Summit Theatre Group open audition call for
Not Another Christmas Letter! The Musical
Book, Lyrics and Additional Music by Paul Cozby
Music and Arrangements by Laura Bergquist
Directed by Jamilee Mediak
Music Direction by Ginger Birch
December 6 & 7 evening
December 8 afternoon/evening
December 9 evening
September 5 & 6
6:00 pm, 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm
Please register for an audition time slot here: https://goo.gl/forms/yEngxNns5YDgngaG2
Walk-ins are welcome as well!
Please email [email protected]
if you cannot attend regular auditions to schedule an audition time.
Callbacks (by invitation only):
Saturday, September 8 at 1:00 pm
MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center
500 SW Longview Rd Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
Enter through Gate 2 of the college off Longview Blvd. for easy access
Not Another Christmas Letter! is an original musical comedy unfolding in a series of comic and poignant vignettes with four actors bringing many characters to life celebrating everything that drives us crazy about Christmas...and why we love it anyway. Think of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change...for the holidays. From receiving that first obnoxious Christmas letter to taking the family picture, from dealing with in-laws, to facing unassembled gifts on Christmas Eve, it shows why sometimes we want to sing “Wreck the halls!” and then why we’re wistful when Christmas is over. The action flows from the day after Thanksgiving through the early shopping days to the relatives coming over to desperately trying to get the kids down on Christmas Eve to Christmas Day.
Songs in full from the show can be heard here: https://miracleor2.com/not-another-christmas-letter/
Cast Breakdown — 3 male & 3 female adults, 2 children
MEN*: Men play different roles in each vignette. From harried husband frantically shopping for his wife, to harried dad assembling gifts on Christmas Eve. From grown brother facing the first Christmas without the parents, to a child who won’t go to sleep.
WOMEN*: Women play different roles in each vignette. Mom-on-the-edge as she organizes the family picture. Bratty teen who’s too cool for the picture. A grownup single girl facing Christmas at the kids table...again. And many more.
CHILDREN: 2 small roles for one boy and one girl age range between 8-12.
*We are looking for the adults to play two couples and one family (among other roles.) One couple age range should be 50-65’s, the second couple age range should be 35-50’s. The parents of the family age range should be 25-45’s. Ages are just suggestions, as long as you «look» the part, your specific age doesn't matter.
Bring a resume and headshot if available as well as any rehearsal conflicts.
Please bring sheet music in the key you are singing. An accompanist is provided. No singing acappella or with a device.
Adults: Please choose a song that showcases a story or tells a story. (**Please no Jason Robert Brown songs or Christmas songs.) Any song with deeper insight into a character and features your acting ability. Strong acting through singing is required of each role. Please visit the show website listed above and listen to the songs to gain some insight into style & characters included. Let your audition piece reflect something similar. Please also prepare a 1-minute maximum comedic monologue.
Children: Sing a short version of any Christmas Carol or Christmas Song.
Callbacks will include cold readings from the script and the following songs from the show. Children will not be called back.
Men: Ghosts of Christmas Past (solo) & Some Assembly Required (duet)
Women: Single Girl Christmas (solo) &Tied to Her (duet)
All: Just Like Christmas Eve
Light rehearsal schedule starting the first week of October. Most likely Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursdays evenings. We will also rehearse on Saturday, October 27 & November 17.