audition on these pieces.

This year, we are trying a different audition format. We are asking that you book one of the evening audition dates and then plan on being there for the entire listed time. Within that time, you will do your singing, acting, and dance audition as well as potential callbacks. This format will give us a chance to see you, after your individual audition, work with fellow actors and will allow you to meet other cast members, directors, and crew.

Dance

All performers will complete a movement audition that will take place during your audition evening. You will be asked to learn some choreography with a choreographer. Please wear character shoes, jazz shoes or appropriate dance footwear. Please ensure hair is tied back from your face.

Acting

All performers will complete an acting audition. You will be asked to do a cold read of a portion of the West Side Story script. To prepare, be familiar with the story line and characters of West Side Story.

Singing

All performers will complete a singing auditions. A piano accompanist will be available to play for all vocal auditions. 

If you are interested in auditioning for the roles of Maria, Tony or Riff, please prepare the specific songs listed below for those characters. 
Please note: if you audition for Maria, Tony, or Riff, you will still be considered for all other roles.

If you are interested in auditioning for any other roles or for chorus, please prepare those specific songs for those characters listed below. 

Please choose just one of the vocal audition packages!

Audition requirements for role of Maria
#6 Balcony Scene – measures 51-82
#12 I Feel Pretty – measures 188-233 (Maria’s vocal lines only)

Audition requirements for roles of Tony and Riff
#5 Maria – measures 9-29
#2 Jet Song – measures 28-70

Audition requirements for roles of Anita, Consuelo, Shark Girl or Jet Girl
#7 America – measures 50-79 (From 50-59, sing Girls part, from 62-70, sing Rosalia and Anita’s part, on verse one, from 72-79, sing Girls part on top vocal line – Soprano l line – on first verse)
#12 I Feel Pretty – measures 188-233 (Maria’s vocal lines only)

Audition requirements for roles of Bernardo, Action, Shark Boy or Jet Boy
#2 Jet Song – measures 28-70
#8 Cool – measures 9-40

Callback requirements for Tony and Maria
You may be asked for a callback for Tony or Maria if you audition for those roles. If you do, we would like to hear the following piece sung together:
#6 Balcony Scene – measures 86-118 and 144-154

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin September 12 for the entire cast and run until mid-December.  Rehearsals will resume January 2 leading into tech-week.
A rehearsal schedule for the entire production will be emailed to you after the cast list is posted. This schedule is subject to change.
Venue: University of Calgary, Craigie Hall (Room TBA)
When: Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.

There will be a few weekend rehearsals with the orchestra – dates are TBA.

Course credit

Participation in this production may be taken for university course credit (MUPF 223/323). Please contact us for more information.

Characters and Plot

Character Breakdown

Anita: Feisty and assertive. Range: F3 – D5 
Anybodys: A spunky tomboy who is desperate to become a member of the Jets. Speaking Role
Bernardo: A proud, strong, handsome Puerto Rican man. Range: Bb2 – Eb4
Chino: An angry and, at times, naive Shark who turns murderous and vengeful. Speaking Role
Detective Schrank: A local police detective frustrated by the ongoing violence between the Jets and Sharks. Speaking Role 
Doc: The owner of the candy store where the Jets hang out. Speaking Role
Maria: A hopeless romantic and innocent young girl. Range: Bb3 – C6
Officer Krupke: The local beat cop. Speaking Role
Riff: A spritely, quick-tempered leader. Range: Bb2 – G4
Tony: A romantic young man and former leader of the Jets. Range: Bb2 – Bb4

Synopsis of the show

Performances

January 8 – 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
January 13 – 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
January 14, 2015 at 12 p.m.
University Theatre

EQUITY NOTICE
Equity members, please note that Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis. We do not pay actors under any circumstances. 

