Auditions for Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus
October 5 - 7:00pm at Highview Arts Center
If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to attend the scheduled audition date, please contact the director, David DeSpain, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
To begin in mid-October.
Rehearsals will generally be held Mondays through Thursdays. Additional rehearsals may be added Fridays or weekends as needed and depending on conflicts among the performers who are cast. The week before the show there will be tech and dress rehearsals each evening.
Fridays and Saturdays, December 2,3 – 9, 10 at 7:30 pm;
Sunday Matinee, December 14 & 11 at 2 pm.
Two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play inspired by the famous editorial Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can't find his writer's voice by morning. Even though they don't know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas folklore.
ROLES TO BE CAST:
VIRGINIA O’HANLON, 8 years old, inquisitive
SAMANTHA O’HANLON, about 10
MARY LOU PARKER, 8 years old, small looking
WENDY PARKER, about 7, sickly
FRANCIS CHURCH, young editor, eccentric, klutzy
WALTER GIBSON, editor and chief of “The Sun”
MOTHER O’HANLON, about 35
FATHER O’HANLON, about 36
HANNAH PARKER (MOTHER), about 35
OLD CHRISTMAS PROLOGUE 1, timeless character/ MARTHA, a friendly soup server
OLD CHRISTMAS PROLOGUE 2, timeless character/ A POST-PERSON, age undetermined
OLD CHRISTMAS PROLOGUE 3, timeless character/ Homeless person
HOMELESS PEOPLE, 2-3 (can be the Christmas Prologues)