Auditions

Miracle on 34th Street The Musical

Book, Music and Lyrics by MEREDITH WILLSON

Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture with story by Valentine Davies and screenplay by George Seaton

An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production featuring the Algonquin Youth Ensemble

Director: Jessica O'Brien
Co-Director: Ruben Nagy

AUDITION DATES
ADULTS
Tuesday, September 15:
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Auditioners will be seen on a first come first serve basis.

ALGONQUIN YOUTH ENSEMBLE (students 7 to 17 years only)
Monday, September 14:
By appointment only starting at 4 p.m.

  • Please email Julie Nagy to schedule an audition: julie@algonquinarts.org.
  • If September 14 is a conflict for a student, please email Julie to coordinate an audition for the 15th of September.
  • All students under 18 who are cast in this production will be enrolled in the tuition-based Algonquin Youth Ensemble, a musical theatre intensive program during the fall of 2015. Students must be available for classroom workshops, evening rehearsals that are scheduled according to the actors role and all tech/performance dates.

CALLBACKS
Wednesday, September 16:
5 p.m.
*** Actors will be told at their audition as to whether or not they should come back to our call-back scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2015. If for some reason this is a schedule conflict, please indicate this on the actors audition form.

LOCATION
All auditions will be at the Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street in Manasquan.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Auditioners are asked to prepare at 16 to 32 bars of a song that matches the style of the musical. Be prepared to read as well as dance at the call-back. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music in the correct key.
We encourage actors to bring a resume/headshot

REHEARSALS: Adult Actors
Rehearsals will be announced once we have learned the availability of all actors. To be scheduled, according to the actor's role, in the evenings starting the week of September 28. The director will look to coordinate a schedule with actors Monday-Thursday, and one day on the weekend.

REHEARSALS: Algonquin Youth Ensemble
REHEARSAL / CLASS BEGINS: Up to ten weeks starting the week of September 24
Thursdays: 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19
Time: 4-7 p.m. (Thursdays)

ADDITIONAL REHEARSALS: In addition to class times above, students will be scheduled for evening rehearsals according to the actor's role.

TECH WEEK will be November 23 - 27 | Time: 6-11 p.m.
(All will have off on Thursday, November 26 - Thanksgiving)

PERFORMANCES
Saturday, November 28 7 p.m.
Sunday, November 29 3 p.m.
Friday, December 4 Approximately 7:45 p.m.
Saturday, December 5 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 5 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 3 p.m.

SYNOPSIS: MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, THE MUSICAL
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theater classic The Music Man! Based on the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street features a book and score by none other than Meredith Wilson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn't want her six-year old daughter Susan's head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy's, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed. But, when it turns out Macy's Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. Filled with humor, spectacle, and such beloved songs as "Pinecones and Hollyberries," "It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas" and "My State, My Kansas," this joyous, heart-warming musical is pure family entertainment, wholesome without being cloying ... the perfect holiday treat!

AVAILABLE ROLES
(ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE)

Ensemble - Singers, Dancers and Actors - various ages and personalities. Shoppers, Children, Citizens, Government Officials, Townspeople.

Doris Walker - Special Event Coordinator for Macy's Department Store. She is a driven career woman and free thinker who has recently divorced. Hard-working and cynical. Female, 30-40 years old. Range: F3 - F5

Susan - Daughter to Doris. She is wise beyond her years and a self-sufficient city girl. Female, 6-9 years old. Range: G3 - Eb5

Fred Gaily - A handsome Military Captain mustering out into civilian life. Smart, hopeful and warm. Male, 30-40 years old. Range: Ab2 - Ab4

Kris Kringle - Kind old man who believes he is Santa Claus. He embodies all of the classic characteristics of the jolly, friendly, warm-hearted icon. Male, 55-70 yrs old. Range: B2 - E4

Marvin Shellhammer - An aggressive but somewhat bungling junior executive and the head of Public Relations. Male, 30-40 years old. Range: C3 - F#4

R.H. Macy - The boss of Macy's. Very concerned with public opinion. Male, 45-65 years old. Range: Bb2 - E4