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August 30, 2014    Audition Slots added for Urinetown!

Due to the high demand for auditions, we are opening up more slots on Monday Sept 15th.
Thank you all for your interest and we hope to see you out!

AUDITION NOTICE

Urinetown


Front Row Centre Players announce auditions for the second show of our 2014-2015 season, Urinetown.

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


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August 21, 2014    Musician Auditions - 9 To 5

MUSICIAN AUDITION NOTICE

9 To 5


Front Row Centre Players announce musician auditions for our first show of the 2014-2015 season, 9 To 5 : The Musical.

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


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August 14, 2014    Audition Notice - Urinetown

AUDITION NOTICE

Urinetown


Front Row Centre Players announce auditions for the second show of our 2014-2015 season, Urinetown.

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


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July 30, 2014    9 To 5 - Is Looking For A Few Good Men!

We are still looking for a few men to round out our ensemble for our production of "9 To 5: The Musical". This is a rollicking musical comedy, based on the 1980 movie, featuring the music of Dolly Parton.

Interested parties need not prepare anything, as we will run you through a sample of the songs from the show as well as cold read some dialogue. Dancing ability is an asset, but not required.

Rehearsals are Tue/Thu evenings (7-10) and Sunday afternoons (1-5 pm), currently happening now and until Oct 30th. Show opens Oct 31st and runs until Nov 15th.

To set up your audition, please contact the show's producer, Janos Zeller, at [email protected]


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July 17, 2014    9 To 5 Announces their Cast!

We are very excited to welcome aboard the cast for "9 To 5: The Musical"


Bob Enright/Ensemble - Harrison Bentley
Dick Bernly/Ensemble - Gary Silberg
Doralee Rhodes - Jacqueline Reid
Ensemble - Megan Simonson
Ensemble - David Valentín Zapién Mercado
Ensemble - Jessica McIntyre
Ensemble - Brianne Nielsen
Ensemble - Janine Kulbida
Franklin Hart, Jr. - Clark Adams
Joe - Mike Sornberger
Josh/Ensemble - Thompson Harper
Judy Bernly - Meg Martin
Kathy - Christine Mooney
Margaret - Jolene Anderson
Maria - Mariane Barredo
Missy/Ensemble - Jill Howell-Fellows
Roz Keith - Jane Tetley
Tinsworthy/Ensemble - Wayne Hunter
Violet Newstead - Cherie Lee

The part of Dwayne is currently still open.

For those of you who weren't able to be in the production, we thank you so much for coming out to audition. You were all fantastic and made our decisions very difficult for us.


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June 17, 2014    Audition Notice - 9 To 5

AUDITION NOTICE

9 To 5 : The Musical


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for the first show of our 2014-2015 "9 To 5: The Musical"

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


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June 9, 2014    9 To 5 Production Team

We are proud to announce our full production team for Front Row Centre's presentation of "9 To 5: The Musical":

Director : Colleen Bishop
Musical Director : Lurene Bates
Choreographer : Kara Chapman
Stage Manager : Sangeeta Dham
Lighting Design : James Ravenhill
Set Design : Graeme Humphrey
Costume Design : Maureen May
Prop Design : Alexandra May
Costume & Props Co-ordinator : Megan Mottle
Sound Design : Kris Mish
Hair & Makeup Design : Cat Bentley
Assistant Stage Manager : Eric Olberg
Accompanist : Wilma Rothbauer

For those of you who submitted but were not selected, we're sorry we couldn't find room for you within our production in the position you submitted for. If there is another position that you would be interested in (Lighting operator, backstage help, assistant producer, etc), or if there is another show that you would like to be considered for, please let us know and we will see how we might be able to bring you aboard.

Thank you all,


Janos Zeller, Vice President


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May 8, 2014    Dance with FRC Postponed

Please note that our planned 6-week courses starting May 9th will now be a 4-week course starting May 23rd.

As such the price is much cheaper! (But we will not be able to offer a drop-in rate).

Please see our Workshops Page for more details.


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April 10, 2014    Open Call for Designers 14/15 Season

Front Row Centre is pleased to be starting a new process for design and production team recruiting that we hope will open everyone up to new opportunities and possibilities. As of today, we have only secured Directors and Producers for the shows in our upcoming season.

Contents
  1. About FRC
  2. The roles we are seeking
  3. About the Shows
  4. How to Apply
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About FRC
First off, please be aware that FRC is a volunteer based organization and we do not pay fees or honorariums for any of these positions. If you are a member of a union or other organization that puts restrictions on your ability to volunteer for us in this manner, please understand that we are not able to pay any fees stipulated by these organizations.
As a result we have a vision of each show having a supportive team with everyone being involved in as much as possible during the production period - or in other words the ideal that "we're all in this together" is what makes this a success. As such, we expect our designers to also be builders and shapers, but also that we will work as a cohesive, and - most importantly - fun team to pull the show together!
FRC recently celebrated our 25th Anniversary producing exclusively musicals in Calgary. Our rehearsals and performances are held at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre.

Roles we are Seeking:
  • Stage Manager
  • Musical Director
  • Choreographer
  • Costume Designer
  • Props Designer
  • Set Designer
  • Lighting Designer
  • Sound Designer
  • Hair & Makeup Designer

We are also potentially looking for the following:
  • Assistant Directors
  • Assistant Musical Directors
  • Assistant Choreographers
  • Assistant Producers
  • Orchestra Conductor

We have descriptions for each role on our website at http://www.frontrowcentre.ca/volunteer/.

