Celebration

Dec 6–9, 2018

Celebration 2018

  • Thu, Dec 6 @ 7:30p
  • Fri, Dec 7 @ 7:30p
  • Sat, Dec 8 @ 10a, 2:30p & 7:30p
  • Sun, Dec 9 @ 2:30p & 7:30p

Seven Presentations, Dec 6–9, 2018
Tickets Available Beginning Sat, Oct 13

Houston's First will welcome over 20,000 people this December as they come to experience the message of Christmas at Celebration—a cherished musical presentation. Like athletes on your favorite team, Celebration cast and crew members each have an important position to play—whether they are rookies or Hall-of-Famers.

So, what position will you play?

Join tEAM Celebration

Before The Show

Decorations — ✪ Decorate The Loop Campus for the Christmas season.

Ticket Sales — ❉ Assist patrons purchasing tickets in person for the presentations.

Costumes — ❉ Create and repair costumes for cast members.

Set Fabrication — ❉ Make sets and/or props for the presentations.


✪ No age requirement.
❉ College age or older.

Behind the Scenes

Production — ❉ ❖ Assist with lighting, sound and camera operation during presentations.

Stage Crew — ✧ ❖ Move props and sets on stage during presentations.

Makeup — ✧ Apply cast member makeup for dress rehearsals and presentations.

Animals — ✧ Assist professional animal handlers with live animals used in presentations.


❉ Must be college age or older.
✧ Must be college age or older. High School students may volunteer, but will be subject to membership in Elevate U and approval by Josh Harris.
❖ Must be willing to attend most rehearsals and all performances.

On Stage

Acting / Cast — ✧ ❖ Be on stage in various roles. For general, non-speaking roles, auditions are not required; however, if you desire a speaking part, solo or casting in a dance number, please attend an audition listed on the schedule below.

Choir — ❉ ❖ Sing in the Celebration Choir by attending regular Choir rehearsals every Wednesday beginning Aug 22 @ 7–8:30p at The Loop.

Orchestra — ✧ ❖ Audition to play in the Celebration Orchestra.

Students (6th–12th Grades) — ❖ Elevate U provides a way for students to participate in Celebration. Worship and Service tracks meet Sunday afternoons beginning Sep 2 from 3–4:30p at The Loop.

Children (1st–5th Grades) — ❖ Children can participate in Celebration through the High 5 Kids’ Choir. Wednesday evening rehearsals from 6–7p begin Wed, Aug 29, at The Loop.


❉ Must be college age or older.
✧ Must be college age or older. High School students may volunteer, but will be subject to membership in Elevate U and approval by Josh Harris.
❖ Must be willing to attend most rehearsals and all performances.

During the Show

Guest Experience — ❉ Welcome patrons to Celebration and assist them throughout their time on campus.

Hospitality — ❉ Serve the cast and crew with snacks and catered meals during presentations.

Merchandise Sales — ❉ Assist patrons in purchasing Celebration merchandise before and after the presentations.


❉ Must be college age or older.


Schedule

Rehearsals & Presentations

Dance Auditions
Sun, Aug 19 or Aug 26 @ 1:30–3:30p — The Loop Campus (Worship Center)
• You only need to audition on one of the two Sundays

Dance Rehearsals
Sundays, Sep 9-Dec 3 @ 3–5p — The Loop Campus
• Rehearsals are required if you are cast in a dance scene

Acting/Solo Auditions (optional and by appointment)
Sun, Sep 9 or Sep 16 @ 5–9p — The Loop Campus (Rehearsal Hall)
• You only need to audition on one of the two Sundays

DateTimeDescription
Fri, Aug 24 & Sat, Aug 25Celebration Kick-Off Weekend (Choir & Orchestra only)
Sat, Oct 1310aAll cast meeting in Chapel
Sat, Oct 279:30a–2pCasting Sheets & Costume Fitting - come & go
Fri, Nov 25:30–10pInitial Blocking Rehearsal
Sat, Nov 38:30a–2:30pInitial Blocking Rehearsal
Fri, Nov 95:30–10pEntrance and Exit Rehearsal
Sat, Nov 101–7pEntrance and Exit Rehearsal
Fri, Nov 165:30–10pFinalize all Positions
Sat, Nov 178:30–2:30pFinalize all Positions
Thu, Nov 295:30–11pCrew Only – Set Spiking Night (No Cast, Choir, or Orchestra)
Fri, Nov 305:30–10:30pFull Run-Through Rehearsal
Sat, Dec 18:30a–2:30pFull Run-Through Rehearsal
Mon, Dec 36–11pTechnical Rehearsal – Groups/individuals call times TBA
Tue, Dec 46-11pStumble Through with Costumes
Wed, Dec 55:30p (call)Dress Rehearsal (7p curtain)
Thu, Dec 65:30p (call)Presentation 1 (7:30p curtain)
Fri, Dec 75:30p (call)Presentation 2 (7:30p curtain)
Sat, Dec 88:30a (call)Presentations 3, 4 & 5 (10a, 2:30 & 7:30p curtain)
Sun, Dec 912:30p (call)Presentations 6 & 7 (2:30 & 7:30p curtain)

What position will you play on Team Celebration?