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City Theater Associates is proud to once again partner with the Biddeford Historical Society to present Liberty Defended by David A. DeTurk
Liberty Defended is the true story of the colonial descendants of Biddeford participating in the debate over entering the Revolution in its early years. It is a staged reading in one act that will be performed in the very building where the original meeting took place.
In- Person Audition Information
In-Person auditions will be held on Friday, June 18 at the City Theater Annex starting at 4:00pm by appointment only.
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Rolling Video Audition Information
We are accepting video auditions sent via email to City Theater by the end of June 18th. To receive sides and further information, send an email to email@example.com using the subject line: Liberty Defended Audition.
Saturday, August 14th and Sunday, August 15th at 1:00pm
We are seeking members of the community, as well as members of our theater community, to audition to be Townspeople in the cast. There are several scripted roles (actual descendants of the town), as well as an opportunity to develop a semi-scripted role in an ensemble that will help enhance the living history aspect of the show, and aid in audience participation. We are seeking to recreate the spirit of the original meeting as much as possible, and we want the audience to have the experience of having the event happen all around them. There are no small roles in this show!
10+ Men and Women, all ages: Various townsfolk, Ensemble
1 Young Lady, age 6-10: Mary Hill, daughter of Jeremiah Hill
THE GHOST TRAIN by Arnold Ridley;
Audition dates: August 23 & 24, 2021 | 6:30PM – Production dates: Oct 15th -Oct 31st , 2021
Director: Linda Sturdivant
Synopsis: A long running success in London and on Broadway and packed with thrills, chills and
laughter. In Maine near the Canadian border there’s a legend of a phantom locomotive
sweeping through a peaceful village leaving death in its wake. Rum and narcotic runners use
this and the villagers’ superstition to their advantage but a not as incompetent as he seems
detective clears up the mystery of the specter and attendant deaths. His seemingly silly actions
result in the apprehension of the evildoers and the little village, and its station are finally at
peace. For sheer, creeping mystery, it’s a play without a peer.
Auditions will be an open call and will consist of cold readings from the script.
Casting 4 women and 7 men
- RICHARD WINTHROP (Male) A businessman, outspoken, a natural leader, a calm head,
takes control and sees common sense prevail. He’s married to Elsie, the marriage isn’t
going well, and they are looking for a fresh start apart.
- ELSIE WINTHROP (Female) Richard’s wife is not easily frightened and in a marriage
that is falling apart.
- SAUL HODGKIN (Male) The station-master and general factotum of the station staff. He
clearly doesn’t want anyone to stay, and happily relates a The Ghost Story.
- CHARLES MURDOCK (Male) A good-looking young man in his mid-twenties but has lost
his job due to the 1920’s crash. He intends to leave England in a week to seek new work,
leaving Peggy his new wife behind. Junior partner and expert engineer, in a failing family
business. It’s his wedding night.
- PEGGY MURDOCK (Female) A pretty girl in her 20s, just married that day to Charles. She
clearly wanting to be at the hotel on her Honeymoon rather than stuck in the station.
- MISS BOURNE (Female) An elderly lady, carrying a large parrot-cage with a concealed
Parrot. She happily falls asleep in Act 2 and misses nearly all of Act 3. Wakes up only at
the end of Act 3.
- TEDDIE DEAKIN (Male) The harmless if annoying young man that strands everyone at
the station. He is constantly cheerful and tries to keep the whole party going. There is
more Teddie than meets the eye.
- JULIA PRICE (Female) A seemingly disturbed woman, terrified and haunted by The
Ghost Train that she witnessed the previous year.
- HERBERT PRICE (Male) An elderly, clean-shaven man, in evening dress. A relative of
Julia, comes looking for her with John Sterling anxious to find her.
- JOHN STERLING (Male) Introduces himself as a doctor, a friend of Herbert both wanting
to find Julia and take her away from the station. Both are surprised to see others at the
- JACKSON & SMITH (Male) Detectives who help apprehend the villains of the play.
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
- 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 (Age 8). 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