Auditions 

for the Sharon Playhouse production of

Charlie Brown Christmas

By Charles M. Schulz

Based on the television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson

Stage Adaptation by Eric Schaeffer

 

Directed by Michael Kevin Baldwin

Choreographed by Will Nash Broyles

Auditions:

Sunday, November 14, 2021

This is a production that will feature local teens (ages 12-18).  All individuals interested in auditioning will have to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination.  All adults working on this production will be vaccinated.  There is no fee to participate.  It is possible that not all actors who audition will be cast.

 

Audition Safety Details: 

During the indoor auditions, all people will remain masked. When individuals are in the audition room acting or singing from the script, they may be asked to remove their mask.  If doing so, they will be a minimum of 10 feet from any other person, for no longer than 5 minutes. 

 

Auditions Round 1: Sunday, November 14, 10am-11:30am 

Those auditioning will be assigned a 5-minute slot between 10am and 11:30am.   During the 5-minute time slot, actors will perform a monologue and sing a short song.  See below for the audition materials that actors should prepare.

 

Auditions Round 2: Sunday, November 14, 1pm-3pm

All individuals auditioning will be called during this time.  This block of time will consist of a group movement audition and reading from the script.

 

General Rehearsal Details:

General rehearsals will take place between Monday, November 29 and Monday, December 13.  During this time, all actors will remain masked. Rehearsals will take place a few weekday evenings per week between 6:30-8:30pm and one weekend day for 4 hours. The rehearsal time will total about 20 hours in this two week period.  A conflict sheet will be filled out at auditions so that a master schedule can be crafted.

 

Tech and Performance Details:

In Tech Rehearsals and Performances all actors will be UNMASKED.  

Tech Rehearsals will be from 5:00pm-9:00pm
Tuesday December 14
Wednesday December 15
Thursday December 16 


Performances will be:
Friday December 17 at 7:00pm
Saturday December 18 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, December 19 at 3:00pm

The actor’s call time will be 90 minutes before curtain.

 

Roles Available:

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, Pig Pen, Frieda, Schroeder, Violet, Sally, Patty, and Shermy

Audition Materials

For your 5-minute time slot in round 1 of auditions, actors should prepare two things: a monologue and a song.

 

  1. The Monologue: please prepare one of the following monologues.  The monologues DO NOT NEED TO BE MEMORIZED - actors can hold the paper in their hands.  Choose the monologue that most excites you - any individual can perform any monologue, regardless of gender expression.

  2. The Song: please be prepared to sing this short clip from the song, “Just One Person.”  This DOES NOT NEED TO BE MEMORIZED - actors can hold the paper in their hands.  Actors will sing with the accompaniment track

Click below for audition materials:

To sign-up to audition for A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Sharon Playhouse, please complete the following Google Form: 

Once you have submitted the Google Form, you will be contacted with your 5-minute time slot for Round 1 of Auditions. 

Reminder: all individuals are called for Round 2 of auditions from 1-3pm.

 

Questions?  Email Michael Kevin Baldwin at educationsharonplayhouse@gmail.com