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Young performers sought for ‘A Christmas Carol’ musical

By From page A4 | September 16, 2011

Davis Musical Theatre Company’s Young Performers will hold auditions for “A Christmas Carol” on Monday and Tuesday.

Under the direction of Jan Isaacson, the Dickens classic about Scrooge’s transformation gets the full Broadway treatment. This show has emotional power and pure joy, thanks to the marvelously told story and score filled with beautiful melodies and emotional lyrics, including the song “A Place Called Home” (Music Theatre International).

Auditions will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. each day at the DMTC Performing Arts Center, 607 Pena Drive, Davis, with select call-backs on Wednesday. Auditions require singing, acting and dancing at the director’s discretion, so auditioners should arrive with appropriate shoes, as well as sheet music of a song they are prepared to sing. Do not use a song from the show. A piano accompanist will be provided; no recorded music or a capella singing.

Actors ages 7 through 17 may participate. Eighteen-year-old high school students also are encouraged to participate. No experience is required, but selection is by audition. Those cast in the production must pay a $75 participation fee plus costuming cost, and parents must volunteer for 25 hours. Scholarships are available.

The general rehearsal schedule will be 4:30 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, beginning Sept. 26. Performances will be on weekends from Nov. 12 to Dec. 4. There is one school outreach performance scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 1, at 9:15 and noon.

For more information, visit dmtc.org or call (530) 756-3682.

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