Auditions scheduled for ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’

By Sally Neel
Special to The PREVIEW

There is a lot of kid in all of us, especially when it comes to the Christmas season.

Nothing evokes those lovely childhood memories like the annual Christmas specials shown on television. “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is a favorite that continues to be shown every year to the delight of new generations.

Curtains Up Pagosa (CUP) is bringing “Charlie Brown” to the stage Nov. 17-20, kicking off the holiday season with a nostalgic walk down memory lane. Unlike other plays for children and about children, this play is written for adults who play the parts of children. All your favorite characters, including Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy and others, will be on hand.

CUP will be holding auditions from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 9, in the Pagosa Springs High School music room. The high school is located at 800 S. 8th St. High school students and adults are invited to audition.

Please be prepared to sing one verse from a Broadway tune, bring some music for the accompanist and plan to read a few lines from the script. A short group dance will be taught and performed as a part of the audition.

If you have never auditioned before, don’t panic. The friendly directors, Dale Johnson and Sally Neel, make this a fun and relaxed experience. Just let your inner child play and, who knows, perhaps you will have the opportunity to play a part in “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

CUP is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization whose profits benefit the arts in the schools and assist young people in strengthening their performance skills. All performers and production staff are volunteers.

This story was posted on August 29, 2016.