West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Auditions (Calgary): West Side Story – Orchestra Players – Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts

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Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts is proud to present

West Side Story

Book by Arthur Laurents
Music by Leonard Bernstein 
Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim 
Artistic Director: Colleen Whidden 
Director: Patrick Finn 
Musical Directors: Colleen Whidden and Wendy J. Freeman 
Choreographers: Melissa Monteros & Wojciech Mochniej

Auditions for orchestra players

We are looking for the following instrumentation (one player per part):

  • piccolo
  • flute 1
  • flute 2
  • oboe
  • bassoon
  • clarinet 1
  • clarinet 2
  • alto saxophone 1
  • alto saxophone 2
  • cornet 1
  • cornet 2
  • horn 1
  • horn 2
  • trombone 1
  • trombone 2
  • percussion (2-3 people)
  • violin 1
  • violin 2
  • viola
  • cello
  • double bass

University Students

Please book your audition and prepare two contrasting selections of your choice. You will be allotted ten minutes total for both selections.
Come prepared to discuss scheduling for rehearsals.

Community Members

Please book an informal interview time so that we can discuss your playing experience/background and scheduling for rehearsals.

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin October 3 and run until December 5. This schedule is subject to change.
Venue: University of Calgary, Craigie Hall, Room F007
When: Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Performances

January 8 – 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
January 13 – 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
January 14, 2015 at 12 p.m.
University Theatre

There will be a few weekend rehearsals with the cast – dates are TBA.

EQUITY NOTICE
Equity members, please note that Music Theatre at the School of Creative and Performing Arts produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis. We do not pay actors under any circumstances. 

West Side Story is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

News (Calgary): 2014 Betty Award Recipients announced!

2014-Bettys-AwardRecipients of the 17th Annual Betty Mitchell Awards were announced during a gala event at Stage West Theatre Restaurant on Monday, August 18, 2014. The recipients were selected from among 86 nominations across 17 categories from 11 companies presenting 32 distinct shows.

Congratulations to all the award recipients and nominees from the 2013-2014 Calgary theatre season!

Recipients marked in bold text.

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 
Carmen Aguirre – The Motherfucker With The Hat – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Renee Amber – Legend Has It – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Kandis Chappell – Major Barbara – Theatre Calgary 
Susan Gilmour – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary 
Kate Newby – You Will Remember Me – Alberta Theatre Projects

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DESIGN 
Harry Frehner – The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Kevin Lamotte – Around the World in 80 Days – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Scott Reid – In the Heat of the Night – Vertigo Theatre 
Cory Sincennes – Huron Bride – Vertigo Theatre 
Michael Walton – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary

OUTSTANDING SET DESIGN 
Anton de Groot – Travels With My Aunt – Vertigo Theatre 
Narda McCarroll – Around the World in 80 Days – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Daniel Ostling – Major Barbara – Theatre Calgary 
Cory Sincennes – Huron Bride – Vertigo Theatre 
Cory Sincennes – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 
Mathieu Bourassa – Michel & Ti-Jean – Sage Theatre 
Haysam Kadri – A Christmas Carol – Theatre Calgary 
Graham Percy – Twelfth Night – The Shakespeare Company 
Francisco Trujillo – The Motherfucker With The Hat – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Paul Welch – The Hound of the Baskervilles – Vertigo Theatre

OUTSTANDING PROJECTION OF VIDEO DESIGN 
Kaley Decker – n00b – Y Stage 
Corwin Ferguson – You Will Remember Me – Alberta Theatre Projects 
T. Erin Gruber – A Bomb in the Heart – Downstage 
Jamie Nesbitt – The Hound of the Baskervilles – Vertigo Theatre (tie)
Sean Nieuwenhuis – The Mountaintop – Theatre Calgary (tie)

OUTSTANDING COSTUME DESIGN 
Judith Bowden – The Great Gatsby – Theatre Calgary 
Ronda Borneman – Twelfth Night – The Shakespeare Company 
Gillian Gallow – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary 
Gillian Gallow – The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Alex Jaeger – Major Barbara – Theatre Calgary

OUTSTANDING SOUND DESIGN AND COMPOSITION 
Jeremy Parker with Foley Props by Kevin Corey – Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play – Vertigo Theatre 
Jonathan Lewis – Twelfth Night – The Shakespeare Company 
Richard McDowell – How iRan: Three Plays for iPod – Productive Obsession 
Matthew Waddell – The Huron Bride – Vertigo Theatre 
Dewi Wood – In the Heat of the Night – Vertigo Theatre

