The Theatre Company of Saugus is holding Auditions for its holiday season production, which will consist of two short shows. Both are directed by Stephen Russo:
- A Charlie Brown Christmas, by Charles M. Schultz. Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson. Stage Adaption by Eric Schaeffer. The cast members will be all children, ages 6 to 16.
- A Christmas Carol – Readers Theater. Based on the novel by Charles Dickens. The cast members will be adults with a few children.
Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday 23 & 24 October. Kids at 6:00 PM, and adults at 8:00 PM.
If you cannot make these audition dates please contact us to make other arrangements at TCSaugus@gmail.com.
Performance dates are the first two weekends of December 2017. Sat 2 Dec at 7:30 PM, Sun 3 Dec at 2:00 PM, Fri & Sat 8 & 9 Dec at 7:30 PM, and Sun 10 Dec at 2:00 PM. There will be a preview show at the annual Saugus Tree Lighting festivities on Fri 1 Dec. Tech week begins Saturday 25 November just after Thanksgiving.
Rehearsals will be mostly on Sundays, Mondays, and Wednesdays, with kids starting at 6:30 PM and adults starting at 8:30 PM. The first rehearsal is Monday 30 October.
Children auditioning for Charlie Brown should be prepared to sing a Christmas carol or any of their favorite songs. There will be some reading from the script\. There will also be a simple dance exercise.
For the Christmas Carol show, a small group of adults will play multiple roles. As this is readers theater no memorization will be required, but there will be simple staging. Voice and physicality is more important than appearance. British accents are desirable but not required at the auditions. The audition will be readings from the script.
Roles in A Charlie Brown Christmas
There are roles for five boys and six girls in Charlie Brown. Snoopy and Woodstock could be played be either boys or girls. Additional roles may be added.
- Charlie Brown
- Peppermint Patty
- Pig Pen