Dash: The Musical

Music by Barbara Schelstrate
Book and Lyrics by Deborah Davidson

In this world-premier, holiday musical fantasy, reindeer sing and dance, Mrs. Claus has a cooking show, and the elves just might do a Christmas “rap.” This Christmas, Dash decides it’s his turn to lead Santa’s sleigh, and the whole North Pole is transfixed as he challenges Rudy for the honor. A family-friendly, original musical written by Providence Players members Deborah Davidson and Barbara Schelstrate.

Providence Players of Fairfax is:

  • A non-profit community theater troupe. All participation is on a volunteer basis. No members of the cast or crew are compensated.
  • A membership organization. Membership is not required to audition. If cast, all actors (and in fact, all volunteers), are required to become members of Providence Players of Fairfax ($25 per individual or $60 per family – three or more) for the season (if not already a member).

Casting Announcement

Providence Players is casting 12 roles (6 female, 6 male).  No roles are precast, and all roles are open.  All backgrounds, ages, ethnicities welcome and encouraged to audition!  Download both documents: Audition Announcement and Audition Form (in word and pdf).

Audition Location:

James Lee Community Center
2855 Annandale Rd
Falls Church, VA 22042

Audition Dates (You only need to come to one):

Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 pm
Thursday, September 14, 7:00 pm

Callbacks will be Tuesday, September 19 at 7:00 pm.

PLEASE RSVP to with the date you plan to attend.

Performance Dates & Times (at James Lee Community Center)

  • Preview:  Thursday, December 7
  • Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. (December 8, 9, 14, 15, 16)
  • Saturday & Sunday Matinees 2:00 p.m. (December 9, 10, 16, 17)

About the Characters

  • DASH, a reindeer better known as Dasher, but he likes “Dash” better
  • DANCER, a reindeer and Dash’s charming and intelligent wife. Doubles
    as DI THE ELF
  • DONNER, the Team Dash lead reindeer. Doubles as BRICK THE ELF
  • BLITZEN, a Team Dash henchdeer. Doubles as PABLO THE ELF
  • SILVIA, the Chief Elf and a Team Dash tagalong—to even up the teams
  • RUDY, a reindeer better known as Rudolph, but what rhymes with “Rudolph”?
  • VIXEN, a reindeer and Rudy’s equally charming and intelligent wife.
    Doubles as SMYTH, a videographer
  • PRANCER, the Team Rudy lead reindeer. Doubles as BYTE THE ELF
  • COMET, a Team Rudy henchdeer. Doubles as SLUGGER THE ELF
  • CUPID, a Team Rudy reindeer tagalong. Doubles as POSY THE ELF
  • MRS. C., otherwise known as Mrs. Claus
  • SANTA CLAUS, no introduction needed

Please be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song that best showcases your singing ability and vocal range. Bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. We’ll also ask you to do a simple dance combination—wear clothes you can move in. You may be asked to read from the script–no prepared monologue is necessary.


Music rehearsals begin in late September; full script rehearsals start October 30.

We look forward to seeing you at Auditions!