Calling All “Seasoned” Performers ….. And Seniors …..

August 27, 2018

Would you like to participate in live theater here at the Best Western Plus Dutch Haus Inn and Suites ?

If so, seniors (55+) who have acted professionally or in community theater are invited to audition for a production of  “1940’s Radio Christmas Carol,” a holiday musical with a Christmas theme being performed on December 15 and 16 during the Inn’s 2018 dinner theater schedule.

“We thought it would be an entertaining idea to perform this 1940’s musical and to have all of the parts played by local talented seniors,” said Rose Conrad, the show’s producer. “It will give an outlet to vibrant seniors who are still out there performing and contributing their talents to the community,” she added.

The “1940’s Radio Christmas Carol” is a comedy with music by Broadway writer-composer Walton Jones, and takes place on Christmas Eve, 1943, at the Hotel Aberdeen in Newark, New Jersey, where the Feddington Players are performing “A Christmas Carol” during a live, on-air broadcast over WOV-Radio. When interruptions, technical stafus and theatrical missteps threaten to tank the broadcast, the fun begins!

Sprinkled with swing arrangements of Christmas standards and original songs in the period style, the show features familiar as well as original songs of the season like A Coconut Christmas, Deck the Halls, That Cute Little Elf, Joy to the World, Comin’ Down the Chimney, Carol of the Bells, and many more.

“The theme of this show and the songs will certainly resonate with not only our core audience for this show but with the performers as well,” she added.

Singing roles are available for 7 men and 4 women and 1 role which could be either a male or female. Actors who are cast should be comfortable with light choreography.

Auditions are being held at the Inn on Wednesday, September  12, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm and on Sunday, September 16, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Those auditioning should be prepared to perform a short audition song (no accompaniment required) and to read from the script.

For more information, contact Conrad or Erich Offenburg, the director of the show, at the Inn at 866-482-5050, Ext. #408.