The Scrooge Team
Are you someone who LOVES the holiday season? Are you secretly listening to Christmas music and counting the days until that merry day arrives? If so, then this opportunity is for you!
AMP (Arts & Mentoring Project) is producing “Scrooge! The Musical” this holiday season at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center. Adults, children, and families of the surrounding communities are invited to join in this musical retelling of the well known holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Auditions are October 17-18, rehearsals begin the week of October 23 (rehearsal schedule will vary but mostly evening, during the week rehearsals), performance dates are December 16, 17, & 18. There are many ways to participate in this community effort.
ONSTAGE: There is an onstage chorus composed of adults and children of all ages as well as many character roles which will be assigned through an audition process. A few of the roles include Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Young Ebenezer, Bess, Ghosts of Past, Present, and Future, Tom Jenkins, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim, Cratchit Family, Scrooge’s Nephew, Jenny, phantoms, Fezziwig, Mrs. Fezziwig, Isabel, among others. Those interested in being onstage are encouraged to attend the Scrooge Audition Prep Workshop, which is free and prior to auditions. The workshop will familiarize participants with the roles, music, story, and rehearsal expectations prior to auditioning. Audition prep workshops are Thursday, October 13 from 7:00-8:30pm and Sunday, October 16 from 5:00-6:30pm. The workshop takes place at the Historic St. Paul Episcopal Church in Pipestone, 221 4th St SE.
Auditions for roles in "Scrooge! The Musical" will be held at the Pipestone Performing Arts Center on the evenings of Monday, October 17 and Tuesday, October 18 from 6:00-8:00pm. If necessary, callbacks will be Wednesday, October 19. If you wish to audition but cannot attend either audition dates, contact Reggie at 605-695-8626. If auditioning isn’t your speed but you love to sing, please know you are welcome to sing in the chorus, however still register. This production is for participants of all ages and there is no fee. Some children will be able to participate without a guardian however some will need a parent, guardian, older sibling, or chaperone. This will be determined between the child’s guardian and the producer (Reggie). Contact Reggie at 605-695-8626, or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
OFFSTAGE: There are MANY, MANY ways to join this fun experience without singing a note! We need set builders, prop makers, orchestra members, lobby decorators, sound techs, backstage crew, ushers, bell choir, hair and makeup, costume assistants, concessions, to name a few.
Don't be a Scrooge! Join us this Holiday season!
About the Director Brenna Jones
Brenna is a Pipestone Area graduate (whoop!), but now lives in San Jose, California with her husband, Erik.
After graduating from Pipestone Area she went on to the University of Morris where she majored in Theatre and History.
After graduating college she help found The Flower Shop Project theatre company. What is that you ask? The company produces musicals, dramas, agitprop, and comedies utilizing Minnesota's talented writers and actors. She has experience in all parts of theater; directing, acting, play writing, and tech. You may have seen one the shows she directed for the Calumet Players Mary Poppins, as well as I Do! I Do! Directing is one of Brenna's passion but she has also had staring roles and parts, playwriting, set and prop building, publicity, and so much in between that makes shows so successful. She has pretty much covered it all and we are so excited for her to bring all those talents to Scrooge: The Musical.
Outside of the show biz, Brenna loves to cook and throw dinner parties; especially loving Minnesota corn on the cob during the summer...we don't blame her. Playing with her sweet orange kitty, Little Cat, and lately, getting sucked into the soothing videos of power washing on Youtube, again, we get it. She is also a huge hockey fan.
About the Producer & 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 doing private lessons, working at Blue Mounds State Park near Luverne and, of course, the founder, chair, and executive director of AMP.
New for Reggie, she is the new music teacher at Pipestone Are Schools and we are so excited for her to share her knowledge and love for music with our local students.
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
Between 6-8 p.m.
This production is for participants of all ages and there is no fee.
Choose one of the following songs 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.