Christmas Revels Auditions

The Christmas Revels: A Venetian Celebration of the Winter Solstice

Auditions May 11th and 12th in Norwich, 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 11th or 12th, click the sign up button. We would love to have you come and try out for the show!

I want to audition!
A confirmation screen at the end of the online registration process will provide you with the link to sign up for an audition time slot.

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 & teens:

Prepare a short song or 1-2 verses of a traditional song to sing unaccompanied (no “pop” material or show tunes, please). The audition process also includes individual vocalization and a group singing exercise. See below for rehearsal and performance schedule information.

All successful Adult/Teen Chorus auditioners will be considered for 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 artistic team panel.

Audition requirements for children:

Children must be between 7 and 12 years old* when they audition. Prepare a short song or 1-2 verses of a traditional song to sing unaccompanied (no “pop” material or show tunes, please). The audition process also includes individual vocalization and a group singing exercise. 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.


Below is the schedule for the 2018 Christmas Revels (subject to change).

DRAFT REHEARSAL SCHEDULE 2018

Monday evenings, September 24th through December 3rd
– 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:
Sunday, September 30th
Sunday, October 21st
Saturday and Sunday, November 17th and 18th

Special Call Rehearsals (at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College):
December 4th through 7th

Production Week (on stage in Spaulding Auditorium):
Saturday and Sunday, December 8th and 9th (Full Company tech rehearsals)
Tuesday, December 11th (Full Company run through)
Wednesday, December 12th (Full Company dress rehearsal, with videographer and invited audience guests)

Christmas Revels 2018 Performance Schedule:

Thursday, December 13th (evening)
Friday, December 14th (evening)
Saturday, December 15th (matinee and evening)
Sunday, December 16th (matinee and evening)

I want to audition!
A confirmation screen at the end of the online registration process will provide you with the link to sign up for an audition time slot.

About the Show

It’s the height of the Renaissance, and the vibrant city of Venice is bursting with excitement! East meets West in this maritime hub, where merchants and craftsmen ply their trade alongside some of the Old World’s greatest (and not-so-great) artists and musicians. Overseeing all of this hustle and bustle is the overworked city official, the Doge.

La Vagilia di Natale, Christmas Eve, is fast approaching. The Doge, overwhelmed with governing the city and organizing its Feast of the Seven Fishes, has lost perspective. Will a tatty troupe of comedians, fresh off an unsuccessful European tour, remind the Doge to embrace the magic of his city at this most festive time of the year?

P.O. Box 415 Hanover, NH 03755

866-556-3083

info@RevelsNorth.org