January 28, 2022
For Immediate Release
The Highlands Summer Festival is holding auditions for a variety of roles still open for this coming season. The local theatre company has a mandate to foster the growth of live theatre talent in our community. This could be the call you have been waiting for.
Auditions will be held February 26 and 27 at the Haliburton United Church. An earlier audition call has been postponed in anticipation that eased Covid restrictions will make the process easier to navigate.
“We have openings in all three shows scheduled for this summer,” Artistic Producer Scot Denton said. “That includes: the musical, The Sound of Music; the comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest; and the one person show, Every Brilliant Thing. See list below for details of roles still available.
Denton commented that over half the roles were filled in the first round of auditions two years ago, before the pandemic closed the theatre for two summers. “We’re ready to get started again and so we are listing the roles yet to be filled.”
As well as being an invitation for seasoned veterans and those who have some experience on stage, it is also for those thinking, 'this sounds really interesting!'. Each of the productions is overseen by a professional director and backed up by an enthusiastic crew working collaboratively to ensure our patrons see the best show possible.
“The company is very conscious of its responsibility regarding Covid protocols,” Executive Producer Melissa Stephens stated. “We will be following the rules provided by the local Health Unit to ensure everyone’s safety.” Stephens noted the latest protocols will be available in the audition package on the company’s website www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca. “This is a great opportunity to become part of one of the most dynamic regional theatre companies in the province,” she concluded. “We look forward to meeting you at the auditions.”
The following roles, with singing ranges, where appropriate, and the age ranges appear below. Ages are flexible.
The Sound of Music
Maria Rainer Legit Soprano, 25-35
Captain von Trapp Baritone, 40-50
Elsa Schraeder Mezzo, 35-45
Rolf Gruber High Baritone, 17-18
Friedrich von Trapp Treble, 14
Louisa von Trapp Soprano, 13
Kurt von Trapp Treble, 10
Brigitta von Trapp Soprano, 9
Marta von Trapp Soprano, 7
Gretl von Trapp Soprano, 6
Herr Zeller Ensemble, 40+
Admiral von Schreiber Ensemble, 40+
Ensemble – Three male and three female, 16-60+
The Importance of Being Earnest
Rev Canon Chasuble Local Vicar, 50-65
Lane Servant, 35-70
Every Brilliant Thing
Man/Woman Narrator, 30-60 Note: this is a one-person show.
For additional information about these roles and the productions, dates, etc. please see the Highlands Summer Festival 2022 Audition Package at: www.highlandssummerfestival.on.ca
Auditions will be held February 26 & 27. Please call Betty Mills to book a time: 705-457-1354.
For more information contact:
Artistic Director, Scot Denton: email@example.com
Executive Producer, Melissa Stephens: firstname.lastname@example.org