Audition Notices:

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Directed by Nik Palivoda

AUDITION DATES
Monday-Friday September 2nd thru September 6th
7:00 pm-10:30 pm.

SHOW DATES
Friday February 7th 8pm
Saturday February 8th 2pm & 8pm
Sunday February 9th 2pm

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Book and lyrics by James W. Rodgers
Music by John G. Higgins

Based on the film by Frank Capra

Produced by arrangement with Dramatic Publishing


Produced by Peter Bobchin
Co-Directed by Kevin Gunther and Dawn Fulbrook
Musically Directed by Nicole Barrow-White
Choreography by Susan Zuckerman

Audition Dates: September 16th and 17th at 7:00 PM
Call Backs by invitation: September 19th at 7:00 PM

Show Dates: December 6, 7, 13 and 14 at 8:00 PM
December 8, 14 and 15 at 2:00 PM

Multi-generational, Age Appropriate Casting
Ages: 5 years old to Adult

Be prepared with 16 bars of a Broadway Style song. Bring sheet music
with piano accompaniment or a backing track. NO Acapella or "Happy Birthday" will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.

Be prepared to Dance. A short combination will be taught.

Synopsis
In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is the saga of George Bailey, the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty, whose guardian angel has to descend on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing him what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This faithful adaptation not only celebrates the spirit of the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: hard work, fair play and the love and support of one's family and community will be rewarded. A beautiful and melodic score has been added to James W. Rodgers' faithful and popular adaptation. Capturing both the spirit and the period of the original film, the musical selections offer a wide variety of delightful and heartwarming melodies. All the great characters are here: George ("Something Important"), Mary ("Quiet Wishes: Simple Dreams"), Clarence ("I Want to Fly"), Violet ("I Love to Dance"), Uncle Billy and Aunt Tilly ("Whoops! Another Year's Gone By") and Potter ("Easy Living"); 22 songs in all. Solos, duets, ensembles and full chorus numbers all have pleasing and catchy melodies within comfortable vocal ranges.


ALL Roles Open: Ages given are "character ages". The actual age of the performer isn't as important as their ability to portray the character in the age listed.

GEORGE BAILEY – (20-40’s) main character, the Everyman of Bedford Falls
CLARENCE ODBODY – (50-70’s) George’s guardian angel
MARY HATCH/MARY BAILEY – (21-40’s) George’s loving wife
HENRY F. POTTER – (50 & up) the richest and meanest man in the county

MR. GOWER – (40 & up) an aging druggist
UNCLE BILLY – (45 & up) George’s uncle and business partner
HARRY BAILEY – (Same age as George) George’s younger brother
POP BAILEY (40 & up) George father and founder of Bailey's Building and Loan
MOTHER BAILEY – (40 & up) a very kind and understanding woman

AUNT TILLY  - (40 & up) Uncle Billy’s wife
VIOLET PETERSON – (21-40’s) proprietor of a beauty salon
BERT – (Adult Male) a Cop
ERNIE – (Adult Male) a Cab driver
YOUNG GEORGE – (10-15yrs)
PETE BAILEY – (10-15yrs) George and Mary's oldest son

ZUZU BAILEY – (7-9yrs), George and Mary’s daughter
JANIE BAILEY – (9-12yrs) George and Mary’s daughter
TOMMY BAILEY – (8-12yrs) George and Mary’s son

MRS. HATCH – (40 & up) Mary’s mother
SAM WAINWRIGHT – (25-40’s) a financially successful young man
MISS ANDREWS – (Adult Female) a townsperson
MRS. THOMPSON – (Adult Female) a townsperson
MR. MARTINI – (40 & up) proprietor of a bar
MRS. MARTINI – (40 & up) Mr. Martini’s wife
CARTER – (Adult Male or Female) a bank examiner 
MR. POTTER’S GOON – (Adult Male) ever-present with Mr. Potter

MR. POTTER’S SECRETARY – (Adult Female) ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
MR. WELCH – (Adult Male) the schoolteacher’s husband

NEWSPAPER BOY
ENSEMBLE - an active ensemble to include a Children's Ensemble, Youth Ensemble, Adult Ensemble