Auditions @ The Phipps
“Miracle on 34th Street” Auditions
for Adults & Children
at The Phipps
Auditions for “Miracle on 34th Street,” adapted by the Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies, based on the 1947 Twentieth Century Fox Academy Award-winning film, will be held Monday and Tuesday, September 13 and 14, with callbacks on Saturday, September 18, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin.
The holiday season is in full swing when a cultured gentleman with twinkling eyes, an ample belly, and a snowy beard is hired as Macy’s department store Santa. He claims his name is Kris Kringle, and soon fills everyone with the Christmas spirit, except for his boss, Doris Walker, who is raising her daughter to not believe in Santa. When Kringle is forced to prove his sanity in court, everyone’s faith is put to the test as young and old alike face the age-old question: Do you believe in Santa Claus?
This community theater production features over 30 speaking roles:
- Susan, a very sensible 7-year-old (children ages 7-13 may audition)
- Doris, Susan’s mother and Macy’s personnel manager, age 30-40
- Fred, friend to Doris and Susan, a lawyer, age 30-40
- Kris Kringle, Santa Claus, age 60-80
- Sawyer, Macy’s vocational guidance counselor, male or female, age 30-60
- Judge Harper, state court judge, age 40-70
- 5 children that can play age 7 (children ages 7-13 may audition)
- 20+ adult roles, all ages
Children and parents are encouraged to audition together.
Rehearsals will be held October 4-November 18 on weeknights and weekends. Most cast members will rehearse three to four times per week.
14 performances will be given:
Fridays and Saturdays, November 19, 20, 26, 27, December 10, 11, 17, and 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays, December 11 and 18 at 2 p.m.
Sundays, November 21, 28, December 12, and 19 at 2 p.m.
Director John H. Potter most recently staged “A Christmas Carol” and “Pinocchio” for The Phipps.
For further information, contact [email protected].
The Phipps COVID Protocols
Programs beginning fall 2021 will be held at normal capacities.
The Phipps will continue to follow CDC and local health guidelines around COVID-19 safety practices and recommendations.
Vaccinations, social distancing as much as possible, and frequent hand washing are strongly encouraged.
We also ask that any participant or guest who is ill or showing symptoms should not attend any programs unless cleared by a physician.
We encourage masks for anyone who prefers to wear one.
Masks for anyone 12 and over will be optional for those vaccinated and REQUIRED for those that are unvaccinated.
Masks for anyone 5 to 11 are required until vaccinations are available for these age groups.
The Phipps reserves the right to revise mask usage protocols based on COVID status within the community and the vaccination status of participants within specific programs.
Masks are encouraged but optional for unvaccinated participants in outdoor programs or events.
The Phipps will maintain enhanced cleaning efforts and air flow throughout the building and will continue to monitor guidelines and recommendations and revisit these protocols as needed.
The Phipps Center for the Arts holds its programs and offerings to the expectations set forth within its Mission and Vision statements as well as its statement of inclusion.
Celebrate the creative spirit.
The Phipps Center for the Arts will be a leader in attracting artists and patrons through an eclectic mix of creating, producing, presenting, and exhibiting artistic expression. Educational offerings will welcome persons of all skill levels to explore the arts. Programming will take place at the Center and at sites throughout the region. Talented artists, loyal attendees, enthusiastic volunteers, and generous contributors will support this exemplary nonprofit organization.
Statement of Inclusion
The Phipps Center embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion as core beliefs and values. We strive to create and foster an environment of respect, where everyone’s creative spirit is supported and celebrated, no matter their race, ethnicity, creed, color, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, socio-economic status, religion, age, gender, or gender identity.
We, at The Phipps, will endeavor to maintain an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible organization by actively addressing barriers, exclusions, and biases. We will honor differences to make The Phipps a place in which each unique person can collaborate, create, and celebrate with others.
The Phipps Center for the Arts
109 Locust St, Hudson, WI 54016
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