Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer JR

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This holiday classic flies to stage in this 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved television special. Filled with holiday hits like "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "A Holly Jolly Christmas," it features all of your favorite characters including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

  1. Auditions
  2. Performances & Tickets
  3. Cast & Crew

Welcome to Auditions!

Auditions are open to all students entering 3rd grade through 12th grade. Students of all experience levels are encouraged to audition. The information below contains all the details about auditioning for our show. Please be sure to read it carefully! Whether you are brand new to Young Footliters, or a seasoned pro, we can't wait to see you at auditions!

If you have any questions about the audition process, or about volunteering with Young Footliters, please contact Elizabeth Tracey, CCPA Artistic Producer.

About the Show:

For information about Rudolph JR, including casting roles, a full synopsis and a chance to sample the music, click on the link below.


Thank you for your interest in the upcoming production of Rudolph JR. Please note this a live production that will be produced on the Coralville Performing Arts Stage. There are three performances. If you audition, you must be able to commit to this:

  1. Friday, October 28 at 7:00 PM
  2. Saturday, October 29 at 2:00 PM
  3. Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 PM

Rehearsals run Monday - Thursday from 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Not all actors will be called to all rehearsals. Rehearsals start Monday, September 12. Please list all conflicts on your audition form. Any conflicts that come up later or are not listed on the form will have to be negotiated with the director.

Tech week begins with loading into the theatre on Saturday, October 22, 2022. No absences are permitted during tech week. 

Audition Details:

Casting is open to actors in 3rd grade through 12th grade for the 2022-23 School Year.

 Friday, August 19 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
 Saturday, August 20 from 10:00 Am to 1:00 PM.

 860 Quarry Rd, Coralville. This is the former Antique Car Museum in the Coralville River Landing. The entrance will be marked "Young Footliters Auditions".

Audition Material:
All auditioning students will perform a song and a monologue (if they want solo lines) during their audition. They may be asked to do a short improvisation (no preparation necessary for that).

Preparing for Auditions:

  1. Music Audition:
    All students should select and prepare one of the Audition Songs included in the link below. If young students find the Audition Songs challenging, they can choose to sing either Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star or Happy Birthday. Students who already have songs of 32 bars or less prepared from voice lessons or previous auditions may choose to perform those songs. Please bring piano sheet music and an accompanist will be provided. If you are uncertain, or if this is your first audition, you will be most successful using one of the Audition Songs provided. Click the link below to access the audition songs. Please print and practice a song of your choice. You may select any song regardless of gender, style, or content. If you have trouble printing, copies of the Audition Songs are available in the lobby of the Coralville Arts Center.
     Song link here:
  2. Reading Audition:
     If any student is interested in a solo speaking part, they should memorize a monologue of their choice of 1 minute or less. Students should choose a monologue that shows their ability to create an interesting character. There are books of monologues available online and at most public libraries. There are also monologues available at the "Young Footliters Auditions" stand on the lobby counter in the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts.

Sign Up:

Please click on the following link to be directed to an audition form. At the end of the form there will be an additional link that you will click on to be directed to schedule an audition time.


Participation Fee & Scholarships:

For students cast in our production, Young Footliters has an $95 participation fee. This fee helps to make our show possible and covers a portion of our production costs such as costumes, sets, props, painting, royalty rights, performance and rehearsal facilities. 

We believe theatre participation should be possible for every student. Young Footliters is committed to providing scholarships to all students who require one, and we never turn away a student for inability to pay participation fees. Scholarships are available through the Revier Family Scholarship Fund for families with financial need. Please contact Elizabeth Tracey to receive a scholarship form.