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August 28, 2009    Announcing the Cast of Hello Dolly

Front Row Centre Players are pleased to announce the cast of Hello Dolly:

Dolly Levi - Linda Delaney
Dolly Levi - Judy Dunsmuir
Horace Vandergelder - Russell Moore
Cornelius Hackl - James Noonan
Barnaby Tucker - Janos Zeller
Mrs. Irene Molloy - Christine Horne
Minnie Fay - Dana Stoutenburg
Ambrose Kemper - Jake Murray
Ermengarde - Annika Odegard
Ernestina - Lara Zaluski
Clerk/Chorus - Ryan Ehrenholz
Judge/Chorus - Greg Miller
Mrs. Rose/Chorus - Rosemary Van Dyk
Rudy/Chorus - Rob Sunderland
Stanley/Chorus - Marcus Bauer
Chef 1/Chorus - Devon Hall
Chef 2/Chorus - Graham Wrightson

Chorus
Graham Phillips
Jamie Matchullis
Natalie Manz
Sarah Ord
Emily Sunderland
Katharine Miller
Jillian Hannah
Kathy Shaw
Suzanne Berg

A big thank you to everyone who auditioned and congratulations to those involved.


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July 24, 2009    Auditions for Hello Dolly

Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for its second show of the 2009/2010 season:

Hello Dolly!
Written by MICHAEL STEWART, lyrics by JERRY HERMAN and music by JERRY HERMAN.
Directed by ADAM BURTON, Musical Direction by DEREK DEMIERRE, Choreography by ANGELA WOODARD

Where:
The Community Arts Centre at the Currie Barracks (2633 Hochwald Ave S.W.) in the FRC Studio (watch for signage).

When:
August 17 & 18: 7PM-10PM
August 22: 10AM – 3:30PM

Callbacks:
Sunday August 23rd from 10AM until 3PM. Ladies please wear heels or character shoes.

Audition Requirements:
Please prepare 2 contrasting songs that showcase your vocal ability, an uptempo and a ballad.
Please provide sheet music in your correct key: an accompanist will be provided. Backing tracks and/or prerecorded accompaniment will not be allowed.
Members of Equity please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we do not pay actors under any circumstances.

How to book your Audition:
To book an audition time slot, please follow the "Get Involved" links at http://www.frontrowcentre.ca or call Front Row Centre Players at 403-246-8505 extension 2.

About the Show:
Meet Mrs. Dolly Levi, a matchmaking widow set on pairing up those caught in her scheming. Join us for a beloved story of misinformation, peacocking, and general meddling as Dolly takes the task of finding a wife for the rich, well-known and very un-married Horace Vandergelder. With songs including "Hello Dolly", "It Only Takes a Moment", and “Put On Your Sunday Clothes", you are sure to share Dolly's joy as she meddles her way to matching all and catching herself a husband in the process. Come celebrate sharing the wealth, be it money or cheer.

Show Run Dates:
January 8 – 23, 2010 on the Victor Mitchell Stage Theatre at the Pumphouse Theatres.
Evening Shows: Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 7:30 pm with a possible show on Tuesdays
Matinee Shows: Sat and Sun at 2:00 pm

Rehearsal Schedule:
Rehearsals will be Monday 7-10pm, Wednesday 7-10pm and Saturdays 1-5pm from September until November 1st and Monday Wednesday and Sundays from November until January.

Roles Available:
MRS. DOLLY GALLAGHER LEVI Late 30’s to Mid 40’s, Strong Singer, Strong Actor. Written as a soprano, but can be performed an octave lower. Needs good diction.
ERNESTINA Late 30’s to Early 40’s Woman, Good Character Actor, has to “bleat” an 8-bar solo
AMBROSE KEMPER Late Teens, Good Dancer, Baritone
HORACE VANDERGELDER 40’s to 50’s Good singer (Baritone low B to middle D), Strong Actor. Needs good diction.
ERMENGARDE Mid to late teen girl, Good Character Actor
CORNELIUS HACKL Early 20’s Strong Singer (Light Tenor), Actor
BARNABY TUCKER Mid to late teens, Strong Singer (Light Baritone), Strong Actor
IRENE MOLLOY Late 20’s to mid 30’s Strong Singer (Mezzo-Soprano), Strong Actor
MINNIE FAY Late Teens to Early 20’s girl/woman, Young and energetic, Good Singer (Light, perky voice), Good Dancer
RUDOLPH 40’s to 50’s Man, Good Character Actor

Townspeople, Waiters, etc. In addition we will be looking for Acrobats, as well as 1 or 2 children for small ensemble roles.
Ages are not cast in stone, physical type is more important.


