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Singer/Actors For Musical "Twas The Land Of The Night Before"

Schenectady, NY, United StatesID: 197560Exp: 10/3/2022

Auditions For “Twas The Land Of The Night Before” holiday family musical. Seeking actors. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: "Twas The Land Of The Night Before is a heartwarming musical family comedy about an enchanting village where everyone enthusiastically prepares for the holiday morning – all the time. Exchanging presents but never opening them, decorating and undecorating the tree, it’s all part of their simple and content daily life. Until one day, when a likeable bumbling soul wanders into the town and promises everyone he can show them all about the holiday. Along the way, Yule and his faithful sidekick Satchel, meet the various townsfolk including the Mayor, Toymaker, Ribbon Meister, a generous family, and Aristotle and Einstein, the town simpletons. Everyone loves Yule (even when he keeps doing things all wrong) and is excited about the promises he brings, except for the Teacher, who wants things to stay just the way they are – she just doesn’t trust Yule, and what he is trying to do." Additional info: Most roles are not gender or age specific. Please prepare 16 bars of an upbeat holiday song. Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. There will also be readings from the script. Production dates will be December 9 – 11 and 16 – 18. Rehearsals will be dependent upon cast availability but will likely include 2 weeknights and Sunday (probably late afternoon or late morning) in several locations.

17 roles

YuleMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A good natured, if slightly incompetent, traveler. (Adult)

SatchelBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Yule’s faithful, and somewhat savvier, sidekick.

TeacherFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Intelligent, guardian of village history, a pillar of the community. (Adult – strong vocal)

MayorBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A person proud of his/her village, a person of many accents. (Adult)

Ribbon MeisterBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

The most successful business person in town.

ToymakerBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Shopkeeper who is painfully shy. (Adult)

AristotleMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Well-meaning village simpleton, with occasional moments of intelligence. (Adult)

EinsteinMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Well-meaning village simpleton, with occasional moments of intelligence. (Adult)

Mom (and Ensemble Singer)Female18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Matriarch of typical village family.

Dad (and Ensemble Singer)Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Patriarch of same family.

Music BoxBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Watches over the toys in the shop – strong singing voice. The Toy.

Toy SoldierBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

One of the toys that comes to life. Strong singing voice required. The Toy.

DollBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Another toy that comes to life. Strong singing voice required. The Toy.

Teddy BearBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

You guessed it. Toy, comes to life, can sing. The Toy.

Douglas (and Ensemble Singer)Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Ribbon Meister’s accountant. Snappy dresser.

Brenda (and Ensemble Singer)Female18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Youthful looking “beau” of Ribbon Meister.

EnsembleBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Many of the ensemble roles have dialogue.