Auditions have been held! Thank you for all that auditioned, the cast list can be found on the show page

 

It’s just days before Christmas at Santa’s Workshop and a big blizzard has snowed everybody in! But there’s still work to be done — like getting the elves and reindeer in the proper holiday spirit with song, dance, and big belly laughs. So, elf hosts Holly Daze and Mistletoe Merryman decide the North Pole’s annual talent show must go on… line!

Mrs. Claus, the pun-loving Ruby the Red-Lipped Reindeer, and Old St. Nick himself join the hosts online to help judge this reality TV spoof. Bitterly cold Jack Frost and Snow Queen hack their way into the contest, but even they can’t take the warmth and good spirit out of this friendly competition!

 

AUDITION INFORMATION

Children ages 5 – 18 (high school seniors) may audition. Complete and submit an audition form. Choose 2 sides (audition readings) from the selections provided to perform as well as 30 seconds of a Christmas song. Video record yourself (don’t forget to say who you are!) performing the sides and the song, and submit to directors Shawn Smith and Cynthia Higginson by Friday, November 6th at 6:00 p.m. by uploading to Dropbox here. Make sure to include your name in the video title as well! The audition form and video must be submitted by 6 p.m. November 6th to be considered for a role. Callbacks will occur via ZOOM on November 7th.

To recap, auditioning is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Fill out the audition form
  2. Record yourself performing 2 of the sides (audition readings) from the selections provided and sing a 30 second Christmas song. Don’t forget to say who you are!
  3. Submit your video to the Dropbox. Include your full name in the video file title!

Make sure to submit BEFORE 6 p.m. on November 6th!

Email questions to stcsantasworkshop@gmail.com.

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS
(all can be any gender except Santa, Mrs. Claus, Ruby, Jack Frost, and Snow Queen)

HOLLY …………………………..elfin co-host; full of holiday cheer
MISTLETOE …………………….another host
SANTA CLAUS …………………jolly and caring, with a fondness for milk and cookies
MRS. CLAUS …………………..warm and welcoming, but worried about the seasonal workload
RUBY ……………………………the red-lipped reindeer, loves bad puns
JINGLE ………………………….Bell’s elfin twin
BELL …………………………….Jingle’s other half
JACK FROST ……………………ornery spirit of winter
SNOW QUEEN …………………chilly-hearted queen of the cold
MERRY ………………………….exuberant toymaker
JOY ………………………………perky toymaker
JOLLY ……………………………another toymaker
TINSEL ………………………….caretaker of Santa’s reindeer
DONNER ………………………..reindeer; excitable
BLITZEN ………………………..reindeer; hates being last
VIXEN ……………………………reindeer; snarky, always hungry
DASHER ………………………..reindeer; very fast
DANCER ………………………..reindeer; likes to dance
PRANCER……………………….reindeer; likes to prance
CUPID …………………………..reindeer; very supportive
COMET ………………………….reindeer; the fastest of all
GINGER …………………………elfin baker and sweets-maker
COOKIE …………………………elfin baker
SUGAR PLUM ………………….elfin baker

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

NOTE: All “in-person” rehearsals are subject to change to Zoom rehearsals (STC discretion). We will notify the cast of any changes at least two hours prior to rehearsal.

In-person rehearsals will be held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. STC has developed procedures to safely conduct in-person rehearsals including social distancing, mask wearing, and contact tracing. This information will be discussed further at the parent meeting.

  • November 9th – Parent meeting/read through (via Zoom).
  • November 10th-12th – in-person rehearsals for character development. These will be smaller groups.
  • November 16th – in-person vocal rehearsal.
  • November 17th-19th – Zoom rehearsals. Work on stage direction.
  • November 23rd-24th – in-person rehearsal to polish.
  • November 30th-December 4th – Zoom dress rehearsals.
  • December 5th – record the show.

 

ZOOM SYSTEM REQUIRMENTS

All cast will be required to have their own device with the ability to access Zoom. If you do not have access to this technology, please reach out to stcsantasworkshop@gmail.com so we can find a solution for you!

If you have questions regarding the system requirements to run Zoom on your device, please click here.