Sunday, February 13, 2011

More White Christmas Audition Information

Imagination Theater is holding auditions for Irving Berlin's White Christmas Saturday, May 14th, with call-backs Sunday, May 15th.

Please come with a song prepared from the 1940's (Irving Berlin songs preferred). Audition will also consist of dance combinations and cold readings. Please come in comfortable clothes and appropriate dance shoes (Character, Jazz, and/or Tap). No acappella singing will be allowed - please provide a back-up CD or sheet music for our accompanist.

Based on the beloved and timeless 1954 film that starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen, the musical version went on Broadway for the holiday season in 2008 and 2009. This heartwarming musical adaptation features 17 Irving Berlin songs and a book by David Ives and Paul Blake.

The dazzling score features well known standards including “Blue Skies”, “I Love a Piano”, “How Deep is the Ocean” and the perennial favorite, “White Christmas.” Visit I-Tunes and search “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” for song samples.

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

This play has many ensemble parts for adults of all ages and some children. Actors interested in lead roles for Bob, Phil, Judy and Betty need to be between the ages of 20 and 35 (or look those ages) with singing and dancing experience. Supporting roles open for adults of all ages, with two roles (one man and one woman) for adults over 50, and one child role for a girl aged 8-12. Strong Tap and Jazz dancers needed for chorus parts.

Song list:
Happy Holidays
Let Yourself Go
Love And The Weather
The Best Things Happen When You’re Dancing
What Can You Do With A General?
Let Me Sing And I'm Happy
Blue Skies
I Love A Piano
Falling Out Of Love
Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me
How Deep Is The Ocean
The Old Man
White Christmas
I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm

For further information contact Vanessa at:
Foothills Dance & Performing Arts Studio
3976 Durock Rd, Suite 101
Shingle Springs, CA 95682
(530) 676-9800