Audition Location: John W. Smith Auditorium at Henry County High School
1121 Eminence Rd. New Castle, KY 40050
Auditions for White Christmas are August 24 at 6pm and August 25 at 10am. You are welcome to come to both audition dates, but only one is required. Monday, August 27 at 6pm is reserved for Callbacks if needed.
If you were in Something's Afoot or Wizard of Oz, you do not need to prepare an individual song for the audition.
If only interested in Ensemble/Soldiers or non-singing roles, you do not need to prepare an individual song.
All others, please prepare an individual audition song consisting of at least 16 measures (typically a verse and chorus) This does not need to be a Christmas song.
Auditions will also include cold readings from the script, dancing and singing musical numbers from the show. Questions may be directed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHARACTERS LIST – Stage Ages Listed
Bob Wallace (30's to mid 50's): A major singing star, he is the guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. He wears his fame easily and is a born leader but has some trouble with social and romantic interactions. Despite his occasional gruffiness, he is deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love. A superb singer with a crooning style who can dance. Baritone.
Phil Davis (late 20's to mid 40's): The fun-loving, go-getting song-and-dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator and incorrigible ladies’man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires scheming and outright deception. He has a boyish charm and sex appeal. Strong jazz and tap-dancing needed. A song-and-dance comic performer. Bari-tenor.
Betty Haynes (late 20's to mid-40’s): The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song-and-dance team, The Haynes Sisters. Destined to be a start in her own right, she is nonetheless hesitant to take the spotlight for herself. A woman of decent, upstanding principles, she is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell. A female singer of quiet beauty and charm with an alto to soprano range who can move well.
Judy Haynes (20's to 30’s): The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty – a winning charmer whom no man can resist. Strong jazz and tap-dancing needed - a major song-and-dance performer. Strong Alto to Mezzo.
General Henry Waverly (late 50's to mid 60's): A retired US Army General, adjusting to civilian life. Once a powerful leader, he struggles to return to run the Inn. He remains a man of great dignity and principle. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love. With the exception of one line, a non-singing role.
Martha Watson (40's to mid 60's): Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper, she has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Bighearted but completely unsentimental, she runs the General’s life despite his protestations. She is an irrepressible meddler but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. A winning, appealing character-comedienne with a clarion belt voice.
Susan Waverly (9-12 years old): The General’s granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing genuine kid. She is very smart and wise beyond her years, caring deeply about her grandfather. When hit with the showbiz bug, her guard is let down to embody the ultimate child performer. Must have an excellent belt voice and be able to move well with a prepubescent look/build. (Can be older if look younger)
Ralph Sheldrake (late 20’s to 40's): Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s, now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. A fast-talking, New York professional. Baritone.
Rita (20's to 30's): One of Bob and Phil’s star chorus girls. Brash, sexy, and fun, yet ditsy. (Must be at least 18)
Rhoda (20's to 30's): One of Bob and Phil’s star chorus girls. Brash, sexy, and fun, yet ditsy. (Must be at least 18)
Ezekiel Foster (older teen to adult): A reserved hired of few words who helps out at the Inn and takes life at a very slow pace. With the exception of one line, a non-singing role or could be double-cast with a singing role.
Mike/Mary (20's to 40's): Bob and Phil’s Stage Manager with a tendency to be overly-dramatic and completely hysterical but will get things done. Never seen without a whistle and clipboard in an attempt to keep order. Could be cast male or female.
Tessie – Bob & Phil’s extremely competent assistant.
Jimmy – Proprietor of none-too-classy nightclub.
Snoring Man – Featured vocal Bari-Tenor
Mrs. Snoring Man – Featured vocal Alto-Mezzo
Soldiers (GIs) - In 2 scenes, not required to come to all rehearsals.
Ed Sullivan Announcer
Regency Room Announcer - offstage voice
Sheldrake's Secretary - offstage voice
Ensemble Dancers: Must have dance experience (ballroom, jazz and tap styles in show). Must sing well. This is 1950’s Hollywood movie musical dancing. Over the course of the show, will be featured in one or all of following groups: 'Jimmy's Back Room' Clubgoers; Train Passengers; Inn Guests; Wallace & Davis Dance Troupe; Patrons of the Regency Room
There will be a cameo opportunity for a few children of cast members (brief appearance in 2 scenes).
An Award Winning Community Theatre In the Heart of Henry County, KY
Directed by Ashley Raymer-Brown and Kevin L. Whitt
Rehearsal Days and Times will be
Sundays 2pm - 5pm
Tuesdays 6pm - 9pm
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm
*There will be additional days as needed. Full schedule will be made available at auditions.