We had such a great turnout for auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever and after re-looking at the length of Charlie Brown Christmas and the size of the cast, Young Footliters Youth Theatre has decided to add another performance opportunity to our season! We are always looking for ways to add performance opportunities for our youth!
What Could Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas is a hilarious one-act play that will be performed every night before A Charlie Brown Christmas.
Please see below for a summary of each show:
What Could Go Wrong the Night Before Christmas
A host attempts to do a lovely reading of The Night Before Christmas but is stymied by every imaginable interruption. First, the children show up wearing costumes and outfits for all the wrong holidays, then it ends up the mice might not be stirring, but they sure are shuffling as they play a game of Go Fish. By the time the clatter on the rooftop sounds more like a deafening rock ’n’ roll drum solo, our poor host is about to have a meltdown! On top of it all, our not-quite-classic (and definitely thinner) Santa stops filling stockings to do a PSA on the dangers of smoking and also plugs the usefulness of stain remover pens. In the end, our host finishes the poem, Santa hurries off to make the rest of his deliveries, and your audience is energized with the fun of the Christmas season.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Directed by Krista Neumann
A family-friendly holiday musical based on the beloved animated TV special. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the whole Peanuts gang as they dig past the commercialized gimmicks of presents and decorations to rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. Through a pageant and a spindly tree, Charlie Brown and friends bring the holiday spirit back to life for families once again!
Actors in 4th-12th grade are invited to sign up to audition for either/both the musical (A Charlie Brown Christmas) and the play (What Could Go Wrong) at the same time.
Rehearsals for both shows begin Sunday, October 1 and will typically be held Sunday -Thursday for Charlie Brown and Monday-Wednesday evenings for What Could Go Wrong. Both will rehearse in Coralville, space TBA.
Tech Week Rehearsals, November 12 – 16, will be held at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Participation in Tech Week and all performances is mandatory to participate in the show.
Performances are November 17 & 18 at 7PM and November 19 at 2PM at The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts, 1301 5th Street, Coralville.
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 4th GRADE TO 12TH GRADE ONLY!
Auditions are Tuesday, September 12 and Wednesday, September 13, from 6 pm – 9 pm @ The Coralville Recreation Center, 1506 8th Street, Coralville.
For auditions for Charlie Brown please prepare up to 32 bars of a musical theatre song of your choice that shows off your voice, and demonstrates your ability to tell a story. Bring sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. You may also be asked to do a cold reading from the script for What Could Go Wrong.
Please fill out this AUDITION FORM to secure an audition appointment. Once you fill out a form, our producer, Liz Tracey, will contact you with your appointment time. If you do not hear back from us within a couple of days, please email email@example.com.
The participation fee for Young Footliters for each show will be $45. 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. firstname.lastname@example.org.