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Hot Chocolate Jubilee (HCJ) is a community variety show benefiting the Chocolate Church Arts Center.

HCJ is purposefully a community variety show. By having auditions and opening up the creative process to everyone in our region something magical and often unexpected happens. While members of the Creative Core Committee should actively recruit participants from the community, it is our goal to keep the audition process as open and transparent as possible.

The Creative Core Committee selects a theme and the participants are selected during an audition process. The actors, comedians, dancers, musicians, vocalists, and production crew range in age from children to senior citizens and come from all over the Bath-Brunswick area representing many groups, schools, and organizations.

Responsibilities should to be distributed to as many people as possible. HCJ is an all volunteer effort. The only paid position is the rehearsal and show accompanist because of the time commitment and level of skill needed in order to ensure a quality production.

Past Shows:

HCJVIII 2015 A Show for All Seasons

HCJVII 2013 Let the Good Times Roll

HCJVI 2011 Spirit of the Kennebec

HCJV 2009 Around the World in 80 Ways

HCJIV 2007 Have Your Fun on Route One

HCJIII 2005 Fools Follies

HCJII 1999 The Magic of Music

HCJI 1997 Hot Chocolate Jubilee

Hot Chocolate Jubilee IX


Schedule for HCJIX "Life Begins @ 40"



Saturday, January 14, 2017 10 – 2 at the Chocolate Church, Bath

Audition Snow date: Saturday, January 21, 2017

Acts should fit the theme

Basic guidelines (5 minute limit, group acts preferred over solos, open chorus, etc. Acts should fit the theme.) Bands: Only if easy to get on and off stage


Chorus rehearsals and rehearsal space for specialty acts:

9 AM to 1 PM, Saturdays from January 28 through March 25 2017

Chorus rehearses 10am - 11:30am

Specialty act rehearsals can be scheduled



In the Curtis Room January & February, and end of February & March on the main stage


Show Week:

Sunday, March 26, 2017 Set in

Monday, March 27, 2017 Act One Technical Rehearsal 6 PM

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Act Two Technical Rehearsal 6 PM

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Full Dress 6 PM

Thursday, March 30, 2017 Opening Night 7:00 PM

Friday, March 31, 2017 Show 7:00 PM

Saturday, April 1, 2017 Show 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 2, 2017 2 PM Matinee / Cast Party


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