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 2017/18 SEASON

The Pajama Game
(Sep. 22 - Oct. 7)

City of Angels
(Jan. 12 - 27)

Dogfight
(Mar. 30 - Apr. 14)

Priscilla Queen of the Desert
(Jun. 15 - 30)
Book Audition

Dogfight

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
Book by Peter Duchan
Based on the Warner Bros. Film and Screenplay by Bob Comfort

Directed by Kristine Astop
Assistant Director: Jamie Eastgaard-Ross
Musical Direction by Danielle Wahl
Choreography by Karen Berry

Audition Dates

Callbacks

Callbacks will be held on December 3, 1:00pm - 5:00pm, if required.

Audition Location

Auditions are held at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).

Audition Requirements

Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equitys Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.

-Two (2) contrasting contemporary musical theatre songs - one demonstrating character and one demonstrating vocal range. Please come prepared to sing the best minute of each song as will likely stop you after one minute.

-Maximum one (1) minute contemporary monologue.

-Please bring a backing track (iPod/MP3 player or CD) or accompanist. FRC does not provide accompaniment for auditions. No A Cappella please.

-All those auditioning will need to stay for a group dance audition held once per hour.

-Please bring a photo and resume (photo does not need to be a professional headshot).

-Please arrive with any potential rehearsal conflicts.

About the Show

A smell, a sound, a memory you found can take you back.


It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.
This hauntingly beautiful musical by Oscar Winners Pasek and Paul (La La Land, Dear Evan Hansen, James and the Giant Peach, A Christmas Story) and Peter Duchan, was praised by countless critics and nominated for numerous awards, winning the Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical. Based on the 1991 Warner Brothers film, Dogfight takes audiences on a romantic and heartbreaking theatrical journey that stays with you long after the performance.

A spring and summer song too brief, the steady turn of a falling leaf�

Run Dates:

March 30th - April 14th, 2018, Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday March 25th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will be held at the Beddington Theatre Arts Centre starting December 10, 2017 @ 1:00pm.

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Sundays: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

*PLEASE NOTE: There will be a break over the Christmas holidays. There will be no rehearsals on December 24th, 26th, 28th, and 31st.

Roles Available

PLEASE NOTE: To assist in potential callback preparation, we have included the callback songs associated with each character. But be advised that not all roles may be called back.

Name Gender Vocal Range Description
Eddie Birdlace M A2 to A4 (Tenor) Age Range: 18 to 25
A Marine private first class. He is well respected and a natural leader amongst his comrades. Initially a hot head; a cocky smooth talker. He eventually sheds his brash exterior when he falls for Rose. Buffalo, NY

Callback Song(s): Come To A Party, First Date/Last Night, Come Back
Rose Fenny F G3 to E5 (Mezzo Soprano) Age Range: 18 to 21
A diner waitress who dreams of life as a musician. She is a naturally shy girl, naïve of the world around her. Becomes smitten with Birdlace and discovers a lot about her self-respect and confidence along the way. Guitar skills an asset; will be required to learn some guitar. San Francisco, CA

Callback Song(s): Pretty Funny, First Date/Last Night
Boland M B2 to B4 (Tenor) Age Range: 18 to 25
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's closest friend. A poor Southern cad, he is the most vocal supporter of the dogfight and fairly crude in his behavior and language.

Callback Song: Some Kinda Time
Bernstein M B2 to B4 (Tenor) Age Range: 18 to 25
A Marine private first class and Birdlace's good friend. A bit nerdy and very inexperienced with the opposite sex. Cleveland, OH

Callback Song: Some Kinda Time
Marcy F F#3 to Eb5 (Mezzo Soprano) Age Range: 25 to 40
Boland's date for the dogfight. She is nearly toothless and homely prostitute. Crass and brash, but sneaky and cunning. Will also fill other ensemble roles as needed.

Callback Song: Dogfight
Mama F Any Age Range: 40 to 60
The owner of the local diner. She is un-amused by the Marines' antics and protective of her daughter, Rose. Will also fill ensemble roles as needed.
Fector M C2 to A#4 (Tenor) Age Range: 18 to 25
U.S. Marine. Private, a few missing bolts. Will also fill other ensemble roles as needed.

Callback Song: Some Kinda Time
Stevens M Any Age Range: 18 to 25
U.S. Marine, private first class. Cock and over-confident. Will also fill other ensemble roles as needed.

Callback Song: Some Kinda Time
Gibbs M Any Age Range: 18 to 25
U.S. marine, private first class. From the Midwest. Will also fill other ensemble roles as needed.

Callback Song: Some Kinda Time
Lounge Singer M Tenor Age Range: 30+
Smooth crooner at the low-rent Nile Lite Club. Looking for a versatile character actor to fill this role as they will also be assuming other distinct character roles in the show.

Callback Song: That Face
Ruth Two-Bears F Any Age Range: 18 to 30
Native American, stoic and deadpan, stone-faced. Will also fill other ensemble roles as needed.
Chippy F Any Age Range: 18+
Feisty prostitute at local brothel. Will also fill other roles as needed.

Book your audition online!

Please choose an audition time below and complete the request form.

Please note: If you have not booked an audition by 2 hours prior to the start of auditions on the day of your audition, please PHONE the direct office line at 587-332-0250.

For all other inquiries, please call 403-246-8505 (ext. 3 for auditions)

Sunday
November 26, 2017

7:00 PM Full
7:08 PM Full
7:16 PM Full
7:24 PM Full
7:32 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Dance)
8:04 PM Full
8:12 PM Full
8:20 PM Full
8:28 PM Full
8:36 PM Full
8:44 PM Full
8:52 PM Blocked
(Dance)
9:08 PM Full
9:16 PM [Book]
9:24 PM Full
9:32 PM Full
9:40 PM Full
9:48 PM Full
9:56 PM Blocked
(Dance)

Tuesday
November 28, 2017

7:00 PM Full
7:08 PM Full
7:16 PM Full
7:24 PM Full
7:32 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Dance)
8:04 PM [Book]
8:12 PM [Book]
8:20 PM Full
8:28 PM Full
8:36 PM Full
8:44 PM Full
8:52 PM Blocked
(Dance)
9:08 PM [Book]
9:16 PM [Book]
9:24 PM [Book]
9:32 PM Full
9:40 PM Full
9:48 PM Full
9:56 PM Blocked
(Dance)

Thursday
November 30, 2017

7:00 PM [Book]
7:08 PM Full
7:16 PM Full
7:24 PM Full
7:32 PM Full
7:40 PM Full
7:48 PM Blocked
(Dance)
8:04 PM Full
8:12 PM [Book]
8:20 PM Full
8:28 PM Full
8:36 PM Full
8:44 PM Full
8:52 PM Blocked
(Dance)
9:08 PM Full
9:16 PM [Book]
9:24 PM [Book]
9:32 PM [Book]
9:40 PM Full
9:48 PM [Book]
9:56 PM Blocked
(Dance)

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