CenterStage Players announces auditions for their annual Christmas show!
MADELINE’S CHRISTMAS by Ludwig Bemelmans
When: Monday and Wednesday, Sept 24 and 26, 2018 6:30-8:30pm
Call backs Thursday Sept. 27 (if necessary)
Location: Lockland High School Auditorium.
Performance dates: Dec. 6, & 7 @ 7:30pm Saturday Dec. 8 @ 2pm and 7:30pm and Sunday Dec. 9 @ 2pm.
Rehearsals will start in Oct.
Auditions will consist of reading from the script, come prepared to sing 16 bars of an appropriate song and dance. All auditionees (except those auditioning for Martin the mouse) must be able to read and write well enough to take notes from the director. If you have any questions, contact Karen Vanover at firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference “Madeline” in the subject line. Thank you!
In an old house in Paris
That was covered in Vines
Lived twelve little girls
In two straight lines.
They left the house at half-past nine
In two straight lines, in rain or shine
The smallest one was named MADELINE.
Based on the book from the beloved children’s Madeline series by Ludwig Bemelmans, this delightful play with music is a fantastic way to bring in your holiday season. Miss Clavel takes the 12 little girls on their morning walk. They go to the zoo and then back to school for their French history lesson. Suddenly disaster strikes when everyone gets the flu! Everyone that is, except the ever-resilient Madeline. Saddened that they may not be able to go home for Christmas, the girls and Miss Clavel take to their beds. But on Christmas Eve, the adventure begins when there is a knock at the front door. Expecting to see Santa, Madeline meets the rug merchant who has brought 12 very special rugs. He reminds Madeline that Christmas is the time of miracles, and that these are not ordinary rugs! Soon everyone wakes up feeling heathy. The rug merchant shows them that they each have a magic carpet and that they can fly home to be with their families for Christmas!
- Miss Clavel – nurse, female
- Mrs. Murphy – the housekeeper, female
- Mr. Brun – the French teacher, male
- Harshaa.- the rug merchant/magician (actors auditioning for this role must be willing to learn a few simple magic tricks)
- Martin/Marta the Mouse – non-speaking (but not silent)
“To make the impossible possible, the possible easy, and the easy elegant.” Moshe Feldenkrais.