The Holiday Stops

By Eric Lane Barnes

Directed by Cindy Severt with Music Direction by Jake Aebly

StageQ is holding auditions for male singer/actors for the roles of Ginny Dooley and Rose Rabinowitz in its November 29th - December 15th production of The Holiday Stops, a follow-up to 2009s highly successful The Stops which won the Bartie Award for Best Musical/Comedy. Cindy Severt is the director/choreographer. Jake Aebly is the music director.

The Holiday Stops is a funny, irreverent, sweet musical about the ladies of NALOG (North American Lady Organists' Guild) who are rehearsing a holiday revue, and awaiting the 4th member of their cast. Friendships are forged, boundaries are broken, revelations are revealed, and hymns are harmonized.

Produced by StageQ at Bartell Theatre's Evjue Stage, 113 E. Mifflin St., Madison

Performances: November 29 - December 15, 2012

Performance Times: Thursday, November 29th at 7:30pm
Friday, November 30th at 8pm
Saturday, December 1st at 8pm
Sunday, December 2nd at 2pm

Thursday, December 6th at 7:30pm
Friday, December 7th at 8pm
Saturday, December 8th at 8pm
Sunday, December 9th at 2pm

Thursday, December 13th at 7:30pm
Friday, December 14th at 8pm
Saturday, December 15th at 8pm

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


AUDITIONS will be held Monday, September 17th, 2012 at 7pm at the StageQ rehearsal space, 148 E. Wilson St.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre piece that shows off your voice. The music director will provide accompaniment. You will also be asked to read from the script. Additionally, you will be asked to note all known conflicts between September 24th and November 29thth on your audition form.

REHEARSALS start September 24th with time off for the Thanksgiving holiday.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN All four female Stops characters will be played by men; appropriately costumed, wigged, and made-up.

Ginny Dooley: A Baptist from Lower Atlanta, GA she is feminine, flirty, loves to drink, nave yet worldly, ditzy, but with a heart of gold.

Rose Rabinowitz: A Unitarian from New Jersey who was raised Jewish, and is divorced from her Catholic husband. Recently come out. She is practical, pragmatic, but still capable of being surprised.

Questions, concerns, comments? Contact the director at or 608-770-5252.