Auditions

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MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET: A LIVE MUSICAL RADIO PLAY

Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast.

By: Lance Arthur Smith

Audition Dates: Sept 27 & 28, 2021 @ 6:30PM – Show Dates: Dec 3-19,2021

Audition dates are subject to change.

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way
to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ With live
Foley effects and a score of holiday carols, Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will
melt even the most cynical of hearts.

Casting: 3 Women, 5 Men, 1 Girl (to play age 10/Casting age 12+) Performers will need to be vaccinated to be cast.

Please prepare an upbeat or jazzy Christmas carol. Bring sheet music with you. An accompanist will be provided.

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

  • KRISTOFER VAN LISBERG as KRIS KRINGLE: Santa Claus. Non-singing
  • CORDELIA RAGSDALE as DORIS WALKER: Macy’s PR expert. Alto/mezzo-soprano C4-C#5
  • GRACIE DEMARCO as SUSAN WALKER: Her precocious daughter  (Needs to be 12+). C4-C5
  • GRADY WILLIAMS as FRED GAILEY: Lawyer. In love with Doris, Baritone/tenor Bb3-G4
  • ALEX MIALDO as PIANIST, FOLEY ARTIST, ANNOUNCER: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST

ENSEMBLE CHARACTERS/sing in the quartet and play a variety of characters.

  • 1 Woman: Various. Versatile. Soprano
  • 1 Woman: Various. Versatile. Alto
  • 1 Man: Various. Versatile. Tenor
  • 1 Man: Various. Versatile. Baritone

DRUNKEN SANTA, SHELLHAMMER: Macy’s PR man, R.H. MACY: Owner of the department store, ALFRED:
Kris’ coworker, SAWYER: Stuffy head of the personnel department, MISS PRONG: His secretary,
MOTHER: Thick NY accent. Shopper, MORTIMER: Her son. Wants toys, GIRL: Also wants toys, 2ND
MOTHER: Girl’s mum, DR. PIERCE: Psychiatrist and friend to Kris, GIMBEL: Owner of Gimbels, Macy’s
hated rival, NURSE: At Bellevue Hospital, JUDGE: Hard as granite, CHARLEY: Judge’s friend, an Irish
priest, THOMAS MARA: Prosecuting attorney, MRS. MARA: His wife, TOMMY: Their son, POSTMAN:
Jovial, knows the denizens of NYC well, VARIOUS REPORTERS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, CROWD