Open Auditions for Original Holiday Musical, Wreck the Halls in Ridgefield, CT

09/02/2015

Wreck the Halls

Location: Ridgefield, CT

Type: Theater

The Ridgefield Theater Barn will hold open auditions for Wreck the Halls, an original holiday musical spoof written and directed by Bradford Blake September 23rd & 24th at 7pm.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings, December 11th through January 2nd at 8pm, with Sunday matinees December 20th & 27th at 2pm.  There will be no performance Christmas Day, December 25th.  Rehearsals will be scheduled once the musical has been cast.

More information, including a detailed synopsis, complete cast breakdown, and tips on song choice, is available on the website, www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Ridgefield, CT

This casting notice was posted by: Ridgefield Theater Barn

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AUDITION DATES: Wednesday and Thursday, September 23rd and 24th at 7pm

LOCATION: Ridgefield Theater Barn, 37 Halpin Lane, Ridgefield, CT, www.ridgefieldtheaterbarn.org

PERFORMANCE DATES: December 11th, 2015 through January 2nd, 2016

Little is sacred in this SLAY ride of adult humor that rips the shiny bows and pretty wrapping off the holiday season. Two acts of music-filled satire and burlesque that turns the last quarter of the calendar belly up. The score is reminiscent of all the popular songs of the season with melodies that almost remind you of WHITE CHRISTMAS, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN or HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS…but the lyrics, that are laced with mistletoe and holly, are barbed with holiday jeer. Three women and three men (accompanied by a trio of musicians) guide us from Labor Day to New Year’s Eve lambasting a fruitcake who sees a therapist, a treetop angel who is tired of having a conifer up her backside, a man and a woman who have different aspirations about getting “in” the Rockettes, a Mr and Mrs Snowman who remain celibate for fear they might melt, a North Pole mystery ending in a Red-Nosed Reindeer Stew, a Jewish mother roasting brisket on an open fire while Jack Cohen is nipping kosher wine, the men in brown uniforms who deliver their big holiday packages, a woman who regrets having enjoyed her boyfriend’s yule log and a man left with only blue Christmas balls with which to spend his holidays. Casting, scenery, costumes, props can be as minimalistic or as complex as desired. Running time is approximately 90 minutes plus intermission and is not recommended for the younger elves.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
Seeking: 3 women and 3 men (age flexible but must be at least 25)

All must have solid singing voices and be experienced at cabaret performing. Attention to lyrics and ability to create several characters is key. Minimal dancing required but must be able to move well. Looking for 6 vivacious personalities that have chameleon-like ability and know how to put a lyric across for optimum comic effect. Versatile performers with a library of character voices preferred. Choral experience required as well. The six performers selected must be able to shine individually and work seamlessly as a unit. Think FORBIDDEN BROADWAY.

Musical style is primarily reminiscent of popular holiday songs of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s.

Be prepared with one comic up tempo song and one ballad from the classic Broadway canon or from 30s trough 60s Tin Pan Alley. (You may only be asked to sing one but please be prepared with second option) Please do not bring anything from WICKED, RENT, SPRING AWAKENING, LES MISERABLES, PHANTOM, MISS SAIGON etc.

Please bring piano/vocal sheet music (not fake book charts) that are IN THE KEY WHICH YOU SING THEM. Accompanist will be provided.



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