The Scrooge Team
Arts & Mentoring Project is excited to announce the 2nd annual production of Scrooge the musical! We invite you to be a part of the AMP community. Participating in an AMP production means you’re seeking out a regional theater experience with the goal of building community through collaboration and elevated live theater.
Performance dates are December 14th, 15th, 16th & 17th at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center.
Auditions are 12:00pm - 8:00pm Saturday, October 7th and 12:00pm-4:00pm Sunday, October 8th at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. Auditions are scheduled online by clicking the "Audition Sign Up" button below. You may also schedule an audition time by calling our Stage Manager Haide at 507-215-5015 or emailing HaideStage@gmail.com. Auditions will last approximately 20 minutes and will include vocalizing, singing a short piece from the musical, and a reading from the script. Adults, school age children, and families of the surrounding communities are invited to audition for the ensemble and roles. Audition materials, character names, and a preliminary schedule are found here on this page. If callbacks are needed, they will be held the following week. If you are unable to attend either of the audition days, please contact Haide to schedule an alternate time.
Rehearsals begin the third week of October and will typically be Tuesday through Sunday with solos & small groups scheduled as we go. All rehearsals will take place at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center with the exception of a few music rehearsals at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Creative leadership for this production is Brenna Jones, Stage Director and Reggie Gorter, Music Director.
There are many ways to join this fun experience without being on stage! We are looking to fill these positions:
Prop Master, Costumer, Set Builder, Choreographer
Rehearsal Accompanist, Backstage Crew
Orchestra Musicians, Orchestra Director, Bell Choir
Small Group Christmas Band, Ushers
Join us this holiday season for a musical twist on the classic Dickens tale, A Christms Carol. Don't be a Scrooge!
About the Director Brenna Jones
Brenna is a Pipestone Area graduate, but now lives in San Jose, California with her husband, Erik.
Brenna received BA’s in Theatre and History from the University of Minnesota, Morris. After graduation she helped found The Flower Shop Project theatre company, serving as its Executive Director. The company produced works from a wide range of genres, all while highlighting the talents Minnesota writers and actors. Brenna has broad and varied experiences in all aspects of the theatre arts, including directing, acting, playwriting and tech. She has always worked on a diverse range of projects, such as guest directing for the University of Minnesota's production of Suessical and directing her parents in the Calumet Players musicals I Do! I Do! and Mary Poppins. Brenna has also had many writing, acting, and directing credits over the years. Although directing has long been her passion, she has worn many hats--from starring roles and bit parts to playwriting, set and prop building, and everything else in between.
Brenna loves the transformative nature of theatre, and believes it serves as a reflection of society and to help us to make sense of our world.
About the Music Director Reggie Gorter
Reggie holds a Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance from Oklahoma City University and a Master of Music Education from Northern State University.
Over the years you could see Reggie in many different local projects from Calumet Player shows to directing Pipestone Area School One Act Plays, as well as serving on different boards.
These days you can find Reggie working at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne and volunteering her service for several local nonprofits; chair of AMP, secretary on the Pipestone Performing Arts board, and the Hiawatha Pageant commission for the city of Pipestone.
Most importantly; Reggie is the everything to AMP. Reggie's love for the arts and mentoring the youth of her community shines through on a daily with the work she does during AMP productions, as well as behind the scenes.
Bassett, the Butcher
Punch and Judy Manb
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Come
Boy with Sled
Mr. Pringle, Toy Shop Owner
Mrs. Pringle, his assistant
Barrel-rollers, Apprentice Boys, Bakery Girls, Winery Boys, etc.
Held at the
from 12p-8p & October 8th from
12p to 4p
Choose one of the following songs to prepare for your audition.
Choose one of the following script excerpts to prepare for your audition.
We're hiring creative team members for Scrooge: The Musical. If you enjoy sharing your skills with a community of artists, please check out our open positions below. Click here for an application.