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Nose Creek Players seeks production crew

By: Allison Chorney

  |  Posted: Thursday, Jun 05, 2014 06:00 am

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If you’ve ever wanted to be a part of the hustle and bustle of a live theatrical performance but the idea of actually going on stage in front of a live audience fills you with a paralyzing fear, the Nose Creek Players production crew might just be what you’ve been looking for.

Airdrie’s local community theatre group is looking for a dedicated group of people to help bring their newest production, Sleeping Beauty and the Beast, to life.

“Our production isn’t until April 2015 but it would be good if it wasn’t just us doing it all. It would be nice to have people with specific roles,” said Kim Cheel, Nose Creek Player and producer for Sleeping Beauty and the Beast.

She said the group will meet once a month to prepare for the play and needs people to fill the roles of: costume designer, technical director, set designer, set builder, stage manager, assistant stage manager, light designer, sound designer, choreographer and front of house.

“Right now the big thing is we want to get the set built over summer,” Cheel said.

She said it would be great if someone with a lot of experience in these roles wanted to help but it’s not necessary to be an expert in any of these positions to get involved.

“If they love designing sets we’d love them to come but a lot of us aren’t gifted in that manner,” she said of a set designer, adding the Players have created sets for their past production with little experience or expertise in the field. “You don’t know if you’re good at something until you try.”

Cheel said she hopes the titles of the roles don’t scare people off because it’s not as though the group will be expected to reinvent the wheel.

“For the costume designers, I called it designer but what we need is for someone to see the script and see what the script calls for and work with Wizards Wardrobe or other second-hand stores to find the costumes.”

She said the technical director is the person that will oversee the light and sound people and will work with the director.

“We’d really want someone with some experience with sound or light but you don’t have to have a degree or anything, just some experience. I did it and I’m no expert,” she said.

She said though the Players are looking for adults to fill most of these roles, some would be great experience for kids 16 years old and older.

“With set builders, we could have some kids but we want to make sure they are very dependable,” she said.

Cheel said the assistant stage manager in particular would be a great fit for a student wanting to get more stage experience.

“It’s a great way to be involved because (the pressure) is not all on them,” she said.

Cheel said above all the Players are a fun group and want to share what it’s like to feel that pride when all the work behind the scenes of theatre comes to life in front of an audience.

“You’re supporting local arts,” she said. “We’re creating a great show right here in Airdrie so you don’t have to go into Calgary. If you like the arts and want to support the arts but don’t want to be on stage this is the perfect opportunity.”

For more information, contact Cheel at


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