AUDITION NOTICE / CALL FOR SINGERS, DANCERS, & MUSICIANS / THE ADVENT SHOW, HALIFAX
Updated Sept 21st, 2017
Geordie Brown (Director/Producer) is seeking new talent for the 2017 edition The Advent Show, to be performed November 30th - December 2nd, 2017 at the Spatz Theatre in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
This musical spectacular, created by Geordie Brown (singer/actor/pianist) and Judy Savoy (actor/former news personality) is presented annually in support of local Halifax charities. Each year, the show has the opportunity to grow and change to highlight the unique talents of each year’s cast. The show put over $30,000.00 back into the community each year, supporting young local performing artists, and charities who help the homeless and marginalized in our midst (ARK Outreach, GRACE Street Mission, and St. Mary’s Basilica’s Daily Bread Outreach).
The Advent Show strives to showcase young emerging talent from the Halifax area, while providing mentorship opportunities with established artists. SINGERS, DANCERS, and MUSICIANS are sought for this year’s production.
Performers of all ages, genders, and ethnicities are welcome, although there is a particular interest in young artists aged 12 – 25. Both established and emerging artists are encouraged to apply. Performers cast in the production will be compensated with an honorarium. Submissions from CAEA members are welcome.
Young or emerging performers cast in this year's production will receive valuable mentorship opportunities through The Advent Show's Young Artist Mentorship Program. More experienced performers cast in this year's show may be engaged in a mentoring role within the program.
SINGERS may be from a variety of musical backgrounds and styles, though strong musicianship, sight-reading ability, and strong stage-presence are assets.
DANCERS with training/experience in Step Dancing, Tap Dancing, Ballet, or Lyrical are sought.
MUSICIANS who are highly skilled at playing any of the following instruments are sought: flute, violin/fiddle, percussion, piano, guitar, and brass.
Multi-talented applicants may audition in more than one discipline.
(Auditioning DANCERS do not need to have singing ability, though some dancing ability is an asset for auditioning SINGERS.)
Auditions will be held in Halifax on Friday, September 29th, 2017, by appointment only.
Please submit a headshot and resume (or brief bio outlining training and experience) by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Only applicants who are selected for an audition will be contacted.
Submissions must be received no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, September 27th, 2017.
Successful SINGER applicants will be asked to prepare two contrasting songs, from any of the following genres: musical theatre, contemporary/pop, folk, gospel, and classical. Choose songs that show you at your best. An accompanist will be provided.
Successful DANCER applicants will be asked to perform a solo of their choice (improvised or choreographed), along with their own audio accompaniment track. Video submissions may be considered if an applicant is unable to attend their audition in person. Call-backs and/or a dance call may be held at a later date.
Successful MUSICIAN applicants will be asked to perform two selections of their choice (any genre).
Performers who have auditioned for (or worked with) Geordie Brown within the past year may not be asked to audition, but may express their interest in being considered by e-mailing an updated resume and headshot.
For more information, visit: http://AdventShow.com/
Tentative 2017 dates, to be confirmed:
Young Artist Mentorship Program: Late October
Rehearsals start: Early November
Dress Rehearsal: November 29th
Opening Night: November 30th
Closing Night: December 2nd
AUDITION NOTICE | CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS | SINGERS/MUSICIANS/ACTORS
Update April 11th, 2017 at 2:30pm AST: Casting is now complete. Thank you to all applicants who submitted. Stay tuned for casting announcements.
Original Posting (March 2017):
Submissions are now being accepted for Geordie Brown's upcoming production of a Canadian musical revue. The show is being staged in July and August at a prominent venue in Atlantic Canada to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary of confederation, while showcasing the best in East Coast and Canadian talent. Auditions will be held in Halifax and Toronto. Producer/Director Geordie Brown is seeking submissions from multi-talented singers/musicians/actors. Performers of all ages, ethnicities, and genders are encouraged to submit.
Performers may be from a variety of musical backgrounds and styles, though strong singing ability, musicianship, sight-reading ability, and strong stage-presence are assets.
Singers must also be highly skilled at one or more of the following instruments: GUITAR, FIDDLE/VIOLIN, PIANO.
Instrumentalists who have little to no singing experience may also submit - they should be skilled at 2 or more of the instruments listed above, though they may still be considered with only one principal instrument.
Acting or Dance experience is an asset, but not required.
Performers will be engaged through the Canadian Actors' Equity Association's Independent Theatre Agreement under the E House category. Approximate contract dates are July 2nd - September 3rd, 2017. More details will be provided to successful applicants.
Auditions will be held (by appointment only) in Toronto, ON on Friday, March 31st, 2017, and Halifax, NS on Monday, April 3rd, 2017.
Please submit a headshot and resume (or brief bio outlining training and experience) by email to email@example.com
Please put your city in the subject line of your e-mail (Halifax or Toronto).
Please make it clear in your submission which instruments you play. Demo videos may be included in submissions.
Submissions must be received by 5:00pm on Monday, March 27th, 2017.
Successful applicants will be asked to prepare two contrasting songs that show them at their best. Applicants may also be asked to prepare provided material in advance. An accompanist will be provided.
Only those applicants selected for an audition will be contacted.
Video submissions may be considered if an applicant is unable to attend their audition in person.
Performers who have auditioned for (or worked with) Geordie Brown within the past 2 years may not need to audition, but may express their interest in being considered by e-mailing an updated resume and headshot.