National Open Call Auditions Announced



    
                   "TRIPLE SENSATION," CBC TV's CRITICALLY
                         ACCLAIMED SERIES ANNOUNCES
                         NATIONAL OPEN CALL AUDITIONS

               "Triple Sensation (is) a remarkable odyssey of
                artistic excellence that flies in the face of
                  the likes of American Idol and its spawn"
                      - Peter Birnie, The Vancouver Sun

                          "...riveting television."
                       Michael Posner, Globe and Mail

     "There's plenty here to cheer and enjoy, especially in the realization
         of how much multi-layered talent there is in this country."
                      - Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star

           "Triple Sensation is sensational... stunning television"
                    - Kathryn Greenaway, Montreal Gazette
    

    TORONTO, Feb. 1 /CNW/ - Triple Sensation's Executive Producer and Show
Creator Garth Drabinsky today announced national open call auditions for the
ground-breaking performing arts television series.
    The popular CBC series, hailed as "the talent equivalent of a perfect
storm... remarkable," by Liz Nicholls in the Edmonton Journal, showcases a
national search for young Canadians aged 16-26 who share a passion for the
performing arts and whose combined talent in the acting, singing and dance
disciplines is formidable.

    Pre-registration for Open Call auditions begins today online at
www.triplesensation.ca.

    The selection process will commence in Western Canadian cities as
follows:


    Calgary, Alberta

    Registration
    Date: Monday, February 25, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Centre Court at the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts, 205
    8th Avenue S.E., Calgary

    Auditions
    Monday, February 25 to Wednesday, February 27. Performers will be
notified of the date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions
will take place at EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.

    Edmonton, Alberta

    Registration
    Date: Thursday, February 28, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Mayfield Inn & Suites, 16615 - 109th Avenue., Edmonton

    Auditions
    Thursday, February 28 to Saturday, March 1. Performers will be notified
of the date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take
place at Mayfield Inn & Suites.

    Vancouver, British Columbia

    Registration
    Date: Sunday, March 2, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Vancouver Playhouse, 649 Cambie St., Vancouver

    Auditions
    Sunday, March 2 to Tuesday, March 4. Performers will be notified of the
date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take place at
the Vancouver Playhouse and The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts.

    Victoria, British Columbia

    Registration
    Date: Wednesday, March 5, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Canadian College of Performing Arts (CCPA), 1701 Elgin Rd,
    Victoria

    Auditions
    Wednesday, March 5 to Thursday, March 6. Performers will be notified of
the date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take place
at Canadian College of Performing Arts.

    Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

    Registration
    Date: Friday, March 7, 2008
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Gateway Players Studio, 2956 Portage Avenue, Saskatoon

    Auditions:
    Friday, March 7. Performers will be notified of the time of the audition
upon registration. Auditions will take place at Gateway Players Studio.

    Winnipeg, Manitoba

    Registration:
    Date: Saturday, March 8, 2008
    Time: 9:00 AM
    Location: Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall University of Winnipeg, Centennial Hall,
    3rd Floor

    Auditions:
    Saturday, March 8 to Sunday, March 9. Performers will be notified of the
date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take place at
Eckhardt-Gramatte Hall.

    The selection process will commence in Eastern Canadian cities as
follows:

    Toronto, Ontario

    Registration
    Date: Saturday, March 8, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: National Ballet School, 400 Jarvis Street, Toronto, Ontario

    Auditions
    Sunday, March, 9 to Friday, March 14. Performers will be notified of the
date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take place at
the Elgin Theatre.

    Montreal, Quebec

    Registration
    Date: Saturday, March 15, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Monument-National, 1182 St-Laurent Blvd., Montreal

    Auditions
    Saturday, March 15 to Monday, March 17. Performers will be notified of
the date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take place
at Monument-National.

    Ottawa, Ontario

    Registration
    Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: National Capital Dance Educators, 111A Rideau St., Ottawa

    Auditions
    Wednesday, March 26 to Thursday, March 27. Performers will be notified of
the date and time of the audition upon registration. Auditions will take place
at National Capital Dance Educators.

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Registration
    Date: Friday, March 28, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location: Marriott Residence Inn, 1599 Grafton St., Halifax

    Auditions
    Saturday, March 29 to Sunday, March 30.
    Performers will be notified of the date and time of the audition upon
registration. Auditions will take place at The Dalhousie Arts Centre.

    St. John's, Newfoundland

    Registration
    Date: Monday, March 31, 2008
    Time: 8:00 AM
    Location:  Paton College, Memorial University, St. John's

    Auditions
    Monday, March 31. Performers will be notified of the time of the audition
upon registration. Auditions will take place at Memorial University.

    Call Back and Marquee Panel auditions for the final selections will be
    held in Western Canada in Vancouver from March 18th to March 25th and in
    Eastern Canada from April 9th to April 13th in Toronto.

    Twelve performers will be chosen by the dynamic Marquee Panel: Adrian
Noble, multiple Tony, Olivier and Drama Desk Award-nominated director and
former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company; Cynthia Dale,
acclaimed Dora Mavor Moore Award-winner actor and Stratford Festival star
actor; Sergio Trujillo, choreographer extraordinaire, whose body of work runs
the gamut from Tony Award-winning Broadway to such beloved television programs
as Will and Grace; Marvin Hamlisch, legendary Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy
Award-winning composer and musical director; and Garth Drabinsky, multiple
Tony Award-winning theatre impresario.
    Triple Sensation follows the performers as they are led through a
sequence of demanding auditions, a phenomenal Master Class led by industry
luminaries and subsequent workshop presentations, to the Finale. From the
cross-country Open Call to the Marquee Panel sessions, where the competitors
must prove their talents to a stellar group of internationally-acclaimed
award-winning theatre legends, every moment is captured in high definition,
pristinely displaying the nuances that will ultimately make the difference for
one gifted performer. That winner will receive a $150,000 performing arts
scholarship to attend any theatrical training institution of his/her choice in
the world.
    Triple Sensation received unanimous critical acclaim in its first season,
and was embraced by arts educators, cultural institutions, ACTRA and the
American Federation of Musicians among others.





For further information:

For further information: Naomi Strasser or Stephen Shinn, Aerial
Communications Group, (416) 787-6577, naomi@aerialpr.com,
stephen@aerialpr.com

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