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Auditions for Christmas show planned

By Staff | Sep 22, 2014

The Old Opera House Theatre and Arts Centre in Charles Town will be staging the musical A Christmas Story, this holiday season and will be holding auditions on Sunday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.

The entire cast includes approximately 25 actors, two men, one woman and two boys (playing one role each), and an ensemble of six men, five women, five boys and four girls.

The Old Opera House Theatre is searching for talented kids who can sing, dance and act between the ages of 7 and 14; being under 5′ in height is a plus. In addition to the lead role of Ralphie, there are several other supporting and ensemble roles to be filled by both boys and girls. Auditions are first-come-first-serve, with a limited number of roles available. Performers are asked to come prepared to sing a Broadway or Disney style show tune. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Performers should also dress in comfortable clothing that allows them to move and dance.

Every young performer (under age 16) that auditions will be entered into a drawing to win a prize. Two lucky winners will receive one of the following: Tuition for one of the Old Opera House’s Acting, Dance or Voice studio classes* or Tickets to see A Christmas Story, The Musical.

See the Old Opera House’s webpage for more information on OOH studio classes

Rehearsals for the show will begin shortly after the auditions are completed. Performances run Dec. 4 14.

A Christmas Story, The Musical will be directed by Steven Brewer, managing/artistic director of the Old Opera House, with Musical Direction by Dr. Bobb Robinson and Choreography by Christine Galante.