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September 13, 2011 > Auditions for A Christmas Carol

Auditions for A Christmas Carol

Submitted By Andrea M Gorham

Curtain Call Performing Arts is very proud to announce the return of our, critically acclaimed, "A Christmas Carol." Called by The New York Times, "A tonic for adults, and for children a transfixing journey," this spectacular musical extravaganza ran for ten years at Madison Square Garden, complete with falling snow, exuberant dances by famed choreographer Susan Stroman, flying ghosts and a magnificent set which recreated the streets, graveyards, homes and buildings of Dickensian London.

In 2004, this version became the basis of an NBC Hallmark Entertainment special (teleplay adaptation by Lynn Ahrens) featuring Kelsey Grammer as Scrooge, and an array of stars including Jason Alexander, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Geraldine Chaplin, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Ruthie Henshall. But even without starry casts and spectacular trappings, this "A Christmas Carol" retains its emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously-told story by Ockrent and Ahrens, and the Menken/Ahrens score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics. In fact, their song "A Place Called Home" has become a holiday standard.

Our 2011 production will be a musical spectacular-filled with flying ghosts, special affects and a live orchestra. What will make this year's "A Christmas Carol" even more special is that fact that we are bringing the show back to San Leandro and performing in the new, $20.8 million Arts Education Center located on the San Leandro High School Campus. Roles for male and female adults are available.


Open Auditions
Saturday, September 17
10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
San Leandro High School Arts Education Center
2200 Bancroft Ave., San Leandro


Dance Auditions
Monday, September 19
7 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Perform 32 bars of a song from any musical of your choice. Bring your music scored for piano. Pianist provided. Dance shoes for dance auditions. Please provide resume with a 4" x 6" (or smaller) Head Shot.


Children's Audition
Saturday, Sep 17
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Come prepared with an audition song of 32 bars of song.
All Actors: grades 3rd - 8th. Youth actors auditioning for major roles attend this audition.

Tuition: $100 (tuition is due the first day of rehearsal)

Show Dates: Dec 16 - Dec 24; school performances Dec 22

Visit our website - www.curtaincallperformingarts.org - for detailed information and to download audition paperwork.

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