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AUDITIONS

Monday, October 7th at 7pm-10pm

Tuesday, October 8th at 7pm-10pm

Callbacks: Wednesday, October 9th

You do not need to attend both nights of auditions.

Rehearsal Dates*
Starting October 14
th - December 5th.
Sunday-Thursday, Sunday 6-9pm and
weekday evenings 7-10pm.

*Please note, you may not be called to all rehearsals and schedule will be determined based on summer availability

Performance Dates
Dec. 6th-15th: Fri. & Sat. 8pm & Sundays 2pm

+ Sat. Nov. 9th 2pm Matinee

Audition Requirements:

Please bring a headshot and resume. Auditions will consist of readings (sides) from the show. All roles are open to actors of all ages, gender identities, races.​ 

Please note that The Heights Players is a non-profit theater and this is a non-equity production. All cast and crew volunteer their time and talent. The Heights Players is a membership organization, there is no pay or stipend for any role or position. There is a $20 membership fee, if cast.

The Heights Players is located at:26 Willow Place, bet. State & Joralemon Streetsin Brooklyn Heights. Click For Directions to the John Bourne Theater

Miracle on
34th Street

Adapted by Mountain Community Theater

Directed by: Dorea Slagle

 

Synopsis: "This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Please note that people of all races, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. We may also be casting Understudies for Lead Roles & Ensemble Swing Roles.

  • Kris Kringle: He is Santa Claus. Likeable, firm, caring. Loves children.

  • Doris Walker: Personnel Manager at Macy’s; Susan’s mother; all work, no play

  • Fred Gayley: Friend/Neighbor to Doris and Susan; Lawyer; Kringle’s defense attorney; all around good guy

  • Susan Walker: Doris’ daughter. Precocious. She doesn’t believe.

  • Shellhammer: Assistant to Doris. Friendly, efficient.

  • Dr. Pierce: Physician at Maplewood Home; warm, caring.

  • Sawyer: Macy’s vocational guidance counselor; character role requiring great comic timing.

  • Macy: Owner and manager of Macy’s Department Store.

  • Bloomingdale: Owner and manager of Bloomingdale’s Department Store.

  • Mara: Prosecuting attorney; somewhat jaded; sticks to the letter of the law.

  • Judge Harper: Presides over Kringle’s hearing; Judicial; likeable; a bit political.

  • Halloran: Judge Harper’s political campaign manager.

  • Finley: Bailiff in Judge Harper’s court.

  • Young Mara: prosecuting attorney’s child

  • Duncan Zookeeper: Antelope Keeper at the Central Park Zoo

  • Al: Postal Employee

  • Lou: Postal Employee

  • Ensemble: There are several speaking roles for children and teens who also appear as extras in other scenes. Adult ensemble features include Bag Lady, Rich Person, Drunk Santa, Duncan (Zookeeper), Postal Workers, Parents who visit Santa, Pedestrians, Photographers, Courtroom Crowd, Parade Workers and Carolers. There is also a special “Elf Theatre” presentation at Macy’s

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