Auditions for children and teens for a play in Pharr


213 W. Newcombe Ave in Pharr for December performances. Courtesy Photo
A 2017 photo with an ensemble cast in a production of A Tejano Christmas Carol. PCT will stage the play again this year with an all-youth cast. Auditions for children & teens will be held October 12 & 13 at the theater at 213 W. Newcombe Ave in Pharr for December performances. Courtesy Photo
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The Pharr Community Theater will have auditions for 7 boys and 7 girls ranging in ages 8 to 17 for A Tejano Christmas Carol, adapted by Pedro Garcia from the original Charles Dickens story and set in the RGV. 

“All roles will be played by children and teens and the play will be fun, unique and suitable for all ages to come and enjoy once the show goes up in early December.” said PCT artistic director Pedro Garcia. 

Seres Jaime Magaña will direct. 

“He’s directed the play twice with an adult and youth cast combined and is very good working with all ages and especially with kids. He’s gonna have an entertaining show for us this Christmas,” added Garcia.

In this version Scrooge becomes Mr. Gread, with an a, a water broker and lawyer from the RGV. He’s so greedy, pardon the pun, that he sells nearly all his water rights from the river creating a local catastrophe, that’s if the three spirits can’t stop him in time.

Auditions will be cold-reading from the script on Tuesday Oct. 12 and on Wednesday Oct 13 between 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., on a first come first serve basis, at the theater, 213 W Newcombe Ave. in Pharr, No appointment necessary. Sign up to audition once you arrive. Covid safety will be practiced and encouraged.

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Rehearsals will start on Monday Oct. 18 at the theater at 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and will run Monday’s thru Thursdays in person and online combined until opening night on Dec 9., with brief time off in between including for Thanksgiving. 

Performances will take place in Pharr from December 9, 2021 through December 19, 2021. 

All youngsters interested preferably not shy and disciplined are welcome to try-out and must be accompanied by an adult for their initial audition. Parents, please keep in mind that children who are cast will need your help during their off-rehearsal time to learn their lines and blocking.

For more information, please text PCT Artistic Director Pedro Garcia at 956-655-9308 or play director Seres Jaime Magaña at (956) 451-3987.

Director Bio: Seres Jaime Magaña is author of the bilingual play ‘The Tragic Corrido of Romeo and Lupe’, presented at the Pharr Community Theater. He has been directing plays at PCT for the past three years. He is author of the short story collection, ‘A Miracle for Becca and Phillip and Other Stories’. His short stories and poems have been published across several anthologies. Seres is also a free lance Acting Instructor/coach and has hosted several artistic events across the Rio Grande Valley.



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