HOLIDAY BENEFIT AUDITIONS

 

KEEP THE HOME FIRES BURNING   by Charles E. Bright, directed by Mary Fernandez-Sierra

October 28 and 29 at 630pm.

• Seeking up to 12 Musical Performers and 10 Actors!
• Auditions will be cold readings of the melodrama script, and a holiday song or two for musical ensemble auditioners (We Wish You a Merry Christmas is a good bet!)
• No memorization necessary

Performance Dates: December 7 and 8 at 8pm, December 9 at 2pm.

Rehearsals will start in November, and be held approximately twice a week up through production, with three tech/dress rehearsals on December 4, 5 and 6.  General rehearsal schedule will be created based on participant calendars (with a Thanksgiving break, natch!)

Show Description: A two-act staged melodrama reading, with three public domain Holiday musical numbers performed at the beginning of each act, and a final Holiday sing-along with audience involvement after curtain call.  Performances will be appropriate for all ages.

Melodrama Roles:

Musical Roles:
Auditioners should be able to:

  1. Carry a tune, and sing in harmony comfortably with support and instruction.
  2. Remember simple movement/actions suggested for musical numbers, and do some very basic staging while singing (No tap or ballet or complex dance moves involved!!)
***We are also looking for a guitarist or keyboard player who has an instrument they can bring to rehearsals/performances.***  Modest musician duty, nothing elaborate called for!

Please don't audition if you have a very busy schedule during the pre-holiday times.  We need folks who can commit to roughly two rehearsals a week over a five week period, plus the three required tech/dress rehearsals in December.

Note: this is not a children's production; we suggest a general age requirement of 16 and up for auditioners.

Please contact Mary Fernandez-Sierra, Director, with any questions.

 

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Connecticut Gilbert and Sullivan Society

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