Auditions

AUDITIONS


“Into the Woods”

“Miracle on 34th Street

Winter holiday musical 2020


Auditions are held Theatre Bristol, 512 State Street, Bristol. Additional details will be added to this page by each director for the auditions, such as the audition music selected, so please check back prior to auditions. Auditions are open to anyone. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothes to move in. Be sure to bring your calendar to list all of your conflicts. No conflicts are permitted for tech week or performances.


“Miracle on 34th Street” at Theatre Bristol ARTspace, directed by Dottie Havlik

Auditions for men, women, and children

September 28 at 10:30 am, September 29 at 2:30 pm, September 30 at 6:30 pm, October 1 at 6:30 pm

Callbacks and casting October 3-5

First rehearsal October 6 at 2:30 pm

Rehearsals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri at 6:30 pm; Sun 2:30 pm (cast called on selected days)

Tech load-in December 1

Performances December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 5:30 pm, Sundays at 2:30 pm

School shows December 13 and 20

Auditions will consist of cold reading, singing Christmas carols a cappella with a small group, and performing simple movements.

PLEASE WEAR CLOSED-TOE SHOES

NOTE:   An actor does not have to BE the age of the character, but must be able to believably PORTRAY the age of the character.

MAJOR GENDER-SPECIFIC CHARACTERS

  • KRIS KRINGLE: Santa Claus, older man, must have a natural beard; kind, but not sugary
  • DORIS WALKER: Personnel manager at Macy’s, 20s-30s; hard shell, but warms up
  • SUSAN WALKER: Doris’s daughter, age 7-ish; has been taught not to believe in miracles
  • FRED GAYLEY: Lawyer, the Walkers’ neighbor; in love with Doris, but keeps his distance
  • MR. MACY: Owner of Macy’s Dept Store, 40s or older, dignified businessman

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS THAT CAN BE MALE OR FEMALE

  • DOCTOR PIERCE: Physician from the group home where Kris has been living; his advocate
  • SHELLHAMMER: Doris Walker’s administrative assistant
  • SAWYER: Macy’s department store’s human resources counselor; slimy and uptight
  • JUDGE HARPER: Elected judge of the New York State Court, 40+, balancing law vs. politics
  • MARA: State’s prosecuting attorney
  • HALLORAN: Judge Harper’s campaign manager; all about the politics of Santa
  • FINLEY: Bailiff in Judge Harper’s Court
  • BLOOMINGDALE: Owner (or his wife/daughter) of Bloomingdale’s, the Macy’s rival

CAMEO CHARACTERS (HAVE LINES)

ADULTS

  • BAG LADY: Dumpster diver at Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
  • RICH LADY: Berates the Bag Lady
  • DRUNKEN SANTA: Male, must be able to pass out, beard will be fake
  • 3 KIDS’ PARENTS: Each talks to Santa with his/her child, can be male or female
  • DUNCAN: Trial witness; reindeer keeper at the zoo, can be male or female
  • AL & LOU: Postal workers who have a great idea, can be male or female
  • ELF Q: Head of the Elves Union, can be male or female
  • 3 FOLKS WAITING FOR BUS: Talking about the trial; can be male or female

CHILDREN

  • 5 CHILDREN: Visiting Santa, one must fake Dutch language, male or female
  • MARA JR.: Trial witness, child of the prosecuting attorney, male or female

ENSEMBLE, MALE OR FEMALE

  • ELVES: Work in the Santa kiosk. Any age, have a short group performance
  • CAROLERS: Group singing Christmas carols a cappella as transitions
  • OTHERS: Shoppers, Salespeople, Kids/Parents, Court & Parade Watchers

NOTE:   There is a good chance that cameo and ensemble actors will be cast in double or multiple roles. Ensemble casting will depend on the number of people auditioning and the skills of the actors; i.e. varied character portrayal, singing, dancing, gymnastics, magic tricks, etc.                         


Winter holiday musical 2020 at Theatre Bristol ARTspace, Directed by Steve Davis and Steve Baskett

Auditions for men, women, and teenagers

December 7 at 10:30 am, December 8 at 5:30 pm, December 9 at 6:30 pm, December 10 at 6:30 pm

First rehearsal December 15 at 5:30 pm

Rehearsals Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri at 6:30 pm; Sun 2:30 pm (cast called on selected days)

Tech load-in February 2

Performances February 7, 8, 9, pickup 13, 14, 15, 16, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm

No school shows