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Press Release: Canadian Badlands Passion Play Casting Call for 20th Anniversary

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Seven days in July – to be a part of the Greatest Story Ever Told

Drumheller, Alberta -- The Canadian Badlands Passion Play is one of Canada’s largest annual outdoor theatrical events and you (and your family) can be part of the cast of hundreds of actors/singers/musicians at all skill levels who make these performance possible.

Now in its 18th season, The Canadian Badlands Passion Play depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in dramatic form. An epic story told on an epic scale, this year's production features a creative retelling of the Gospel of John.

The new script will be performed by a mixed professional/volunteer cast of approximately 200 actors in a 2700-seat outdoor amphitheater. The commitment is nine (9) weekends of rehearsal and seven (7) shows during which you can camp for free and enjoy the community of other volunteers. There are a variety of roles that people can volunteer or audition for as actor – including both speaking or non-speaking.

Anyone interested, Christian or non-Christian, experienced in acting or not, is still needed and very welcome to make this happen. You’ll find all the information you need at by clicking on “be a performer” or calling 1-888-823-2001 1-888-823-2001

Auditions will be held on the following dates at the locations listed below:

Note: to book an audition, please email Ms. Ailsa Birnie

Thursday, February 17

Calgary - 6:00-9:00 PM Theatre Calgary Rehearsal Hall (3rd floor EPCOR Centre, 220 9th Ave SE)

Friday, February 18

Edmonton - 6:00-9:00 PM Kings University College, 9125 50 St NW

Saturday, February 19

Three Hills - 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Three Hills Arts Academy

Drumheller - 2:00-4:00 PM Passion Play Site

Rosebud - 7:00-9:00 PM Nodwell Building (adjacent Studio Stage)

Tuesday, February 22

Calgary 7:00 – 9:00 PM Theatre Calgary Rehearsal Hall (3rd floor EPCOR Centre, 220 9th Ave SE) Auditions full

About The Canadian Badlands Passion Play - Celebrating its 20th Anniversary

Since its first performance in 1994, The Canadian Badlands Passion Play has gained national and international prominence as one of North America’s top ‘must see’ cultural and tourism events. Located near Drumheller, Alberta approximately 90 miles northeast of Calgary, the annual ‘Theatre in the Badlands’ attraction provides its audiences with a dramatic retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. The 200+ performer play is presented in a 30-acre natural badlands canyon bowl whose stark and dramatic geographical surroundings and acoustics mirror those of ancient Israel. The Canadian Badlands Passion Play runs annually for seven days in July. 1-888-823-2001 1-888-823-2001


To arrange for hi-rez photos and/or interviews with directors and actors, please contact Neil Bousquet.

Mr. Vance Neudorf, General Manager, The Canadian Badlands Passion Play, (403) 823-2001 (403) 823-2001 ext. 222

Mr. Neil Bousquet, PR Wizard, The Canadian Badlands Passion Play (403) 256-8834 (403) 256-8834


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