San Jacinto College to hold auditions for Christmas musical

11.14.2016 | By Jeannie Peng Mansyur

Auditions for child actors on Nov. 16 and 17 at the Central Campus

PASADENA, Texas – The San Jacinto College Department of Theatre and Film is looking for elves for its annual Christmas show.

Auditions for 50 children, from ages 4 to 16, will take place on the Central Campus in the Powell Arena Theatre on Nov. 16 and 17, starting at 6 p.m. Materials need not be prepared in advance, and all those auditioning should dress to move. There is no fee for participation, and the auditions are open to children from anywhere; no registration at the College is required.

Once selected, the Children’s Elf Chorus actors will be required to attend four evenings of rehearsals and will appear in up to six scenes in the show. “Santa’s Christmas Magic: The Musical” performances are set for Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 p.m., and on Dec. 4 and 11 at 2:30 p.m. Special day matinee performances will be performed for area schools and day cares on Dec. 1 and 2.

“The older actors were cast several weeks ago and have been working hard learning lines, songs and dances,” said Dr. Jerry Ivins, artistic director for the musical. “Now the artistic team for the musical is hoping to cast local children who have one week of evenings open for rehearsals. We encourage all children who can sing, dance, tumble, act, or that just have an interest in theatre to come out. No experience is necessary.”

Further information about the auditions may be obtained by calling 281-542-2039. To become a fan of the Theatre and Film program on Facebook, visit

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. As a fiscally sound institution, the College currently holds bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s, respectively. San Jacinto College is a 2017 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 finalist and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. Approximately 30,000 students each semester benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success. The College offers seven areas of study that prepare a diverse body of students to transfer to a four-year college or university or enter the workforce with the skills needed to support the growing industries along the Texas Gulf Coast. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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