Expressions Community Theater will be holding auditions for A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol. Auditions will be held at the Lakeville Area Arts Center, 20965 Holyoke Avenue on August 28 and 29 from 6 – 8 PM. Call backs if necessary on September 5. Please bring a headshot or current photo with you along with your calendar. Actors should be prepared to read from the script, sing, and do light choreography during auditions. Rehearsals will begin September 17. Show dates are November 9, 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, and 18.
About the show:
It's Christmas Eve in Bunyan Bay, Minnesota and cantankerous bar owner Gunner Johnson gets in an argument with his wife, Clara, and tells her he's skipping Christmas. He storms out of the bar, goes snowmobiling across the lake, falls through the ice and goes into a coma. He comes back in his dream where he's visited by folk legend, Sven Yorgensen, who plays the ghost of Christmas past, present, and future. Sven takes Gunner (Scrooge) on a journey similar to that in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol only very different. Will Gunner come out of his coma and find redemption with Clara at The Bunyan?
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About the cast:
CLARA JOHNSON - Gunner's wife, strong willed co-owner of a bar called "The Bunyan," has been married to Gunner for a long time
GUNNER JOHNSON - Clara's husband, strong willed co-owner of The Bunyan, a north woods Archie Bunker
KANUTE GUNDERSON - oblivious, full-of-himself business owner
BERNICE LUNDSTROM - pretty, young, dreamy ex-waitress at The Bunyan
SVEN YORGENSEN - world-famous folk legend, a ladies man