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July 27, 2010    Cast of The Producers

FRC is pleased to announce the cast of our upcoming production of Mel Brooks' The Producers:

Max Bialystock - Clark Adams
Leo Bloom - Riley Ohler
Ulla - Ainsley Ohler
Roger De Bris - Brian Holiday
Carmen Ghia - David Valentín Zapién Mercado
Franz Liebkind - Allen Crowley

Ensemble
Gary Silberg
Mitchell Lukinuk
Marcus Bauer
Jacqueline Bourque
Megan Thatcher
Lindsay Harle
Judy Dunsmuir
Yvonne Friedrich
Jenifer Pope
Rebecca Foster
Amanda Mak
Matt McDonald
Kevin Trumble

Thanks to everyone who auditioned and we hope to see you at the show!


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July 21, 2010    Cast of Chess

FRC is pleased to announce the cast for our upcoming production of Chess
Florence - Catherine Gell
Freddy - James Noonan
Anatoly - George Smith
Molokov - Gary Silberg
Walter - Jeremy Ballantine
Svetlana - Lurene Bates
Gregor - David Hume
Arbiter - Allison Roth
Nikolai - Nick Driscoll

Chorus/Ensemble
Anne Roggensack
Rhandi Neal
Diana Venzi
Sherry West
Malina Jensen
Christopher Moore
Jaclyn Barker
Mike Opitz
Lindsay Harle
Gavin Logan
Tracy Smith
Marcus Bauer

Thanks to everyone who auditioned and we hope to see you all at the show!


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June 29, 2010    Auditions for The Producers

AUDITION NOTICE

The Producers


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for its second show of the 2010/2011 season – The Producers


Tuesday July 20th, Wednesday July 21st, Thursday July 22nd and Friday July 23rd from 7PM to 10PM

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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June 21, 2010    Auditions for Chess

AUDITION NOTICE

Chess


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for its first show of the 2010/2011 season – Chess


Thursday July 15th, Friday July 16th from 7PM to 10PM
Saturday July 17th from 10AM to 5PM

For more information or to book an audition please visit the Get Involved section of the website.


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April 30, 2010    FRC Presents Amy Rogers: Auditioning for Musical Theatre


AUDITIONING
FOR MUSICAL THEATRE
A Master Guide into the Dos and Don'ts
of a Professional and University Audition
Featuring Amy Rogers
Director of Musical Theatre,
Pace University, NYC


A special presentation by Front Row Centre.
Please direct inquiries to Kerry at marketing@frontrowcentre.ca or by
calling 403-246-8505 extension 3 and leaving a message.

SUNDAY MAY 16th, 2010
4:30 to 6:30PM
Community Arts Centre, 2633 Hochwald Ave SW

Cost $25

To register call 403-216-0808.

About Amy Rogers:
MFA, Musical Theatre, San Diego State
BM, Musical Theatre, Arizona State
As the Director of the Musical Theatre Program at Pace University in
New York City, Amy Rogers has worked with Broadway's top professionals
including Patti LuPone and Audra McDonald among many others. Amy has
also been "behind the audition table" for well over 50 professional
productions, giving her a unique perspective into what gets someone
cast or accepted into University.



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April 8, 2010    Forbidden Broadway Opens Thursday!

Don't miss Forbidden Broadway, opening Thursday, April 15th.
Tickets are still available for the Thursday Opening Night of
Forbidden Broadway, but are selling fast!

Friday and Saturday Nights are completely sold out!

Buy Your Tickets Online


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February 12, 2010    Forbidden Broadway Cast

FRC would like to congratulate the new cast of Forbidden Broadway:

Ryan Boucher
Nicole Owen
Carman Portelli
Naomi Williams

Thank you to everyone who auditioned.

...

25 Shows, 37 Songs, 68 Characters, 2 Men, 2 Women, 4 Heart attacks at the end...
FORBIDDEN BROADWAY! April 15-17, 2010
Tickets available now, Please Click Here.


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February 10, 2010    Nunsense Cast List

We at FRC would like to welcome the fabulous cast of Nunsense. We are looking forward to many weeks of laughs and nunsense.


Reverend Mother: Marnie Patrick-Roberts
Sr. Hubert: Donna Barnfield
Sr. Robert Anne: Barb Mitchell
Sr. Amnesia: Krista Willott
Sr. Leo: Natalie Manz
Sr. Julia, Child of God: Carl(a) Bishop
Sr. Wilhelm: Kathy Lewis
Sr. Brendan: Andrea Gleason

And let us not forget our Heavenly Chorus:

Lisette Allan
Cynthia Anderson
Jolene Anderson
Julie Bradley
Mavis Clark
Dorie Dassios
Krissy Doiron
Trina Huff
Veronica Mack
Greg Miller
Katie Miller
Kerry Miller
Graham Phillips
Mary Rooney
Terri Thompson

A big thank you to all the people who came out and auditioned. This is going to be an exciting show! Tell your friends! Tell your enemies so that they will become your friends!


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January 13, 2010    Announcing Auditions for Forbidden Broadway and Nunsense

Auditions for Forbidden Broadway and Nunsense will occur on alternating days from February 2 - 7, 2010.

Please click on the "Book Auditions" link under "Get Involved" above for details or to book your audition for either show.


