PLAYHOUSE HOLDING AUDITIONS FOR BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
Posted: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 8:01 pm
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER comes in November to Cumberland County Playhouse, and auditions begin at the Crossville, TN theater on Sunday, September 19. Teen, youth and adult roles area available in this play with holiday music, carols and scripture readings. The show is based on the famous magazine story about a mischievous, disruptive family of kids who threaten to spoil the annual church Christmas pageant—but ultimately make it very special. Dr. Stewart Galloway and Cumberland Eye Care of Fairfield Glade sponsor this very funny, touching story, full of holiday spirit!
Adult, teen and youth volunteers age 6 and older are encouraged to attend by director Jim Crabtree and musical director Ann Crabtree, a piano and voice teacher, Yamaha-certified specialist in children’s music, and a music director at CCP for many years. The Crabtrees directed THE PERILS OF PINOCCHIO, which had a youth cast from five counties and was seen by over 1500 people in its four performances.
Auditions will be on Sunday, September 19, by appointment for those with prepared material, and in a group audition workshop for those without prepared songs or monologues. Appointments are made with Meka Doxtator at 931.484.4324 (8-5, M-F), and will be scheduled every 5 minutes between 1pm and 3:30 pm (and later as needed). A 30-second to 1-minute reading or monologue, and a short song (16-32 bars) is requested, from memory, bringing sheet music in the proper key or recorded instrumental accompaniment (cued up CD or cassette). The Group Casting Workshop (for those without prepared song/monologue—beginners welcome!) will be 3:30-4:30pm on the 19th. More appointments may follow.
THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER starts rehearsal September 26, opens November 4, and runs through December 19 on the Playhouse Mainstage. Selected roles will be double-cast to permit alternating performances, including school matinees on some weekday mornings. For tickets and information on low-priced school performances and other details, call 931.484.5000 or visit www.ccplayhouse.com. For audition information and appointments call Meka at 931.484.4324.
Currently at the Playhouse is the romantic, risque’ musical comedy, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, rated PG-13 for mature themes, situations and language, thru October 1; the poignant, witty, late-in-life love story, SOUTHERN COMFORTS, rated PG and sponsored by Mariner’s Pointe and Tennessee Heart, thru November 11, and SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, rated G and sponsored by Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, thru October 27. Tickets for all shows range from $13 to $26. For more information, visit us at www.ccplayhouse.com or call 931.484.5000