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AUDITIONS for Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa Show

Atumpan Edutainment is producing another Kwanzaa stageplay at the Kroc Center's main theater on Wednesday, December 26, 2018.  This year's cast will act, sing songs, and dance to explain Kwanzaa through the story Harambe for the Holidays (Harambe means to pull together).

To audition to act, sing, and dance with Atumpan Edutainment, you can register for Monday, October 15, 2018 from 7:00pm-8:15pm.  The rehearsal schedule will be posted on the calendar at the Members Only page of and the audition schedule is as follows:


  • Please be prepared to read from the script provided, learn basic choreography, and sing 30 seconds of a song acapella or with music that you provide. 

  • You will be notified by email of your audition results 


  • First 15 min:  Complete audition forms, preview script. 

  • Next 30 min:   Large group auditions Start 

  • Last 15 min:   Vocal auditions.  Members of Atumpan's ACT Dance Theatre will be given precedence *ACT Dance Theatre classes are 6:30-7:30pm, Fred Heutte Center Norfolk, VA if interested in enrolling for increased success


  • Large group dance will be taught a song and dance then perform it in a large group. 

  • Small groups of 3-4 people will learn a song and dance together, then audition together. 

    • Small groups will also read portions of the script with an ACT Dance Theatre reader.  

  • Judges are scoring each person individually.


  • Ray & Joan Kroc Center 1401 Ballentine Blvd. Norfolk, VA 23504 Room: HRCF 1 & 2 *Front desk staff can direct you

  • Ages: Adults, teens, children 10+  *ACT Dance Theatre members under age 10 are permitted to perform

  • All cultures and ethnicities are welcome.


  • Wednesday evenings 6:30pm-8:30pm

  • Saturdays 11pm-12:30pm

  • Sunday afternoons will be utilized.


  • Attend all rehearsals on time

  • Check calendar and messages on Members Only page for updates

  • Participate in promotional appearances related to the production

  • Work as a team player 


  • Saturday, December 8, 2018 6pm - 10pm at Candlelight Holiday Celebrations Tryon Palace in New Bern, NC.

    • There will be 2, twenty-five minute performances of a portion of Harambe for the Holidays within that time frame; select performers only

  • Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at the Kroc Center.

    • There will be an onstage production of Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa (6:00pm-7:15pm) followed by food and retail merchants as well as photo opportunities with the cast.




Q: Can I encourage people to purchase tickets for this Harambe for the Holidays Kwanzaa? 

A: Please encourage people to RSVP, donate, or just come to the show at the theatre, but the show is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Q: Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

A: NO, When you register, your name will be on the list at the door.

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