Return of the Christmas Kid
AUDITIONS: October 21 & 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
PRODUCTION DATES: December 4-8, 2019
LOCATION: Joplin Little Theatre; 3008 W 1st St, Joplin, MO 64801
Book by Joe Lovitt
Return of the Christmas Kid
Copyright (C) 1996 by Joe Lovitt. All rights reserved.
Print rights administered by Lillenas Publishing Co.
Produced by special arrangement with Lillenas Publishing Co.
All photos belong to James Boone and Just The Mix
Please use the online audition form, available August 1, 2019
It will take you to a JotForm site. You can fill this out on your smart phone, iPad or computer.
I like to think of Return of the Christmas Kid as Casablanca without the romance. And without World War II. And the corrupt police. And Africa. And Rick. And Ilsa. And Sam. And in color.
OK, so Return of the Christmas Kid isn't like Casablanca at all. I just like that movie.
Hmmm...Return of the Christmas Kid was first presented in December 1994 at Crystal Evangelical Free Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. That much I do know.
Let's see...It's not a western, even though the title would indicate otherwise. It's a hybrid of A Christmas Carol, A Christmas Story, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, It's a Wonderful Life, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Raging Bull, Speed, Jailhouse Rock, Dr. Strangelove, My Mother, The Car, Planet of the Apes, and Francis, the Talking Mule.
Ok, so I threw It's a Wonderful Life in there to see if you were paying attention.
On AUDITION day, the doors will open at 6:30 pm for you to sign in at the registration table at JOPLIN LITTLE THEATRE. You will be given a number and this will be the order you come in to perform a short monologue. We will meet shortly at 7:00 pm to meet the staff and receive instructions.
We have decided to do cold readings for you to interact with each other on stage. Please, be ready to project and give us great character.
These are closed auditions, meaning, only auditioners, the Return of the Christmas Kid Production Team, Directing Board and JLT Board members are the only people allowed in the audition rooms.
October 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Auditions 1st Night
October 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - Auditions 2nd Night
October 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - First Full Cast Meeting/Full Read Through
REHEARSALS WILL BE MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 7-9 PM.
November 15, 2019 - Costume Parade & Photo Shoot
November 15, 2019 - Entire production memorized
November 18-December 3, 2019 - Tech Weeks (Be prepared for late nights)
November 25, 2019 - Kids Ensemble Begins
November 27-30, 2019 - Theatre is dark for Thanksgiving
December 2-3, 2019 - Final Dress Rehearsals
December 1, 2019 - Last Minute Day
December 4-7, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - Return of the Christmas Kid Performances
December 8, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - Return of the Christmas Kid Performance
December 8, 2019 - After the Production - STRIKE