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It's a Wonderful Life Auditions

Avenue Arts Marketplace & Theatre announces auditions for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Located at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW Canton, Ohio 44702

SYNOPSIS: In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descent on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. 

It's A Wonderful Life is presented by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Company

Directed by: Morgan Brown

Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday October 7th from 7-9pm
Callbacks (if necessary) will take place on October 8th from 7-9pm
Auditions will be held in conjunction with auditions for A Tuna Christmas

All auditioners are asked to come prepared to cold read from the script. We also ask that you bring a current headshot and resume with you to auditions. 

Please be familiar with the script using the link at the bottom of this page.

At this time, there are no stipends and/or AEA contracts being offered!

Rehearsals will begin on October 12th and will run Mondays through Thursdays

Performances: December 5th, 10th, 18th and 19th at 8pm and December 6th, 12th and 13th at 2pm



George Bailey (male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - The everyman of Bedford Falls
This role requires mild mature language and onstage violence. 

Clarence Odbody (male, any ethnicity, any age) - A-S-2 (Angel Second Class)

Mr. Gower (male, any ethnicity, 30s-50s) - proprietor of the corner drug store

Young George (male, any ethnicity, early teens) - younger version of George Bailey

Harry Bailey (male, any ethnicity, 20s-30s) - George's younger brother

Mother Bailey (female, any ethnicity, 50s-70s) - a very kind and understanding woman

Aunt Tilly (female, any ethnicity, 40s-60s) - Uncle Billy's wife

Violet Peterson (female, any ethnicity, 20s-30s) - proprietor of a beauty salon

Bert (male, any ethnicity, 20s-50s) - a patrolman

Ernie (male, any ethnicity, 20s-50s) - a mail carrier

Uncle Billy (male, any ethnicity, 30s-70s) - George's uncle and business partner

Mary (Hatch) Bailey (female, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - George's loving wife

Henry F. Potter (male, any ethnicity, 40s-70s) - owns practically the entire town

Mr. Potter's Goon (male, any ethnicity, any age) - ever-present with Mr. Potter

Mr. Potter's Secretary (female, any ethnicity, any age) - ever-faithful to Mr. Potter

Mrs. Hatch (female, any ethnicity, 50s-70s) - Mary's mother

Sam Wainwright (male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - a financially successful young man. 

Miss Andrews (female, any ethnicity, any age) - a townsperson

Mrs. Thompson (female, any ethnicity, any age) - a townsperson

Mr. Martini (male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - proprietor of a bar

Mrs. Martini (female, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - his wife

Miss Carter (female, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - a bank examiner

Newspaper Boy (male, any ethnicity, 8-12) 

Pete Bailey (male, any ethnicity, 12-15) - George's son

Tommy Bailey (male, any ethnicity, 8-12) - George's son

Zuzu Bailey (female, any ethnicity, 5-7) - George's daughter

Mr. Welch (male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) - a schoolteacher's husband
This role requires onstage violence

Janie Bailey (female, any ethnicity, 8-12) - George's daughter

Avenue Arts Marketplace and Theatre is a CLEan House Theatre. This means we are committed to being a space free of harassment based on sex, gender, race, religion, class, ethnicity, nationality, political belief, or ability. We are committed to being a safe environment that fully allows us to challenge ourselves, our audiences, and our communities; that supports creative risks of mind and body; and that establishes the freedom to create theatre that represents the full range of human experience.


All questions should be directed to [email protected] 

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