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Class Act Entertainment & DivaStating Arts & Entertainment are now casting for our upcoming stage-play entitled "A First Class Christmas." This play is a part of the Class Act production, Miracle on 8137, a theatrical production, that will be held on Friday, November 10, 2017 and will run every Friday until December 29th. Proceeds from this event go towards the In the Spirit of Giving Annual Toy and Book Distribution held in December.

Excerpt from synopsis of "A First Class Christmas"

First Class Distributors is the world's largest toy manufacturing company with offices in both China and the U.S. It employs over half a million people worldwide. First Class is run by Nicole Walker, the first African American woman CEO of a fortune 500 company. Nikki is a straight forward person who always looks at the bottom line. She graduated top of her class from Princeton school of business. Her scholastic ranking was tied with another student so, Nikki did extra credit work that would place her one number above. She didn't believe in there being an in between. She was a competitor and she always won.

Yet, throughout all of her accomplishments and successes of her company, Nikki is out of touch with not only the individuals that make and sell her toys--- she has no relationship with the consumers who often have to scrape and save to purchase them for their children. Most of her staff follows the same philosophy as she. Or at least they cherish their jobs far too greatly to ever disagree; well, except for her Senior VP of Marketing, Mike Ross. This story has a twist because given the reason for the season, the biblically infamous Three Wise Men intend to turn this story around for the entire First Class Distributors Executive Board as they basically remind everyone the true meaning of A First Class Christmas.

We are casting for the following roles:

Nikki Walker (late 30's-early 40's)- CEO, First Class Distributors
Graduated top of her class at Princeton; a power mogul who cares about the bottom line and profit margins.
Celebrity character matchup: Cross between Taraji P. Henson from "Not Easily Broken" and Sanaa Lathan from "The Family That Prays"

Mike Ross (middle 30's-early 40's)- Senior VP of Marketing, First Class Distributors
Has a background in non-profit work and how to bridge the gap between community and corporations.
Celebrity character matchup: Morris Chestnut's characters from both "Not Easily Broken" (as Dave Johnson) and "The Brothers" (as Jackson Smith)

Michelle Smith (late 20's-early 30's)- Junior Executive, First Class Distributors
Girlfriend of Thomas Finklestein; power player; cares about appearances and is self-motivated
Celebrity character matchup: Gabrielle Union as Eva in "Deliver Us From Eva"

Thomas Finklestein (late 20's-early 30's)- Junior Executive, First Class Distributors
A trust fund baby trying to find his own way in the world. A team player
Celebrity character matchup: Keanu Reeves as Kevin Lomax in "The Devil's Advocate"

Miss Rachel- (middle 50's)- Office Administrator, First Class Distributors
A widow who's known Nicole "Nikki" for a long time. Is probably the person Nikki trusts the most. Has a witty personality and possesses the most wisdom in the office.
Celebrity character matchup: Cross between Alice from "Mel's Diner" and Nettie from "A Different World"

Tony (mid 20's - early 30s)- Mail room Clerk, First Class Distributors
Tony has no filter. He's a work in progress.
Celebrity character matchup: Chris Rock as Bony T in "Boomerang"

Pastor Jackson (mid 30s - early 40's)-First Bethany Baptist Church
Has a strong outreach program in his church.
Celebrity character matchup: Courtney B. Vance's role as Reverend Biggs in "The Preacher's Wife"

Wise Man #1
Personality of Nick Cannon from "Drumline" (mid 20's - early 30s)

Wise Man #2
Personality of Vince Vaughn from "The Breakup" (late 30s - mid 40s)

Wise Man #3
Personality of Cedric the Entertainer from "Barber Shop" (mid 30s - early 40's)

Auditions will be held on:

Thursday, October 4th @ 7pm
Friday, October 5th @ 7pm
Saturday, October 6th @ 11am
Monday, October 8th @ 7pm
Tuesday, October 9th @ 7pm at Goleans Blue Door (8137 Oleander St.), Please RSVP via text to 504.249.9920 to confirm your attendance.

Rehearsals will begin on October 9th and will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm. In the last two weeks before the play, rehearsals will be held everyday (except Sunday), from 7:00-9:00; from 11am - noon on Saturdays.
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