Ashland’s Holiday Spectacular Audition Information & Registration


Auditions for Ashland’s Holiday Spectacular are open to students entering Grade 2 through Adults.

An Ashland Holiday Spectacular is a new holiday-themed variety show featuring up to 20 different acts featuring numerous performers of all ages. See below for more information.

There is a participation fee of $150 for all students cast in the production (high school age and younger). Scholarships are available.

The online audition registration form will be live beginning at 10a on Tuesday, September 10 and will close at 12p on Thursday, October 3. Please read all of the information below before filling out the registration form.


Students entering Grade 2 through Adults


Saturday, October 5 from 9a-12p
Tuesday, October 8 from 6-9p
Auditions will be staggered, beginning every half-hour and running one hour in length.


If you are unable to attend physical auditions, you may submit a video. Fill out the registration form as normal and upon completion, you will receive a link to select an audition slot. Please choose the “Video Submission” slot. More details will be emailed out at the end of September/early October about what to include in the video audition. Please only send in a video if you are unable to attend either audition dates.


If needed, callbacks will occur at the end of the week of October 7, after auditions have ended. Not everyone in the cast will be needed for callbacks. Those needed for callbacks will be contacted by email after auditions have ended.


  • Prepare 16 bars of a Christmas/holiday-themed song that best showcases your voice. Bring sheet music in the correct key, an accompanist will be provided

  • Dress for movement (comfortable clothes, jazz shoes or flexible soled tennis shoes) - will be taught a dance

  • Bring your headshot and resume, if you don’t upload them in the online registration


Ashland is excited to showcase many performers in this production. The show will be structured in such a way that performers with limited availabilities, either due to existing commitments or even their participation in another show, will be able to participate. For example, a performer may only be able to rehearse 1-2 days a week, or a performer may be able to rehearse every day in a week; there will be spots in this production for performers of either availability. We encourage all auditioners, regardless of availability, to provide their conflicts and perceived time commitments on the audition form.


Conflicts will be taken into consideration when casting the show. We ask that there are no conflicts during tech rehearsals through the performances (Monday, December 9 - Sunday, December 15).


Rehearsals will be held inside the theater at Ashland or in another room inside the Maplewood YMCA (2100 White Bear Ave, Maplewood). More details about rehearsal spaces will be communicated in the rehearsal schedules.


Monday-Thursday, December 9-12, 2019.


There will be 1 weekend of performances. Dates listed below:
Friday, December 13, 2019 (7:30pm)
Saturday, December 14, 2019 (2pm & 7:30pm)
Sunday, December 15, 2019 (2pm)

If you have questions about auditions, please contact Melissa, Marketing and Development Associate, at