Legends & Lanterns™/Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®
We are only seeking CHARACTER PERFORMERS at this audition.
Information about auditions for FESTIVAL SINGERS can be found here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48a8ac22a4f8c52-20211
The Greater Saint Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau seeks creative, diverse, and energetic storytellers to help bring history to life as interactive character performers during their annual Halloween and Christmas celebrations along historic Main Street.
Auditions: By appointment Thursday, May 13th and Saturday, May 15th. Time slot sign ups can be found below. (NOTE: If after signing up for an appointment, you can no longer attend, please message the Festival Director at [email protected] or delete your sign up so that it may be freed up for others).
Audition Location: St. Charles Tourism Center (lower level) 230 South Main St. Saint Charles, MO 63301
Compensation: All positions start at the rate of $11.19 an hour for rehearsals and performances.
Role Requirements: Roles require an outgoing, creative personality, strong improvisation skills, and the ability to engage in character with thousands of guests of all ages. Both Legends & Lanterns™ and Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® are all-weather festivals that take place entirely outdoors. Positions will require long periods of standing/walking in a variety of weather conditions.
What to Bring to Your Audition: A full list of conflicts with the festival rehearsal/performance schedule (a list of these dates can be found below). A current resume and headshot are encouraged but not required.
Am I Required to Audition for Both Festivals?: No. Though this audition is casting performers for both Legends & Lanterns™ and Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® (and you are welcome to audition for both), if you are only interested in being considered for one, you will note your preference at the end of your appointment sign-up process.
What to Prepare for Your Audition:
Look over the list of available roles here:
For your audition, choose up to 2 (two) available characters from EACH festival you are auditioning for (Legends & Lanterns™/Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®) and prepare a 1-minute performance as each, giving a taste of what it would be like to meet your character during the event. Present each of your chosen characters’ personalities in a unique, engaging, and entertaining way. Show us what you would bring to the role. Be creative!
Legends & Lanterns™: A "Spirited" Journey Through Halloween History
Heading into its sixth season, Legends & Lanterns™ brings to life some of the most iconic and infamous villains, witches, and phantoms from history and folklore. They have decided to make Main Street their new favorite “haunt”…but don’t worry, these silly apparitions have more treats to offer than tricks, and they look forward to entertaining “little monsters” of all ages.
Rehearsal Dates: July 25 (10am-1pm), August 22 (Time TBD), September 25 (12pm-2pm), October 2 (11am-2pm)
Performance Dates: NOTE: Individuals auditioning for Legends & Lanterns™ MUST be available for the duration of ALL performance dates. October 9 (11am-6pm), October 10 (12pm-5pm), October 16 (11am-6pm), October 17 (12pm-5pm), October 22 (5pm-8pm), October 23 (11am-8pm), October 24 (12pm-5pm)
Special Event: October 29 (7pm-10pm)* *Not all cast members will be called on this date
Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®
For 47 seasons, Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® has used a unique blend of history, storytelling, and fairytale whimsy to transport visitors back in time to a world of yuletide nostalgia and fantasy where reindeer fly, dapper carolers share a holiday tune, and international figures share the customs of their native cultures.
Rehearsal Dates: August 29 (10am-1pm), September 12 (Time TBD), November 13 (10am-2pm), November 20 (11am-2pm)
Performance Dates: NOTE: Individuals auditioning for Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® should make every effort to be available the duration of ALL performance days. While some conflicts can be accomodated, availability will be a deciding factor when casting. Opening Day (11/26): 12pm-9pm, Saturdays (11/27, 12/4, 12/11, 12/18): 12pm-9pm, Sundays (11/28, 12/5, 12/12, 12/19): 12pm-5pm, Wednesdays (12/1, 12/8, 12/15, 12/22): 6pm-9pm, Fridays (12/3, 12/10, 12/17): 6pm-9pm, Christmas Eve (12/24): 11am-2pm