Open auditions for our winter show, A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles M. Schultz, will be held on Tuesday, October 17 and Wednesday, October 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the theatre.
ABOUT THE SHOW Presented as a live, verbatim recreation of the television special from Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, A Charlie Brown Christmas follows Charlie as he attempts to overcome the materialism of the holiday season by directing a Christmas pageant. As his efforts to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas fir tree fail, he turns to his best friend Linus to discover the real meaning of Christmas.
Performances (which will run approx. 30-45 minutes) will be held December 1-3 and 8-9 with the possibility of multiple performances on the weekend (TBD). Actors will be expected to be fully-available during all tech rehearsals (the week prior).
PREPARATION Since this production is a recreation of the movie, there are two musical numbers, both of which require little musical skill. All adults interested in auditioning must prepare :30 of a dramatic lip sync. What does that mean? Find a song you know and love and lip sync to it as over-the-top as you can. Don’t be shy - the more ridiculous the better! Check out this video for a better idea of what we’re looking for. Find your song on YouTube, Spotify, or bring in a CD. Audition sides will also be provided. The only required skill is that you were once 8 years old; a comfort level with improv and/or being in front of a child audience is preferred.
If you are interested in auditioning but have a conflict, please contact us at email@example.com.
CAST (5-6M; 5-6W) While this is a children's show, all characters will be cast with adults. Characters include:
Charlie Brown Snoopy* Lucy Frieda Pig Pen Linus Sally Violet Shermy Schroeder Patty
MUSICIANS WANTED Gaslight is also seeking musicians to play in our live jazz trio during each of the performances. If you play piano, upright or electric bass, or drums, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message us on Facebook!
Gaslight does not discriminate in casting on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion or religious creed, disability, gender, sexual orientation or identity.
There are two buildings in the East End Centre on Heinz Drive, and our theatre is located in the center of the one anchored by Gabe's. Look for our flashing lights or the sign for the laundromat (we're right next door!).
200 East End Centre • Heinz Drive Wilkes-Barre, PA • (570) 266-8565