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Auditions! The Wassail, Tannebaum & Boar's Head Festival

After an eight year hiatus, the RAA theater committee has decided to bring back a version of the Boar’s Head and Yule Log Festival at the Sister’s Chapel during Oldenburg’s “Holiday Under the Spires” Christmas extravaganza December 5th at 7 PM. They’ve made some major changes, including the name. It will now be called The Wassail, Tannenbaum and Boar’s Head Festival.

Audition/sign-ups will be held in the former Meyers funeral home (502 W Pearl) this Thursday, October 1 from 4:00-7:00 PM.

There are roles for actors 8-100 years old. Participants need to plan to stay about 45 minutes, including costume fittings. There are a few speaking parts, a lot of non-speaking parts, and a couple of solos. Singers will need to sing a Christmas carol as an audition piece.

One of the changes to make this simpler is there are no expectations to memorize lines. There are 3 narrators who explain the traditions and lots of carols to enhance the story. There is a host of characters acting out the dialogue or lyrics. And of course there is a choir lending their voices as part of the festival. Most songs are traditional Christmas carols so the entire congregation can sing along.

For details on rehearsal schedule, cast list, song list, and the audition form visit our Facebook page under Rural Alliance for the Art or follow this link:

For other questions or more information contact Amber Cochran at or 812-374-2037 or Regina Siefert at or 812-934-5213.

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