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!
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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
Full Company Rehearsal Weekend Dates:
Special Call Rehearsals (at the Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College):
Production Week (on stage in Spaulding Auditorium):
Christmas Revels 2018 Performance Schedule:
Thursday, December 13th (evening)
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