Directed by Susan Kuykendall
Closed for the Holidays
After a blizzard shuts down the roads on Christmas Eve eve, a motley crew of travelers finds themselves stranded at the local community center. From the lovelorn drama teacher with a bus full of students, to the quarrelsome couple on the way to their wedding, to the over eager Sheriff ready for some real criminal action, everyone has their own troubles to untangle. But to have a happy holiday, they’re going to need a miracle–or seven, to be exact. A spirited and heart warming comedy with a healthy dash of Christmas magic.
AUDITION DATES: Thursday Oct. 11, & Friday Oct. 12 @ 6:30. The audition will be a cold read from the script.
CAllBACKS: Saturday Oct 13 @ 10:00 AM (If needed)
PERFORMANCE DATES: November 29-December 2 & December 6-9
Thursday-Saturday @ 7:30
Sundays @ 2:00pm
CAST OF CHARACTERS
SHELBY, female late 30s. Your basic, amazing drama teacher. Over worked, talented, with a big heart and bigger patience
RIFKA, female. Shelby’s mother. Brought along to help chaperone the kids. Snark queen
COLBY, male. The bus/van driver. Late 30s. He likes Shelby; his daughter is Drew.
NOLAN, male. Mid-to late 20s. Engaged to Suzy. A good guy in a bad situation.
SUZY, female. Mid-late 20s. Totally stressed about their destination wedding, which they can’t get to cause the state has been closed.
SHERIFF GRIFFIN, male. Takes his job very seriously. Loves the drama of it all.
FLO, female. The building custodian who is a nervous wreck.
Kieth, male. An old school mate of Shelby. Is your basic nightmare-rich, smart, handsome. All the things you don’t want to run into when you are driving a bus.
DEPUTY DOT, female. The sheriff’s over eager assistant.
RJ, drama student. Believes in the Christmas Curse. Everything bad thing that has happened to him has been on Christmas Eve and he’s fully expecting something else to go wrong.
BEAN, drama student. Bailey’s loving brother.
BAILEY, drama student. Idealistic. Hopeful. Has a fundamental need to believe in Santa.
LILLY, drama student with a capital DRA and MA. She’s an ‘’actress’’ and all that implies. Very “Method.’’ Eager to explore her craft.
CASSIE, drama student. Really likes RJ but doesn’t get the whole curse thing.
BJORN, late teens. A mysterious chap who is definitely a little odd.
DANA, late teens. She is dressed as an elf, but she ain’t no elf.
PINK, late teens. Dana’s younger sister.
TOBY, drama student who hasn’t done any of her Christmas shopping.
NANCY, drama student who refuses to speak. She is very mime-y
DREW, late teens. Colby’s daughter, who worries so about her father.