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White Christmas

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MUSICAL – Singers Bob Wallace and Phil Davis join sister act Betty and Judy Haynes to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into General Waverly, the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Approximate Duration: 2 Hours 20 Minutes

Thursday December 17
Friday December 18
Saturday December 19 Matinee
Saturday December 19
Monday December 21
Tuesday December 22

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White Christmas – December Audition Information

Audition Dates: Vocals October 5&6, Dance October 7
Callbacks October 10 by invitation only
Director: Taunia Wheeler

A few things to note:

  • Audition songs must be kept to 60 seconds or less. Time limit will be enforced.
  • You must bring your own accompanist or a track (no backup 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 17-22*. There will not be double-casting therefore actors must be available for all performances.
    *There is a strong possibility of adding a performance for this production. Please mark the dates noted on the calendar clearly.

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AUDITION NOTICES

There is ONE role for a Girl age 9-12. All other roles will be cast from Women & Men ages 15+. All roles are open.

Learn about the show, including available roles, by visiting THIS LINK.

The director would like you to know that you do NOT need to be a dancer to audition for ‘White Christmas’. Everyone is welcome to audition.

— Come prepared to sing no longer than 60 seconds of music in a Broadway style. You must bring your own pianist or recorded music (no backup vocals).

— Auditioners may be requested at auditions to do a cold read from the script.

— Include a 4×6 color headshot with your audition form.

— Auditions take place at Vernal Theatre: LIVE located at 40 East Main in Vernal. Enter through the main doors on the north side. 

— Vernal Theatre: LIVE reserves the right to have a background check done on all cast and crew members.

— Please review the Rehearsal Schedule below, including additional performance date options.

— Email the theatre at vernaltheatre@gmail.com to schedule an 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. Or consider joining the Production Team! We are looking for several people to help with stage construction, running lights & sound, helping with props & costumes, etc. We are willing to train anyone ages 14+ who wants to be involved.

Email any questions to vernaltheatre@gmail.com.

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TENTATIVE Rehearsal Schedule 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 after auditions and casting.

 

Rehearsal Schedule and Audition Form Downloads

AUDITION TIPS FOR OUR 2020-2021 SEASON
 ​We had an incredible Season 4 at Vernal Theatre: LIVE and cannot wait to have an even better Season 5. 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. 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 90 seconds starting from your first line. And 90 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.

 

 

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/DcoNqNQT8XU1pvKc7

 

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White Christmas
December 17-22
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