“WHITE CHRISTMAS” AUDITIONS AUGUST 22 & 23 AT THE PHIPPS

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“WHITE CHRISTMAS” AUDITIONS AUGUST 22 & 23 AT THE PHIPPS

Auditions for Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” will be held Monday and Tuesday, August 22 and 23 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin. Those auditioning will be needed the entire time. Callbacks will be held Thursday, August 25 from 6:15 to 9:15 p.m. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/whitechristmasauditions

Audition materials must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, August 19, after which time the sign up will close.

PROOF OF UP TO DATE VACCINATION AGAINST COVID-19 IS REQUIRED TO AUDITION AND PERFORM IN WHITE CHRISTMAS.

This heartwarming musical adaption is based on the popular film. A successful song-and-dance duo of former WWII army buddies become romantically involved with a sister act and put together a show to save the New England inn run by their former commanding general. Songs include “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Blue Skies,” “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” and, of course, “White Christmas.”

Rehearsals will be held weeknights and weekends, depending on the cast’s availability, September 26-November 17. Fourteen performances will be given Fridays, November 18, 25, December 9 and 16 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, November 9 and 26 at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays, December 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., as well as Sundays, November 20, 27, December 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.

Director John H. Potter, music director Ruth Ashwood, and choreographer Christina Leines are looking for 6 principal men, 5 principal women, 1 girl to play a 9-12-year-old, and an ensemble of 6-8 men and 6-8 women to play all of the remaining roles in the show. Two of the principal male roles have only one or two lines of music. The rest of the cast must be able to sing and dance. Character descriptions are attached.

Those auditioning should prepare 16 to 32 measures of a song, preferably a ballad or up-tempo selection from a musical or popular music in the style of the '40s and early '50s. A selection from “White Christmas” is acceptable. Please bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.  

Children auditioning for the young girl’s role should prepare 16 to 32 measures of “Let Me Sing and I’m Happy” in a full or “belt voice.” The music is attached. 

Dance style is 1950’s Hollywood movie musical and includes ballroom, jazz, and tap. Those auditioning should come dressed to move and be prepared to learn two short dance combinations. If you have tap shoes, please bring them with you to auditions. (If you don’t already know how to tap, wouldn’t you love to learn?)

Everyone should also be prepared to read from the attached audition scenes.

Upon registering, you will be asked to answer a series of "audition form" questions.  Please clearly list your conflicts and answer your performance experience (acting, singing, dancing) to the best of your ability.

Please upload headshot, resume and proof of vaccination to this link: WHITE 2022 - Audition Materials -- CLICK "UPLOAD" not +NEW

That link will also be sent in a confirmation and reminder email.  Thank you.

Audition materials must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, August 19, after which time the sign up will close.

For further information, contact the center at 715.386.2305.

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