Audition

AUDITION

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Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the Novel by Valentine Davis

Directed by Lorraine Scott

This is a wonderful holiday show that will include both children and adult actors. Open auditions will be on Saturday, September 6th between 1-5 p.m. at Spark Theater (drop in anytime you can between 1-4:30 p.m.). Please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue and bring a resume and head shot. You will also be reading from the script. Call backs, as needed, will be on Sunday 9/7 from 1-3 p.m.

Show will run Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons November 21-December 21, 2014

Synopsis: By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Characters Needed:

3-4 children ages 4-10, boys and girls to play multiple roles (in the street, at the department store, in courtroom scenes, etc.)

Kris Kringle- male age 50 plus. Santa Claus, gentle, empathetic, and has a true desire to help everyone.

Doris Walker- female age 25-35. Personnel manager with Macy’s and is in charge of the parade and store festivities. She is the mother of Susan and wants her to believe in reality and a fairy tale world. Doris is direct, cynical, and a no-nonsense person.

Fred Gayley- male age 25-35. A young lawyer and neighbor of Doris and Susan. He is intelligent, light-hearted and believes in the good will of mankind.

Susan Walker- female age 6-8. Bright, curious and wants her Christmas.

Doctor Pierce- male or female age 40-60. A physician who is calm, kind-hearted and believes in Kris Kringle.

Bag Lady- female age 30-60. Confident, opinionated and content with her lifestyle.

Rich Person- male or female age 30-50. Proud and arrogant.

Shellhammer- male or female age 20-40. Assistant to Doris and is enthusiastic and aggressive.

Drunken Santa- male age 40 plus. Employee of Macy’s who enjoys alcohol too much.

Mr. Macy- male age 40 plus. Owner and president of Macy’s. Strong, cheerful and successful.

Sawyer- male or female age 30 plus. Macy’s vocational guidance counselor. Demanding and big-headed.

Bloomingdale- male or female age 30 plus. Owner and president of Bloomingdale’s department store. Likable and generous.

Judge Harper- male or female age 50 plus. Distinguished judge of New York State court. Knowledgeable and respectful.

Finley- male or female age 20 plus. Bailiff in Judge Harper’s courtroom. Polite, cordial and a hard worker.

Mara/Martin-  male or female age 30 plus.  Prosecuting attorney who is honest and tough.

Halloran- male or female age 30 plus. Judge Harper’s political campaign manager who is quick and manipulative.

Duncan- male or female age 30 plus. Zookeeper at Central Park zoo. Understanding and truthful.

Al and Lou- male or female age 20 plus. Postal employees. Positive and simpleminded.

Contact info@SparkTheater.org with any questions.

New Plays Wanted:

Spark Theater is looking for  original new plays by local Colorado Playwrights for our Colorado Playwright’s New Play Showcase in April of 2015. We will be picking 3 plays to produce for two weekends each. Looking for new plays that have never before been produced, full length (1 hour or more), takes place in a simple setting and will work well in our intimate space. No compensation, but if your play is picked it will be fully produced by Spark and seen by the public. If you would like to submit a play or for more information contact us at Info@SparkTheater.org