Celebrating our 40th Season!

Are you an incredible singer?

Would you like to earn great money this Christmas season, and have a BLAST doing it?

2022 Auditions

For audition consideration, please send a headshot
and vocal demo to [email protected]

Please include 16 bars of something that shows off
your personality and an example of you singing with
an ensemble, if you have it.

Callback Auditions: August 8th, 2022 7:00 pm
Location: Crossroads Church
12229 Del Amo Blvd.
Cerritos, CA 90703

2nd Callback Auditions: Aug. 11, 2022, 7:00 pm
Location: (TBD)
Orientation: Aug. 27, 2022, 9:00 am
Location: (TBD)

What do alumni say about the Handbell Carolers?

PERFORMERS

Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, Basses, to play ages 18-49, for performances at Theme Parks, Restaurants, Country Clubs, Corporate and Private parties in Orange County and L.A. from early November through the first week of January.

Ability to read music and experience in musical comedy preferred. Full & part time positions available for 7 quartets.


CALLBACK AUDITIONS

Bring a picture, resume, application form (see below) and lots of personality.

At 7:00 PM, we will tell everyone exactly what to expect that evening and answer all questions. Then, you'll be asked to learn one of our 4-part arrangements to sing with 3 other performers. We'll evaluate those performances and make cuts throughout the evening. Finally, if you're invited to the 2nd callbacks, you'll be given some music to take home, learn, and bring back on Thursday night.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD OUR
CALLBACK AUDITION APPLICATION

Once completed, print it out and bring it with you along with your picture and resume to the callback audition. Questions? Email: [email protected]


THE COMPANY

MIXED COMPANY is owned and operated by Randy Pryor. Credits of the group include multiple Christmas seasons at Disneyland, Disney's California Adventure, Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel and Spa, Downtown Disney, the Disneyland Hotel, Knott's Berry Farm, Universal Studios Hollywood, Queen Mary/Spruce Goose, The Summit House Restaurant, and 39 consecutive years at Five Crowns Restaurant in Corona del Mar.

Company Manager: Sharon Frazier-Verpooten
Music Director: Steven Donahue
Choreographer & Social Media Manager: Niko Montelibano
Show Director: Randy Pryor


For the past 39 Christmas seasons we have produced world-class caroling groups that perform with English Handbells at theme parks, restaurants, hotels, corporate and private parties. Our quartets provide "strolling caroling," as well as perform a fun-filled show combining music, comedy and audience participation. We are always looking for people who blend together vocally, and whose appearance and personalities blend as well. Since all MIXED COMPANY personnel are always living "life in the fishbowl," a clean-cut image and positive attitude are required. Each of our quartets works as a unit all season, providing a better blend and stronger chemistry in performance. This can be hard work for our cast members, so a good work ethic and the right attitude are critical. If you have a positive attitude, like to have fun, are flexible and easy to work with, then you may be perfect for this group.

Our award-winning costumes are custom-made. We furnish our singers with their wardrobes except shoes, men's Tux shirts, and ladies' gloves.



We are casting up to twenty-eight singers to work the 2022 holiday season from mid-November through mid-January, 2023, including Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We are looking for Entertainers who are: Professional, Available, Punctual, and an absolute pleasure to work with. They should be: Vocally talented with the ability to blend (sight reading is a plus), Animated with excellent Stage Presence, Expressive with high Energy and Enthusiasm, and Committed to teamwork. Divas need not apply.


Performance Compensation
For All Singers

Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel
$150.00 per day
(Typically, 4 sets per day)

Five Crowns Restaurant
$30.00 per hour, 3-hour min. (+ tips)

Knott's Berry Farm
$22.50 per set
(Typically, 5 sets per day)

Summit House Restaurant
$25.00 per hour, 3-hour min. (+ tips)

Private Parties
$100.00 per 1-hour Event
$120.00 per 2-hour Event
$140.00 per 3-hour Event
$160.00 per 4-hour Event


We Pay Our Performers More

Anyone who has ever worked with us knows that we pay our performers more than other caroling companies pay theirs - in some cases, much more!

Why do we pay so much? Simple. We require more from our performers than anyone else - more rehearsals, more availability, more enthusiasm, the best attitudes, and, above all, an unshakable commitment to the highest quality possible.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals begin in mid August with Orientation (Aug 27th). Rookies and 2nd year members should expect to attend all rehearsals and to keep absences to an absolute minimum.
  • See schedule below.
  • The entire cast will rehearse once a week with our Music Director. Additionally, each quartet will meet for 10 mandatory, weekly "outside rehearsals" over the course of the rehearsal period. These will be scheduled with the leader of your quartet.

    There will be a $465 gas stipend if you fully attend all rehearsals.

    Availability for Performances

    Scheduling conflicts need to be agreed upon at the time of casting. (We need all cast members to be available for performances all Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December, as well as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day!)