OUTSTANDING FIGHT DIRECTION AND CHOREOGRAPHY 
Kevin Corey – In the Heat of the Night – Vertigo Theatre 
Anita Miotti – The Great Gatsby – Theatre Calgary 
Trevor Schmidt – 6.0 How Heap and Pebble Took on the World and Won – Lunchbox Theatre 
Karl Sine – The Motherfucker With The Hat – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Lisa Stevens – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary 
Laryssa Yanchak – Legend Has It – Alberta Theatre Projects

OUTSTANDING MUSICAL DIRECTION 
Joel Crichton – Hedwig and the Angry Inch – Sage Theatre 
Tom Doyle – Bingo Ladies – Lunchbox Theatre 
Veda Hille – Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Don Horsburgh – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary 
Joe Slabe – Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age – Forte Musical Theatre Guild

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
Natascha Girgis – Around the World in 80 Days – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Natascha Girgis – Unnecessary Farce – Stage West 
Anita Majumdar – Same Same, But Different – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Esther Purves Smith – Bingo Ladies – Lunchbox Theatre 
Blythe Wilson – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
Christian Goutsis – Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age – Forte Musical Theatre Guild 
Stephen Hair – Travels With My Aunt – Vertigo Theatre 
Paul Sun-Hyung Lee – Kim’s Convenience – Theatre Calgary 
Andrew MacDonald Smith – Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary (tie)
Michael Tan – Travels With My Aunt – Vertigo Theatre (tie)

OUTSTANDING NEW PLAY 
My Family and Other Endangered Species – Ellen Close & Braden Griffiths 
You Will Remember Me – François Archambault Translated by Bobby Theodore 
Legend Has It – Rebecca Northan with Renee Amber, Bruce Horak, Mark Meer, Jamie Northan and Sean Bowie 
Same, Same But Different – Anita Majumdar 
Camp Victoria – Rosemary Rowe

OUTSTANDING DIRECTION 
Mark Bellamy – Around the World in 80 Days – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Simon Mallett – Travels With My Aunt – Vertigo Theatre 
Kate Newby – Twelfth Night – The Shakespeare Company 
Kate Newby – In the Heat of the Night – Vertigo Theatre 
Jan Alexandra Smith – The Mountaintop – Theatre Calgary

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AND ACTRESS IN A DRAMA 
Beryl Bain – The Mountaintop – Theatre Calgary 
Gretchen Hall – Major Barbara – Theatre Calgary 
Katey Hoffman – You Will Remember Me – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Jamie Konchak – The Red Priest (Eight Ways to Say Goodbye) – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Allison Lynch – Closer – Ground Zero & Hit and Myth

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A DRAMA 
Dean Paul Gibson – Major Barbara – Theatre Calgary 
Braden Griffiths – My Family and Other Endangered Species – Downstage 
Kevin Hanchard – The Mountaintop – Theatre Calgary 
Haysam Kadri – The Motherfucker With The Hat – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Duval Lang – You Will Remember Me – Alberta Theatre Projects

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A MUSICAL 
Bingo Ladies – Lunchbox Theatre 
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins – Theatre Calgary 
Do You Want What I Have Got? A Craigslist Cantata – Alberta Theatre Projects 
Madame Butterfly – Calgary Opera 
Touch Me: Songs for a (dis)Connected Age – Forte Musical Theatre Guild

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION OF A PLAY 
In the Heat of the Night – Vertigo Theatre 
Major Barbara – Theatre Calgary 
The Mountaintop – Theatre Calgary 
Twelfth Night – The Shakespeare Company 
You Will Remember Me – Alberta Theatre Projects

News (Alberta): Nearly $200,000 in funding distributed – Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild

Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild disburses nearly $200,000 in second round of funding
Residual funds earmarked for legacy projects

(Calgary AB) – Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild has completed its second round of funding, disbursing a total of $198,500 to nine artists and eight arts organizations affected by the June 2013 Alberta floods. This round of funding follows an initial intake in fall 2013.

Residual funds will be used for two legacy projects: $25,000 contributed from The Calgary Foundation will be used to create an Arts Disaster Preparedness Plan. The plan will build from the Disaster Preparedness Plan for The City of Calgary created by Calgary Economic Development and the Calgary Chamber, will include Calgary contacts and information as well as best practices, and will be shared as broadly as possible across the province and the country.

The approximately $25,500 remaining in unrestricted contributions from community donors will be used to create a special fund at the Elephant Artist Relief Society (EAR) for the purpose of helping individual artists of all disciplines in crisis. More information is available at ElephantArtistRelief.com.