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January 9, 2010    Well, Hello Dolly! FRC’s Opening Night a Big Hit

Front Row Centre Players’ performance of Hello Dolly! opened last night to a large enthusiastic audience, wild laughter and a standing ovation at the Victor Mitchell Theatre in the Pumphouse Theatres. Always ready to take on a big show, FRC’s production features Jerry Herman’s uplifting music, gorgeous period costumes, cleverly designed rotating sets, and talented performers with extensive Musical Theatre experience.

Multi-talented though she may be, Mrs. Dolly Levi did not actually teach any of the cast to dance.

Appreciative audience members stayed afterwards for the Opening Night Gala, a growing FRC tradition where the audience celebrates with cast and crew at an on-stage reception. The menu featured delicious cheesecake graciously prepared by the CheeseCake Café on Northland Drive, and appetizers provided by the Cactus Club. Front Row Centre Players was also grateful for the Opening Night sponsorship of Executive Royal Inn, Special Events Rental, Sobey’s, and Safeway.

“We’re delighted by the enthusiastic audience response,” remarked Darren Stewart, Producer. “The laughter and applause we heard tonight is a great example of the experience we hope to bring to everyone.” Hello Dolly! runs through January 23rd, with evening and matinee performances. Tickets are available online at www.pumphousetheatre.ca or the box office at (403) 263-0079.

Next up for FRC is Nunsense – the Mega-Musical starting May 21st. As well, a special run of Forbidden Broadway opens April 15th, with tickets available for sale at Hello Dolly! performances.

In operation for over 20 years, Front Row Centre Players is Calgary’s Premier Community Musical Theatre Company. To get involved as cast, crew, or audience member, visit our website at www.frontrowcentre.ca



Please direct any media inquiries to marketing@frontrowcentre.ca


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December 1, 2009    OPEN CALL FOR DIRECTORS, 2010-2011 SEASON

Front Row Centre Players invites directors to make proposals for shows to be produced during our 2010-2011 season.

We encourage directors experienced in musical theatre to submit proposals (following the guidelines below) to Joey Sayer and Andrea Sereda, Co-Artistic Directors.

FRC produces at least three musicals each year (“Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street", "Hello Dolly!" “Forbidden Broadway” and "Nunsense" in our current season; “Godspell", "Fiddler on the Roof" and "Grease" in our previous season) and has produced musicals for over 20 years.

For our upcoming season, we are looking for shows that will create an exciting and balanced roster. In our most recent seasons, we have sought three blockbusters due to fundraising needs. Previous to that, we have sought two potential blockbuster shows and a show that may be lesser-known but will entertain, inspire and deserves to be produced. All shows must have a commercial viability and be able to recoup their costs. Shows proposed can be family shows or what we have called a "Hot!" show, which explores more mature themes. Please see below for examples of shows that can be proposed.

Participating in Front Row Centre shows is on a completely voluntary basis. There are no honoraria nor out-of-pocket expense reimbursements that are not directly related to the show and approved by the producer.

Please follow the guidelines below to propose shows. Please note that proposals not containing this information will not be seriously considered.

1. Proposals must include the following information:

Part A
Name of Director
Experience of director with musical theatre and other related experience

Part B
Name of Show including composer/lyricist/book writer
Rights holder (if unsure, please use the resources available on our website)
Brief Description of Show
Director's Vision for the show
Hot!(adult themed) or not?
Potential Cast Size of show, with male/female ratio
Possible members of directorial creative team (if known)
Potential size of band/orchestra
Potential special effect/technical considerations
Any other comments or considerations

2. Proposals are to be emailed as an attachment to Joey Sayer and Andrea Sereda, Artistic Directors of Front Row Centre Players, at artistic@frontrowcentre.ca. Any questions can also be sent to this email address.

3. Proposals must be received by midnight, December 31, 2009 to be considered.

4. The following shows are the type of shows we would like to see proposed:
Blockbuster Shows:
Guys and Dolls
South Pacific
The Producers
Singin’ in the Rain
Hot! Shows/or lesser known shows that deserve to be produced:
Urinetown
Working
Chess
Rent

The artistic directors will consider proposals for the above listed shows in addition to other productions of this nature that potential directors are passionate about.

MENTORSHIP:
FRC is committed to including and introducing new people into the theatre. Individuals with little or no experience in directing are encouraged to submit a personal proposal with a letter of intent, resume and any relevant theatre experience and may be considered for assistant director opportunities.

All proposals will be considered by the artistic directors, and recommendations will be put for to the FRC Board early in the New Year to be made official.

Thank you for your interest in Front Row Centre Players!


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November 4, 2009    Bring Cash to Sweeney for your Tickets for Forbidden Broadway!

FRC is proud to present for 3 nights only.

Forbidden Broadway Greatest Hits Vol. 1

April 15th - 17th 2010. Pumphouse Theatres
Music by Gerard Alessandrini, lyrics by Gerard Alessandrini, written by Gerard Alessandrini
Directed by Joey Sayer

In this long-running Off-Broadway hit musical revue, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirist in this hilarious, loving and endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.


Only 3 shows!
Only 150 seats available each show!
Get yours now before they're gone.

Tickets will be available at intermission and after the show at Sweeney Todd and Hello Dolly.
Tickets will be $20 each cash only
Any remaining tickets will be made available online for $25 on February 1st, 2010.


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