The funniest show ever that will make you cry. Set in Truvy's beauty salon in a small town in Louisiana. All the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done while sharing the latest gossip and joys of friendship. The play is alternately hilarious and touching as it moves from the excitement of Shelby's wedding to sadness as friends mourn her loss. The sudden realization of their mortality deeply affects the women, but also draws on the underlying strength—and love—which give the play, and its characters, the special quality to make them truly touching, funny and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad. These women are true steel magnolias: Southern Belles who are flowery on the outside, but strong as steel on the inside.
Written by Robert Harling.
Directed by Cheryl Loudd
Blending seven original songs with traditional Christmas carols, this show is full of holiday spirit! All your favorite fairytale characters take on new roles to retell this adaptation of A Christmas Carol that's surprisingly true to the original, yet unlike you've ever seen it before! You'll never know who will show up next when the Big Bad Wolf as Ebenezer Scrooge meets the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold. Midas warns Big Bad that he'll be visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole and the Queen of Hearts respectively). The ghosts make Scrooge realize what a scoundrel he's been to the Charming (or Crachit) family - including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel and Tabitha, their Little Match Girl - and help him remember what the Christmas spirit is all about.
Auditions for The Fairy Tale Christmas Carol, the Musical are Sunday, Oct. 11 from 3-6pm and Monday from 6:30-9 at the Pearl Theater. The show has many featured roles with some that will be doubled, plus featured dancers and singers.
We are seeking mostly teens and adults to fill roles, with some roles for younger children ages 10-12 as well. Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script, a short song selection, and choreographed movement. Please come dressed to move and prepare a verse and chorus of an upbeat song (Broadway show tune, preferred) that showcases your voice. You may bring an instrumental CD or sheet music. Please no a capella singing. Also, bring a headshot and resume to the auditions as well as a list of scheduling conflicts. For script and song samples, Click Here.
Rehearsals will generally be held Saturday 2-5, Sunday 3-6 and Tuesday and/or Thursday from 6:30-9. The first read through is October 15th and performances are planned for December 10-20.
Big Bad Wolf
Old King Cole
The Queen of Hearts
Little Bo Peep
For questions, please contact the Director, Renee van Nifterik or call 713.340.2540