The Stage Door in Yukon is announcing auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street” . . . Monday and Tuesday evenings, October 13 & 14 from 7:00-9:30 p.m. The theater will be open by 6:30 p.m. and those auditioning are encouraged to come early to fill out their paperwork so that auditions may begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, October 15th if needed.
All auditioning are asked to bring along a theater resume and headshot if they have them and a detailed list of their conflicts from October 20th through December 14th. If no headshot is available, one will be taken at the theater for a $1.00 fee.
“Miracle on 34th Street,” adapted from the novel by Valentine Davies and based on the 20th Century Fox motion picture, is a funny, heart-warming, delightful show that kinda makes us all believe in Santa Claus all over again.
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 by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s counselor, he ends up in a court competency hearing. Will the good will of Kris Kringle and the spirit of Christmas win in the end?
The cast is quite large, containing lead roles for three men (aging 30’s to 50’s), one female lead, age 30-something, and one female child who needs to look to be around age 7. This is a fairly large role for a child, so the actress cast in this role should have other acting roles to her credit. Besides these main roles, there are also 15 roles that can be either male or female and age is not important. In addition, there are multiple walk-on roles of various ages. Teens and children with little to no experience are needed for the Macy’s Santa scene to work as elves and children waiting in line with their parents to see Santa.
The show is under the direction of Christine Dawson with assistance from Frieda Penn. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Rehearsals will begin on Monday, October 20th and will run on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. with time off for the Thanksgiving holiday. (Note: these days and times may change once the full cast is assembled to work with as many people’s schedules as possible.)
There will be five performances of this show staged over one weekend beginning with opening night on Thursday, December 11 at 7:30 p.m. Other evening performances are December 12 and 13. There will be two matinees on December 13 and 14 at 2:30 p.m.
If you have questions, you may contact the director at 371-0912, The Stage Door at 265-1590, or e-mail the theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org.