Character Auditions

 

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

2018 Auditions

Looking for: Carolers, Holiday Characters, & International Santas

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions seeks a cast for their 44th season!

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions is an equal opportunity employer and seeks a diverse cast.

Auditions are by appointment only 

Visit Christmas Traditions - 2018 Auditions to schedule your audition

Friday, July 20

Saturday, July 21

All positions are paid at the starting rate of $11.19 per hour for performance dates and rehearsals. 
All applicants (except for Tiny Tim) must be 16 years of age by August 1, 2018. 
If cast, you will be required to complete pre-employment testing.

Christmas Characters: Acting experience is preferred, but not necessary. An outgoing personality and the ability to cheerfully interact with the public 'in-character' is essential! Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to walk short distances outdoors throughout the day/evening in all types of weather. You will be asked to prepare a short character interpretation based on a list of Christmas Characters that will be provided for you closer to auditions.

Christmas Carolers (SATB): Candidates should be confident singers of standard SATB music, must learn music quickly and have the ability to cheerfully interact with the public in all types of weather. Singers are expected to prepare a verse and chorus of a Christmas carol to be sung a cappella during the audition.

All applicants must be available for the typical festival performance schedule during the season (Nov. 23 - Dec. 24, 2018). While flexibility in regard to prior commitments may be given to some degree, availability for performances will be given strong consideration when casting. In addition, carolers will be expected to meet for one two-hour rehearsal each week beginning in October for the purposes of learning music and developing quartet performances. Rehearsals are routinely held on either Monday or Tuesday evenings

Mandatory Rehearsal Dates:     August 25, September 29, November 4, 11, 18 - Additional dates TBA.

Typical Schedule:    

Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 PM
Fridays, 6:00-9:00 PM
Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 9:00 PM (an 8 hour call in that period)
Sundays, Noon-5:00 PM

What to Bring:  Please provide one performance resume.  Come with your calendar and/or availability for October, November, and December.

All applicants must be available Saturday and Sunday days, plus Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings from November 23 to December 24. Some conflicts can be worked around, but availability will be given strong consideration when casting.

Mandatory Pre-Festival Dates

August 25 (Saturday)

September 29 (Saturday)

November 4 (Sunday)

November 11 (Sunday)

November 18 (Sunday)

Additional dates TBA

E-mail director@stcharleschristmas.com with any questions

To learn more about the festival, and see past examples of characters, please visit www.facebook.com/stcharleschristmas

 

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