New Jersey Stage

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

SURFLIGHT THEATRE TO HOLD OPEN LOCAL AUDITIONS FOR IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS

(Beach Haven, NJ) -- Surflight Theatre will hold local auditions for Principal, Ensemble members and the role of Susan Waverly in Irving Berlin's White Christmas on Saturday, October 12 from 10am-6pm at Surflight Theatre. The breakdown is from 10am-12Noon vocal auditions; 1pm-2pm dance (jazz and tap); and 3pm-5pm callbacks.

White Christmas, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by David Ives and Paul Blake, will be directed and choreographed by Norb Joerder. Rehearsals begin November 11 in Beach Haven with matinee and evening performances from November 29 through December 22.

Based on the 1954 smash hit Paramount movie, White Christmas tells the story of two showbiz buddies who put on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and find their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, White Christmas promises to be a merry and bright theatrical experience for the entire family. The show features classic Irving Berlin hits such as "Blue Skies," "Sisters," "Happy Holiday," "Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep," "I Love a Piano" and the unforgettable title song, "White Christmas."

Auditions are open, no need to call for appointment. All actors (16 +) must act, sing, and move well. An accompanist will be provided. Those auditioning should bring headshot and resume and prepare 16 bars of music in the appropriate key you will sing. No transposing available. Dancers will be invited back in the afternoon (bring tap and jazz shoes). All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Auditions for the role of Susan Waverly will also be held on October 12.
Susan Waverly - (9-12 years old, to play 9 years old) The General's granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. She must have an excellent belt voice, and be able to move well.
Sings reprise of "Let Me Sing and I'm Happy."

For audition information visit www.surflight.org or call 609-492-9477x208.