Open Auditions for Alcan Craze

Open Audition for The Alcan Craze of ’42 will be held on April 21, 21 and 23 2017 at the Northern Grand Hotel, mezzanine floor.

This is an original play written by local playwright, Deborah Butler, about life in Fort St. John when the Alaska Highway was under construction in 1942.  Meet the colourful characters who helped the US Army Corp of Engineers survive the bitter cold and relentless mosquitoes and black flies.  Experience the amazement and fear of the homesteaders and natives of the area when thousands of US soldiers and huge machines barreled through the bush, determined to build 1500 miles of road in 8 months.

The play will be on stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre on September 29 and 30 and October 5 to 7, 2017.  Directed by professional director and actor, Michael Armstrong.

Rehearsals:  August and September, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

ACTING ROLES:  8 women and 16 men, 16 years and older, including all shapes and sizes.  Specific roles are open for black soldiers and native men and women along with other interesting characters.

HOW TO AUDITION:  Call 250-785-1992 (Cultural Centre) to book and audition time between 5 pm and 9 pm on Friday, April 21 and between 10 am and 6 pm on Saturday, April 22.  Call back will be on Sunday, April 23.  Alternative arrangements may be made if you cannot make theses times.

  • Auditions are 15 minutes each but be prepared to stay for one hour
  • Come with a short monologue approximately one minute in length and be prepared to sing a short song.  A good singing voice is not necessary and no music is required
This is a co-production of the North Peace Cultural Centre and Stage North.  For further information:  250-785-6214