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June 27, 2011    Cast of The Rocky Horror Show

We are pleased to announce our cast line up for The Rocky Horror Show!

Frank 'n' Furter...Michael Brown
Janet..................Angela Valiant
Brad...................Kevin Trumble
Columbia............Ginette Simonot
Magenta.............Shana Nowlin
Riff Raff..............Berkeley Pickell
Rocky.................Doug Keeling
Narrator.............Greg Spielman
Eddie..................Charlie Deagnon
Dr. Scott.............Roy Styan
Transilvanian......Tanis Laatsch
Transilvanian......Janos Zeller
Transilvanian......Maria Fernandez
Transilvanian......Cody Field
Transilvanian......Danielle Desmarais
Transilvanian......Matt McDonald

Thanks to everyone who auditioned. We hope to see you all at the show!


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May 11, 2011    Brigadoon needs crew!

Brigadoon is currently in need of a couple of people backstage to help with the running of the show. We need someone to work our curtain and we need general help with moving set pieces and props to ensure a smooth running show.

The run of the show is May 20th to June 4th, with performances every Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat evening at 7:30pm and Sat and Sun matinees at 2:00pm. You would also be required for our tech week May 15th to 19th, so that you can familiarize yourself with the show.

If you'd like to help out, but may have some conflicts with this schedule, please let us know as we might be able to work out an equitable solution.

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We also need a sound op for May 20th, the two performances on May 21st, the Sunday matinee on May 22nd and the two shows on Saturday May 28th. We will have approx 8 microphones in use for the show as well as a sound f/x cd.

Duties of the sound operator include: preforming microphone checks before a performance starts, monitoring sound levels during performance,and following instructions from the stage manager of when to play sound cues.

Experience with sound operation is an asset, but we are willing to mentor and provide instruction.

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All our volunteers receive two complimentary tickets to see the current show, which they can pass on to friends and family members, as well as receiving the benefit of being invited to the Preview night for each of next season's productions (Rocky Horror Show, Assassins, and Gypsy).

If you'd like to help out in either of these capacities, please contact me at vicepres@frontrowcentre.ca

Thank you so much for your consideration,

Janos Zeller
Vice President
Front Row Centre Players


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April 6, 2011    Don't Miss Putting it Together - A Night of Fun for Adults


DON'T MISS OUT on this fun evening of Stephen Sondheim's greatest works and, more importantly
AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT FRC!


As an ADDED BONUS, you'll get a sneak peak at FRC'S EXCITING NEW SEASON!!!

CALL 403.216.0808 to book your tickets or visit us online at
www.frontrowcentre.ca

PUTTING IT TOGETHER
At Paul & Amy's condominium
In the Easterbrook Theatre
2633 Hochwald Ave SW

ONLY THREE SHOWS REMAIN!

Thursday April 7th
Friday April 8th
Saturday April 9th (More than 70% sold out already, get your tickets in advance!)

SHOW STARTS AT 8pm

Tickets  $25
Appetizers and desserts $2 each
Coat Check by Donation
Cash Bar

A NIGHT YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS!!!

In the spirit of last year's highly successful presentation of Forbidden Broadway.

A show with a difference, a revue that tells a story. A story taking place in 200 B.C., 1853, 1882, 1900, the 1950s, the 1970s, the 1980s and tonight.

Put it together with the strains and melodies of one of musical theatre’s greatest composer-lyricists, Stephen Sondheim, and you have a very special story for a very special night.

PLEASE TAKE NOTE
This show is being presented at the Easterbrook Theatre not the Pumphouse.
Our showtime will be 30 minutes later than normal as a result.

*Ticket prices include all service charges and GST.
PUTTING IT TOGETHER '1993 MTC VERSION' 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



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February 10, 2011    The Cast of Brigadoon

Thank you to everyone who came out to audition for Brigadoon. Please welcome our players:

Tommy Albright - Janos Zeller
Fiona MacLaren - Dana Stoutenburg
Jeff Douglas - Keith Kollee
Jean MacLaren - Dayna-Lynn Dymianiw
Charlie Dalrymple - Darren Stewart
Harry Beaton - Graham Phillips
Meg Brockie - Chelsea Millard
Andrew MacLaren - Derek Ross
Mrs Lundie - Jane Tetley
Agnes Beaton - Charlotte Loeppky
Angus MacGuffie - Jason Goethals
Stuart Dalrymple - Allan Weller
Maggie Anderson - Danielle Desmarais
Kate - Emily Dallas
Sandy Dean - Aaron Broszat
MacGregor - David Young
Jane Ashton - Ginette Simonot
Townsfolk:
Heather Smuda
Evelyn Long
Sarah Ord
Jenna Kellas
Rob Kellas
Kyle Dewsnap
Bryce Christianson
Malina Jensen
Jill Howell-Fellows
Linda Delaney
Bryan Weir


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February 1, 2011    The Cast of Putting it Together

FRC is pleased to announce the cast of our small fundraising show, Stephen Sondheim's Putting it Together:
  • Chris - Diana Venzi
  • Michael - Marcus Bauer
  • Rachel - Shandra McQueen
  • Paul - Mike Opitz
  • Amy - Colleen Bishop


Thank you to all who auditioned and we hope to see everyone out at the show at the Easterbrook Theatre April 1-9, 2011.


