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ACT1 Theater announces auditions for our holiday events in downtown Alpharetta:

City of Alpharetta Holiday Events
Tree Lighting December 1st and the Magical Winter Village December 8th

 Strolling Holiday Characters
Madrigal Singers

 Auditions: Adults 18 & Over Only October 6th, 10 AM – 12 PM

Full Audition InformationHoliday Audition Sides  *  Audition Form (Adult)

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Please download and review the full audition information including sides and songs available on the ACT1 Theater website.

What will you be looking for?
We are looking for participants in two groups; one will be well-loved and recognized Christmas characters who will stroll downtown for photo opportunities with event attendees and the second opportunity will be to audition for a Christmas Caroling/Madrigal a capella group.

What will auditions be like?
You will be brought in for a cold reading in the form of a monologue. It’s known as “cold reading”, because you’re not expected to memorize anything in advance. However, you are encouraged to review the monologues in advance and be mentally prepared. You may be asked to perform more than one reading. In addition, you will be asked to perform a few exercises to help us evaluate your physical ability to portray certain characters.

You will then, if you are choosing to be considered for a madrigal singer role, go into another room to be evaluated on vocal quality and facial expression. The indicated carols are to be performed a cappella with only the melody line. You may be asked to perform more than one carol; review should be easy, they are all commonly known carols.

Among the things we’ll be looking for are:
•          Energy – can we hear the interest and excitement in your voice?
•          Facial Expression – Does it match the words you’re reading?
•          Character – Can you “be” the person you’re reading?
•          Improvisation – ability to interact with the public in a relaxed way and be creative?

Casting calls will be made October 8th. If we were not able to use you this time, you will receive an email. If you are not cast, please do come out to audition for other shows!

What are the roles available?

1. Strolling Characters – greet attendees, accept photo ops 4 to 6 PM Dec. 1st and 8th.

  • The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Ralphie from A Christmas Story
  • Scrooge and Ghost of Christmas Present
  • Three Wise Men with gifts
  • Buddy the Elf
  • Charlie Brown characters
  • Elsa, Anna & Olaf from Frozen

2. Singers – 6 to 10, strolling and stationary groups, 4 – 5 vocal ranges, Perform 4 to 6 PM Dec. 1st and 8th. We will be looking for 6 – 10 singers representing all vocal ranges. Singers will be dressed in period costumes and may be stationary and/or strolling, depending on the City’s desires.

What about rehearsals?
Rehearsals are scheduled presently on 10/15, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12. 11/19 and 11/26 from 7 – 8:30 PM.  Fewer or additional rehearsals may be scheduled dependent on the availability of cast members their roles.

What about….?
For any other questions, please email Melody Cookson, Managing Director, at melody.l.cookson@gmail.com