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Auditions for 'White Christmas' at the Thomaston Opera House

Upcoming auditions for Landmark Community Theatre.

 

Landmark Community Theatre will be holding auditions for its winter show, White Christmas on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 4 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Thomaston Opera House with call backs, if necessary, on Sunday, Aug. 26, at 4 p.m. Auditions are usually in the auditiorium and sometimes in the Arts Center located in the same building near the box office. Signs that day will direct you.

The show will be directed by Dan Checovetes, music direction by Holly McCann and choreographed by Jennifer Bunger. The show will open on Nov. 23 and run through Dec. 9 for a total of nine performances.

  • November 23 & 30 at 8 p.m.
  • November 24 & 25 at 2 p.m.
  • December 1, 7 & 8 at 8 p.m.
  • December 2 & 9 at 2 p.m.

Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, two iconic song-and-dance men, follow a sister act to Vermont, only to discover that the near-bankrupt lodge they were to perform at is owned by their former commanding general.

Casting requirements call for a cast of principals and ensemble and a core-dancing ensemble that must be proficient in tap.

All roles are open for audition. No appointments are necessary. For additional information you may call 860-283-8558, email: landmarkcommunitytheatre@yahoo.com or find them on Facebook.

What to Expect:

Be prepared to sing a song of your choice from the show or a song of similar style to that of the show. An accompanist will be present with music from the show, otherwise, please bring your own sheet music. Please no instrumentals on CDs, iPods, or digital recorders. Please be prepared to learn and perform a brief dance combination (tap) taught at the audition.

In addition to the principles and ensemble, there will be a core of tappers that will be used for the major tap numbers. They will not have to learn the music, nor sing at their audition. Also, they will probably rehearse at a separate time with the choreographer. It is possible to be cast in both the regular ensemble and tap ensemble, if desired.

About the Play:

With book by David Ives and Paul Blake and music and lyrics by Irving Berlin, and based of the 1954 Paramont Picture film of the same name, White Christmas tells the story of song and dance men Bob Wallace and Phil Davis, who form a successful partnership in the entertainment business after serving in World War II together.

Bob agrees to take in a nightclub act by the Haynes sisters, Betty and Judy, as a favor, so he thinks, for their brother who served with Bob and Phil in the war. Phil has always been trying to get Bob interested in a girl, usually one in the show but when he realizes that Bob is smitten with Betty, he arranges to accompany them to their show at a small Vermont Inn.

Imagine their surprise when they learn that their old commanding officer, Major General Tom Waverley, is the owner. He's sunk his savings and his pension into the venture but it has yet to snow and it looks like he's on the verge of bankruptcy.

They come up with a plan to help the General out but with series of misunderstandings, a rift forms between Bob and Betty leaving it to Phil and Judy to try and get them back together.

Casting needs for White Christmas:

  • All principal roles open for audition
  • Ensemble roles open for audition
  • Tap Dance ensemble open for audition

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