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AUDITIONS:

SILVER BELLS (It’s Christmas Time in the City)

The hustle and bustle of Christmas in New York City comes to the Theatre at the Mount stage in this traditional-meets-untraditional Christmas Spectacular! The elegance and excitement of Times Square, Radio City Music Hall, and St. Patrick’s Cathedral are filled with holiday music, love and laughter for the entire family…and a special visit from the big guy in the red suit himself!

Director – Gail Steele

Music Director – Katrina Baer

Choreographer – Nicole Couture Skorb

CAST REQUIREMENTS – 12 – 18 children (grades 3 through 8); large teen and adult chorus, dancers and many soloists* (grades 9 through adult)


Where?
Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
When?  Children’s auditions – Sunday, September 9 at 2:00PM sharp; Teen and Adult auditions – Sunday, September 9 at 5PM sharp and Tuesday, September 11 at 7:00PM sharp* (no appointment needed)

*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

Performance Dates November 23, 24, 30 December 1 at 8:00pm; November 25 and December 2 at 2:00pm

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 2:00PM to 5:00PM Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:00PM to 10:00PM (Children will only be needed on Sundays for the first month or so). Rehearsals begin September 23.

WHAT TO EXPECT

CHILDREN: Kids will be taught a piece of music from the show for the singing audition and will be taught a short dance combination

ADULTS AND TEENS: Everyone should prepare a short singing selection – (accompanist provided). Dancers will be taught a short dance combination (please wear appropriate clothing and footwear)

SOLO OPPORTUNITIES – there are many opportunities for solos in Silver Bells. If you are interested in one of the solos, consider singing one of the following songs from the show at the audition.

  • Where are you Christmas?
  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
  • This Christmas
  • Baby It’s Cold Outside
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Mary’s Boy Child
  • Believe
  • Cool Yule
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Zat You Santa Claus?
  • All I Want for Christmas is You (opening section, before tempo picks up)
  • Silent Night
  • O Holy Night
  • O Come All ye Faithful

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For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.