For more information:
E-mail artistic@frontrowcentre.ca or leave a message at (403) 246-8505 extension 2.


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June 30, 2009    Cast List for Sweeney Todd

We are very pleased and excited to present the cast of Sweeney Todd!

Kirk Heuser - Sweeney Todd
Tarra Riley - Mrs Lovett
Chris Willott - Anthony
Krista Vander Neut - Johanna
Greg Spielman - Judge Turpin
Jeremy Walker - The Beadle
David Hume - Tobias Ragg
Carlyn Miller - Beggar Woman
Jomar Ferreras - Pirelli

And our wonderful Ensemble:
Jaclyn Barker
Lurene Bates
Carl Bishop
Colleen Bishop
Phillip Frias
Kyle Graae
Devon Hall
Noah Herbst-Aylesworth
Jevon Hills
Mitchell Lukinuk
Stefanie Lyall
Crystal May
Donna McCloskey
David Ng
Ted Senecal
Tracy Smith
Roy Styan
Diana Venzi
Tanya Wolff
Tamra Zielinski

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.


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June 2, 2009    Auditions for Sweeney Todd

Auditions are now available for booking for FRC's presentation of "Sweeney Todd"! Auditions will be held on June 23rd, 24th and 25th with call backs on Saturday June 27th.

Click on the Get Involved link above to book your audition!


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June 2, 2009    2009-2010 Season

Welcome to Front Row Centre Players’ 22nd season as
Calgary’s Premier Community Musical Theatre Company!

What's Cooking in the Kitchen? Join Us for a Razor Sharp Rendition of
SWEENEY TODD
THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET
A MUSICAL THRILLER
November 6 – 14, 2009
Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM
Book by HUGH WHEELER
From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND
Directed by BILL TORRIE
Originally Directed on Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE
Originally Produced on Broadway by Richard Barr,
Charles Woodward, Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards
in Association with Dean and Judy Manos
SWEENEY TODD is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. 421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684 www.MTIshows.com

Innocence twists into vengeance on the cobblestone streets of 19th century London. Come along on a sophisticated, macabre, and uncompromising tale as Benjamin Barker, a barber, becomes Sweeney Todd, the demon butcher, and his landlady, the local pie proprietress, goes from making "The Worst Pies in London" to creating a culinary crime described only as "God that's Good." This barbarous ode to vengeance accomplishes the rare task of offering intense drama, darkly side-splitting humour and a ripping musical score.

Savour the Life of Glitz and Glamour with
HELLO DOLLY!
January 8 – 23 2010
Book by MICHAEL STEWART
Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN
Based on the Play “The Matchmaker” by Thornton Wilder
Directed by ADAM BURTON
Originally Production Directed and Choreographed by Gower Champion
Produced for the Broadway Stage by David Merrick and Champion-Five, Inc.
HELLO DOLLY! is presented through special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library Inc.

Meet Mrs. Dolly Levi, a matchmaking widow set on pairing up those caught in her scheming. Join us for a beloved story of misinformation, peacocking, and general meddling as Dolly takes the task of finding a wife for the rich, well-known and very un-married Horace Vandergelder. With songs including "Hello Dolly", “It Only Takes a Moment", and “Put On Your Sunday Clothes", you are sure to share Dolly's joy as she meddles her way to matching all and catching herself a husband in the process. Come celebrate sharing the wealth, be it money or cheer.


Cleaning Out the Freezer has Never Been so Outrageously Fun… NUNSENSE: THE MEGA-MUSICAL
May 21 – June 5 2010
Book, Music and Lyrics by DAN GOGGIN
Directed by ANDREA VAN DER NEUT
NUNSENSE: THE MEGA-MUSICAL VERSION is produced with special arrangements through SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

To save their convent from financial ruin, the Little Sisters of Hoboken have "One Last Hope" to raise the money and properly bury their accidentally poisoned sisters. What will they do? Why throw a fundraiser, of course. From writing greeting cards to producing a variety show, the nuns’ ingenuity shines as they frantically garner the cash. With new songs, new dance numbers and more wacky characters, expect an evening of toe-tapping, mega-musical fun!




SAVE MY SEAT! SEASON PASSES
Save Your Seat for Sweeney Todd, Hello Dolly and Nunsense
and save more than 25%!

Adults $48 Save up to $17.25!
Students/Seniors $42 Save up to $14.25!

Prices include GST, $2/ticket Pumphouse Service Charge and a $2/ticket surcharge for our Rehearsal Space Fund.

