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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

Choreographers – Amanda Lawton and Dawn Ross

CAST REQUIREMENTS – 12 – 18 children (grades 2 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 11 at 2:00PM sharp; Teen and Adult auditions – Sunday, September 11 at 5PM sharp and Monday, September 12 at 7:00PM. All auditions are by appointment only.

To schedule an audition appointment call 978 630-9388 or email your request to box-office@mwcc.mass.edu

PROOF OF VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO AUDITION

Performance Dates:  November 25, 26, December 2, 3 at 7:30pm; November 27 and December 4 at 2:00pm; Special Sensory-Friendly show on Saturday, December 3 at 2PM.

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: Sundays from 2:00PM to 5:00PM Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30PM to 9:30PM (Children will only be needed on Sundays for the first 5 or 6 weeks). Rehearsals begin September 18.

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

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