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OPEN CALL AUDITIONS for 2017 Harambe for the Holidays Show at the Attucks

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Attucks Theatre

1010 Church St

Norfolk, VA 23510

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Atumpan Edutainment will be hosting the 10th Kwanzaa at the Attucks Theatre on December 26, 2017. This year's cast will act, sing songs, and dance to explain Kwanzaa through the story Harambe for the Holidays (Harambe means to pull together).

If you would like to audition to act, sing, and dance with Atumpan Edutainment, you can register for Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 11:00am-12:00pm. The rehearsal schedule will be posted on the calendar at the Members Only page of and the audition schedule is as follows:

Open Call:

Please be prepared to read from the script provided, learn basic choreography, and sing 30 seconds of a song acapella or with music that you provide.

You will be notified by email of your audition results

Audition Schedule:

First 15 min: Complete audition forms, preview script.

Next 30 min: Large group auditions Start

Last 15 min: Vocal auditions. You are encouraged to attend one of the "Star Search*" days to practice with ACT Dance Theatre prior to auditions for a dance preview *1st Wednesday of October and November, 6:30-8:30pm, Attucks Theatre

Audition Guidelines: Large group dance will be taught a song and dance then perform it in a large group. Small groups of 3-4 people will learn a song and dance together, then audition together. Small groups will also read portions of the script with an ACT Dance Theatre reader. Judges are scoring each person individually.

Audition Location: Attucks Theater 1010 Church St. Norfolk, VA 23705 *PARK IN LOT AT REAR OF BUILDING, ENTER AT REAR DOOR (LOADING DOCK)

Ages: Adults, teens, children 10+ All cultures and ethnicities are welcome.

Rehearsal Schedule: Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm, Saturays 11pm-12:30pm, and Sunday afternoons will be utilized.

Performer Responsibilities: Attend all rehearsals on time, check calendar and messages on Members Only page for updates, participate in promotional appearances related to the production, work as a team player


Saturdays, December 9 & 16, 2017 6pm - 10pm at Candlelight Holiday Celebrations Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC. There will be 2, twenty-five minute performances of a portion of Harambe for the Holidays within that time frame; select performers only

Tuesday, December 26, 2016 6pm-8pm at the Attucks Theatre. There will be a one hour onstage production of Harambe for the Holidays (6:00pm-7:00pm) followed by food and retail merchants as well as photo opportunities with the cast.


Can I encourage people to purchase tickets for this Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa?

Please encourage people to RSVP, donate, or just come to the show at the theatre, but the show is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

NO, When you register, your name will be on the list at the door.

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Norfolk, VA 23510

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