The Magical Starlight Theater is planning on Saturday and Sunday, November 11-12. December, a special outdoor Christmas performance of “A Shopper’s Christmas Carol” at the Naperville Riverwalk Amphitheater.
The script follows the story of Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol”, with adaptations by Paul Mapes, a local writer.
Auditions for leading roles or featured vocals will take place on Friday, November 5th from 6pm to 8pm and on Saturday, November 6th from 10am to 2pm at the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center (ARRCC), 305 W. Jackson Avenue.
The cast includes adults and teenagers from fourth grade onwards. Those who are only interested in one role in the ensemble do not have to audition, but must register through the Naperville Park District at www.napervilleparks.org.
Those who would like to audition for a leading role or a featured vocal must register for an audition slot at (Link) by Tuesday, November 2nd. Rehearsals will take place at the ARRCC from November 8th to December. 10.
“We are thrilled to be bringing the Christmas spirit to the community with this ongoing story of transformation and the power of kindness and charity,” said Kris Visher, director. “Having the opportunity to share this classic Dickens story through drama and music is truly a privilege.”
As announced last summer, the Naperville Park District decided not to offer a production of the Magical Starlight Theater in January 2022.
Although the COVID restrictions in Phase 5 of the Restore Illinois Plan allow more freedom for the performing arts, uncertainty about lecture hall availability remains in Naperville’s school districts.
Magical Starlight Theater is a Naperville Park District program that has been providing family-oriented community theater since 1994.