Miracle On 34th Street
Auditions: Miracle On 34th Street
A holiday classic from the writer of the musical theater classic The Music Man!
Based on the movie of the same name, “Miracle On 34th Street” features a script and score by none other than Meredith Wilson. Single mother, Doris Walker, doesn’t want her six-year old daughter Susan’s head filled with romantic notions. Their neighbor Fred Gailey tries to woo Doris by charming Susan and taking her to see Santa Claus at Macy’s, where Doris works. Doris is not impressed – but when it turns out Macy’s Santa may in fact be the real Kris Kringle, a wave of love spreads across New York City that melts even the most cynical hearts. A star-vehicle for a female actress that features great roles for children, the show is a cast and crowd pleaser!
PERFORMANCE DATES: November 25th – December 18th.
Rehearsals are three days a week for eleven weeks
Doris Walker – a very sharp young career-woman and free thinker
Susan – her 6-yr-old daughter
Miss Crookshank, Secretary to Mr. Sawyer
Clara – a legal secretary
Miss Sims – a nurse
Mrs. Finfer – a shopper
Henrika – a Dutch girl
Henrika’s Adoptive Mother
Mrs. Beeler – the housekeeper
Fred Gailey – a handsome Marine captain, mustering out into civilian life
Kris Kringle – the real McCoy
Marvin Shellhammer – an aggressive but somewhat bungling junior executive
R.H. Macy – the boss
Mr. Sawyer – the store psychologist
Judge Martin Group
Tammany O’Halloran – a political boss
Thomas Mara, Sr. – the District Attorney
Alvin, Whitey and Climber – Marine friends of Fred’s
Murphy – a night watchman
Harry Finfer – a 6-yr old
Tommy Mara – a 7 yr old
Governor of New York, Mayor of New York City, Mr. Gimbel
Others: Bailiff, A Drunk Santa, A Balloon Vendor, Shoppers, Clerks, Policemen, Mailman, Parade Spectators,
There are unnamed ensemble roles for both children and adults integral to the telling of the story.
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Date & Time
There are three set audition dates, separated by age group.
- Tuesday August 23, 7 pm is for adults only.
- Thursday August 25, 7 pm is for adults, teens over 15, and families; children under 15 are welcome only if they are auditioning with an adult.
- Sunday August 28 2 pm is only for children 15 and under whose parents are not auditioning or who elected to audition without them on the 23rdor 25th. Adults are discouraged from auditioning on this day.
- For college students and others who are unable to attend these auditions please email the stage manager (see “Who Is Working On This Show” below).
There are some specific audition details for this show, so if you are interested, we highly encourage you to see all the details at: http://act1theater.com/?p=