Save Your Seat Today:
Call 403-263-0079
Or E-mail boxoffice@pumphousetheatre.ca


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January 5, 2009    Auditions for Grease

************** A U D I T I O N N O T I C E **************

Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for their third show of their 20th Anniversary 2008/2009 season!

GREASE

Music, book & lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey
Directed by Andrea van der Neut
Musical Direction by Wilma Rothbauer
Choreographed by Jodi Harrison

Where:
The Community Arts Centre at the Currie Barracks
(2633 Hochwald Ave S.W.) in the FRC Studio

When:
Tuesday January 27, 2009, 7-10pm
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 7-10pm
Saturday January 31, 2009, 1-5pm
Tuesday February 3, 2009, 7-10pm
Wednesday February 4, 2009, 7-10pm
Callbacks will be Saturday February 7th

Audition Requirements:

1) A one-minute monologue appropriate for the show.

2) A musical theatre song appropriate for the show, but not from the show (an accompanist and/or CD player will be provided).

3) Come dressed to dance.

4) Due to the content of the show, 18+ please.

PLEASE NOTE
You must stay after your individual audition slot for a group dance audition. I.e., if you have a 7:00 slot you will also have the 8:04 slot for your dance audition.

How to book your Audition:

Audition slots will be available for booking on Tuesday January 6th, 2009.
To book an audition time slot, please follow the "Get Involved" link at http://www.frontrowcentre.ca.
To change or cancel auditions, please call Front Row Centre Players at 403-246-8505.

About the show:

Rydell High’s class of 1959 will take you through “Summer Nights” in their very own “Greased Lightning”. Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski will resolve the problems of their mutual attraction against a backdrop of pajama parties, proms, burger palaces and drive-in movies.

“The sheer energy of Grease carries all before it." - N.Y. Daily News.

Show Run Dates:
May 22 to June 6, 2009 on the Victor Mitchell Stage at the Pumphouse Theatre.
Evening Shows: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, and Sat at 7:30pm
Matinee Shows: Sat and Sun at 2:00pm

Rehearsal Schedule
Rehearsals are planned for Saturdays 1-5pm, Tuesdays 7-10pm, Wednesday 7-10pm commencing in February, with Fridays 7-10 to be added in May.

PLEASE NOTE: Front Row Centre Players is a community theatre presenting three major musicals each year. All participants in the process of putting together our shows are volunteers, from actors to directorial team to stage hands to the FRC Board. Cast are expected to be able to help, as needed, with such aspects as move-in, strike, etc.

Casting Requirements
Danny Zuko (tenor/baritone, dance, 18) The epitome of cool, nicer than he
cares to admit

Sandy Drumbrowski (soprano, dance, 18) the new girl in town - innocent,
Sandra Dee type

Kenickie (Baritone, 18, dance) a car-loving member of the T-Birds

Betty "Rizzo" Rizzo (legit mezzo/alto, dance, 18) Leader of the Pink Ladies;
tough and jaded, but a good heart buried underneath

Frenchie (Soprano, dance, 18) One of the Pink Ladies; good-natured, dreams
of becoming a beautician. A character voice.

Jan (Mezzo, dance, 18) One of the Pink Ladies; compulsive eater, good
natured

Marty Maraschino (Alto, dance, late-teens) One of the Pink Ladies; beautiful
and obsessed with her "look" and accessories

Roger (High Tenor, dance, late teens) One of the T-Birds; goofy "King of the
mooners", loves Jan

Doody (Tenor, dance, youngest of the guys) One of the T-Birds

Sonny (Late teens) One of the T-Birds

Eugene (Late teens) an honor student with nerdish tendencies

Patty Simcox (Late teens) snobbish honor student and peppy cheerleader

Mrs. Lynch (50+) Old Maid English teacher

Vince Fontaine (30-40) radio personality

Johnny Casino (Tenor, late teens) Disc jockey and teen idol

Cha Cha DiGreggorio (dance, late teens)

Teen Angel (Tenor, any age)
Email artistic@frontrowcentre.ca or call Front Row Centre Players at 403-246-8505 (Extension 2).



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September 29, 2008    2008-2009 Board of Directors

Front Row Centre Players Society is very pleased to announce our Board of Directors for 2008-2009.

President - Darren Stewart
Vice President - Janos Zeller
Treasurer - John Zeller
Secretary - Erin Madill
Artistic Director - Joey Sayer
Assistant Artistic Director - Andrea van der Neut
Marketing Director - Shea Christie
Volunteer Director - Jeri Guenter
Past President - Les Sorenson
Members at Large:
Brenda Goyetche
Jenifer Pope
Krista Willott

This is an amazing team that we are sure will support another fantastic year as Calgary's Premier Community Musical Theatre Company.


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