Collierville Arts Council
We will have a general all-call audition/cold reading. Please sign up for a slot so we know how many to expect. We will need everyone to be present/available on-site from 10 - 2. You don’t need to have any material prepared.
Go to our website at www.colliervilleartscouncil.org for the audition form.
This show runs December 7-15, 2019, Friday & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM. We will have a Pay What You Can Night on Thursday, December 12, 2019 and school matinees on December 9, 10 & 11 at 10:00 AM. Chad Hoy is directing.
Miracle on 34th Street Synopsis and Character Breakdown
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy's annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain's main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.
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 7-9, 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.
10:00am - 2:00pm CDT