Encore Michigan

Dio seeking actors for Home For The Holidays

August 31, 2019

No AEA Contracts Available for this production.

When the cast of Home for the Holidays gathers for their Christmas Eve performance, Stage Manager, Nick and his wife expect a smooth evening of seasonal fun. What they get is a leading lady who has locked herself in her dressing room, her understudy who isn’t quite up to the job, and a leading man whose holiday spirit is closer to that of the Grinch than Kris Kringle. This original musical takes the audience on and off the stage with the cast, as Nick tries to reinstate their faith in the holidays with a lot of Christmas spirit and a touch of magic.

The Dio Dining & Entertainment

: Home For The Holidays

professional

Submit video submissions through September 7.

In-person callbacks will take place Sunday, September 8 from 6pm to 10pm.

Location of Auditions & Performances:
The Dio – Dining & Entertainment, 177 E. Main, Pinckney, MI 48169

 

JEAN (Actor/Singer, 30s, soprano)
The leader of the three Franklin sisters, an Andrews Sisters style singing group. The romantic lead with feelings for the show’s leading man. This character does some dancing, actress should be able to move well.

BELINDA (Comedic Actor/Singer, 20s – 30s, alto w/ strong belt)
The leading lady’s understudy, formerly a member of the ensemble, wants to be a star, but may not have the talent necessary. This character does some dancing, actress should be able to move well.

ERIC (Actor/Singer, 30s, baritone)
The leading lady’s husband, a soldier serving overseas. Very handsome and charming leading man type.

*YOUNG CHRISTOPHER (Singer, 8 – 13, boy alto/soprano)
A memory of the past, featured role. Actor shorter than 5 feet tall. Appears in one scene during Act 2 of the show with solo singing required. Could be double cast. Minimal rehearsal time until tech week. *This is an unpaid role.

BOBBY (Singer/Dancer, any age and voice type)
A male dancer in our show within a show. Must feel comfortable lifting a female partner.

Please film yourself singing a 16 bar cut of a classic musical theatre song, and 16 bars of a pop song. One song should be a closeup of your face from shoulders up, the other song should show your full body. Please use accompaniment, no a cappella singing. Email video submission along with headshot and resume and all conflicts from October 21 to December 29 to steve@diotheatre.com no later than Saturday, September 7 at 2pm.

Callbacks will take place by invitation only on Sunday, September 8 from 6pm to 10pm. Callback sides and music will be available at diotheatre.com prior to the callback. Actors should plan to stay the entire time, however cuts may be made.

Non Equity

Actors over the age of 18 receive a rehearsal stipend of $100 and $10 per performance, plus a meal following each performance and two complimentary tickets. Actors with serving experience may choose to serve tables on select nights for additional tip money.

Rehearsals will begin October 21 and take place Mondays through Fridays from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from noon to 6pm. Can work with rehearsal conflicts if necessary. Tech Saturday will take place from noon to midnight on November 16. No conflicts will be accepted during tech week, November 16, 18, 19, 20 and 21.

Performances begin November 22 and take place on the following dates – 11/22, 11/23, 11/29, 11/30, 12/1, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29.

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