Name: Red Barn Productions
Open Audition for the Role of Mad Sal
Production Name: The Great Dickens Christmas Fair (www.dickensfair.com)
Audition Date: At pre-arranged times starting at 7:00PM on the evening
of Monday September 24th at Oceana High School in Pacifica, CA
character of Mad Sal is quite larger than life, she is a "business
woman", running a very successful house of ill repute in the lower side
of 19th century Victorian London and also taking the stage as a
talented comedic actress and singer. Actress must move well onstage, be
a strong singer, and most importantly have a quick wit and be able to
improvise in any situation. She must be able to hold her own
in group of strong performers and take command of a large stage
and theatrical environment (including a 40' bar), with bawdy,
saucy, playful, 'take no prisoners' aplomb.
Open Auditions for Female Singers
The Broadside Music Hall is also looking for strong, comedic female
singers between the ages of 18 and 30 who are strong-willed,
loud, braver than is probably wise, and love an environment where
wit is an Olympic sport.
Note: The Dickens Fair is a family show, so no "blue" language,
although naughtiness is implicit in both the characters and the Mad
Performers must be able to commit to weekend rehearsals in
October and November, plus all workshop and Fair dates and be are
in robust good health with no physical limitations (comedy dancing
is harder than it looks).
Character auditions will be held at pre-arranged times starting at
7:00PM on the evening of Monday September 24th, 2012 at Oceana High
School in Pacifica, CA. Please allow time to find the green room and
Please be prepared to perform two contrasting songs (preferably in a
British Music Hall style) and bring sheet music for your accompanist in
the key in which you will perform the song. Be ready to improvise
dialogue with the director or others in the cast. You are also
welcome to prepare a few lines of dialogue that you think might be
appropriate and show off your abilities for these roles.
If you would like to audition for one of these roles, please
email entertainment department assistant Rickie Bolin at email@example.com
with the following information:
1. Your full name, email address and phone number and a website
if you have one.
About the Great Dickens Christmas Fair:
2. The character(s) you would like to audition for.
3. Your first, second and third choice of audition time on Monday
September 24th. The auditions will be scheduled at 15 minute
intervals, please be patient as we sometimes get a bit behind when
auditioning promising performers.
4. Optional: A brief note of any experience you would like us to
know about. We will have applications and accept resumes at the
A Bay Area tradition since 1970, the Great Dickens Christmas Fair
returns to the San Francisco Cow Palace Exhibition Halls for FIVE
weekends in 2012, including the Friday after Thanksgiving, from
Friday, November 23 through Sunday, December 23, from 10am 'til 7pm.
Boasting seven stages and 750 performers, the bustling streets of
London, immortalized for all time by the mighty pen of Charles
Dickens, form the living backdrop of your excursion into Christmas
Past. You are a living part of a Victorian Christmas card come to
For more on being a performer at the Great
Dickens Christmas Fair, please see http://dickensfair.com/performerinfo
Please note that he Dickens Fair is considered community theater and is a non-union situation. Small stipend available.