08/17/23 - 08/20/23

Cascade Christmas 2023

Redding’s Favorite Holiday Tradition is back! This year we travel back in time to discover how Santa and Mrs. Claus came to be. Along this journey through time and space we will see some of your favorite Christmas characters—and meet some new faces! Join us as we learn the magic of believing, both in the spirit of the holidays and in ourselves.


Written and Directed by Lizzie Stoxen

Choreographed by Kristen Lawrence

Musical Director: Katie Narf


Some roles have been precast: Elder Santa and Mrs. Claus


Current available roles: (As this is an original show, more roles will be added!) 

Rudolph – any gender

Kris Kringle – male presenting, 25-40

Holly Goldmann – female presenting, 25-40

Noelle – female presenting, 7-13

Suzy Snowflake – female presenting, 20-50, must be able to sing and dance. Mezzo/pop-belt preferred.

Ensemble – kids ages 6+, adults of any age. 

Seeking dancers with special skills such as aerial silks, tumbling. 


The Cascade Theatre  supports all races, ethnicities, bodies, and is inclusive of all people who would like to audition. If you have any questions about this please contact the Producer, Tara Faires taraf@cascadetheatre.org


All auditioners must be willing to sing and dance/move to be considered for any role. All auditioners must attend both vocal and dance/movement auditions.


Auditions: August 17-20

  • Thursday vocals adults ages 17 and up
    • 6:00pm-8:00pm
      • First come first serve
  • Friday Dance/Movement adults ages 17 and up
    • 6:00pm-9:00pm
    • Please bring character shoes and tap shoes if you have them
  • Saturday kids dance and vocals 16 and under
    • 9:00am-1:00pm
      • Dance
      • Please bring character shoes and tap shoes if you have them
    • 3:00pm-5:00pm
      • Vocals
  • Sunday afternoon callbacks
    • 2:00pm-5:00pm


Questions about which group to audition? EMAIL TARA FAIRES taraf@cascadetheatre.org


Unable to make auditions? A video audition will be allowed, please email Tara Faires for specific requirements taraf@cascadetheatre.org


Audition requirements:

  • Children: 6 years old -16 years old,
  • Adults: 17- up
  • Own accompaniment: 24-32 bars of a Holiday, pop, musical theater song. Please sing a song that best suits your vocal style. A  Bluetooth speaker will be available for use. 
  • Headshot/bio
  • Prepared to introduce yourself
  • Audition form- given at check-in
  • Dance shoes/clothes to move in


Tentative Schedule: Please see Calendar, some flexibility available- please list ALL CONFLICTS on your audition sheet

Meet and Greet

  • August 27

Rehearsals start September 5

  • Every other sunday 2:00-6:00
  • Mon-wednesday 6:00-9:00
  • 2 Saturdays


OPTIONAL: Christmas Tour to Schools:

  • November 13-17
    • 8:00-12:00pm


Non- Negotiable dates, MUST BE AVAILABLE: 


  • Load in November 17

Dress Rehearsals

  • November 19-22
  • No rehearsal on Thanksgiving

8 shows

  • November 24 7:00
  • November 25 2:00, 7:00
  • November 26 2:00
  • November 30 7:00
  • December 1 7:30
  • December 2 12:00
  • December 3 2:00
All Performances
Thursday, August 17th 2023 - 6:00 PM | Cascade Theatre
Friday, August 18th 2023 - 6:00 PM | Cascade Theatre
Saturday, August 19th 2023 - 9:00 AM | Cascade Theatre
Sunday, August 20th 2023 - 2:00 PM | Cascade Theatre

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