2022-2023 SEASON 

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AUDITIONS

Auditions for Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus  

 

October 5 - 7:00pm at Highview Arts Center

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If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to attend the scheduled audition date, please contact the director, David DeSpain, at starodaviddds@gmail.com.

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

 

REHEARSALS:

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.

 

PERFORMANCE DATES:

Fridays and Saturdays, December 2,3 – 9, 10 at 7:30 pm;

Sunday Matinee, December 14 & 11 at 2 pm.

SUMMARY
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)

 

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