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Casting Call: Christmas Musical "Big Plans*"

To apply for a significant position on the team and an audition, please CLICK HERE. 

The EFree Church of Diamond Bar is producing a socially-distanced, outdoor, major Christmas musical production for December 2020, which is open to performers and stagecraft specialists from Diamond Bar, Pomona, Chino Hills, Walnut, Brea, Rowland Heights and nearby. All persons, whether personally aligned with our church, other churches, or not, are warmly invited to audition to take part in this community event. High School Students, their families, and adults of all ages are very welcome to apply.
A novel, drive-by, Living Nativity thru the parking lot at EFree church: It’s a Small World - style, telling the Luke Christmas story in dialog, action & music. Visitors – riding inside their own cars – are immersed in a 30 minute Bible-times musical visit to several villages, with familiar characters, strolling minstrels & friendly greeters, all in period costume.

Thanks to a plan for multiple, simultaneous performances, virtually every capable applicant will be offered a significant position in the production.

Significant Musical Performers
Madrigals - traditional choir voices: Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass, to sing original songs, medleys and Christmas Carols A capella, sometimes in quartets. Able to confidently read or learn parts from sheet music or recordings. Able to sing powerfully throughout the entire 2 and ½ hour performance evenings (with only occasional breaks)
Singers will be matched by leadership into quartets. Many simultaneous quartets needed.
Minstrels – acoustic (folk) guitarists and ukulelists – need not be accomplished singers, but need to be capable of playing (finger-strumming or finger-picking) their own instrument while strolling amongst slow-moving cars. Able to play capably off and on throughout the entire 2 and ½ hour performance evenings (with only occasional breaks)
Minstrels will be matched by leadership to cast groups. Many simultaneous minstrels needed.

Significant Speaking Parts - with singing as noted
Ezra - (anyone from 17-70s, must be a commanding presence and comfortable directing traffic, capable of doing minor improv) a friendly shepherd and interactive host/narrator for our show. Ezra may sing (a good performer but not a gifted singer is OK, too)
Mary (Mariam) - (female, 13 – 30's, strong solo singer, capable of doing minor improv) is a fun young lady, at times just a tomboy-joking mid-teen. The performer needs to be a gifted singer who has good pitch and can project loudly. Must be shorter than the Joseph in her cast.
Gabe/Gabby (Gabriel) - (anyone from 15 to 85) is a purposeful but warm angel. Gabriel may sing (a good performer but not a gifted singer is OK, too). Gabriel takes on a silly disguise during part of the show, which could be complemented by a comically disguised voice.
Joe (Joseph) - (male, 18 – 48, strong solo singer) is a capable, playful and confident young-father-type. He is never brooding and usually very lively. The performer needs to be a gifted singer who has good pitch and can project loudly. Must be taller than the Mary in his cast.

Performers will be matched by leadership into casts of 4. Many simultaneous casts needed.

Significant Stagecraft Positions (from Intern to Very-Skilled levels needed)
- tech team - stage crew - set building team - backdrop and set artists

A socially-distanced outdoor Christmas Program; masked audience isolated in their cars, masked performers distributed outside cars & away from each other.
All persons, whether personally aligned with our church, other churches, or not, are warmly invited to audition to take part in this community event.

To apply for a Significant Position on the team and an audition, please CLICK HERE

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