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Legends & Lanterns®/Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®


Auditions are currently closed and will reopen in Spring 2023. Interested in joining our illustrious cast? We welcome you to join us for Legends & Lanterns® October 15 - 30th, and Christmas Traditions® November 25th - December 24th to experience the magic of the festivals. We can't wait for you to join us!


Legends & Lanterns®: A “Spirited” Journey Through Halloween History

Heading into its seventh season, Legends & Lanterns® brings to life some of the most iconic villains, witches, and ghouls from history and folklore. They have decided to make Main Street their new favorite “haunt”…but don’t worry, these silly apparitions have more treats to offer than tricks, and they look forward to providing the exp-EERIE-ence of your life (of afterlife).

Performance Dates: NOTE: Individuals auditioning for Legends & Lanterns® MUST be available for the duration of ALL performance dates

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®

Welcome to the place where Christmas past comes to life! For 48 seasons, Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® has used a unique blend of history, storytelling, and fairytale whimsy to transport visitors back in time to a world of yuletide nostalgia and fantasy where reindeer fly, dapper carolers share a holiday tune, and international figures share the customs of their native cultures.

Performance Dates: NOTE: Individuals auditioning for Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® should make every effort to be available for the duration of ALL performance days. While some conflicts may be accommodated, availability will be a deciding factor when casting.

What to Prepare for Your Audition:

Look over the list of available character roles once they are posted.

For your audition, choose up to two (2) available characters for EACH festival you wish to be considered for (i.e. if you are auditioning for both Legends & Lanterns® AND Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®, you may present up to four characters). Prepare a 90-second performance for each role, giving a taste of what it would be like to interact with your character during the event. Present each of your chosen characters’ personalities in a unique, engaging, and entertaining way. Show us what you would bring to the role. Be creative!

What to Bring to the Audition: A full list of conflicts with the festival rehearsal/performance schedule. A current resume and headshot are encouraged, but not required.

Am I Required to Audition for Both Festivals?: No. Though this audition is casting performers for both Legends & Lanterns® and Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®, if you are only interested in being considered for one, you will note that preference at the end of the appointment sign-up process.


We look forward to seeing you at auditions! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Festival Director Ryan Cooper at rcooper@discoverstcharles.com