A memorized monologue can be presented for the audition panel separate from a group audition. Monologues must be no longer than 2 minutes and will be presented 30 minutes before your group audition time.
A group audition is required whether or not you choose to present a monologue.
Fri, Sept 14, 5:30 pm or 7:30 pm
Sat, Sept 15, 1 pm or 3 pm
Parents and cast members are required to come to the first meeting/read-through.
Cast members are required to be at all rehearsals for which they are scheduled. Pre-arranged absences are allowed but no absences are allowed during the last two weeks of rehearsal or the two weeks of show.
Parents are required to attend all parent meetings and to serve on at least one production committee.
Charlie Brown – a loveable guy, dominated by insecurities
Snoopy – Charlie’s pet beagle, happy, full of energy & sass, known for “happy dance”
Lucy – Linus’ older sister, bossy, know-it-all, very smart, a natural leader, likes Schroeder
Linus – Charlie Brown’s blanket toting best friend, shy, can speak his mind when necessary
Pig Pen – a human soil bank, raises a cloud of dust everywhere
Frieda – very proud of her naturally curly hair
Schroeder – plays the piano, Lucy’s love interest, admires Beethoven
Violet – pony tail, close friend to Lucy and Patty, collects stamps, she didn’t let Charlie kick a football
Sally – Charlie’s younger sister, has a crush on Linus
Patty – close friend to Violet, kicks down Charlie’s sand castle, punches him in the nose
Shermy – superior to Charlie in sports
Beth Bradley’s church’s Christmas pageant is predictable — every year the angel choir wears too much lipstick, the shepherds are all in their father’s bathrobes, the minister’s son is permanently cast in the role of Joseph — hardly “four-star entertainment.” But, when seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it’s up to Beth’s inexperienced mother Grace to step in. The timing couldn’t be worse, as the rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tough group of siblings from the wrong side of the tracks, descend upon the pageant, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school, and determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. The Ladies’ Aid Society members are beside themselves with disapproval, all the shepherds quit because Gladys Herdman “hits too hard”, the show is briefly re-titled “Revenge at Bethlehem”, and the church catches on fire. But Beth and her community watch in surprise as the same old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood young family.
LEADS AND SUPPORTING ROLES
Mother (Grace Bradley), lead
Imogene Herdman, lead
Beth Bradley, lead
Father (Bob Bradley), supporting
Charlie Bradley, supporting
Ralph Herdman, supporting
Leroy Herdman, supporting
Claude Herdman, supporting
Ollie Herdman, supporting
Gladys Herdman, supporting
Mrs. Armstrong, supporting
Mrs. McCarthy, supporting
Alice Wendleken, supporting
FEATURED AND ENSEMBLE ROLES
Mrs. Slocum, featured
Mrs. Clark, featured
Mrs. Clausing, featured
Hobie (Male), featured
Reverend Hopkins, featured
Elmer Hopkins, featured
Firemen (2), ensemble
Angel Choir, Baby Angels, Shepherds
Treble/Boy Soprano, ensemble
Auditions take place in groups of 10. Each group will have 30 minutes to learn and perform a dance combination. Then they will go on to a 30-minute session to perform cold readings from the script. Then the groups will join to audition vocally. Individuals will have an opportunity to sing a solo of their choice, acapella or with an accompaniment CD. However, the CD cannot include vocals.
All auditioners MUST take part in all three segments.
Auditions take place in groups of 20. Each group will warm up with improv games and then move on to cold readings from the script. You may read for as many parts as there is time available.Auditions are Closed. What does that mean? The term closed auditions means that only the audition panel can watch. As an auditioner, you are dropped off and picked up at your assigned times. Non-auditioners are not allowed to watch.
Parents are required to attend all parent meetings and to serve on at least one production committee.Fee Information There are some fees necessary to participate in a S.K.I.T. show. Some are mandatory and some are optional. S.K.I.T. Theatre is a non-profit organization. We strive to make our theatre class and productions fees as reasonable as possible so as many families as possible can participate. We only charge the fees necessary to provide quality classes, theatre training, and productions. We do not charge fees to make a profit. Before you and your student decide to audition and participate in a S.K.I.T. production, please review our fee schedule below. Required Fees Production Fee | Each student must pay a production fee. This fee partially covers the cost of our sets, props, costumes, lighting and sound as well as a show t-shirt. When cast in a S.K.I.T. production, your student also receives many additional hours of group and individual instruction time. The experience and training are tremendously valuable.