    Christmas Variety Show

    Once again, our annual Christmas Variety Show will be on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Nov. 19, 2022, 7:00 p.m., in Cerritos. If you’d like more information, or if you'd like to see the promo video of the show, click here. Thank you for your time. We look forward to hearing from you!


    2022 Handbell Carolers Rehearsal Schedule

    Sat
    Aug 27
    9am - 1pm
    Orientation Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Mon
    Aug 29
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal*
    Cerritos
    Sat Sep 10 9am - 1pm Rehearsal & Costume Fitting TBA
    Mon Sep 12 7pm - 10pm Rehearsal* Cerritos
    Sat
    Sep 17
    9am - 1pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Sat
    Sep 24
    9am - 1pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Mon Sep 26 7pm - 10pm Rehearsal* Cerritos
    Sat Oct 1 9am - 1pm Rehearsal Cerritos
    Sat Oct 8 9am - 1pm Rehearsal Cerritos
    Mon
    Oct 10
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal*
    Cerritos
    Sat Oct 15 9am - 1pm Rehearsal Cerritos
    Sat Oct 22 9am - 1pm Rehearsal Cerritos
    Sat Nov 5 9am - 7pm "Boot Camp" Rehearsal Cerritos
    Sun Nov 6 9am - 3pm Rehearsal /informal recital Lag Hills
    Mon-Fri Nov 7-11** 7pm - 10pm Rehearsal & Costume Fitting Knott's Berry Farm
    Sat Nov 12 9am - 1pm Rehearsal Cerritos
    Mon Nov 14 7pm - 10pm Rehearsal Cerritos
    Fri
    Nov 18 6pm - 10pm Tech/Dress Rehearsal Cerritos
    Sat Nov 19 6pm - 10pm Christmas/Variety Show Cerritos
    Mon Nov 21 7pm - 10pm Rehersal Cerritos
    Sat
    Jan 14
    12pm- 3pm
    Costume Return
    TBA

    * Rookies, 2nd years, and lapsed Alumni

    ** Quartets will meet at Knotts Berry Farm only ONE evening that week, date TBD

    *** There will be a $465 gas stipend if you fully attend all rehearsals.


    2022 Special Events Rehearsal Schedule

    We will be casting 2-4 groups to do Special Events this season. If you are selected to be a part of these groups, there will be rehearsals on the following dates.

    Thursday
    Sept. 15
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Sept. 22
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Sept. 29
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Oct. 6
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Oct. 13
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Oct. 20
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Oct. 27
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Nov. 3
    7pm - 10pm
    Rehearsal
    Cerritos
    Thursday
    Nov. 10
    7pm - 10pm
    HOLD
    Cerritos

    There will be a $600 gas stipend if you fully attend all handbell caroler and special event rehearsals.


    For more information, email:
    [email protected]

    And, don't forget to visit our website:
    www.ChristmasCaroling.com

    I've grown a lot over the years by being a part of Mixed Company. I've enjoyed the challenge of singing while playing English handbells - what a beautiful sound! Gaining and reciprocating the respect of my fellow talented carolers has been greatly rewarding. It's been a wonderful privilege to provide genuine holiday warmth, laughter, and kicklines to young and old, Virginias and Scrooges, crowds of two thousand and crowds of two. Congratulations on 37 years, Mixed Company!" - Jalin Hsu, Alto


    "There's nothing greater to do for Christmas than to make good music with talented musicians and good friends, and then go out and make other people's Christmas!" - Eric Cajiuat, Bass


    "Many caroling groups stand and sing from folders of printed music, but how challenging and fun is that? As a member of 'Tis The Season Handbell Carolers, you will work hard. But in the end, when you are out there entertaining, singing gorgeous tight harmonies, and interacting with the people, you'll suddenly realize that all the preparation was for the sole purpose of creating a unified group that makes people happy. And you'll be out of the book so you can see it in their faces!"
    - Julie Ramsey, Alto


    "My experience with Mixed Company has been enriching on so many levels. No joke, I have played some terrible gigs elsewhere so I'm not likely to sugar coat things.

    I have been continually challenged to grow as a musician and performer by extremely professional and talented people. There have been so many golden moments when people have been very appreciative and deeply touched by our performances.

    I have not only developed great industry connections but have gained great friends. Not to mention the pay is very attractive, its a lot of fun and it beats waiting tables any day." - Tracy Perry, Tenor


    "Mixed Company has proven to be one of the most challenging and rewarding performing experiences of my life. I pulled my hair out during rehearsals my rookie year, the learning curve is steep!

    But going out there and nailing those tight harmonies with three people who became lifelong friends makes it all worthwhile, and the looks on the faces of the folks while you're giving them a little holiday spirit really takes your mind off the price of Rogaine.

    I look forward to Caroling season every year."
    - Frank Romeo, Bass