Skylight Music Theatre: Seeks youth performers for A Jolly

Milwaukee, Wis. (July 6, 2022) — Skylight Music Theatre is accepting video submissions for non-union youth performers between the ages of 9-13 for A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits to be presented November 18 – December 31, 2022.

Skylight is seeking singers with energy and personality who move well to perform in the youth ensemble of the holiday show alongside a cast of Skylight professional artists. Rehearsal begins October 25, 2022. Performances take place in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward.

About A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits

A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits is written by Sandy Rustin and will be directed by Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Unger. The heartwarming revue features 30 favorite songs from Disney’s biggest Broadway hits. The memorable and hummable songs include “Be Our Guest” (Beauty & the Beast), “Under the Sea” (The Little Mermaid), “Santa Fe” (Newsies), “Step in Time” (Mary Poppins), “Circle of Life” (The Lion King), “Bare Necessities” (The Jungle Book), “Let it Go” (Frozen) and many more.

Skylight’s production marks a regional premiere and will be only the second time the show has been staged anywhere. A Jolly Holiday had its world premiere in December 2021 at Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and is being presented at Skylight by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions.

Virtual Audition Instructions

Please make a video (using landscape mode, if using a phone or tablet) of any song in the style of the show. Submit the video as an unlisted or public YouTube, Google or Vimeo link (DO NOT SEND LARGE FILES – they will NOT be viewed): [email protected]skylightmusictheatre.org.

Videos must be received by Noon on Friday, July 22, 2022. Please use performer’s name as the title of the video – do not use “Skylight” or “Skylight Music Theatre” in the video title. All submissions must include picture and resume, even if the actor has auditioned previously. Note that Skylight intends to have a fully vaccinated company for the 22-23 season.

Video submissions will be viewed by Michael Unger, Skylight Music Theatre Artistic Director and Susan Varela, Skylight Director of Artistic Operations.

Skylight is an Equity, SPT 8+ theatre and encourages people of all races, ages, ethnicities, abilities, and gender identities to apply. Skylight is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunities; to being a positive model of diversity and to the elimination of discrimination in theatre.

Regional Premiere

A Jolly Holiday: Celebrating Disney’s Broadway Hits

Nov. 18, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2022

Book by Sandy Rustin

Directed by Artistic Director Michael Unger

Presented by special arrangement with Disney Theatrical Productions

Recommended for ages 5 and up

Sponsored by Private Asset Management – Baird

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