Auditions for “A Miracle on 34th Street”

ACT 1 & the Pumphouse Players present our third joint production, A Miracle on 34th Street. Join us for auditions for this classic Christmas show, directed by ACT 1’s Liz Hutchison.

Performances will take place the first three weekends of December — December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, and 16.

AUDITIONS:
When: Tuesday, October 3rd and Thursday, October 5th from 6:30-8:30 both evenings. Please plan to stay the entire audition time on the day you choose to attend — you do not have to attend both. If you’d like to request an earlier audition, please contact us to see if a time is available.

Where: The Legion Theatre on Main Street

**Please prepare a 1-3 minute monologue for your audition.**
Auditions will consist of a 1-3 minute monologue and cold readings from selected scenes from the show. Audition sides will be posted soon, but an excerpt from the script can be found here: http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/media/pdf/excerpts/exMiracleOn34thStreetThePlayM96.pdf

CASTING: The cast list will be sent via e-mail to those cast on Saturday, October 7th, as well as posted on social media accounts for both theatre companies. Phone calls will not be made except in special circumstances. Some roles may be double-cast at the discretion of the director and casting team.

REHEARSALS: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:30 at the Legion Theatre.

CHARACTERS
***Ages listed for each character will be used as guidelines, but actors may be cast and made to look younger or older, depending on the needs of the character.

Kris Kringle – Santa Claus, elderly
Doris Walker – female protagonist, personnel manager at Macy’s, 30s
Susan Walker – Doris’ daughter, age 7
Fred Gayley – male protagonist, lawyer, neighbor, and friend to the Walkers, adult
Mr./Ms. Shellhammer – Doris’ assistant, man or woman, 20s – 50s
Doctor Pierce – Kris’ physician at Maplewood home, man or woman, 30s – 60s
Mr/Ms. Sawyer – macy’s vocational guidance counselor, antagonist, man or woman, 30s – 60s
Mr/Ms. Macy – owner of Macy’s, man or woman, 40s – 60s
Mr/Ms. Bloomingdale – owner of Bloomingdale’s, man or woman, 40s – 60s
Judge Harper – of New York State Court, man or woman, 60s
Mr/Ms. Finley – bailiff, man or woman, 30s – 60s
Mr/Ms. Mara – prosecuting attorney
Mara Jr. – Mara’s child, man or woman
Mr/Ms. Halloran – Harper’s political campaign manager, man or woman, 30s – 60s
Duncan – zookeeper, friend to Kris, man or woman, 20s – 60s

Ensemble:
Al & Lou – postal employees, comedic, man or woman, 20s – 60s
Bag Lady – elderly woman, 50s – 60s
Rich Person – very posh, man or woman, 40s – 60s
Drunk Santa – man, 20s – 60s
Teenagers – up to 3, boy or girl
Children – up to three 3, boy or girl, one child is Dutch (accent required)
Elves – 4 to 8, man or woman, comedic in nature
Parents – up to 3, man or woman
Pedestrians
Shoppers
Postal workers