“The Government of Alberta is a proud contributing partner to Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild,” said Heather Klimchuk, Minister of Alberta Culture. “Arts organizations contribute so much to the province, both socially and economically. This funding is one of the ways this government is helping to rebuild Alberta and invest in the future health of our communities and the culture sector.”

“In true Alberta spirit, the art community has yet again proven its resilience in the recovery from the 2013 Southern Alberta Floods,” said Mary Rozsa de Coquet, chair of Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild’s granting committee. “The unprecedented outpouring of support speaks volumes about our willingness to help those in need, no matter our circumstances. The Arts Disaster Preparedness Plan is a crucial investment as the sector prepares for future contingencies.”

Contrary to the first round of funding, requests and recommendations for funding were lower than the available funds. The lower-than-expected number of applications was due in part to the resiliency of the sector: artists and arts organizations found other ways of addressing their losses in the months between funding rounds, and also received assistance from other artists, agencies and community members. Several artists and arts organizations decided against applying because they assumed others were in greater need of the available funds.

Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild encourages Albertans to continue supporting their arts communities by attending events, supporting individual artists and donating to arts organizations.

Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild gratefully acknowledges the contributions from the Government of Alberta, the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Suncor Energy Foundation, The Calgary Foundation, Calgary Arts Development and many individual and community donors. The Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund is pleased to have dispensed over $200,000 to flood-affected artists and arts organizations in October 2013 after its first intake of applicants.

About Alberta Flood Arts Rebuild
Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild was created to support artists and arts organizations impacted by the 2013 Alberta floods by acting as an information source and helping to coordinate rebuilding efforts. This project was a partnership of more than 30 government and community agencies whose mandates include direct support of artists and arts organizations. Visit AlbertaArtsRebuild.ca for more information.

About the Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund
The Alberta Arts Flood Rebuild Fund was launched in June 2013 on crowdfunding platformInvestYYC.com to raise money for artists and arts organizations from across southern Alberta as they recover from the 2013 floods. The funds will be administered by Calgary Arts Development in conjunction with other community and government partners from across Alberta whose focus is on direct support of the arts.

Further Information
Cadence Mandybura
Phone: 403.264.5330 x 201 (office); 403.585.5390
Email: cadence.mandybura@calgaryartsdevelopment.com

Call for Submissions (Leduc): Spring Musical Director/Musical Director/Producer – Leduc Drama Society

LDS1CALL FOR DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS

The Leduc Drama Society is soliciting a director, producer, and a musical director for their Spring 2015 musical. Please see below for synopses and dates. Those interested should contact leducdramasociety@gmail.com or pdickhout42@gmail.com. Please include a little snippet of previous experience (previous experience is NOT required) and why you might be the person for the job. If you haven’t directed or produced with our Society before, no worries! A mentor will be assigned (or you may choose an active member with previous experience you already know) to help you out.

Please submit your interest by September 5th at 5:00pm.

The Addams Family – A New Musical – Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa & Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams
Dates: June 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, 27, 2015

Based on the bizarre and beloved characters created by Charles Addams, this original story find the famously macabre Addams Family put to the test when outsiders come to dinner. Wednesday Addams has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family, a family you would find right at home at the PTA meetings and local sports clubs. While she tells her father, Gomez, about her love and impending nuptials, she asks him to keep it from her mother, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.

Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Partners in Rhyme – Legitimate Theatre Company

Legitimate-Theatre-Company-Partners-in-Rhyme-PosterLegitimate Theatre Company is excited to present Partners in Rhyme: A zany musical exploration of friendship, discovery and the dark idiosyncrasies of the rhyming industry.

After meeting in HR as they are simultaneously fired from their monotonous telemarketer jobs, Charlie and Brigit discover a shared passion for rhyming. Unemployed and down on their luck, they set out to turn their witty talents into a lucrative songwriting career. Join these quirky ladies as they embark on the adventure of a lifetime, determined to change the world one rhyme at a time.

