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AUDITIONS

Below is all the information you need for an audition at Panola Playhouse! We are happy to welcome new and old actors and actresses to our stage!

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NEXT AUDITION

White Christmas

WHEN

SEPTEMBER 25

@ 10AM

BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

CALLBACKS:

Sunday, September 26th at 2:00 PM

WHERE

PANOLA PLAYHOUSE

212 South Main Street

Sardis, MS 38666

INFO

SHOW:

DECEMBER 3-19, 2021

DIRECTED BY ERICA PENINGER

Vocal Director: Brittany Navarro
Choreography by: Erica Peninger

QUESTIONS?

Contact us with any questions by emailing us or by messaging us on Facebook (Panola Playhouse).

EMAIL:

panolaplayhouse@gmail.com

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CAST AUDITION FORM

Please fill out an audition form in advance and bring it to auditions. We ask you provide a resume & Headshot if you have one. Please read the form completely.

CREW VOLUNTEER FORM

Are you interested in crew for this show? Please fill out an application below and send it to our email following the directions on the form.

*TO BE APPART OF CREW - YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ATTEND AUDITIONS. PLEASE SEND CREW FORM TO:

PANOLAPLAYHOUSE@GMAIL.COM

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WHAT YOU NEED TO PREPARE:

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VOCAL AUDITION:

Please prepare 32 bars of a song from a musical that is based on the vocal qualities your desired character(s) must display and one that will demonstrate your ability to create a character. There will be an accompanist available or you can use instrumental tracks from your phone. If you are using sheet music please have it marked where you will start and stop.

 

 

If you are unable to attend auditions, please send audition videos to panolaplayhouse@gmail.com prior to the audition date.

*You will be required to attend  the callback date if selected, to be considered for a lead role.

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DANCE AUDITION:

Please come prepared to learn and perform a musical number excerpt from the show - taught by our choreographer on the day of auditions or taught at callbacks. 

Please come dressed  or bring dance appropriate/ comfortable clothing for this portion of the audition.

 

Make sure you bring shoes that are dance appropriate as well.

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WHEN YOU ARRIVE:

When you arrive please sign in and receive your number. After turning in materials you will be asked to wait in your car OR our building next to the theatre. We will call each person when you are to enter the building for the vocal audition.

*Audition forms will need to be filled out in advance by downloading and printing the online file. If you are unable to print and fill in your paperwork ahead of time, please arrive 20 minutes prior to your audition to fill out all paperwork.

Thank you.

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SYNOPSIS:

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil's former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

 

Paramount Pictures released the movie musical White Christmas in 1954. Directed by Michael Curtiz, the film starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, and featured 17 songs by Irving Berlin. The top moneymaker of 1954, White Christmas set a new record as Hollywood’s all-time highest-grossing musical.

The stage adaptation of White Christmas opened on Broadway at the Marquis Theatre on November 4, 2008, after several successful engagements throughout the United States. Directed by Walter Bobbie and starring Stephen Bogardus, Jeffry Denman, Kerry O’Malley and Meredith Patterson, the show was an audience favorite; it returned to Broadway the following year, starring James Clow, Tony Yazbeck, Melissa Errico and Mara Davi.

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