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January 28, 2011    Call for Proposals 2011-2012

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

2011-2012


Front Row Centre Players invites directors to make proposals for shows to be produced during our 2011-2012 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 (Chess, The Producers, Putting it Together and Brigadoon in our current season; Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Hello, Dolly!, Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits and Nunsense 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. We are currently also producing a smaller, revue-style show in a cabaret setting as well. Please see below for examples of shows that can be proposed.

In our considerations, we ideally look for a balance with older, classic shows, modern shows, family-friendly shows, “Hot!” shows, blockbusters and lesser-known shows, and a cabaret-style show. We look to balance male and female directors, as well as encouraging new directors who have never directed for Front Row Centre Players before. We also encourage mentorships (see below).

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.

We are anticipating to produce three large shows to be performed in the Victor Mitchell Theatre at the Pumphouse. A venue for a cabaret-style show is TBD.

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:

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

    2. Part B
      1. Name of Show including composer/lyricist/book writer
      2. Rights holder (if unsure, please use the resources available on our website)
      3. Brief Description of Show
      4. Director's Vision for the show
      5. Hot!(adult themed) or not?
      6. Potential Cast Size of show, with male/female ratio
      7. Possible members of directorial creative team (if known)
      8. Potential size of band/orchestra
      9. Potential special effect/technical considerations
      10. 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, Sunday, February 13, 2011 to be considered.

  4. The following shows are the type of shows we would like to see proposed:

    • Classic Shows:
      • Guys and Dolls
      • South Pacific
      • Mame
      • Gypsy
      • Singin’ in the Rain

    • Hot! Shows/or lesser known shows that deserve to be produced:
      • Urinetown
      • Working
      • Starmites
      • Assassins

    • Cabaret-style shows:
      • Jerry’s Girls
      • Stardust
      • Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris


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 to be made official.

Thank you for your interest in Front Row Centre Players!


Joey Sayer and Andrea Sereda, Artistic Directors
Front Row Centre Players Society
Calgary's Premier Community Musical Theatre Company
http://www.frontrowcentre.ca
403-246-8505


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January 20, 2011    Auditions for Brigadoon

AUDITION NOTICE

Brigadoon


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


Tuesday February 1st, Wednesday February 2nd and Thursday February 3rd from 7PM to 10PM and Saturday February 5th from 10AM to 1PM.

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


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January 14, 2011    Putting it Together is Now on sale! AUDITION NOTICE

Click here for more information on this exciting show in the spirit of last year's highly successful Forbidden Broadway!

Tickets are online at tickets.storybooktheatre.org or CALL 403-216-0808 today!

AUDITION NOTICE

Putting it Together


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for its special show of the 2010/2011 season – Putting it Together


Tuesday January 25th, Friday January 28th from 7PM to 10PM and Sunday January 30th from 2PM to 5PM.

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


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November 9, 2010    NOW PLAYING: Chess - One Night in Bangkok!

Here's some opening weekend comments from those that have already seen Chess!

"Great Production - music is fantastic"
"Wonderful quality of acting/singing"
"Fantastic! Very professional"
"Always super entertainment!"
"Can't wait to see the rest of the season! Great start!"
"Wow! This is a very hard musical to do and it is well done!"

Don't miss out on Chess, a fantastic musical from the composers behind
ABBA and the lyricist of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Call 403-263-0079 or visit www.frontrowcentre.ca to purchase online.

Wednesday night tickets are only $12.


Front Row Centre Players present

Chess

Pumphouse Theatres - November 5 - 20, 2010
Show times: Wed-Sat at 7:30PM
Saturday & Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM

Passion. Espionage. A Love Triangle. A world on the brink of global crisis.
The Cold War rages and tensions mount as two champions meet across 64
squares where everything must be either black or white with a
beautiful woman standing between them; needed by one and loved by the
other.
Soaring from Ancient Persia to the seedy backstreets of modern
Bangkok, when the world is watching and everything you value is at
stake, nobody is on nobody's side...
From the composers behind the rock superstars ABBA, Front Row Centre
presents this exciting epic battle for mastery in a world teetering on
the edge of chaos.

This game of Chess is no game.

Parental advisory
Chess contains language and themes that may be inappropriate for children.

Book by Richard Nelson, Lyrics by Tim Rice, Music by Björn Ulvaeus and Benny
Andersson

Directed by Colleen & Carl Bishop, Musical Direction by Stefanie Holick,
Choreography by Dean Mackedenski

Adult: $22.00 Student: $19.00 Senior: $19.00

Discount shows:
Tightwad Wednesday-All Wednesday Performances are $12
Affordable Afternoons-All Matinees $15 for students and seniors
"Rush Seating" - Limited visibility seats are $15

Call 403-263-0079 for tickets or visit us online at
www.frontrowcentre.ca
for more information on Front Row Centre Players or to purchase tickets.


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