The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's award winning professional theatre company, is excited to announce auditions for their upcoming production of A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE, a musical comedy created and written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick, music arrangements by John Glaudin, directed by Steve DeBruyne, music directed by Casey Baker and choreography by Rachael Cupples. Auditions for non-equity actors will take place by appointment only, Monday, August 23 from 6pm to 9pm at The Dio, 177 E. Main Street, Pinckney Michigan, 48169.
Please make an audition appointment via the following link:
REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO:
Rehearsals will begin October 2 and take place Mondays through Fridays from 6pm to 10pm and Saturdays from noon to 6pm. Tech Saturday will take place from noon to midnight on November 13. There will be no rehearsal October 20 through October 27. Can work with rehearsal conflicts if necessary, however, conflicts are a deciding factor in casting.
Performances begin November 19 and take place on the following dates:
NOTE: Call time for evening performances is 7pm. Call time for matinee performances is 1pm.
Friday, November 19 - evening
Saturday, November 20 - evening
Sunday, November 21 - matinee
Friday, November 26 - evening
Saturday, November 27 - evening
Sunday, November 28 - matinee
Friday, December 3 - evening
Saturday, December 4 - evening
Sunday, December 5 - matinee
Friday, December 10 - evening
Saturday, December 11 - evening
Sunday, December 12 - matinee
Thursday, December 16 - evening
Friday, December 17 - evening
Saturday, December 18 - evening
Sunday, December 19 - matinee
*Tuesday, December 21 - evening
*Wednesday, December 22 - evening
Thursday, December 23 - evening
* indicates potential additional performance depending on demand for tickets.
Actors over the age of 18 receive a stipend of $355 plus a meal following each performance and two complimentary tickets. Additional pay will be received for any added performances. Actors with serving experience may choose to serve tables on select nights for additional tip money. Servers are scheduled on an alphabetic rotation.
AUDITION INFO AND PREPARATION:
Open auditions for non-Equity actors will take place by appointment only on Monday, August 23 from 6pm to 9pm.
Appointments may be made by visiting the following link:
**ALL AUDITIONERS MUST SHOW PROOF OF FULL COVID-19 VACCINATION BEFORE AUDITIONING. PLEASE BRING YOUR VACCINATION CARD WITH YOU TO YOUR AUDITION.**
To aid in social distancing, actors will be asked to wait in their cars until they receive a text from The Dio inviting them to enter the theater via the front entrance on Main Street. Actors should wear a mask while entering and exiting the theater, however, you will be asked to remove your mask while auditioning so that we may see your full face. All Dio creative team members are fully vaccinated, and will remain masked throughout the audition.
Please prepare two 16 bar cuts from contrasting musical theatre pieces that show vocal range and personality. Bring a headshot and resume STAPLED TOGETHER, as well as a list of any conflicts from October 2 to December 23.
Actors unable to attend the audition may send their headshot and resume, and list of conflicts as well as a video of their two music cuts to the director, Steve DeBruyne, email@example.com. Please film one song cut from the shoulders up, and one with your full body in the shot.
If necessary, callbacks will take place by invitation only on Monday, August 30 from 7pm to 10pm. Callback sides and music will be available at diotheatre.com prior to the callback. Actors should plan to stay the entire time, however cuts may be made.
This intimate revue takes a wry and knowing look at a stressful season. Armed with a copy of "A Christmas Survival Guide," and an optimistic attitude, the characters charge into an urban holiday landscape searching for the true essence of Christmas. In songs and vignettes, they learn to cope with the season in ways that are both hilarious and heartwarming.
SEEKING FULLY VACCINATED NON-EQUITY ACTORS to play 3 women and one man, late 20s to early 50s. A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE requires likable and versatile performers with strong vocal ability and comedic flair. All actors play multiple characters. The show features standard musical theatre choreography.
Actors unable to attend the audition may send their headshot and resume, and list of conflicts as well as a video of their two song cuts to the director, Steve DeBruyne, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please film one song from the shoulders up, and one with your full body in the shot.
IN THE SPIRIT OF SHARED HUMANITY AND A CONCERN FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND THE WORLD AT LARGE, WE AT The Dio CELEBRATE DIVERSITY AND AFFIRM OUR SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS MOST AT RISK. WE DISAVOW ALL RACISM AND HATE SPEECH OR ACTIONS THAT ATTEMPT TO SILENCE, THREATEN AND DEGRADE OTHERS. WE ENCOURAGE AND WELCOME BIPOC AND LGBTQ+ PERFORMERS TO ATTEND OUR AUDITIONS, AND TO JOIN OUR DIO FAMILY.