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Christmas Program Auditions!

September 16, 2019|6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Directors Justin and Heather Moe will be auditioning cast members for this year’s Christmas production entitled, “An Unexpected Christmas”

This is a cast-driven stage musical (as opposed to a “choir-driven” production).

An Unexpected Christmas” is coming to Forcey and we want YOU to be a part of it! We need actors for our upcoming Christmas production! Auditions are being held in the sanctuary Monday night September 16 at 6PM. There are 8 speaking roles and 8 ensemble roles. (See the list below for character breakdown). Production dates are December 13 and 14 with a potential Sunday the 15th performance (or small highlight during church services). Rehearsals will be roughly 2 nights a week starting in October with the week of Thanksgiving off. There will be a full week of rehearsals during our tech week, the week of the show.

To audition please email Justin and Heather at 92heathernicole@gmail.com to let us know you are coming and include the following information: a picture of yourself, any acting/singing experience, any major nights you are unavailable, and any role you might be interested in! Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a Christmas carol (roughly 32 bars). We will also send you a scene to look over that we will have you read with other auditionees the night of the audition. This will be a very casual audition time with lots of support from fellow Forcey members! We look forward to having a fun night seeing all of your talent!

SUMMARY

         Few words send shivers down the spine of planners like the word “unexpected.” But when a group of random travelers cross paths in an airport on Christmas Eve, any plans they think are in their control quickly disappear like visibility in a blizzard.

 

        An Unexpected Christmas is a heartfelt musical that brings people of all different paths of life together in an airport terminal on Christmas Eve when their flight is grounded overnight due to inclement weather. With the help of a little coffee, a few Christmas carols, and the final realization of what is truly important at Christmas, they discover that the crossing of their paths is anything but random as unexpected events turn their hearts to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

Download a copy of the script HERE

Character Breakdown:

  • Paige (30-50) – Wife of Steve, mother of Kaylee and Blake. Optimist, strong faith. Sings “Symphony of Joy,” “Going Home for Christmas,” and “Not This Year.” Mezzo-Soprano.
  • Caleb (18-26) – College student, outgoing and friendly, traveling to the Bahamas to spend Christmas with his friends. Harbors resentment towards his father, Michael. Has faith in God but doesn’t see how that affects his everyday life. Sings “Coffee Makes Everything Better.” Tenor.
  • Clara (55+) – Widow, traveling to her adult daughter’s house for Christmas. Losing her hearing and learning to adjust to living alone. Sings “I Need Christmas” and “Not This Year.” Alto.
  • Steve (35-55) – Husband of Paige, step-father of Kaylee and Blake. Funny, with a dash of sarcasm and a pinch of cynicism. Sings “Not This Year.” Baritone.
  • Michael (40-60) – Father of Caleb. Hard-working, loves his family, man of faith. Sings “Going Home For Christmas” and “Not This Year.” Baritone.
  • Blake (8-14. Can cast someone older to play this) – Daughter of Paige, step-daughter of Steve, sister of Kaylee. Carrie a stuffed baby bulldog in a small pet carrier. Happy, bright, precocious.
  • Kaylee (15-20) – Daughter of Paige, step-daughter of Steve, sister of Blake. Annoyed by most people and bitter about the breakup of her family. Has a hard time believing in Jesus and the Christmas story.
  • Stacy (24-35) This role is cast. Airline gate agent, kind, woman of faith, single mother, cat lover. Sings “Hymn to Him.” Soprano.
  • 8 ensemble roles that will be travelers in the airport – will sing and dance/move in all of the 10 songs. Looking for four women and four men.

See you on Monday September 16, 2019!

Date:September 16, 2019

Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location:Forcey Sanctuary

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