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      August 27, 2019

      Tuesday   3:30 PM

      780 Joseph Avenue
      Rochester, New York 14621

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      COLLAB @ THE AVE: Geva Audition Workshop

      Did you know in September, Geva Theatre will be holding open auditions for A Christmas Carol? If you are or know an aspiring young actor under the age of 14 interested in auditioning, this FREE workshop is for you! On August 27th and 28th, in collaboration with Geva Theatre Center, the Avenue Blackbox Theatre will be hosting two audition workshops to prepare young actors for Geva’s auditions for A Christmas Carol and future audition opportunities.   Haven’t auditioned for a play before? Don’t worry! Avenue Artistic Director, Reenah Golden and Geva’s Associate Artistic Director/Director of Engagement, Pirronne Yousefzadeh, will work with you to take you through all of the do’s and don’ts of an audition, including everything from what to wear, how to introduce yourself, how to select a song, and more! We’ll have an accompanist so that youth participants can practice their songs, get feedback, and gain confidence performing for others.  ABOUT THE PRODUCTION: This musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol, based on Charles Dickens’ classic tale of redemption for the most despised man in London, premiered in 2010 with a script by Geva Artistic Director Mark Cuddy and music by Gregg Coffin. This year’s performances begin on November 27 and run in the Wilson Stage through December 29. Rehearsals will start on Saturday, November 9th. There are eight children’s roles and two casts of children will alternate performances. Geva Theatre Center actively encourages children of all races/ethnicities, LGBTQ children, and children with disabilities to audition. Auditions will be September 11th and 12th, with callbacks on the 13th at Geva Theatre Center. More details will follow at the workshops!   For A Christmas Carol, children auditioning must be between the ages of 5 and 13, and can’t turn 14 until after December 29th, 2019. HOW/WHAT TO PREPARE: A song, if you have one! Bring sheet music in the correct key, or, if not, come prepared to sing “Happy Birthday” or your favorite holiday song. No worries. We will be walking participants through everything needed to prepare for the actual audition including: - what a good headshot looks like (headshots/photos) - how to show my theater experience (resumes and bios) - how to choose the best music in your key for the audition  - how to introduce myself to the room (first impressions) - what is a callback and how do I get one (a.k.a killing it during the audition process!) The workshop is FREE and INTERACTIVE! Come prepared to jump in and give it your all! 

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