Auditions

Black Rose Theatre Company will hold auditions

Wednesday, October 9th and Thursday, October 10th @ 6:30 PM

for its upcoming production

rented christmas

Directed by Andrea Gosnell

The production will be on December 5-8 & 12-15

Thursday – Saturday shows are @ 7:30

& Sunday shows are @ 2:00.

 

The Rented Christmas

by  Norman C Ahern, Jr, and Yvonne Ahern

4M, 7F, Carolers

John Dale hasn’t enjoyed a ’real Christmas’ for years.  So, on the spur of the moment, he decides to ’rent’ a Christmas from Anne Weston, who owns the local rent shop.  Anne is at first flustered with the requirements:  a tree with presents, Christmas carols and also a wife and five children.  Anne feels she has solved the problem of a Christmas family by calling the actors’ guild.  But the young actors come down with the measles so she turns to the local orphanage.  When the guild can’t locate a ’mother,’ Anne steps in to play the role herself.  Based on the short story by J.  Lillian Vandervere, the story of how John Dale’s rented Christmas turns into a new life for all concerned makes this a warm story for the holiday season.

Auditions are for ages 6 and up.  

Auditions will be a cold read and the cast will consist of the following roles:

ANNE WESTON………………attractive woman in her late 30s; owns a rent shop

JIMMY………………………………part-time employee at the shop and one of the orphans helping in the “Rented Christmas”; late teens; slightly taller than John, if possible

JOHN DALE………………………prominent businessman, 40s

BRIDGET…………………………..John’s housekeeper

MARTHA………………………….John’s cook’ Bridget’s sister

JEAN………………………………….orphan; about 16

CYNTHIA…………………………..orphan; about 13

WILLIE………………………………orphan; about 8

LETTIE………………………………orphan; about 6

MRS. ALLICE LINDSEY……..matron in charge of the orphanage

FRED…………………………………..John’s business partner

CHRISTMAS CAROLERS…….children from the orphanage

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