Vero Voce to hold auditions for 'The Christmas Schooner' Oct. 13
Vero Voce Theater will hold auditions by appointment from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the theater, 3755 E. Main St., #158, St. Charles.
Vero Voce is specifically seeking adult male and female singer/actors and teens and children as needed to comprise family units and ensemble roles.
Auditions will include cold reading and one 16-bar classic musical theater selection in your key. A live accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or accompaniment tracks permitted. Audition appointments can be made online at verovoce.com/audition-form.
Rehearsals will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Children will be released at 8:30 p.m. on those days. Rehearsals begin Tuesday, Oct. 15. Tech week begins Monday, Dec. 16, and will run Monday through Thursday that week.
The whole family will enjoy this heartwarming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This musical features a powerfully moving story and an exquisite score of both original music and traditional holiday favorites.
Based on the historic Great Lakes voyages of Christmas tree ships during the late 1800s and early 1900s, The Christmas Schooner tells the true story of a Michigan shipping captain who braves the deadly winter weather to bring Christmas trees to homesick German-American families in turn-of-the-century Chicago. His voyages become a yearly tradition, despite his wife's misgivings, until a fateful voyage makes her realize the true importance of his mission.
A timely and stirring tale of love and loss, "The Christmas Schooner" reminds us of tradition, family and responsibility. This delightful holiday musical requires strong male talent and a sensibility for classically inspired material.
Performance dates are 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 6 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 20-22, 27-29, at Vero Voce, 3755 E. Main St., Suite 158, St. Charles. Tickets may be purchased online at www.verovoce.com.