The Grand Opera House Announces Auditions for
Christmas Treasures

 

KGOH the voice of the Grand presents: Christmas Treasures, a radio play directed and adapted for the stage by Doug Donald.  Performances are on November 27th and 28th at 7:30pm and November 29th at 2:00pm.  

 

Set in a 1940s radio studio actors and sound effects artists come together to bring to life three classic Christmas stories, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, A Child’s Christmas in Wales, and A Christmas Carol.  The cast will be comprised of 6-8 actors and 2 sound effects artists.  A keyboard player will provide live musical accompaniment and underscoring.  All actors must be versatile with the ability to voice multiple characters.  In keeping with the style of a radio play the actors will hold scripts which will also allow for a condensed rehearsal schedule. The show will be staged in a manor that in rehearsals and performances the cast will be able to maintain social distancing.  

Director: Doug Donald

Auditions are by appointment only and will be held at the Grand Opera House beginning at:
6:00pm Sunday, October 25th 
&
6:00pm Monday, October 26th.  
Please email director@thegrandoperahouse.com or call 563-588-4356 (Mon-Fri 9:00pm-4:00pm) to schedule an appointment. When emailing for an appointment please also include your phone number.

 

Actors will be asked to read individually from a side provided and sing a traditional Christmas Carol a cappella.  The show will call for the following types of voices: cartoon voices including all types of accents - except British or Irish - for RUDOLPH. CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES will be normal voices, no accents, both child (voiced by adults) and adult; and British, Irish, Scots, or Welsh accents for CHRISTMAS CAROL. The greater your vocal variety the better. 

 

To allow for greater social distancing, unlike recent past productions all rehearsals will take place on the stage at the Grand Opera House.
 

Rehearsal Schedule:
7:00pm-9:30pm November 16, 17, 18 & 23 
November 24 & 25 Technical/Dress Rehearsals call times TBD
*There will be no rehearsal on November 26th (Thanksgiving)

Performers need to be available for all rehearsals please. 

 

The production will be presented to a limited socially distanced live audience and live streamed.  The safety of all involved is our top priority and additional precautions will be taken for cast, crew, volunteers, staff, and patrons.  

 

Questions, comments and concerns can be addressed to Frank McClain at director@thegrandoperahouse.com or by calling 563-588-4256.