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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Auditions for "White Christmas"

My pal Eddie Harbert sends along this information about the auditions this weekend for the classic holiday musical, White Christmas:
5th Avenue Theatre Company announces auditions for White Christmas on Sunday, July 25 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for principle characters only in the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium in City Hall.

Auditions for ensemble roles and children’s pre-show are scheduled for Sunday, August 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will also be in the Jean Carlo Stephenson Auditorium.

Individuals auditioning for the adult principle roles are required to sing and dance and will be reading scenes selected by the director.

The characters being cast are:

Bob Wallace: A slightly formal businessman-type in his 20s-30s.

Phil Davis: A fun-loving, energetic guy in his 20s-30s.

Betty Haynes: A young, sophisticated lady in her 20s-30s.

Judy Haynes: An outgoing, fun-loving, and energetic girl in her 20s-30s.

General Henry Waverly: A gruff but gentle, no-nonsense type of man in his 40s-60s.

Martha Watson: A funny, motherly lady who runs the inn for the general. A pleasant lady in her 40s-60s.

The story of White Christmas begins on the Western Front in World War II and then travels to New York and continues in the state of Vermont where Bob and Phil try to save the inn owned by General Waverly by having a show in the barn of the inn. Communications get skewed and the fun ensues. This fun, romantic comedy introduced great songs like White Christmas, Sisters, I Love a Piano, Snow and The Best Things Happen While You’re Dancing.

White Christmas runs December 3-5 and 10-12 with a school performance on December 9. Eddie Harbert will serve as director for the show with Mike Campbell as musical director and Kerri Easter-Stambaugh as choreographer. For more information about auditions, call 304-412-8738.


Mel Larch said...

I didn't realize there was a stage version of this until Eddie mentioned it to me a while back.

Sounds like it'll be a great holiday show!

On a slightly unrelated note, don't forget the Contemporary Youth Arts Company premieres "Bert Hellmunn Fights The Demons of the Stage" tonight at 8:00 PM. Show dates are July 22 through 24 and 29through 31 at the West Virginia State University Capitol Center Theater 123 Summers Street, Charleston

Each performance starts at 8 p.m. with tickets available at the door the evenings of the performances Tickets are $5.50 for students and seniors (65 plus) and $9.50 for adults.

Chuck Minsker said...

Mel, it was news to me, too! I just saw the film for the first time a few months back - the stage show should be lots of fun!

And thanks for the reminder about "Bert!"

Anonymous said...

Is the Sunday, August 15 for ensemble roles correct? On the City of Htgn Foundation website and the Herald Dispatch it says they are August 22nd....

Chuck Minsker said...

Yep, it's the 15th - I'll post an update soon!