auditions:

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ABOUT THE SHOW:
Welcome to the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody's Non-Denominational Universalist Church, where all faiths are welcome because we'll believe anything. But there's a problem: none of the acts scheduled to perform have arrived, so three members are pressed into service to perform the entire Variety Show and Christmas Pageant by themselves. An irreverent yet heartwarming trip through the holidays, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) is festive, funny, physical, family fun as these Three Wise Guys send up and celebrate our favorite holiday traditions.

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR:
THREE high-energy and flexible ACTORS needed. 

MALE OR FEMALE
20-45 years old

ALEX:  One of three actors playing themselves (real names will be used), but skewed through a satirical lens. Thus, improv, pantomime, mimicry, and musical skills are a must. MUST play guitar. There are comedic songs included in the script, which all three actors will need to "sing." All three actors must be adept at making the show appear improvised, so must be comfortable working with a live audience, breaking the fourth wall, and adding different information to the script based on audience response are necessary. This is a high-energy show that once begun, does not stop (except for intermission!).

DREW:  One of three actors playing themselves (real names will be used), but skewed through a satirical lens. Thus, improv, pantomime, mimicry, and musical skills are a must. There are comedic songs included in the script, which all three actors will need to "sing." All three actors must be adept at making the show appear improvised, so must be comfortable working with a live audience, breaking the fourth wall, and adding different information to the script based on audience response are necessary. This is a high-energy show that once begun, does not stop (except for intermission!).

TAYLOR:  One of three actors playing themselves (real names will be used), but skewed through a satirical lens. Thus, improv, pantomime, mimicry, and musical skills are a must. There are comedic songs included in the script, which all three actors will need to "sing." All three actors must be adept at making the show appear improvised, so must be comfortable working with a live audience, breaking the fourth wall, and adding different information to the script based on audience response are necessary. This is a high-energy show that once begun, does not stop (except for intermission!).

No pay. Non-union.

WHAT TO PREPARE:
1-minute comedic monologue, A few bars of your favorite holiday tune, to be sung a capella.
Headshot and resume.

THE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals are generally Monday-Thursday evenings from 7-10 pm, and occasionally Saturday mid-morning/afternoon when needed. Rehearsals begin the week of October 2nd. Opening week rehearsals are Monday, November 6- Friday, November 10, 7-10 pm.

PERFORMANCES:
November 11 - December 17. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm, and Thursday, December 14 at 7 pm, followed by a Q & A. NO PERORMANCES ON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND.

LOCATION:
Auditions, rehearsals and performances all happen at 1316 Cabrillo Ave in downtown Torrance, 90501.

TO GET AN APPOINTMENT:
Please email CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com to get your appointment time. Space is limited!

THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (ABRIDGED) is presented through special Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. 

The Torrance Theatre Company is a program of the Cultural Services Division of the Torrance Community Services Department.www.TorranceCA.Gov. Sponsored in part by Friends of Torrance Theatre Company

 

AUDITION BASICS:

Auditions are often by APPOINTMENT ONLY, but sometimes they are held as OPEN CALLS. Please take special note of each individual announcement and follow the instructions therein. Appointments (and all communications regarding auditions) are handled through CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com

Interested actors should ALWAYS bring a current resume and headshot, even if they have submitted it online. It is also wise to bring your calendar, so that you can clearly and accurately relay to the production team any possible conflicts with the production calendar. 

If there are age restrictions, they will be listed on the notice.

The following is a general guideline for auditions, but, again, you should consult the audition announcement for any special instructions. 

FOR MUSICALS:

Interested actors should prepare 16 bars from a musical and bring sheet music in the appropriate key, with all the requisite cuts, etc. clearly marked, in a binder, if possible.

No acappella singing, no original songs, and often it is best to find something in the vein of the particular show for which you are auditioning. 

For the dance call of a musical, you should come warmed up, with the appropriate dance attire and shoes. No bare feet or flip-flops, no baggy clothing.

FOR plaYs:

Interested actors generally will be asked to prepare a brief comedic or dramatic monologue. (NO original works please.)

sign-up for the casting email blast:

By submitting your email, it will put you on our new casting email blast list. You will receive info on all six auditions for our season, and any special events that we are auditioning for.

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If you have questions, please contact us at CASTING@TorranceTheatreCompany.com