Auditions


KEY DATES IN 2019:

  • DANCER OPEN-CALL AUDITION – February 2, 2019
  • ACTOR OPEN-CALL AUDITION WORKSHOP – February 2, 2019
  • THEATRE HOSTS– Apply online starting December 1st, 2018. 

See below for information on how to audition for the various areas of our program.

AUDITIONS FOR DANCERS

Attend our OPEN-CALL DANCER AUDITION for the 2019 Calaway Live stage show cast. For the 2019 season we are hiring dancers aged 16-22 (minimum age to audition is 16) for a summer performing contract, performing in our high-energy theatrical dance productions.

Requirements:
  • DANCERS – Trained dancers with a solid formal dance training (no specific amount of years, but any combination of jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, etc). Dancers with natural or freestyle hip hop skills and musical theatre experience are also welcome.
  • Good work ethic and attitude, responsible and reliable as a team player is a must.
  • Available Sunday nights 5:00-9:30 pm for the duration of March through June 2019.
  • Available for the show run – Summer. (Specifically starting at the end of June through July and August to the Labor Day weekend… Part-time hours of 5 afternoons per week in the summer, approx 5 hours each day, with 2 days off per week). Show will continue on Sept/Oct weekends.
AUDITION INFORMATION

WHEN: Saturday February 2, 2019

WHERE: The Metropolitan Centre (333 – 4th Avenue SW)

TIME: All participants arrive at 9:30 am

For dancers under the age of 18, please have a parent or guardian with you for a short presentation at 9:30 am for all participants. Parents will then be excused for the remainder of the audition.

WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO DO…
  1. Bring a resume and a recent photo. Include your previous employment history and your past performance training and experience. You will be required to complete an application form on site as well.
  2. No performance preparation is necessary for the audition. The audition is run as a workshop… Plan to be there all day (bring a water bottle and a light lunch). Cuts will be made throughout the day. The latest the audition will run is approximately 5:00 p.m.
  3. Dress in comfortable dance-rehearsal clothing ready to learn choreography (no jeans please).
  4. Please ensure you are available on the Sunday, February 3rd in the event you receive a call-back.
INFORMATION ON STAGE SHOW CAST CONTRACT

We are looking for a young professional age group for the cast, approximately but not limited to aged 16 to 22. (Strict minimum age to audition is age 16).

REHEARSALS: Rehearsals run March, April, May and June on Sunday nights from 5:00 pm to 9:30 pm.

Rehearsals are held at Evergreen Community Studios in central Calgary from March to mid-June. Rehearsals move on-site to Calaway Park mid-June for tech and dress rehearsals. (We are open to discussing minor date conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule arising from dance competitions, school/dance productions, spring break vacations, etc.)

SHOWS: Shows open at the end of June and run 5 afternoons per week in the summer throughout July and August to Labor Day weekend, and then continuing on Sept/Oct weekends. This contract is part-time hours (5 days per week in the summer, afternoon commitment of approx 5 hours each day). PLEASE NOTE: Vacation time during July and August is difficult to accommodate in this contract.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have further questions please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Calaway Live Auditions
CalawayParkEntertainment@telus.net

AUDITIONS FOR MALE & FEMALE ACTORS

Attend our OPEN-CALL ACTOR AUDITION for the 2019 season. We are hiring actors aged 16-22 (minimum age to audition is 16) for a summer performing contract.  We are looking for a cast of take-charge, reliable, out-going personalities to create magic moments with our guests and to be photo op characters on the streets of the park.

REQUIREMENTS:
  • We cast individuals aged approx. 16-22 (minimum age to apply is age 16) with excellent personality, acting & theatre experience, who are comfortable dressing in costume to perform as a range of characters for photo ops with guests, such as princesses/princes, fairies, robots, pirates and other costumed characters.
  • Good work ethic and attitude, responsible and reliable as a team player, and great rapport with kids is a must.
  • Due to costume restrictions, all applicants must be in average to slender or athletic shape. Male applicants must be between 5’10 to 6’2.
AUDITION INFORMATION:

WHEN: Saturday February 2, 2019

WHERE: The Metropolitan Centre (333 – 4th Avenue SW)

TIME: All participants arrive at 11:00 am.  Audition workshop will run 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.

WHAT TO BRING, WHAT TO DO…
  1. Bring a resume and a recent photo. Include your previous employment history and your past performance training and experience. You will be required to complete an application form on site as well.
  2. No performance preparation is necessary for the audition. The audition is run as a workshop from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  3. Dress in comfortable clothing ready to do movement (no jeans please).
  4. Please ensure you are available to be scheduled for an interview on Sunday February 10 if you are chosen to proceed to the second part of the hiring process.
INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMITMENT

REHEARSALS:  There are three training dates applicants must be available:  Evenings of May 5, 8 and 9, 2019.

PERFORMING SCHEDULE:  Working as a member of the Street Character Cast is a part-time seasonal position.  It includes 1-2 days each weekend in May/June, 3-5 days per week in July/August, and 1-2 days on weekends in Sept/Oct until Thanksgiving. Vacation in July & August is difficult to accommodate in all positions in the Entertainment department.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Street Character Cast
calawayparkentertainment@telus.net

 

THEATRE HOST

We cast individuals with excellent personable service and personality, theatre-minded, dependable and consistent team player, looking to be on a small specialized team of themed character hosts in our Cinemagic 3D attraction.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applications are accepted starting December 1. One-on-one interviews will be conducted with select applicants in January and February.  Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

Submit an online application HERE and put “THEATRE HOST” in the position you are applying for. A Calaway Park representative will be in touch with you to set up an interview on one of the interview dates.

Please note: These positions in the Entertainment department work 1-2 days on weekends in May/June, 4-5 days per week in July/August, and 1-2 days on weekends in Sept/Oct until Thanksgiving. Vacation in July & August is difficult to accommodate in all positions in the Entertainment department.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Theatre Hosting
calawayparkentertainment@telus.net

 

COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE GROUPS

Is your dance studio looking for a fun performing opportunity outside of competitions? Calaway Park books dance studios and other community group performances for show times at the park, highlighting the amazing talent and programs in our city.

Perform 1-2 shows on one day and receive free admission for your performers, instructors and chaperones. This is a great program to enhance the profile of your studio, give your performers a public performance opportunity, and create a fun social day for your group!

Please note: Performances are held on our outdoor Celebration Square Stage and are sometimes subject to weather cancellation. Dates and timeslots are limited, as is the size of group to accommodate. Performances are booked in January/February for May and June weekend dates only. To see if you qualify for this program and for more information please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Community Performance Program
calawayparkentertainment@telus.net

PROFESSIONAL STREET OR STAGE ACTS

Calaway Park contracts a variety of professional stage acts (magic, music, dance, puppetry, comedy, etc) and roaming performers (clowns, jugglers, stilt-walkers, ventriloquists, characters, etc). We offer fair rates, an opportunity for multiple-date bookings, and a fun, safe and clean work environment.

Please note: Calaway Park contracts family-friendly entertainment appropriate for all ages (Target market is young families with kids aged 3 to 12).

To submit information about your act and rates, please contact:

Chris Thompson, Entertainment Director
RE: Contract Entertainment
calawayparkentertainment@telus.net

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