Written By Kristina Hunszinger and Cleo Halls

Featuring Kristina Hunszinger, Cleo Halls and Erik Reuter

BYOV 31-
Varscona Hotel Rutherford Room
8208 106 St NW

Saturday Aug 16 @5:30
Sunday Aug 17 @9:00
Monday Aug 18 @7:15
Tuesday Aug 19 @5:30
Wednesday Aug 20 @ 9:00
Thursday Aug 21 @5:30
Saturday Aug 23 @7:15
Sunday Aug 24 @5:30

About Legitimate Theatre Company

Once upon a time, in an orange building in the west side of Edmonton, Alberta, two awkward, miss-placed girls happened upon each other and history was made. Breeding corny schticks and hilarious antics everywhere they went, they soon realized that their creative energy needed to be channeled into something productive. Thus, the birth of Legitimate Theatre Company. Co-founded by dynamic best friend duo Cleo Halls and Kristina Hunszinger, Legitimate Theatre Company aims to foster fun theatrical experiences for people of all ages. Our mandate is simple: to provide audience members with a means of escape through silly and heartwarming stories about all of life’s unpredictable adventures.

Contact:Cleo Halls Phone:604-375-0533 Email:cleo.halls@gmail.com

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): John Cusack – Mischief & Mayhem Theatre.

We love you John Cusack! Lana Hughes plays JC in JOHN CUSACK at the 2014 Edmonton Fringe!

We love you John Cusack! Lana Hughes plays JC in JOHN CUSACK at the 2014 Edmonton Fringe!

“John Cusack” arrives at the Edmonton Fringe

Join Edmonton Fringe favourites Lana Hughes, Michelle Kennedy and Jessica Peverett for a comedy about John Cusack, romantic comedies, light bondage, friendship and the debate about the true meaning of love!

BYOV 13: Strathcona Public Library
Tickets $12.50/$11 (students and seniors)
www.michellekennedy.net for more info.

Show times:

August 15: 8pm
August 16: 1:15pm
August 17: 6:30pm
August 18: 12:15pm
August 19: 8pm
August 20: 2pm
August 21: 6:30pm
August 22: 3:45pm
August 23: 11:30am

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Mind Games – Newman Mentalism

Newman-Mentalism-Poster-With-Billiard-Club-LogoWelcome to a different kind of magic: Jeff Newman will read your mind. No floating balls. No women sawed in half. No rabbits in hats.

In this 60-minute production, Newman uses his background in science, suggestion, and good old-fashioned trickery to influence, predict, and determine the thoughts of others. After years of studious work learning the psychology of the mind, Jeff combines his favorite techniques with humor and charm to create a one-of-a-kind experience. This year, the Edmonton Fringe’s theme “Fringed and Confused” gives a nod to the festival’s roots, and Newman acknowledges his own history by weaving and blending anecdotes of his journey to becoming a mentalist.

Experience the mystique as Newman makes you gasp, laugh and cheer – no rabbits required.

“Watching Jeff perform is so perfect it’s like watching a fish swim. A clown fish actually, because he’s funny as hell!”
– Wes Barker, Stunt Magician | www.wesbarker.ca

Performances take place daily at 2pm from August 14-24 at The Billiard Club on Whyte Avenue, 10505 82 Ave. NW (above Chianti’s).

Advanced tickets ($10.00, $9.00 for students/seniors) are available at by the Edmonton Fringe Festival Box Office in the ATB Financial Arts Barns Building at 10330-84 Avenue, by calling 780-409-1910 or online at tickets.fringetheatre.ca. Limited tickets will also be available at the door to The Billiard Club one hour prior to each performance.

For more information contact:
Jeff Newman
info@newmanmentalism.com
On twitter: @NewmanMentalism
Website: Newmanmentalism.com

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Nona and Squee in Exile – Magic Beans Productions

exileNona and Squee in Exile

Nona and Squee are back! This time they’re plunging nose first into their fears when they are exiled from Camp Betterthanu. Lost, alone and deep in the wilderness, they must summon all their courage to survive against the elements and maybe even the legendary Beast! Can they last the night?

Magic Beans Productions is pleased to present Nona and Squee in Exile at the 2014 Edmonton International Fringe Theatre Festival at Venue 10, Block 1912 Café (10361 82 Ave), Second Floor. Tickets are $12.50 for adults and $10 for students.

