Audition Notice: A Charlie Brown Christmas
WHO CAN AUDITION: Anyone 18+
SYNOPSIS: The classic animated television special A Charlie Brown Christmas comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanut's gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.
AUDITIONS: October 2nd & 3rd 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Please be prepared to perform a cold reading from the script.
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Rhode Center for the Arts: 514 56th St. Kenosha WI
Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 9th, and will run from 6:30PM – 9:00PM Monday through Thursday (Potential Friday, Saturday, and Sunday rehearsals if necessary). Note: Not all actors will be called for every rehearsal.
PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Friday, Dec 1, 7:30PM Saturday, Dec 2, 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sunday, Dec 3, 2:00PM Friday, Dec 8, 7:30PM Saturday, Dec 9, 2:00PM & 7:30PM Sunday, Dec 10, 2:00PM Friday, Dec 15, 7:30PM Saturday, Dec 16, 2:00PM & 7:30PM
Role Requirements: Some singing and dancing/movement will be required in the show.
Charlie Brown – Age range 18+ to play age 8.
The every man; with ever-changing moods; both befriended and ostracized by all; a loser-yet-leader who is often depressed but rises out of every downfall with shining hope and determination. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Snoopy – Age range 18+.
Charlie Brown’s pet beagle. A happy dog; full of energy, imagination, and sass; known for his “happy dance” and his many alter-egos. Snoopy is very popular in the neighborhood. A physical, more than speaking, role: physicality and improve a must, terrible impressions a plus. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Lucy – Age range 18+ to play age 9.
Linus’s older sister; bossy and a know-it-all, but very smart and a natural leader; has a crush on Schroeder; is ready to be older than her age; interests include psychiatry and real estate. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Linus – Age range 18+ to play age 8.
Charlie Brown’s blanket-toting best friend; Sally’s love interest; the most insecure but the smartest of all the characters; an intellectual, a philosopher, a theologian. Slight lisp. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Sally – Age range 18+ to play age 6.
The youngest of the group, with a very young sounding voice; Charlie Brown’s little sister who has a crush on Linus; is adorable and spunky but often overreacts to situations. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Schroeder – Age range 18+ to play age 8.
A piano prodigy (this could be mimed, if the person cast not a piano player); Lucy’s love interest; an admirer of Beethoven; Charlie Brown’s second-best friend after Linus. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Pig Pen – Age range 18+to play age 8.
Known for attracting dust, making him very filthy, but with a good heart. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Frieda – Age range 18+ to play age 8.
The girl who brags about her “curly hair”; a total diva. Character voice. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Violet – Age range 18+ to play age 9.
Lucy and Patty’s best friend; a mean and snobby girl. Character voice. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Patty – Age range 18+ to play age 9.
Not to be confused with Peppermint Patty. Best friend to Lucy and Violet; sometimes bullies the others. Character voice. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.
Shermy - Age range 18+ to play age 8.
A friend of Charlie Brown’s. Very dry; bemoans that he has to play a shepherd in the play every year. Dance experience required. Ethnicity: All Ethnicities.