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Christmas logoNew Britain Youth Theater begins the holiday season early with auditions for two Christmas classics, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Auditions are for children ages 8 through 14 on Monday, September 15, and Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at Holmes Elementary School at 2150 Stanley Street in New Britain (off Hartford Road (Route71) near West Farms Mall).  Audition times both days begin at 6:00 p.m. Rehearsals will be on Monday and Wednesday evenings. The production will be performed at the same location on December 5, 6, and 7, 2014.

A Charlie Brown Christmas faithfully follows the story of the 1965 television special in which Charlie Brown and the gang learn the true meaning of Christmas. Frosty the Snowman is based on the original 1950 song in which the magical snowman “came to life one day!” Both one-acts with music will be performed together, and children auditioning may be cast in one or both of them.

Boys and girls between ages 8 and 14 are encouraged to audition. All levels of experience are welcome, and auditions are open to children from any town. No prepared monologue is required, but those auditioning will meet in small groups with the director and will be asked to 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 $75. No child or family, however, will be turned away for inability to pay, so please ask about financial assistance if necessary. Older children age 13 and up may also call with interest in helping backstage.

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