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Talent Needed for "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" Show

Silver Spring, MD, United States
ID: 198796Exp: 10/17/2022

Looking for actors/performers for the "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus" theatre play. Please see more details below. ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. About the project: Synopsis: This play is a thoughtful retelling of the story of a young girl who wrote a letter to The New York Sun more than 100 years ago asking if Santa Claus exists and the newspaper’s response to her. Inquisitive eight-year-old Virginia begins to question the existence of Santa Claus. Her older sister, Samantha, and her parents won’t give her a direct answer. When Virginia’s schoolmate/friend tells her she doesn’t get any gifts because her family is poor, Virginia is more determined to find the answer. Virginia writes to the New York Sun for an answer because her father says the Sun always prints the truth. A struggling young editor receives the letter and writes the now famous response that explains that the spirit of Santa Claus is in all of us. Additional info: Actors will need to fill out an audition form (See the attachment), and submit a resume and headshot if available. Actors will need to note their conflicts throughout the rehearsal process and run of the show, October 21 – December 18. Rehearsals will typically be held two to three times per week on both weeknights and weekends, depending on cast availability. Tech week will begin December 4, and performances will run two weekends from December 9 to 18, 2022. Performances will be Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 5:00 and 8:00 pm, and Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm. Brush-up rehearsals will be held on Thursday, December 15. Cast attendance is required at all rehearsals as called by the director and stage manager unless a conflict has been previously indicated. The cast must be available for all tech and dress rehearsals, performances, and brush-ups. If interested, please apply.

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7 roles

Mother O’HanlonFemale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Father O’HanlonMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Francis ChurchMale18-21 y.o.All ethnicities

Awkward young editor

Walter GibsonMale40-50 y.o.All ethnicities

Gruff Editor-in-Chief of the Sun.

Hannah ParkerMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Single mother of Mary Lou and Wendy

Martha/Christmas PrologueFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Martha/Christmas Prologue 2 –Soup Kitchen worker.

Christmas Prologue 3Both genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities