Christian Youth Theater/ Christian Community Theater is partnering with Arts in Motion Studio/ Arms Wide Open to reimagine San Diego’s most celebrated Christmas Show Spectacular. Seen by over 250,000 patrons this Christmas musical extravaganza has been retooled, remixed and redesigned to bring the show into the 21st Century with new LED scenic designs, lighting and new songs and dance numbers that will get anyone into the holiday spirit - even the Grinch. 
Directors: Paul Russell and Chris Rubio
Choreographer: KC Grulli-Miller
Musical Director/Conductor: Terry Hendricks

Dates / Times:

  • Friday, Dec 13th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 14th @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 14th @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 15th @ 4:00pm
  • Friday, Dec 20th @ 7:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 21st @ 2:00pm
  • Saturday, Dec 21st @ 7:00pm
  • Sunday, Dec 22nd @ 4:00pm
Tickets go on sale Tuesday October 1, 2019 at 9:00am

Ticket Prices:

Lincoln Performing Arts Center:

4777 Imperial Ave, San Diego, CA 92113

Show Notes:


October 3rd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm - Vocal Audition
October 4th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Vocal Audition                                         
October 5th, 5:00pm - 8:00pm - Dance Audition 

Arts in Motion Studio
237 E Main Street, El Cajon, CA 92020

Audition Appointments are available starting September 11th.

Here is how to request an audition time for Traditions of Christmas Remixed
  • Create a CYT Family Account if you don't yet have one. Click HERE for instructions.
  • Log into your family account.
  • Upload a headshot.
  • There is a place to the right of your name that says 'Tools'.  
  • Click 'Tools', then click 'Auditions'. 
  • You will be given a choice of available time slots.  
  • Within 72 hours of requesting a time slot, you will be sent an email with a link to the audition form to complete. 
  • You must be at least 4 years old to audition.
Audition info
  • Auditions take about an hour and are open for parents and friends to watch. 
  • Please prepare a 1-minute song for Vocal Auditions. No Accompanist will be available.
  • Your music (karaoke style with no voices) will be uploaded to your audition form.
Following is the tentative rehearsal schedule. Everyone will not be called to each rehearsal. Once the show is cast we will send out the formal rehearsal schedule.
Rehearsals will be Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from 5:00pm - 9:00pm & Sundays from 2:00pm - 6:00pm beginning Thursday October 10, 2019.
No Rehearsal on October 31 or November 24 through December 1.
Starting December 2, 2019 our rehearsal dates and times change to the following:
December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 from 5:00pm - 9:00pm 
Super Saturday December 7 from 3:00pm -10:00pm
Tech Rehearsals are December 9, 10, 11, 12 from 4:30pm to 11:00pm (8:00pm for kids under 12)

This is a community event and volunteers for our production committees are not mandatory but strongly suggested.

Email with any questions. 

Hope to see you at auditions!

Summer Belous
Show Coordinator


Children’s Choirs (12 and under)
Elves - dancers, singers and gymnastics is a plus
Celebrate Around the World
Nativity children’s chorus

Featured Ensemble
4 to 6 feature couple singers and dancers that are featured throughout the entire show.   

Featured Dancers
Dancers that are featured throughout the show. Backup dancers to various solo numbers.
Experience in jazz, swing, lyrical, Hip Hop preferred.  

Teen Chorus (12- 15)
Teen singers and dancers or move well

Strong jazz/character dancers. TAP is a plus.
Rockettes in New York
Las Vegas showgirls
Reindeer tap number
Wooden Soldiers 
Grinch dancers

Adult Chorus
Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Baritones. Featured throughout the show 
Christmas Movies
Christmas Choir
Nativity Medley

Adult Solo include: 
Male - You’re a Mean One, Mister Grinch (Low bass preferred)
Male - Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree (Brian Setzer style)
Male - Beat Box vocal artist
Female - Santa Baby 
Female - Feliz Navidad (Gloria Estefan style) 
Female - White Christmas 
Duet - You Make it Feel Like Christmas (Country style) 
Duet - It’s Christmas Eve in Texas