Audition Information for:

Miracle On 34 th Street

adapted by

Mountain Community Theater from the Novel by Valentine Davies


Seeking:  3 Men, 2 Women, and 14 Men or Women

When:
September 25, 2017 6:00- 9:00pm
September 26, 2017 6:00- 9:00pm

Where: 136 Hood Street McDonough, Ga.

Please Email: thpmiracle@gmail.com to schedule an appointment (walk-in’s will be accepted, though
only where time permits. Auditionees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian).

Prepare:  (One 1-minute monologue in the style of the play.  Or for children under the age of 11 please
prepare a joke of your choice.

Rehearse:  Rehearsals begin September 28 th

Performances:  
December 7, 8,9,14,15,16 @ 7:30pm
December 10th & 17th @ 2:30pm

Plot: . “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.”

For More Info or to Schedule an Appointment: thpmiracle@gmail.com

Note: The Henry Players is an amateur production company and does not pay its performers. The Henry Players is committed to objective casting, and does not consider factors of race, gender or ethnicity in casting except when such factors are required by the playwright.

Miracle on 34th Street Character Breakdown

Please note that many roles (as listed) can be cast as either male or female. Character names may be adjusted based upon casting.

ENSEMBLE – ADULTS, TEENS and CHILDREN (ages 8-99) - The ensemble is essential to this show. They will guide the show, filling scene breaks, changing scenery, and creating a complete world (lots of possibilities. There are several speaking roles for children and teens who also appear as extras in other scenes. Adult ensemble features include Bag Lady, Rich Person, Drunk Santa, Duncan (Zookeeper), Postal Workers, Parents who visit Santa, Pedestrians, Photographers, Courtroom Crowd, Parade
Workers and Carolers. There is also a special “Elf Theatre” presentation at Macy’s (might be a short sketch, a musical production, dance, etc.), which will spotlight Elves and their talents. Singing ability is useful but not required.

KRIS KRINGLE: Male (Stage Age 40–60) - He is Santa Claus. Likeable, firm, caring. Loves children.
FRED GAYLEY: Male (Stage Age 20–40) - Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Lawyer; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy
DORIS WALKER: Female (Stage Age 20–40) - Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother; all work, no play.
SUSAN WALKER: Female Child (Stage Age 7-10, can be older) - Doris’ daughter. Precocious. She doesn’t believe.
SHELLHAMMER: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient.
JUDGE HARPER: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) - Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likeable; a bit political.
DR. PIERCE: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Physician at Maplewood Home; warm, caring.
SAWYER: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Macy’s vocational guidance counselor; character role requiring great comic timing.
MARA: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law.
HALLORAN: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Judge Harper’s political campaign manager.
FINLEY: Adult Male or Female (any age) - Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court.
MACY: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) - Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store.
BLOOMINGDALE: Adult Male or Female (Stage Age 30+) - Owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store.

Please email thehenryplayers@gmail.com with any questions.

 

 

Henry Players TheHenryPlayers@gmail.com Mailing address: P.O. Box 3083, McDonough, GA 30253

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