Cascade Christmas 2024 Auditions

Cascade Theatre, 1735 Market St, Redding, CA 96001

August 1st through 3rd 2024 (See below for scheduling details)

THE STORY

Join us this year for the 20th annual Cascade Christmas, a song and dance extravaganza, a Redding Tradition! Redding’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is back! When a sudden blizzard shuts down the local airport, three families find themselves stranded and frustrated at the Holly Hotel. Run by the enigmatic Mr. and Mrs. Holly, with their jovial Bellhop Rudy and his mysteriously musical staff, the hotel becomes a haven of unexpected magic. As the storm rages outside, the families must navigate personal hardships, letting go of their original holiday plans. Amidst the cozy charm and festive cheer of the Holly Hotel, they discover the true joy and meaning of the season, transforming a snowbound mishap into an unforgettable holiday adventure.

FEATURED ROLES:

To be considered for a FEATURE ROLE (Adult and Student), you must attend BOTH the Vocal and Dance auditions, OR submit BOTH a Vocal and Dance video submission.

ADAM:
20s-30s, plans a tropical proposal for Liz but feels self-conscious about his lack of wealth. Stranded at the hotel, he learns love is about genuine connections.

LIZ:
20s-30s, laid-back and reassures Adam that she loves him for who he is, not for material things.

JEN:
30s, tech-savvy mom who realizes the importance of being present for her family after a blackout leaves her children missing.

GREG:
30s, no-nonsense tech dad who transforms from an uptight businessman to a loving father.

SAM & TAYLOR:
Tech-obsessed twins who discover the wonders of the world around them after being forced to put down their gadgets.

DAN:
20-30s, devoted father to Ben, who masks his sadness about his wife’s canceled flight to stay strong for Ben.

LUCI:
Aged 6-11, believes in Santa and reveals the true magic of the season, leading to a heartwarming reunion.

SARA:
20-30s, dedicated military servicewoman who miraculously arrives home for Christmas.

Mr. HOLLY / SANTA:
Genial hotel owner whose wisdom and warmth guide guests towards the true spirit of Christmas.

MRS. HOLLY / MRS. CLAUS:
THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.

RUDY:
Cheerful head doorman, hinting at his magical identity with a perpetually red nose.

VOCAL and DANCE ENSEMBLES:
Maids, Flight Attendants, Travelers, Nativity Characters, Bellhops, Airport Staff – Singers and dancers enhancing the festive atmosphere.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Application: Fill out a provided application at your audition.  You can download the form HERE.
  • Headshot: Most recent headshot or picture.
  • Resume: List of previous performance experience.
  • Singers: Prepare 16-24 bars of music of your choice. Bring your own accompaniment track (mp3 or Bluetooth).
  • Dancers: Wear appropriate dance wear and shoes, with hair pulled back. Bring tap or pointe shoes if applicable.

AUDITION DATES:

  • THURS Aug 1 – Adult Vocals + Movement – 6:30 PM
    • To be considered for ADULT VOCAL ENSEMBLE ONLY, attend Thursday or submit a vocal/movement audition via video submission by August 1st. You will not be considered for a FEATURE ROLE.
  • FRI Aug 2 – Adult Dance (16+) – 6:30 PM
    • To be considered for ADULT DANCE ENSEMBLE, attend Friday or submit a dance audition via video submission. You will not be considered for a FEATURE ROLE.
    • If you wish to be considered for an ADULT FEATURE ROLE, attend BOTH Thursday and Friday audition days, OR submit BOTH a Vocal and Dance video submission by August 1st.
  • SAT Aug 3 – Students (Age 15 and under)
    • Student Vocals:10-12 PM
      Be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a Christmas or Musical Theatre song that showcases your vocal range.
    • BREAK:12-1:30 PM
    • Student Dance:1:30 PM
      Be prepared to dance 4x 8-counts, and to learn 6-8x 8-counts of contemporary choreography.
    • To be considered for a STUDENT FEATURE ROLE, attend BOTH Student Vocal and Dance auditions on Saturday, OR submit BOTH a Student Vocal and Dance video submission.
  • SAT Aug 3 – Call-backs 5 PM (Adults and Students)
Video Audition Submissions Due Aug 1
Adult Dance Ensemble Audition: Record yourself performing four 8-counts to an upbeat Christmas or Musical Theatre song. If you have tap or pointe experience, please showcase that as well.
Adult Vocal Ensemble Audition: Sing 16-32 bars of a Christmas or Musical Theatre song that showcases your talent and range.
Adult Featured Role Audition: Submit both the dance and vocal audition videos to be considered for a featured role.
Student Audition: Submit both a video of you performing four 8-counts to an upbeat Christmas or Musical Theatre song AND a video of you singing 16-32 bars of a Christmas or Musical Theatre song that showcases your talent and range. If you have tap or pointe experience, please submit a video showcasing that as well.
Submissions due Aug 1: Send all audition videos to fletcher.jess@gmail.com.

For questions contact:
Jessica Fletcher, Artistic Producer
530-510-2212
fletcher.jess@gmail.com