“CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE!” Well, almost…
"A Charlie Brown Christmas!"
Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30pm
6-7 Boys (4th through 12th grade)
5-7 Girls (4th through 12th grade)
The additional non-speaking roles maybe an addition to last year’s production. You might’ve noticed the “unnamed” twin girls and the “extra” boy who appear in the animated Christmas special, but never known exactly who they were. For more history on these interesting characters, visit: http://peanuts.wikia.com/wiki/555_95472
There will be two casts. Children of all races are HIGHLY encouraged to audition. No preparation is necessary. There are a few musical numbers, but no solo singing. There will be no singing portion at the first audition.
You only need to come to one initial audition, either Monday or Tuesday. Please DO NOT come to both days. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, October 20 at 4:30pm. Auditions and callbacks should last between an hour to two hours depending on the number of children who audition.
Please be aware of any date you might have a conflict with our normal rehearsal schedule; Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4:30-6:30pm. For this show, there maybe some additional Wednesday rehearsals because of the limited rehearsal time.
Be certain there are no conflicts with performances. A full rehearsal/performance schedule can be obtained at the audition.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
"Where do I park?"
You can park in the lot right across from the Theatre Centre. It is free to park there, though you will need to pick up a parking pass inside and place it in your car before you audition. We recommend that you pull up to the Circle Lobby doors and obtain the pass from the greeting station set up at the concession stand, before parking in the lot.
"There are two days of auditions, do I come to both?"
The short answer is: “no.” You can come to either Monday or Tuesday, whichever works best for you. Please don’t come to both audition days, it doesn’t help your chances of getting a role. However, the Callbacks for the show will be held on the Thursday immediately following the audition, so if you have a conflict with that day, please let us know at the audition.
"Is it okay to arrive at 4:30pm for the audition?"
Sort of. Yes, if you have to hurry from school and/or work to get here by 4:30pm; that is fine. Just be aware that there is an audition form that must be filled out before you can audition, so if you can arrive 15-30 minutes early, it would be less stressful for you and more helpful for us if you can have that done by 4:30pm.
"How old do I need to be to audition?"
The Youth Theatre is intended for students in grades 4 through 12.
It is recommended that you be in 4th grade to audition, though many times young actors aren't quite ready and more likely to be cast as 5th graders. We encourage "color-blind casting," which means young actors of all races are encouraged to audition.
"Do I need to prepare a monologue?"
No, we will play games and maybe have you read a poem. If there is a scene we want you to read, we will provide that too. The only preparation necessary is that you have a list of ANY conflicts you might have with rehearsal. This is vital! We MUST know any days you will miss in ADVANCE of casting. Rehearsal for this show might begin as early as the Friday after auditions and our normal rehearsal schedule will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30 – 6:30pm.
"What does “Double Cast” mean?"
We will cast two kids in each role. We do this so that the children who are cast don’t miss excessive amounts of school. It also gives us a back-up, should someone get sick, the other child cast can substitute for them. The casts also rotate performances.
For this show that performance schedule will look like this:
JOE COOL CAST~ Public Performances: Friday, December 2 at 7pm, Saturday, December 3 at 2:30pm and Sunday, December 11 at 2:30pm
with School Performances: Wednesday, December 7 and Friday, December 9 at 9, 10:30 & 11:30am.
WWI FLYING ACE CAST~ Public Performances: Saturday, December 3 at 7pm, Sunday, December 4 at 2:30pm and Saturday, December 10 at 2:30pm
with School Performances: Tuesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 8 at 9, 10:30 & 11:30am.
Hope to see you there!
By Rudyard Kipling, adapted for the stage by Scott Dunlap
Raised by wolves, Mowgli soon learns from his animal teachers, Baloo, the bear and Bagheera, the panther, to follow the “laws of the jungle.” His safety is threatened when Shere Khan, the man-eating tiger, returns to hunt in the jungle and Mowgli must use his human gifts to save himself and his friends and return to the “Man-Village.” This non-musical version, presented on the MainStage, isn’t based on the animated classic, but instead Kipling’s actual writings come to life onstage! Interest Level: 3rd grade and up.
Public performances: Oct. 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23, 2016 (Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7pm & Sundays at 2:30pm)
Download Teacher Study Guide here
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS: October 17-18, 2016
A VERY SPECIAL THANK YOU to all that auditioned!
This was an EXTREMELY difficult decision, because there are so many talented kids. Everyone should be proud of their audition. If you were not cast, KEEP AUDITIONING! Please do not be discouraged and please, please, please come back and audition again and again!
Future audition dates:
THE SNOW QUEEN: December 5-6, 2016
THE BFG: February 6-7, 2017
If you were cast, please be aware, our first meeting for BOTH casts will be MONDAY, OCTOBER 24 at 4:30pm. You will get a schedule, a script and parking passes, as well as some other necessities, at that time. Parents are strongly encouraged to come to that meeting, it should last roughly an hour.
The following is a CAST LIST for A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS:
(Alphabetically by Last Name)
Tison Buck SNOOPY (Joe Cool Cast)
Turk Buck 5 (Joe Cool Cast)
Alex Champion PIGPEN (Joe Cool Cast)
Drew Champion SCHROEDER (Joe Cool Cast)
Charlie Clevenger LINUS (Flying Ace Cast)
Lauren Coyne VIOLET (Joe Cool Cast)
Kinsley Crowdis 3 (Flying Ace Cast)
Sarah Davis PATTY (Flying Ace Cast)
Aiden DiChiacchio SNOOPY (Flying Ace Cast)
Meg Edwards FRIEDA (Joe Cool Cast)
Sydney Franklin SALLY (Joe Cool Cast)
Shea Grande LUCY (Joe Cool Cast)
Finny Heck 4 (Flying Ace Cast)
Makenna Jordan PATTY (Joe Cool Cast)
Hannah Lowe VIOLET (Flying Ace Cast)
Kristin Lowery LUCY (Flying Ace Cast)
Annabelle Major SALLY (Flying Ace Cast)
Jude Major CHARLIE BROWN (Flying Ace Cast)
Dylan Marks CHARLIE BROWN (Joe Cool Cast)
Nash Newsome SHERMY (Joe Cool Cast)
Bon Oliver Owens SCHROEDER (Flying Ace Cast)
Jack Rogers SHERMY (Flying Ace Cast)
Justice Sharp 5 (Flying Ace Cast)
Kenya Sharp FRIEDA (Flying Ace Cast)
Chandler Shepherd PIGPEN (Flying Ace Cast)
Benjamin Suhrbier LINUS (Joe Cool Cast)
Lydian Warren 3 (Joe Cool Cast)
Madeline Warren 4 (Joe Cool Cast)