Napa Valley College (NVC) Performing Arts has announced auditions for the fall 2021 show lineup, which includes “All Together Now!” and “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” along with “Elf The Musical, Jr.” presented in partnership with Cafeteria Kids Theater.
Music Theater International’s “All Together Now!: A Global Event Celebrating Local Theater” will be directed by Olivia Cowell with music direction by Dr. Christina Howell. Napa Valley College will be joining thousands of theatrical organizations around the globe to present its own version of “All Together Now!”, featuring some of the most recognizable and well-loved songs from musical theater. In NVC’s production of “All Together Now!”, both ensemble pieces and solos will be explored over an 8-week rehearsal period. Performances will take place November 12-14 to an in-person audience and live-streamed to a virtual audience.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas,” directed by Jessica Romero, will be performed in repertory with “Elf the Musical Jr.” in December as part of Napa Valley College’s family-friendly holiday offerings for the community. The classic animated television special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation, in which Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas.
“Elf the Musical Jr.,” directed by Olivia Cowell and Aimée Guillot with music direction by Dr. Christina Howell, is based on the beloved holiday film. This hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. This production is produced in partnership with Cafeteria Kids Theater. Auditions for “Elf Jr.” are open to ages 12 and above. Detailed information on class tuition and enrollment for cast members 12-15 can be found at www.cafeteriakidstheater.org. Those cast in the production who are 16 years or older will enroll in the corresponding Napa Valley College Theater Arts course upon admission.
Auditions for all three productions will take place on the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center main stage, 2277 Napa Valley Highway, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.
- Ages 12-15 are invited to audition between 5-6 p.m.
- Ages 12 and up are invited to audition between 6-8 p.m.
- Auditioners should prepare both a 1-minute song from a musical theater production and a joke to share.
- Auditioners should bring a clearly marked copy of piano sheet music for their song selection for the accompanist
All individuals cast in any of the three Napa Valley College fall 2021 productions are required to be fully vaccinated before the start of rehearsals.