We are so excited that you want to be part of The Christmas Spectacular 2023!
It is going to be a wonderful Christmas show with captivating characters, stunning performances and heartwarming songs, all pointing to the hope of Jesus Christ. As a team of cast and crew we need to be committed to the rehearsal dates below, so please check these before expressing your interest.

Please note; all participants need to be 8 years old by August 22nd 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

Rehearsals run from 4pm -6 pm every Tuesday evening for the company and 6:30pm -8:30pm for the leads, as well as every Saturday from 9am -1pm for all the cast. Rehearsals start on Tuesday 12 September with just lead rehearsals and then from 10 October both Tuesday and Saturday rehearsals begin for everyone.

Yes! In order for the show to be incredible, we need your full commitment to every rehearsal for both leads and company members. We will learn the dances, songs and all the acting during these rehearsals, and we do a lot each week so it’s important that you make sure you’re there so you don’t miss anything.

Please message Caroline on Heja App to let her know you won’t be there. We understand that things pop up but it’s vital/imperative/super important for us to know if you’re not going to be there.

Of course you can! Just email Caroline here with the dates of when you’ll be away so the Christmas Spec Team know. Also, please buddy-up with someone to make sure you catch up on what you missed.

No. We’ve got an incredible team of people who are already making your costumes. You don’t need to do anything at the moment! The team will come around during a rehearsal early on and will take your measurements. We’ll update you on what you may need to bring along with you to complete your costume closer to the dress rehearsals.

Definitely. We encourage everyone to be practicing the dances and songs at home. Each week we will aim to learn something new and build off the weeks prior.

Food isn’t provided so make sure you bring a few snacks and your water bottle to rehearsals. On Tuesday rehearsals there isn’t a food break so please have some afternoon tea before we start. On Saturdays we will have a food break in between sessions.

Phones aren’t banned but we encourage you to get fully involved, and if the team do notice that you’re getting distracted and missing out on important info then we’ll kindly ask you to put it away.

Tech week is where we check all the microphones, items and media. Leads are required for these nights. Dress rehearsal week is where we all get into our costumes, do our hair and make up, and use all props! Both leads and company are required.

Please expect a later finish time for these weeks as there’s lots to get through. Check the Heja app closer to the time for more specific information on these nights.

Introducing Heja App – the easy and modern solution for seamless communication within larger teams. Stay informed with a clear calendar schedule, availability RSVPs, automatic reminders, and group text messaging. Share videos and photos effortlessly. All information on how to download this app and access the Christmas Spectacular group will be shared with you via email.

Please contact Caroline in the Events Team.
e: [email protected]
p: 021 0291 5896

Caroline will be able to answer all your questions relating to The Christmas Spectacular – whether it’s about rehearsals, the script, your costume – anything at all.

If you are running late, or suddenly sick – she’s the one to call.

Key Commitment Dates:

  • 22 & 24 August – Auditions
  • 10 October – Rehearsals start
  • 21 October – Theatre Camp
  • 10 – 31 October – Rehearsals every Tuesday 4pm -6pm & Saturday 9am -1pm
  • 4 – 30 November – Rehearsals every Tuesday 4pm -6pm & Saturday 9am -1pm
  • 28 & 30 November – Tech Rehearsals
  • 5 & 7 December – Dress Rehearsals
  • 9 & 10 December – Christmas Spectacular

City Impact Church, North Shore Campus
794 East Coast Road, Oteha, Auckland 0632

Our audition applications have now closed. See you at the show!