Casting Call – Actors needed for a frightfully ghoulish time at CFB Shilo halloween festival

September 18, 2023

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Madison Perry, recreation and social media assistant puts on her scary face. Fright fans are needed to be scarers at the second annual Fright Festival in late October. Group auditions for the parts will be held on Oct. 1, at the theatre in the General Strange Hall. Potential ghouls need to email their interest for an audition spot by Sept. 24.

Photo: K-J Millar/Shilo Stag.

K-J Millar
Shilo Stag News

Calling all actors and those wanting a frightfully good time. Open auditions for scare team members are occurring on Oct. 1, at the General Strange Hall (GSH) theatre, with the opportunity to participate in the second annual Halloween Festival of Fright.

Madison Perry, recreation and social media assistant, said no acting experience is necessary, but a passion for Halloween and working with people is.

“We are amping up the spook factor for our second annual Festival of Fright, which means we need more hands, or dismembered limbs, on deck.”

“You only get a split second to scare someone,” she said, so auditions will help to see who has the quick ability to ghoulishly jump from behind the scenes to get the screams piercing.

Those over the age of 16 interested in answering the casting call for volunteer monsters need to be available for group auditions between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and need to email their interest for a time slot by Sept. 24.

Perry said the Festival of Fright on Oct. 28 will have a similar format to last year, with expansion on the carnival game alley where youth can win candy prizes. The main attraction will be the haunted maze, for which the actors are needed.

“We did no-scare hours so the kids could go in and check it out. There would be no jump scarers. Then we did scare-hours for teens, adults and those wanting a bit of a spook,” she said.

The recreation and social media assistant said more than 900 people attended the Halloween festivities last year, with just less than 600 creeping through the wood-panelled haunted maze.

Want-to-be zombies and ghouls should email to: before Sept. 24 or visit the recreation centres social media page to complete an audition application.

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