Points West: Pec Playhouse auditions for Christmas show

3 men, 2 women needed for roles in Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas

Auditions set for Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 16-17; performances Nov. 17-Dec. 3

PECATONICA—Pec Playhouse Theatre (PPT) will hold open auditions for Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas, a holiday production based on the books by Robert Fulghum, author of All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.

Auditions are set for 4-7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, and 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 17. Performances of Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas are Nov. 17-Dec. 3.

Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas is a funny and heartwarming expression of the meaning of Christmas and the craziness that accompanies the season. This wonderful musical is presented in a storytelling format in 15 vignettes, which feature a variety of characters and situations we all can relate to. It will give you a chance to laugh at the insanity of the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down on us every December, yet also drives home the message of the season.

The play is directed by Stephanie Portzer, a Rockford resident who has been involved in several past PPT productions, and who brings a variety of acting, directing and production experience to this show, including her work with Second City in Chicago, and various film and television projects around the country.

Major roles, which are available for three men and two women, are as follows:

Rusty—Male, 30s, preferably a strong singer;

Phil—Male, 60s to early 70s, singing ability a plus;

Nick—Male, 40s to early 50s, singing ability a plus;

Dawn—Female, 30s to early 40s, singing ability a plus; and

Peggy—Female, late 50s to mid 60s, singing ability a plus.

Other youth roles that may be added include the following:

Young Phil—Boy, can appear 8 or so;

Sam—Boy, can appear 6 or so; and

Nick’s daughter—Girl, 6-8 years old.

Occasional extras of people all ages will be needed for crowd scenes, and singers are wanted, but are not a must.

For more information, contact the Box Office at 239-1210, visit the Pec Playhouse Theatre Web site online at www.pecplayhouse.org, or contact director Stephanie at (815) 793-4556.

From the Sept. 13-19, 2006, issue

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