Celebration

Dec 7–10, 2017

Celebration 2017

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

Seven Presentations, Dec 7–10, 2017
Tickets Available Beginning Sat, Oct 14

Houston's First will welcome over 20,000 people this December as they some 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, which are listed on the schedule.

Choir — ❉ ❖ Sing in the Celebration Choir by attending regular Choir rehearsals every Wednesday beginning Aug 16 @ 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 20 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 30 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 20 or Aug 27 @ 1:30–3:30p — Worship Center

Dance rehearsals
Sundays, Sep 10 – Dec 3 @ 3–5p (only required if cast in a dance)

Acting/Solo Auditions (optional and by appointment)
Sun, Sep 10 @ 5–9p or Sun, Sep 17 @ 5–9p — Rehearsal Hall

Date Time Description
Oct 14 10a All cast meeting in Chapel
Oct 28 9:30a–2p Casting Sheets & Costume Fitting - come & go
Nov 3 5:30–10p Blocking Rehearsal – Initial Positioning
Nov 4 8:30a–2:30p Blocking Rehearsal – Initial Positioning
Nov 10 5:30–10p Blocking Rehearsal – Repositioning and Entrance/Exit Training
Nov 11 1–7p Blocking Rehearsal – Repositioning and Entrance/Exit Training
Nov 17 5:30–10p Blocking Rehearsal – Finalize Positions and Assignments
Nov 18 8:30–2:30p Blocking Rehearsal – Finalize Positions and Assignments
Nov 30 5:30–11p Crew Only – Set Spiking Night
Dec 1 5:30–10:30p Full Run-through Rehearsal
Dec 2 8:30a–2:30p Full Run-through Rehearsal
Dec 4 6–11p Technical Rehearsal – Groups/individuals call times TBA
Dec 5 6-11p Stumble Through with costumes
Dec 6 5:30p (call) Dress Rehearsal (7p curtain)
Dec 7 5:30p (call) Presentation 1 (7:30p curtain)
Dec 8 5:30p (call) Presentation 2 (7:30p curtain)
Dec 9 8:30a (call) Presentation 3, 4 & 5 (10a, 2:30 & 7:30p curtain)
Dec 10 12:30p (call) Presentations 6 & 7 (2:30 & 7:30p curtain)

What position will you play on Team Celebration?