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Who’s Ready for Christmas? Auditions Announced for SECRET SANTA!

NBYT will hold auditions for an original children’s play, Secret Santa, on Sunday, September 9, and Monday, September 10, 2012, at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center at 19 Chestnut Street in New Britain.  Sunday hours are 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Monday hours are 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The production will be rehearsed at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, and will be performed there on December 7, 8 and 9, 2012. Jefferson is near the Farmington border in New Britain, just off I-84.

No prior experience is required, and auditions are open to children from any town. Both boys and girls between ages 7 and 14 are encouraged to audition.  All levels of experience are needed. No prepared monologue is required, but those auditioning will be asked to repeat lines or read from the play. To schedule an audition, call (860) 515-8115 or email Pre-scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Those cast will be asked to pay a participation fee of $50, but will receive two complimentary tickets for the production. No child or family, however, will be turned away for inability to pay, so please ask about financial assistance if necessary. Students age 13 and up may also email or call with interest in stage crew and technical positions.

Secret Santa tells the story of a school where outrageous pranks and selfish behavior bring down the Christmas season. Can the rumor that Santa’s own child is among them help to lift students’ spirits and finally make them behave? Filled with familiar Christmas music and a madcap Winter Carnival, the play was written by Denise Clapsaddle, author of last season’s I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas. The New Britain Youth Theater production, co-directed by Darren Farrington and Nicki LaPorte, will be the play’s premiere.

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