Santa needs a children’s elf chorus for Christmas
11.14.2014 | By Rob Vanya
Santa Claus needs children elves for the San Jacinto College Central Campus department of theatre and film’s production of “Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical.”
The cast calls for 50 children, ages 4 to 15, and auditions are open to all community residents. Auditions will be held in the Powell Arena Theatre, 8060 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena on Nov. 19 and 20, starting at 6 p.m. Materials need not be prepared in advance, and all those auditioning should dress to move.
“The older actors were cast several weeks ago, and have been working hard learning lines, songs, and dances,” commented Jerry Ivins, artistic director for the musical. “Now the artistic team is hoping to cast local children who have one week of evenings open for rehearsals. We encourage all children who can sing, dance, tumble, act, or that just have an interest in theatre to come out. No experience is necessary.”
The Children’s Elf Chorus will attend four rehearsals, and will appear in up to six scenes in the show. Most rehearsals are about two hours in length, until a few days before the opening of the show.
“Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical” is a fantasy about a sinister plot to steal Santa’s magic. The cast includes 120 male and female actors, singers and dancers from ages 4 to adult. Performances are set for Dec. 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13 at 7:30 p.m., and on Dec. 7 and 14 at 2:30 p.m. Special day matinee performances will be performed for area schools and daycares on Dec. 4 and 5.
For information about San Jacinto College theatre and film programs, please visit www.sanjac.edu/career/theatre-film.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.