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AUDITIONS FOR “A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE BROADWAY MUSICAL” WITH MUSIC BY ALAN MENKEN AND LYRICS BY LYNN AHRENS WILL BE SEPTEMBER 15TH AND 16TH, 2014. SEE BELOW.

AUDITIONS FOR “SHREK – THE MUSICAL” WILL BE HELD OCTOBER 20 & 22, 2014.  DETAILED INFORMATION COMING SOON.

 

A CHRISTMAS CAROL – THE MUSICAL

Music by Alan Menken, with Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Original Radio City Entertainment/Madison Square Garden Version

Performances November 28, 2014 – Chaska High School Auditorium

545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN 55318

9 Public Performances: Nov 28, 29 & Dec 4, 5 & 6 – 7:30pm.  Nov 29, 30 & Dec 6 & 7 – 2pm.

1 matinee school performance (DATE TBD) to be added

 

Vocal & Dance Auditions:  Sept 15 & 16

Call backs (Invitation only) Sept 18th for additional Vocal, Dance, and Reading

 

Rehearsals: Sept 29 – Nov 28.
Chorus & dancers approx 2-3 nights/week until mid November, 4-5 nights/week from mid-November until opening.
Leads 3-4 nights/week until mid-November. 5 nights/week from mid-November until opening.

*** Please read additional detailed information below***

 

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, & Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and spends Christmas day reconnecting with those that mean the most to him.
Alan Menken’s (Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid) wonderfully flowing score combined with Lynn Ahrens’ (Ragtime, Seussical) beautiful lyrics breathe fantastic new life into this version of the holiday classic.

Directed by Bill Coldwell; musical direction by Joan Nelson; choreography by Jennifer Sopoci-Hardin; Andrew Hasty, Orchestra Conductor.

 

A NOTE FROM THE DIRECTORS:  Those who recall our 2008 production will know that this show is one of the most heartwarming productions CVFT has ever staged, with a beautiful score by Alan Menken.  We need lots of strong ensemble singers – those who love beautiful melodies and enjoy singing in four part harmony. The music is challenging, but accessible, and incredibly rewarding. The strength of the message that the show so beautifully conveys is in the music.The show is swiftly-paced, lasting less than 90 minutes, with no intermission.  It is 75% sung, and requires strong voices.  This will be a large cast with 60 or more. Aside from the lead role of scrooge, it is largely an ensemble production with numerous opportunities for soloists and two large dance numbers.  Read more information on characters/vocal parts below.  Everyone who is cast (all ages) will be expected to do at least rudimentary stage movement; those who wish to be in featured dances may stay for a separate more rigorous dance audition.

 

Age Requirements:  This production features roles for ages 8 and up, and requires many strong singers.  Experienced dancers also desired!  Mainly teen to adult roles (see below), but there will be youth in the ensemble and in a few featured roles (see below).  (Note:  Boys as young as age six MAY be considered for the role of Tiny Tim provided they can demonstrate a strong stage presence and vocal ability).

 

Age 8 -13, VOCAL Auditions are September 15 & 16, 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

This is a singing audition only.  You will be taught to sing the music for “God Bless Us Everyone” as a group and then sing it solo for the audition/directing team.   GET SONG HERE

 

Age 14 & up VOCAL Auditions, September 15 & 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

This is a singing audition only.  Come prepared with 16 measures of your best Broadway or Holiday song, memorized.  it should be TRADITIONAL and SHORT, fit your vocal range, and you must bring accompanying piano sheet music for the accompanist.

 

Age 14 & Up DANCE AUDITION, September 15 & 16, 8:00 – 9:00 pm.

You will be taught a short basic dance routine as a large group, followed by auditions in groups of 5 to 6.

Dress for dance and bring shoes (all types you have).

 

Call Backs:  If requested, you will be called back to sing again and read for a specific part on Thursday, September 18th.  Times are to be determined.

DANCERS:  We may also call back dancers to review specific abilities.

Character Breakdown (Ages noted are approximate)

BLIND OLD HAG / GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading.
Female, 50-65 yrs old
Range: A3 – G5

EMILY:  Scrooge’s fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.
Female, 18-25 yrs old
Range: A3 – B5

 
ENSEMBLE:  CHARITY ELVES, CHARITY DANCERS, FEZZIWIG’S BALL DANCERS, GHOST ACOLYTE DANCERS, BANKERS; SHOPPERS, STREET VENDORS; SAILORS; GHOSTS; JAILERS; CLERKS; MONKS, GRAVEDIGGERS, TOWNSPEOPLE, CHILDREN’S ANGEL CHORUS,  MARLEY’S GHOST FRIENDS,

FRED:  Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world.
Male, 25-35 yrs old
Range: A3 – F5

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST:  An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge’s past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter.
Male or Female, 20 – 60 yrs old (a wide age range will be considered)
Range: A3 – G5

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT:  A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man.
Male, 25 – 60 yrs old  (a wide age range will be considered)
Range: A3 – G5

 
MARLEY:  Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.
Male, 30 – 60 yrs old (a wide age range will be considered)
Range: A3 – A5

MR. CRATCHIT: A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.
Male, 30-40 yrs old
Range: A3 – E5

MR. FEZZIWIG A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge’s first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.
Male, 45-65 yrs old
Range: A3 – B5

MRS. CRATCHIT Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratchit’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got.
Female, 30-40 yrs old
Range: A3 – E5

MRS. FEZZIWIG The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.
Female, 40-60 yrs old
Range: A3 – A5

SCROOGE A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything.
Male, 45-65 yrs old
Range: A3 – G5

TINY TIM Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy.
Male, 6-10 yrs old (*Boys as young as six will be considered for this role PROVIDED they have stage presence and vocal ability)
Range: A3 – E5

 OTHER FEATURED/SOLO ROLES:

Children:  Mr. Smythe’s daughter, Cratchit children, Scrooge’s sister Fan, Turkey Boy/Street Urchin, Scrooge as a Young boy.

Adult:  Carolers, Beadle, Banker Men, Mr. Smythe, Mrs Mopps (Scrooge’s housekeeper), Scrooge’s mother, Scrooge as a Young Man (aged 18-25), Marley as a Young Man (aged 18-25).

 

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS

Auditions May 4 & 5, 2015

Book by  Lawrence Kasha and David S. Landay
Music by Gene De Paul
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
New Songs by Al Kasha and Joel Hirschorn
Based on the MGM Film and “The Sobbin’ Women” by Steven Vincent Benet