AUDITIONS

Casting –Irving Berlin’s WHITE CHRISTMAS

Deadline for submissions –
                         Saturday,July 30

 

 The Candlelight Theatre is accepting headshots and resumes for its upcoming production of White Christmas directed by Rebecca May Flowers and choreographed by Jody Anderson.  Deadline fro submissions is July 30. White Christmas runs November 18 – December 23 with rehearsals starting late September. Seeking dynamic, non-union, singers, actors, and dancers. Strongly encouraging all types, sizes and ethnicities.  Please note there will NOT be an open audition for this production. In-person callbacks will be held August 15 and 16 from 6pm – 10pm. Those needed will be notified with date and time via email. Anyone interested please email your headshot/resume to bob@candlelightde.org. All Performers must be fully vaccinated by the first day of rehearsal. All roles are open and paid. No calls to the theater please.

 
The Candlelight Theatre is a professional Dinner Theatre located in Ardentown, Delaware, approximately 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Paid performances with between 3-5 performances per week. Additional restaurant opportunities, if desired, are available to supplement performance income. Please, no phone calls to the theatre.

White Christmas - Character Breakdown

Principal Roles

Bob Wallace – Male, mid-20s-30s – Baritone, crooner, solid mover – a major singing star of the song and dance team, Wallace and Davis. A natural leader who has trouble opening up to romantic relationships. A deeply kind and principled man.

Betty Haynes – Female, mid 20s-30s – Mezzo-Soprano, solid mover – star singer of the song and dance team, the Haynes Sisters. Sensible and responsible, but a bit hesitant to take the spotlight. Deeply kind and devoted to her sister, has trouble opening up to romantic relationships.

Phil Davis – Male, mid 20s-early 30s – Bari-Tenor, song and dance comedic performer, tap required – fun-loving, best buddy of Bob with plenty of boyish charm. The other half of Wallace and Davis. Determined to see Bob happy.

Judy Haynes – Female, 20s – Alto, chest mix, strong tap and jazz required – Betty’s younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming sister. The other half of the Haynes Sisters. A harmless flirt with winning charm. Determined to see her sister happy.

General Henry Waverly – Male, mid 50s-60s – non-singing/dancing – retired U.S. Army General, having trouble adjusting to civilian life. A wonderful leader who is a bit gruff on the outside but ruled by compassion and integrity.

Martha Watson – Female, late 40s-60s – Alto, belt, character-comedienne – once a Broadway star, now helps the General run the inn. Dry & wisecracking sense of humor. Loving but completely unsentimental. A meddler.

Susan Waverly – Female, 9-12 years old – this role may be double cast – strong belt and good mover – the General’s granddaughter. Outgoing, smart, wise beyond her years, cares deeply for her grandfather.

Ralph Sheldrake – Male, 30s – Baritone – Army buddy of Bob and Phil, now a tv executive with the Ed Sullivan show, fast-talking New Yorker.

Rita – Female, 20s – very strong singer and dancer – star chorus girl working with Wallace and Davis. Bawdy and brash and a ton of fun.

Rhoda – Female, 20s – very strong singer and dancer – star chorus girl working with Wallace and Davis. Bawdy and brash and a ton of fun.

Ezekiel Foster/Snoring Man/General Waverly Cover – Male, 40s-50s – New Englander who helps at the inn. A man of few words who takes life at a slow pace.

Ensemble Roles – strong singers and dancers in ballroom, jazz, and some tap – will cover principal roles

Mike/Ed Sullivan Announcer – Male, 20s-30s – stage manager for Wallace and Davis, highly dramatic and can get hysterical, but gets the job done.

Tessie/Asst. Seamstress/Ensemble – Female, 20s-30s – Tessie is the highly competent assistant for Wallace and Davis

Jimmy/Ensemble – Male, 20s-30s – Jimmy is the proprietor of a none-too-classy nightclub

Seamstress/Mrs. Snoring Man/Ensemble – Female, 20s-30s

Cigarette Girl/Ensemble – Female, 20s-30s

Wallace & Davis Dance Captain/Ensemble – Any gender, 20s-30s

Train Conductor/Ensemble – Any gender, 20s-30s

Regency Room Announcer/Ensemble – Any gender, 20s-30s

Sheldrake’s Secretary/Ensemble – Any gender, 20s-30s

The Candlelight Theatre is a professional Dinner Theatre located in Ardentown, Delaware, approximately 25 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Paid performances with between 3-5 performances per week. Additional restaurant opportunities, if desired, are available to supplement performance income. Please, no phone calls to the theatre.