Christmas Revels Auditions

The Christmas Revels: An English Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Auditions May 3-4 in White River Junction, Vermont

The Christmas Revels audition process is welcoming, safe, and fun. Read the information below, and if you’d like to schedule an audition for May 3rd or 4th, click the sign up button. We would love to have you come and try out for the show!

Adult/Teen — Age 12 and up (at the time of auditions)
Child — Age 8 to 12 (as of September 1st, 2019)

I want to audition for The Christmas Revels!

While Revels uses a number of professional performers in its productions, its volunteer choruses – Adults, Teens, and Children – are at its core. Singers are drawn from the local community and have a wide range of musical backgrounds. Sight-reading is not necessary, but a good ear and the ability to memorize music and text is. Theatrical experience of some kind is helpful, but again not required; the ability to be comfortable on stage is. Although a number of Adult singers from previous productions return to audition for new shows, we value the presence of new faces in our choruses every year. We also look for a variety of ages, ancestries, sizes and personalities.


Audition requirements for Adults and Teens:

Auditions will happen in groups of up to 12 individuals, for 90-minute blocks. Prepare 1-2 verses of a traditional folk song or carol to sing unaccompanied (no “pop” material or show tunes, please). You may also be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” or “Silent Night.” The audition process also includes individual vocalization, group singing exercises, and movement/theater games. Please dress in casual clothing that will allow freedom of movement. See below for rehearsal and performance schedule information.

All successful Adult/Teen Chorus auditioners will be considered for Chorus Section Leader positions. In addition, Adult/Teen Chorus members interested in possible solo or small ensemble singing will audition for these roles in the Fall. All audition decisions will be made by the Revels North artistic team panel.

Feel free to contact Artistic Director, Nils Fredland, with questions about the audition process (fredland@revelsnorth.org).

Photos by Evan Oxenham

Audition requirements for Children:

In order to be considered for the cast of The Christmas Revels, Children must be between 8 and *12 years old as of September 1st, 2019.

Auditions will happen in groups of up to 15 individuals, for 90-minute blocks. Prepare 1-2 verses of a traditional folk song or carol to sing unaccompanied (no “pop” material or show tunes, please). You may also be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” or “Silent Night.” The audition process also includes individual vocalization, group singing exercises, and movement/theater games. Please See below for rehearsal and performance schedule information.

*Note: By the determination of the Artistic Director, 12 year-olds may be invited to join the Adult/Teen Chorus.

Feel free to contact Artistic Director, Nils Fredland, with questions about the audition process (fredland@revelsnorth.org).


Below is the schedule for the 2019 Christmas Revels (subject to change).

DRAFT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2019

Weekly on Monday evenings, September 30th through December 9th (Lebanon United Methodist Church — 18 School St, Lebanon, NH)
– Children’s Chorus 4:00 to 5:30pm
– Dance 5:45 to 6:45pm
– Adult/Teen Chorus 7:00 to 9:30pm

Full Company Rehearsal Weekend Dates:
– Saturday, September 28th
– Sunday, October 20th
– Saturday/Sunday, November 16th and 17th

Special Call Rehearsals (Schedule determined by November 1st):
Saturday, December 7th
– Saturday/Sunday, December 14th and 15th

Production Week (On stage at Lebanon Opera House):
– Monday, December 16th (Full Company Tech Night #1)
– Tuesday, December 17th (Full Company Tech Night #2)
– Wednesday, December 18th (Full Company Tech Night #3)
– Thursday, December 19th
(Full Company Run Through)
– Friday, December 20th
(Dress Rehearsal, with videographer and invited guests)

Christmas Revels 2019 Performance Schedule:

– SHOW #1: Saturday, December 21st (Matinee)
– SHOW #2: Saturday, December 21st (Evening)
– SHOW #3: Sunday, December 22nd (Matinee)
– SHOW #4: Sunday, December 22nd (Evening)
– SHOW #5: Monday, December 23rd (Matinee)

I want to audition for The Christmas Revels!

About the Show

It is December 26th in a small town in Northern England at the height of the Industrial Revolution, and workers at the textile mill are enjoying the last hours of their Christmas holiday. The factory owner, none-to-pleased with the celebratory mood, brings his workers back to the reality of their lives inside the factory walls. Despite his controlling presence, the workers are hopeful and resilient. Helped along by the hands of Fate, their ability to celebrate life’s beautiful moments prevail in the 45th annual Christmas Revels.

P.O. Box 415 Hanover, NH 03755

866-556-3083

info@RevelsNorth.org