About the Shows

9 to 5 the Musical
Directed by Colleen Bishop, Produced by Janos Zeller
Run Dates Oct 31 - Nov 15
Design/Production Period starts immediately

9 to 5 is a fun pop-rock homage to the 80's and Dolly Parton. This show is high energy with a lot of moving pieces and needs a team ready to have a lot of fun.


Urinetown
Directed by Lindsay Kurtze, Produced by Darren Stewart
Run Dates Jan 9 - 24
Design/Production Period starts approximately July

The driving force for the artistic vision behind Urinetown are the ideals of Brecht. It, therefore will be very minimalistic (except for lighting), playing with meta-theatre and the 4th wall being down. Be prepared to break theatre convention(s).


Jesus Christ Superstar
Directed by Josef Vermeulen (AD Janos Zeller), Produced by Jenn Brown Clarke
Run Dates Mar 27 - Apr 11
Design/Production Period starts approximately September

Set during the Occupy Wall Street protest, this production of Jesus Christ Superstar will blend cirque elements with the feeling of a rock concert. We will break the fourth wall to include the audience in the action of the play and using scaffolding to suggest buildings, with lots of effects and projections.


Anything Goes
Directed by Jamie Eastgaard-Ross, Produced by Kristine Astop
Run Dates Jun 12 - 27
Design/Production Period starts approximately December

This show will draw heavily on the Art Deco influences of the thirties, featuring strong lines, bold colours, and streamlined shapes. The style of choreography, music, and performance will complement the Art Deco visuals to create an all-singing-all-dancing classic Broadway feel.


How to Apply
  1. Send an e-mail to [email protected]
  2. Indicate which positions and shows you are interested in
  3. If you are indicating a specific show or shows, please also indicate your willingness to consider the same position with the others
  4. Please include a brief summary of any relevant experience
  5. Don't forget contact information


Please send your e-mail by April 20th so that we can make decisions as soon as possible, in particular for 9 to 5.

Thank you for your interest in FRC, we are planning on having a great time producing a spectacular 2014-2015 season and hope that you can be a part!


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March 20, 2014    Coming Attractions - Line up

Please welcome aboard our performers for the FRC 2014-15 Season Launch Gala: Coming Attractions


Mike Sornberger
Janos Zeller
Vicki Trask
Carleigh Cartmell
Kayla MacKenzie
Sarah Rempel
Cherie Lee
Chloe Marshall
Sherry West
Jolene Anderson
Jim Fellows
Evelyn Long
Courtney Woods
Natalie Marshall
Bryanna Cuthill
Melanie Murphy
CJ Moore
Katelyn Morishita
Aya Staley
Mollie-Risa Chapin
Lindsay Kurtze
Darren Stewart


MC - Carl Bishop
Accompanist - Don Kuchinski


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March 2, 2014    Audition Notice - Season Gala - "Coming Attractions"

AUDITION NOTICE

Coming Attractions


Front Row Centre Players announces auditions for our 2014-2015 season launch gala, "Coming Attractions"

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


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February 23, 2014    The Cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

FRC is proud to present the cast of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee:

Rona Lisa Peretti - Colleen Bishop
Olive Ostrofsky - Allyson Foster
Douglas Panch - Scottie Grinton
Mitch Mahoney - Jason Lemmon
Logainne Schwarzandgrubenierre - Caitlyn Milot
Chip Tolentino - Andrew Stewart
Leaf Coneybear - Darren Stewart
Marcy Park - Amy Tollefson
William Barfee - Tim Vollhoffer

A huge thank you to everyone who auditioned, your time and energy is greatly appreciated and we regret that there was not a place for everyone.


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February 18, 2014    Musician Auditions - Young Frankenstein

MUSICIAN AUDITION NOTICE

Young Frankenstein


Front Row Centre Players announces musician auditions for the third show of our 25th Anniversary Celebratory 2013/2014 season – Young Frankenstein

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


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February 3, 2014    Audition Notice - The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

AUDITION NOTICE

The 25th Annual
Putnam County Spelling Bee


Front Row Centre Players announces cast auditions for the final show of our 25th Anniversary Celebratory 2013/2014 season – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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


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January 12, 2014    The Cast of Young Frankenstein

FRC is proud to present the cast of Young Frankenstein:

Ensemble - Mollie-Risa Chapin
Ensemble - Laura Coatsworth
Ensemble - Nina Garcia
Ensemble - Michelle Hoppe
Ensemble - Ty Kennedy
Ensemble - Liz Lipton
Ensemble - Lucas Seeger
Dance Ensemble - Mikee Ames
Dance Ensemble - Nicole Bouwman
Dance Ensemble - Kara Chapman
Dance Ensemble - Danielle Desmarais
Dance Ensemble - Lyndsey Paterson
Dance Ensemble - Kayleigh Udy
Frederick Frankenstein - Mike Sornberger
The Monster - Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
Igor - Janos Zeller
Inga - Tanis Laatsch
Elizabeth Banning - Kimberly Jette
Frau Bleucher - Donna Barnfield
Inspector Hans Kemp - Bruce Fraser
The Hermit/Dr. Victor Von Frankenstein - Fadi Saghir
Ziggy - Cody Field

A huge thank you to everyone who auditioned, your time and energy is greatly appreciated and we
regret that there was not a place for everyone.


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