Indian Valley Theatre will hold auditions for their December show, “The Rented Christmas,” written by Norman C. Ahern, Jr and Yvonne Ahern on Sunday, October 2nd from 1-4pm and Monday, October 3rd from 6-9pm! Auditions will take place in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House and consist of cold readings from the script. Please be prepared to identify any potential rehearsal time conflicts on audition form. Performance dates will be December 9th, 10th and 11th. Here is a synopsis of the play and a list of characters needed.
John Dale, a local wealthy businessman, hasn’t enjoyed a “real Christmas” for many years. On the spur of the moment, he decides to visit the local rental shop (“We Rent Anything”) and orders a Christmas. The stipulations are a tree with presents, Christmas carols, and a wife and children. Anne Weston, who owns the shop, calls the local actors’ guild to hire actors for Christmas Eve and Day. The actors all develop measles so, Anne calls the local orphanage. With no one to play the wife, Anne takes on the role herself. John Dale’s rented Christmas offers a new life for all involved. This is a poignant and light-hearted story for everyone. IVT will be casting the following characters: (some ages can differ)
John Dale (businessman) Male actor age 30s-50s.
Anne Weston (owner of the rental shop) Woman age 30s-50s
Jimmy (part time employee of the rental shop) teens to late 20s
Bridget (John’s housekeeper) flexible; young to middle age
Martha (John’s cook, Bridget’s sister) flexible; young to middle age
Jean (teenage orphan) Age flexible
Cynthia (teenage orphan) Age flexible
Willie (orphan) Age flexible
Lettie (orphan) Age flexible, child age 6 or older preferred
Ms. Alice Lindsey (matron in charge of the orphanage) mid 20s and up
Fred (John’s business partner) Adult male age late 20s to 50s
Choir of Christmas carolers (orphans and others) at least 10 individuals, children, teens, adults
All ages are encouraged to audition! A membership is required to be part of the show. Help will also be needed with tech/lights and stage crew! Please contact Indian Valley Theatre with any questions via email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a FB message.
Indian Valley Theatre is an Illinois not-for-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation and development of the performing arts in the Fox Valley area.
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