Auditions

Auditions for Once An Angel

By Faye Couch Reeves

Join in the perfect celebration of the season in a holiday musical that combines the familiar songs of Christmas with this funny, sweet story of a faith tested.

Audition Dates
October 4th and 5th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Call Backs (By Invitation)
October 6th from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Show Dates
Saturday December 11, 2021 3PM
Saturday December 11, 2021 8PM
Sunday December 12, 2021 3PM

Saturday December 18, 2021 3PM
Saturday December 1
8, 2021 8PM
Sunday December 1
9, 2021 3PM

Directed by
Dawn Fulbrook and Kevin Gunther

Music by
Kevin Gunther

Choreography by
Dawn Fulbrook

Synopsis
In the church’s social hall at old St. Rufus, a band of young angels and their leaders are awaiting orders and the arrival of the gregarious Gregory and silent Chuck — two angels so inept, even Job has lost patience with them! Meanwhile, the daughter of the pastor at St. Rufus, Gracie Adams, utters a prayer. She pleads for angelic help to save their beloved church, which is going to close down if they can’t attract more congregants. But when Chuck and Gregory’s plans fail to guarantee the survival of St. Rufus, Gracie questions if God really cares. Does He listen to our prayers? Does He send angels? The arrival of a loopy Christmas pageant director and reluctant teenage wise men from another church’s Christmas pageant test Gracie’s teetering faith even more. But once an angel finally speaks, Gracie learns you don’t have to be from “up there” to be meet an angel down here.

Music
We will be using familiar holiday songs as well as original songs written specifically for the show. The backing music key signatures can be adjusted to suit the vocal range of the actor/actress. The entire cast will be involved in singing and choreography.

Audition Requirements
Prepare 16 bars of a Broadway Style Song or a Holiday Song/Carol. You must bring a performance track on an I-phone, I-Pad or other mp3 style device. There will not be an accompanist.

Dancing
The only roles required to do a dance audition will be The Wise Guy Rap/Hip Hoppers (Andrew, Bob and Nick), Bethlehem Tappers (Joe and Marianne)

Synopsis of Roles

GRACIE

The preacher’s teenaged daughter

Leading

Solo or Duet


CHUCK

Mute and wingless

Leading

Solo or Duet


REVEREND ADAMS

Gracie's father

Supporting

Solo or Duet


ANGELA

Commander, an angel with wings.

Supporting

Solo or Duet


GREGORY

hapless and wingless

Supporting

Solo or Duet


KATE

Gracie’s nemesis

Supporting

Solo or Duet


BONNIE

Gracie’s best friend

Supporting

Solo or Duet


CELESTIA

Second in command

Supporting

Solo or Duet


HARRIET DOUGLAS

“THE” director

Supporting


MRS. COOPER

National Church Board

Supporting

Solo or Duet


JOE

"Ham" actor; The Inn Keeper

Supporting

Solo or Duet


MARIANNE

"Ham" actress; Inn Keeper's Wife

Supporting

Solo or Duet


GRANDMA

Gracie’s grandmother

Supporting

Solo or Duet


GRANDPA

Gracie’s grandfather

Supporting

Solo or Duet


MRS. ADAMS

Gracie's mother

Featured


ANDREW

Wise guy, Rapper

Featured

Rap-Hip Hop


BOB

Wise guy, Rapper

Featured

Rap-Hip Hop


NICK

Wise guy, Rapper

Featured

Rap-Hip Hop


STARLITE

Nervous follower

Featured

Ensemble Singer


SIMON

Pompous seraph

Featured

Ensemble Singer


REV. SMITH

Pastor, Community of Faith

Featured

Ensemble Singer


SARAH MAY

A sweet lackey

Featured

Ensemble Singer


MR. OWENS

The church custodian

Featured

Ensemble Singer


RACHEL

A Teen

Featured

Ensemble Singer


ERNIE

Gracie’s friend

Featured

Ensemble Singer


ALICE

Gracie’s friend

Featured

Ensemble Singer


ANN

A Teen

Featured

Ensemble Singer


BRENDA JANE

A sweet lackey

Featured

Ensemble Singer


BETH

Gracie’s friend; Ernie’s sister

Featured

Ensemble Singer


SUSAN

A Kate supporter

Featured

Ensemble Singer


BEN

Gracie's friend

Featured

Ensemble Singer


MEG

A Teen

Featured

Ensemble Singer


WILFRED

An over-the-top Joseph

Featured

Ensemble Singer


CATHERINE

The worst Mary in history

Featured

Ensemble Singer


Ensembles

BAND OF ANGELS

Angels various ages

Featured Ensemble


ENSEMBLE

Aged 12 years old and up

Ensemble


YOUTH ENSEMBLE

Aged 5 years old to 12

Ensemble