THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (abridged)
by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
Directed by Kathie Kratochvil
MCT announces auditions for the final show of its 2017 season, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS SHOW (abridged), a gloriously irreverent and zany comedy of a Christmas pageant gone horribly wrong.
The three lead comedians/actors have been cast.
We are now seeking 6-12 ensemble singer/dancer/actors to fill out the cast. These actors will be part of the “Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church Holiday Dance and Choral Ensemble.”
THE Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church Holiday Dance and Choral Ensemble is a boisterous, fun-loving group of singing/dancing actors of all ages (teens are welcome to audition) who will interact with the audience throughout the production. They will provide back-up vocals to twisted Holiday songs and a holiday rap song, as well as helping to perform a variety of comedy sketches. They will perform 2 or 3 “serving” songs (think “Be My Guest”) while bringing out a variety of holiday foods for the audience to purchase. They will also assist with an audience gift exchange. Must be willing and able to interact with an audience in an improvisational and comedic style. Will need to be able to carry and hold plates and trays of food while dancing and singing.
Sunday, Sept. 24th, 2-5 PM (Please arrive by 2 PM)
Monday, Sept. 25th, 7-9 PM (Please arrive by 7 PM)
Park Hall, 9400 Mill Street, Ben Lomond
(You only need to come to one of these)
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE THESE AUDITIONS BUT WOULD LIKE TO AUDITION, PLEASE SEND EMAIL TO:
No need for prepared materials. Come to the audition prepared to sing a few (rewritten) Holiday songs (we’ll provide), engage in a few improvisations, and dance a few silly steps. In other words, we are looking for that part of you that likes to have fun and engage in some laughter.
Rehearsals begin Oct. 2nd (6:30 to 9:30 PM) and run Monday to Thursday through November 17th. Tech/Dress Rehearsals are Monday to Wednesday, Nov. 20, 21, 22 from 6:30 to 11:00 PM. Thanksgiving (Thursday, Nov. 23rd) is an off day, with performances beginning Friday, Nov. 24th. The Holiday Dance and Choral Ensemble will need to attend about half of the rehearsals (schedule TBA) between Oct. 2nd and Nov. 17th. They must be available for all dress rehearsals and all performances.
November 24, 25, 26
December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
Park Hall, Ben Lomond
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 p.m.
Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.
The premise for this comedic show is a “Multicultural Interfaith Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant,” being held by the Saint Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church and hosted by the Saint Everybody’s Ensemble. Scheduled to perform are groups such as: The Swingle Sisters Jingle Singers (as if the Andrews Sisters never died and only sang holiday songs); The Holiday Historical Society (from the North Pole Chamber of Commerce); The North Piddle & Happy Bottom Panto Players (an English tradition!); the Holy Strollers (Holiday toddlers perform the Nativity story); as well as The Christmas Choir Boy Choir from our Our Lady of Eternal Suspicion Catholic Church. Unfortunately, it is a dark and stormy night in the San Lorenzo Valley and all the roads into the Valley have been closed (sound familiar?). Fortunately, the costume trunks and props from all the scheduled performing acts arrived before the big storm. Unfortunately, the performers can’t get into the Valley. So, the evening’s hosts must perform the show themselves! And they do, resulting in an irreverent but heartwarming trip through the winter holidays, while stepping on more than a few sacred cows and poking fun at many holiday traditions.
The production will be staged on the floor of Park Hall utilizing various platforms and audience-based staging areas. The show is highly interactive, and will be performed within and with the audience. Holiday foods will be served via a dancing/singing chorus.
Production positions are available. We are currently seeking:
1. Costume Coordinator
2. Assistant Costume Coordinator
3. Stage Crew
4. Properties Master
5. Other Assistants to help with food service
Please fill out our Volunteer Form if you’re interested in helping out: