Lead/Principal Role Auditions

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Lead/Principal Role Auditions

Heading into its 27t​h​ year, The Badlands Passion Play (situated in scenic Drumheller) is a large scale outdoor, musically charged production depicting the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The production has over 120 actors and animals onstage, playing to up to 2000 people a night over nine performances from July 3 to 19, 2020. The cast and band are made up of paid performers and a multitude of volunteer performers.

The performances take place in the spectacular Badlands Amphitheatre, a 2,500 seat outdoor theatre, nestled in the hills of the Canadian Badlands. The performance takes place on over six acres of playing space making this Canada’s largest outdoor stage.

The 2020 Badlands Passion Play is written by Royal Sproule with music by Bill Hamm. Rehearsals start May 7, 2020,​ for lead roles and musicians and May 15, 2020,​ for ensemble roles.

Rehearsals are held Thursdays to Sundays for lead roles and Fridays to Sundays for ensemble roles.

Performances dates are July 3 to 5, 10 to 12, and 17 to 19, 2020.

Lead roles we are looking to cast:

  • Jesus
  • Jesus Understudy Matthew
  • Matthew Understudy
  • Mary Magdalene
  • Sadduk
  • John the Baptist

2020 Badlands Passion Play – Auditions

Lead roles are paid positions.

Equity Members are welcome to audition and if successful will be contracted under the DOT agreement.

We are also looking to fill a variety of volunteer supporting roles including Disciples (male and female), Teachers of the Law, and Romans.

Those who have auditioned before or have been in the show before are welcome to audition again. If you are unable to come to auditions but would still like to be considered for a role please let us know and we will try to accommodate you.

Auditions will be held at Evergreen Community Spaces (1709 8t​h​ Ave. NE) in the Elm Studio, on Saturday, January 25, 2020,  9:00am to 6:00pm.

Please visit forms.gle to secure an audition slot.

There will be further auditions in Drumheller, on February 8, 2020,​ for both lead and supporting roles.

All actors must be prepared to do a cold read in the room from the script.

For a full list of roles we are looking to fill or any questions, please feel free to email stagemanager@badlandsamp.com.

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