The Warner Stage Company
Auditions Announced for

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
Director/Choreographer: MEREDITH PORRI
Music Director: TJ THOMPSON

The Warner Stage Company will hold auditions for a Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Musical production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS on Monday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 17th, by appointment. The production is directed and choreographed by Meredith Porri with music direction by TJ Thompson. It will be presented in the Nancy Marine Studio Theatre beginning December 8th for 8 performances.

All roles are open to audition. We are seeking an ensemble cast of 14 adults (18 yrs or older) for this production (5-6 men, 5-6 women;with featured characters Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy (Snoopy can be played by either a male or female actor).  Auditioners must bring sheet music with them and be prepared to sing 32 bars, but no more than oneminute, of a fully memorized Broadway-style musical selection that showcases their vocal range.  

Auditioners should mark their selection with a highlighter. An accompanist will be provided. A cappella singing, instrumentals on CD, Tape, iPod, MP3 Player or digital recorder will not be allowed. Auditioners will also be asked to read from the script and perform a short dance/movement combination that may be taught at the audition. Please dress comfortably.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:30pm beginning Tuesday, October 23rd.

Tech week rehearsals will be Sunday through Thursday, December 2-6, 2018. We do ask that Friday, December 7, 2018 be held just in case an additional tech week rehearsal is needed. There will be one midweek rehearsal on Thursday, December 13, 2018.

Please have all conflicts for the rehearsal period available and note on your audition form. If you are unable to make the mandatory tech week rehearsals and/or midweek pickup rehearsal, we will be unable to cast you in this production.

CALLBACKS:  Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:30pm

The Warner Stage Company is a regional community theatre company and does not offer compensation or housing for performers.

AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Please visit our website at www.warnertheatre.org/auditions and fill out the online appointment request form or send an email to auditions@warnertheatre.org to schedule your appointment.

An audition confirmation e-mail will be sent with full details on what will be expected at your audition. Audition appointments requested on-line or by e-mail are preferred, but if you do not have access to e-mail call the Warner Theatre Audition Line at 860-489-7180 ext.151. Please be specific as to the date you would like to schedule your appointment.

If you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions, please send your resume and headshot to swilcox@warnertheatre.org. If additional auditions are needed, you will be contacted.

PERFORMANCE DATES:    
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2016 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm & 4:00pm

ABOUT THE SHOW
The classic animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation where Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the other Peanuts grapple with the real meaning of Christmas.  CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS was first shown as an animated television special in 1965 and has been part of the holiday tradition ever since. The stage adaptation was completed in 2013.

AVAILABLE ROLES
CHARLIE BROWN
SNOOPY
LUCY
LINUS
PIG PEN
FRIEDA
SCHROEDER
VIOLET
SALLY
PATTY
SHERMY
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