A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail

Performances: December 2 - 23, 2022 at Valley Youth Theatre

AT THIS TIME, THERE WILL BE NO ONLINE AUDITIONS.
PRE-REGISTRATION IS ENCOURAGED BUT NOT REQUIRED

Please read the following information in its entirety.

 

Valley Youth Theatre's mission is to inspire young people to be the best they can be through a variety of performing arts opportunities.  All roles will be played by young people unless otherwise noted. Our performers are not charged fees to be in our shows. There are no ticket quotas, costume or script deposits, ad sales or financial requirements of any sort to be in our mainstage shows. Valley Youth Theatre welcomes all young people to audition. If you or your child need assistance auditioning, and your answer is not covered in this page, please contact VYT's Production Stage Manager, Morgan McCall at stagemanager@vyt.com

A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail Synopsis:

For 25 years, families have made Valley Youth Theatre's A Winnie-The-Pooh Christmas Tail a family tradition! Come be a part of Pooh 25!

A very special Friend-and-Relation tells Christopher Robin a story of a Christmas Eve very long ago (about last year) when Eeyore, the old gray donkey who lives by himself in the thistle corner of Hundred-Acre Wood, was absolutely miserable. It seems that he lost his tail and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet got all of their friends and a search was organized. There is a great deal of fun and excitement, plus delightful songs, in the adventure that follows. Its theme, which concerns caring, sharing and the importance of cultivating friends, makes this a very special and enchanting musical suitable for any occasion.

Characters:

Christopher Robin

Winnie-the-Pooh

Piglet

Owl

Eeyore

Kanga

Roo

Rabbit

Tigger

Woodland Creatures (Ensemble)

Rehearsals and Time Commitment:

Approximate rehearsal dates are October 24 - December 1, 2022, Monday through Thursday evenings and Saturdays. Before tech, evening rehearsals will be 5p - 9p; tech rehearsals will be potentially until 10pm. We understand that some students may have conflicts where they may miss rehearsals, must arrive late or leave early. However, cast members will not be able to miss rehearsals during tech week or the run of the show. Tech rehearsals start November 26, opening night is December 2, 2022 and runs through December 23, 2022 with several weekday matinees for schools in addition to the traditional evening and weekend performances.

DOWNLOAD OUR TENTATIVE REHEARSAL SCHEDULE HERE TO SEE IF YOU WILL HAVE ANY CONFLICTS. We will ask about the specific dates of your conflicts in the audition form. Again, cast members will not be able to have any conflicts between November 26 - December 23, 2022. 

What to prepare for the audition: 

  1. A headshot. It doesn't have to be professional. Just a good photo that looks like you! you can take it with a camera phone if you'd like. Make sure you have good lighting so we can see your face.
  2. An acting or theatre resume. You don't have to have one all fancy and ready to upload (although you certainly can). We just want to know what you have done performance-wise and in a theatre. If you worked on the stage crew, put that in there too!
  3. A song that will show off your voice and is appropriate for you and the character you are auditioning for.
  4. If you can, it's a good idea to pre-register. You will fill out the audition form online before hand so you won't have to fill it out when you get to the theatre.
  5. Wear comfortable clothes that is appropriate to dance in -- no sandals or skirts, please.
  6. We also recommend you bring a bottle of water to remain hydrated and energized. 

How long should the song be? Good question. The answer is: as long as it needs to be for you to feel that you have shown us how amazing you are! Chances are that's around 2 or so minutes, but it may be longer or shorter.

Audition Date, Time, and Location Information:

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022  WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2022
Doors Open at 4:00pm Doors Open at 4:00pm

You only need to attend one of these auditions.

We hold auditions at our theatre:
Valley Youth Theatre
525 North First Street
On the Southeast Corner of First Street & Fillmore, in Downtown Phoenix

Please note: The VYT parking lot is permit parking only. Public paid parking is available in the lot on the north west corner of 1st St and Fillmore and at meters surrounding the theatre. Please plan accordingly.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-REGISTER TO AUDITION

If you still have questions, you can contact our Production Stage Manager, Morgan McCall, at stagemanager@vyt.com or 602-253-8188 ext 308

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