SCERA announces auditions for its holiday musical, Liken's "The First Christmas," which will be directed by Jan Shelton Hunsaker with music direction by Kathryn Laycock Little.  "The First Christmas" is based on the popular Liken film, and tells the true story of Christmas through the eyes of a modern day family who vividly reimagines the story of Christ's birth with heart and humor. Daniel Beck will star in the lead role of Gabriel, but all other roles are available.

"The First Christmas" will play at SCERA Center the Arts November 21 - December 13 @ 7:30pm on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturday.  There is a slight schedule change the week of Thanksgiving, as there will be no show on Thanksgiving Day, November 27 but there will be a show on Tuesday, November 25. 

Auditions will be Wednesday, Sept. 24 or Thursday, Sept. 25 from 7-10pm.  Auditioners should prepare to sing 16 measures of an upbeat Broadway styole or Christmas song.  A resume and headshot is helpful, but not required.  There are roles available for an older man and woman (60's-70's), 12 mid-range adult singing/speaking roles, two boys age 10-14 for speaking/singing roles, one girl age 10-14 for a speaking/singing role and a singing ensemble of a wide variety of ages from 13 to Adult. 

NEW THIS YEAR!  Click here to fill out and submit your audition form online.  Then when you come to auditions, just check in with the stage manager and you're good to go!  A resume and headshot is very helpful, but not required. No appointment is necessary to audition.  CD/IPOD playback is available or an accompanist will be provided.
Rehearsals will start on Tuesday, September 30, and will generally be held Tuesday-Friday from 7-10pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm.


We are looking for fun and energetic people 5’11”or taller to be a member of Team Spot. Spot The Dog is SCERA’s mascot, and appears year-round at SCERA and community events and in several parades on SCERA’s float.

Team members will rotate being the mascot and will receive benefits including season tickets, VIP reception tickets, SCERA merchandise/apparel and more. If interested, contact Shawn Mortensen at

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