Show Schedule:
August 15 – 7:30PM
August 16 – 4:00PM and 9:00PM
August 17 – 6:00PM
August 18 – 7:30PM
August 19 – 7:30PM
August 21 – 9:00PM
August 22 – 9:00PM
August 23 – 6:00PM and 10:30PM
August 24 – 2:00PM

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Hospital – Smoke and Ash

Hospital-Pic-1HOSPITAL makes Canadian Premiere

Walterdale Theatre 10322, 83rd Ave (Venue #3)
Aug. 14th-24th
$10 General Admission Tickets/$8 Students and Seniors

LIMITED FREE TICKETS AVAILABLE THURSDAY AUG. 14th AND FRIDAY AUG. 15th EMAIL smokeandashtheatre@gmail.com with your NAME and NUMBER OF TICKETS

Smoke And Ash Theatre Presents the Canadian premiere of HOSPITAL, a devised piece about the powerlessness of being a part of the medical industrial complex. Actor/writer Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman and actor/dancer Robin Toller take you on a roller-coaster journey of story telling, dance, mispronounced names, popcorn, comedy and drama as one patient tries to answer the simple question: what’s wrong with me?

Originally conceived by Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman (Finalist for the 2011 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwright’s Award) and Diana Rose (Kaeja d’Dance, Dancemakers), HOSPITAL is performed by Sarah Illiatovitch-Goldman and Robin Toller (LAMDA Graduate, BBC Radio, National Arts Centre)

Part hilarious, part deeply unsettling, HOSPITAL premiered in spring 2013 at Collaboraction Theatre’s Sketchbook Festival which the Chicago Sun Times calls ‘a valued platform for playwrights, directors, and actors to toy with new ideas and innovative forms’.

Twitter: @fringehospital
Website: www.smokeandashtheatre.weebly.com
Email: smokeandashtheatre@gmail.com

Show Times:

August 14th – 8pm
August 15th – 9:15
August 17th – 7:30
August 18th – 12:30
August 20th – 4:00
August 22nd – 11:15
August 24th – 6:00

See you at the Theatre!

What’s On (Edmonton Fringe): Talie Melnyk’s Maison des Reves

Come 'try' her for yourself at Maison des Reves!

Come ‘try’ her for yourself at Maison des Reves!

Alexe Popova fought the War on Women in her own way, with a little lethal poison. Come “try” her for yourself at Maison des Reves!

Writer and performer Talie Melnyk brings her one-woman show, Maison des Reves to Fringed and Confused! The show is based on the true story of Alexe Popova who, in 1909 Samara, Russia, confessed to killing over 300 men, all known for abusing their wives and children. Talie tells her unique tale though seven characters and a narrator, and using only a simple period costume and single chair.

Maison des Reves
Written & Performed by Talie Melnyk
Directed by Gretchen Cryer

Friday, 08/15 @ 12:15pm
Sunday, 08/17 @ 2:15pm
Tuesday, 08/19 @ 7pm
Wednesday, 08/20 @ 11:59pm
Thursday, 08/21 @ 4:15pm
Saturday, 08/23 @ 8:30pm
Sunday, 08/24 @2pm

Acacia – 10433 – 83rd Ave.

“Talie Melnyk’s performance is lethal!” – Doug Bale, Donald’s Dish – 2014 London Fringe Festival
“Gritty, saddening and inspiring.” – Jeff Preston, Theatre in London – 2014 London Fringe Festival
“Maison des Reves is priceless subject matter.” – Julie Congress, nytheatre.com – 2013 Frigid NY
“I thoroughly enjoyed this empowering performance piece.” – Mark Savitt, HiDama – 2013 Frigid NY

Maison des Reves is currently nominated for three NYC Planet Connections Awards including Outstanding Solo Show, Outstanding Costume Design and Outstanding Sound Design.

Talie Melnyk is originally from Calgary and lived fringed and confused in Edmonton in the 1970s. Developed in New York City where she’s called home for 20 years, Maison des Reves is directed by Gretchen Cryer, a pioneer in women’s theatre. Ms. Cryer is well known for writing and starring in I’m Getting My Act Together & Taking It On the Road, (music by Nancy Ford) The Last Sweet Days of Isaac, (Obie Award, Drama Desk Award, Outer Critics Circle Award) Shelter, Hang On to the Good Times, The Fabulous Party and numerous performances on and off Broadway.