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“CHRISTMAS TIME IS HERE!” Well, almost…


CB XmasAuditions for

"A Charlie Brown Christmas!" 
Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18 at 4:30pm


Roles available: 
6-7 Boys (4th through 12th grade) 
CHARLIE BROWN
SNOOPY (non-speaking)
LINUS
PIGPEN
SCHROEDER
SHERMY
FIVE (non-speaking)

5-7 Girls (4th through 12th grade)
LUCY
FRIEDA
VIOLET
SALLY
PATTY
THREE (non-speaking)
FOUR (non-speaking)

 

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!

F.A.Q.

"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!



Vendini Artwork JUNGLE BOOK




The Jungle Book
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) 

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Auditions for
The Snow Queen

Monday, December 5 and Tuesday, December 6 at 4:30pm

Roles available:

2 Casts of 4 Males, a total of 8 Male Roles (4th - 12th grade)

KAI
, a little boy who is the victim of a devilish prank and bewitched by the Snow Queen.
THE LITTLE PRINCE, a helpful Prince, who looks like Kai.
BRAN, the CROW, a silly bird who helps Gerda on her journey.
BUCKLEY, the REINDEER, a delightfully ridiculous reindeer who helps Gerda.

All of these roles will double with other roles in the play         



2 Casts of 10 Females, a total of 20 Female Roles (4th - 12th grade)

GERDA
, our heroine who sets off to rescue her friend Kai from the Snow Queen
GRANDMOTHER , Gerda’s sweet grandmother who spins stories for Gerda and Kai.
THE LITTLE PRINCESS , a helpful Princess.
The SNOW QUEEN , she is cold and beautiful. She isn’t mean or wicked, but she isn’t exactly good.
LADY of SUMMER , a funny lady who resides in a Garden where it is perpetually Summer.
The LITTLE ROBBER GIRL , a little girl who befriends Gerda, even against her mother’s wishes.
And FOUR ENSEMBLE GIRLS, who play SNOWFLAKES, PIDGEONS, ROBBERS, Etc.

All of these roles will double with other roles in the play , they will also play the ROBBER QUEEN, BRANDALYN, the Crow’s fiancée, SERVANTS to the SNOW QUEEN and the LITTLE PRINCESS, the LAPP WOMAN, the FINN WOMAN and others.



There will be two casts. Children of all races are HIGHLY encouraged to audition. No preparation is necessary.

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, December 8 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.

Our first meeting is on Friday, December 9.

Rehearsals begin Monday, December 19 and Tuesday, December 20.

We will not rehearse from Wednesday, December 21 through Sunday, December 26, but return to rehearse from Monday, December 26 through Friday, December 30.  We will also rehearse on Monday, January 2.

If these are conflict days, it will not count against you, provided you let us know at the time of your audition.

Be certain there are no conflicts with performances. A full rehearsal/performance schedule can be obtained at the audition.



The ICE CASTLE CAST~

Public Performances: Friday, January 27 at 7pm, Saturday, January 28 at 2:30pm, Saturday, February 4 at 7pm and Sunday, February 5 at 2:30pm
with School Performances: Wednesday, February 1 and Friday, February 3 at 10 & 11:30am.



The SOMMERHUS CAST~


Public Performances: Saturday, January 28 at 7pm, Sunday, January 29 at 2:30pm, Friday, February 3 at 7pm and Saturday, February 4 at 2:30pm
with School Performances: Tuesday, January 31 and Thursday, February 2 at 10 & 11:30am.


Thank you and hope to see you there!



F.A.Q.
"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:



Future Auditions:
THE BFG: February 6-7, 2017



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CB Playbill adBy Charles M. Schulz, based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer

This wildly popular title from last year returns for this holiday season. The beloved animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang grapple with the real meaning of Christmas. A fantastic holiday experience.  We have added performances to meet the high-anticipated demand for tickets, last year every show was sold-out. Book early to ensure that you get to see this heart-warming classic!  Interest Level: Kindergarten and up. 

Public performances: Dec 2, 3, 4, and 11, 2016 (Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 2:30 & 7pm & Sundays at 2:30pm) 
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Daytime school performances: Dec.6, 7, 8 and 9, 2016 (at 9, 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.) 

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