- Union Community Theatre will be holding auditions for their upcoming production of It's a Wonderful Life.
Those auditioning will be asked to participate in cold readings of the script.
Headshots and resumes are requested but not required.
Auditions will be held at the Union Community Building (10087 Old Union Road, Union, KY 41091) on:
Tuesday, August 27th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, August 29th from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Show dates are December 5th - 8th (two shows on Saturday).
For additional questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Although it is not required that you make an audition time, it is suggested so we can best prepare for the cold reads. You can select your audition time by going to the following website and choosing a time. To sign up for your slot please visit http://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050D44A5AB23A64-its!
In our American culture It's a Wonderful Life has become almost as familiar as Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The story is a natural for a stage adaptation: 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 descent 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 has all your favorite characters: George and Mary Hatch, Clarence, Uncle Billy, Violet, and, of course, the Scrooge-like villain, Mr. Potter. This fine dramatization not only celebrates the faith 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.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS FOR “IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE”
George Bailey – 333 lines – the everyman of Bedford Falls – a good man whose patience is tried – obviously a major acting role -- approximately aged 30-40
Clarence Odbody – 57 lines – an AS-2 (Angel Second Class) – male of indeterminate age
Mr. Gower – 12 lines --proprieter of the corner drug store – older male aged 50 or above
Young George – 6 lines --boy aged 12 -- should look like a younger version of the actor playing George
Harry Bailey – 8 lines – George’s younger brother – male approximately 18-25
Mother Bailey – 26 lines – a very kind and understanding woman who should be old enough to be George’s mother as an adult – approximately aged 50 or above
Aunt Tilly – 16 lines – Uncle Billy’s wife – older woman about the same age as Mother Bailey
Violet Peterson – 23 lines – proprietor of a beauty salon – somewhat of a flirt and a floozy but with a heart of gold – female aged 25-40
Bert – 15 lines – a patrolman – male of indeterminate age
Ernie – 16 lines – a mail carrier – male of indeterminate age
Uncle Billy – 39 lines – George’s uncle and business partner – older male approximate the same age as Aunt Tilly and Mother Bailey
Mary Hatch (later Mary Bailey) – 95 lines – George’s loving wife – female approximately the same age as George
Henry F. Potter – 54 lines – owns practically the entire town – the villain of the story – older and domineering male aged 50 or above
Mr. Potter’s Goon – 0 lines – non-speaking role of indeterminate age who wheels around Mr. Potter in his wheelchair in each of his scenes and is ever-present with Mr. Potter
Mr. Potter’s Secretary – 3 lines – ever-faithful to Mr. Potter – female of indeterminate age
Mrs. Hatch – 3 lines -- Mary’s mother – approximately the same age as Aunt Tilly, Uncle Billy and Mother Bailey
Sam Wainwright – 6 lines – male approximately the same age as George and Mary
Miss Andrews – 8 lines – a female townsperson of indeterminate age
Mrs. Thompson – 5 lines – a female townsperson of indeterminate age
Mr. Martini – 9 lines – a proprietor of a bar – male aged 35 or above
Mrs. Martini – 1 line – Mr. Martini’s wife – female approximately the same age as Mr. Martini
ACT II only
Miss Carter – 14 lines – a bank examiner – female of indeterminate age
Young Boy – 1 line – newspaper carrier approximately age 10
Peter Bailey – 8 lines – George and Mary’s son aged 12
Tommy Bailey – 4 lines -- George and Mary’s son aged 10
Zuzu Bailey – 7 lines – George and Mary’s daughter aged 7
Janie Bailey – 3 lines – George and Mary’s daughter aged 9
Mr. Welch – 10 lines – Zuzu’s schoolteacher’s husband – a hotheaded male aged 35 or above
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10087 Old Union Rd, Union, Kentucky 41091-8507
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