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THE forgotten carols

SPONSORED BY: CEDAR BEAR LIQUID-HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

MUSICAL – The Forgotten Carols stage performance tells the story of Connie Lou, a nurse whose empty life is changed when Uncle John, a new patient she is attending, recounts the story of Christ’s birth as told by little known characters in the nativity story. The accounts from the Innkeeper, the Shepherd and others help the nurse discover what the world has forgotten about Christmas, ultimately encouraging her to open her heart to the joy of this special season. Told by an all-local cast!

Approximate Duration: 2 Hours 15 Minutes

Audition Information

AUDITION INFORMATION

Audition Dates: October 17 & 18
Callbacks October 19, by invitation
Director: Danni Harrison

A few things to note:

  • Songs must be memorized and kept to 60 seconds or less. Time limit will be enforced.
  • Auditioners must provide their own pianist or back up track without vocals.
  • Be prepared to completely fill out the rehearsal calendar at your audition with any and all conflicts that may arise during rehearsal. The production team is sacrificing time to be at rehearsals and it is pointless to rehearse with no one there. Be clear on your conflicts. Any conflicts reported after casting may result in a change of role or require withdrawal from the show. (A tentative rehearsal schedule is attached below. Please know that this is subject to change based on need & availability of cast members.)
  • Performances are December 16-22. This show will not be double-cast therefore actors must be available for all performances.

 

AUDITION NOTICES​

  • Auditions will be held October 17 & 18 from 7p to 9p. Callbacks held by invitation October 19.
  • Roles are available for men & women ages 14+. There are two non-singing roles (one man and one woman). All roles are open.
  • Email vernaltheatre@gmail.com to sign up for an audition time. 
  • Prepare a section of a Broadway song cut to 60 seconds or less. Time limit will be enforced.
  • Bring a recent headshot – 4×6 color.
  • Be prepared to completely fill out the audition form, including the rehearsal calendar with a list of conflicts between November 1 and December 22. 
  • All auditions are held at Vernal Theatre: LIVE, located at 40 E Main Street in Vernal.
  • Video auditions are accepted. Email vernaltheatre@gmail.com for information on how to submit your audition and what you will need to submit.

CAST
John
Constance
Dr. Halifax (non-singing)
Sarah
Man in Uniform, Cabby, Uncle Ted, Jerry, Marty
Lillian, Policewoman, Jail Clerk, Meggan (non-singing)
Choir 

 

NOTES
— For the production of THE FORGOTTEN CAROLS, we will have a small choir. The tentative plan is to rehearse the first two weeks of October and then periodically after that as needed until performances. Please know this may change subject to availability of choir members after casting.

  • A parent/guardian of every auditioner age 14-15 will need to attend the first cast meeting.

    Remember to email vernaltheatre@gmail.com to schedule your audition time.​ 

    We hope you have an enjoyable experience auditioning and if you do not get cast, please come see the show and audition for future productions. We are also looking for people to help on the production team. If this is something you are interested in, please let us know either by emailing the theatre or filling out the Google form below (scroll past the audition info).

    Email any questions to vernaltheatre@gmail.com. Do not reach out to the production team individually.

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    TENTATIVE Rehearsal Schedule attached below. Please know that we are very aware of your time and our own. We will cancel rehearsals if we don’t need them and make sure that your time at the theatre is well-spent. Specific people & groups will only need to come specific days and times. Those will be determined and set after auditions and casting.

     

    Rehearsal Schedule and Audition Form Download

    AUDITION TIPS FOR OUR 2022-2023 SEASON
     ​We had an incredible Season 6 at Vernal Theatre: LIVE and cannot wait for Season 7. Below are a few tips and tricks that will help you prepare for auditions. Enjoy and we’ll see you at auditions!

    1. Know the expectations and follow them. Read the notices that are posted – every audition is different and may require different things to be prepared. Come ready and knowing what the director expects you to give.

    2. Confidence. It sounds simple but it takes practice. Walk in the door with your held head high. Be wary of shuffling feet. You don’t get sympathy points if you’re nervous, not feeling well, or having a bad day. Don’t apologize – leave it outside the door. You are being sized up the minute you walk in, so practice good posture and body language before you arrive. And don’t forget to smile – that’s the lasting impression you want to leave.

    3. Personality. Let it shine through!

    4. Connection. Make one with the character you’re portraying and the production team. Be memorized on your audition material. Don’t ask who they (the production team) are. Introductions waste time, time you could use for showing off your acting chops. They are there to do their job, just like you’re there to do your job. You are equals. You’re selling, and they’re buying. Treat them with respect and courtesy, and they’ll do the same.

    5. Stick to the time limit. If you prepared a monologue or a song, you (usually) get 60 seconds starting from your first line. And 60 seconds is plenty. So as to be respectful of everyone’s time, cut down your monologue or song. Rehearse with a stopwatch to measure how long it is. Then when you get to the audition, you won’t be rushed. And if they cut you off, don’t take it personally. It doesn’t mean you’re bad, it means they need to give everyone else time to show too.

    6. Do not reach out to the production team personally. Auditions are nerve-wracking and a lot of work – both for auditioners and the production team. Do not reach out to any member of the production team about auditions in any way – even if they are your friend. If you have questions, contact the theatre. 

     

     

    Want to be involved but don’t want to audition?

    Maybe you did theatre in high school or are looking for a creative outlet, maybe your family is auditioning and you want to spend this time with them but don’t feel up to singing and dancing. Maybe you want a shorter time commitment or to learn something new – a Production Team is the spot for you! We are always looking for individuals to participate on our Production Teams. You can be part of a crew or be a leader, there is a spot for you. Just fill out the form linked below or email vernaltheatre@gmail.com to learn about opportunities for upcoming productions. We’d love to have you!

    Production team form: https://forms.gle/zerXivD8Vzbd5nE78