We welcome Director Sharon Falduto back for another fun-filled Young Footliters Christmas production!
Christmas is just around the corner, and Shirley the Partridge is a bit nervous because it’s her very first time carrying out the ancient family tradition—gathering the French Hens and the Calling Birds and … oh … everyone—for the official singing of “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” With strict instructions from her mom, Grammy and Great Grammy to guard the Five Golden Rings, Shirley sets off on a quest to find the song participants. But there are some bumps in the road. The sweet and sappy Turtledoves get injured while doing their adorable mating dance. The manic and overworked Calling Birds decide to postpone Christmas until spring when shipping and fuel costs are lower. The Six Geese a-Laying have flown south to Florida for the winter, taking most of the Seven Swans a-Swimming with them. And just when things can’t possibly get any worse for Shirley, the evil Christmas Hoarder steals the Five Golden Rings, adding them to his growing holiday collection of Christmas ornaments, Hanukkah menorahs, Kwanzaa fruits, Diwali candles … and entire Thanksgiving dinners. But things begin looking up when Alyssa—a super-cool steampunk swan—befriends the grumpy Shirley and joins her on her quest. Will they be able to save Christmas? Or will they decide to break with tradition and “mix things up a little?” With fresh dialogue and vivid characters, The 12 Days of Christmas is a playful, modern interpretation of the classic Christmas song.
LIST OF CHARACTERS
SHIRLEY a partridge.
DOT a turtledove
RICKY a turtledove
GRAMMY AND GREAT-GRAMMY PARTRIDGE
CLOTHILDE a French hen
SOLANGE a French hen
HENRI a French rooster who has been pressed into service as a hen
CALLING BIRDS four of them
ALYSSA a steampunk swam
HOST a comedy club emcee
TYLER a drummer
FRANCES a milkmaid
SAMANTHA a lady
NICK a lord
Rehearsals begin Monday, October 15 and will typically be held Monday-Thursday evenings at The Coralville United Methodist Church, 806 13th Ave., Coralville. There will not be rehearsal on Halloween or the week of Thanksgiving.
Tech Week (December 2 – December 6 ) Rehearsals will be held at the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch. Participation in Tech Week and all performances is mandatory to participate in the show.
Performances are December 7 & 8 at 7PM and December 8 at 2PM. at The Hoover Library in West Branch.
Tech week and all performances are mandatory! Previous commitments that will conflict with tech week and performances must be rearranged. Do not commit to any Young Footliters Production unless you can make it a priority and honor the guidelines and rules. Be sure your family can support you in your schedule.
CASTING ACTORS IN KINDERGARTEN TO 8TH GRADE ONLY!
Auditions are Saturday, September 29 from 2:00 PM to 4:30 PM and Sunday, September 30 from 1:00 PM – 4:00PM @ The Coralville Public Library. For auditions you may prepare a short monologue or poem. You will also be asked to do a cold reading. A cold reading means you will simply read from the script that the director will provide for you. Please fill out this AUDITION FORM . Also you will need to set up an auditon time by clicking on this link Sign UP Here!
The participation fee for Young Footliters is $45 per play and $75 per musical. The fee for The 12 Days of Christmas is $45 per child. Your participation fee is a crucial part of making this theatre possible. But we understand that participation fees may make it difficult for your child to be involved in a show. Please let us help. Scholarships are available through the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts for families with financial need. Please don’t hesitate to e-mail Liz Tracey if you would like a scholarship form. email@example.com.