APAC Auditions for "Miracle on 34th Street"
APAC HOLDS AUDITIONS FOR "Miracle on 34th Street"
Guest director Tiffany Kutsunai will hold open auditions for volunteer actors for "Miracle on 34th Street" at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 21st and 22nd in Damron Hall, the building adjacent to the theatre parking lot. This heartwarming classic, based on the Twentieth Century Fox’s 1947 motion picture, written by Valentine Davies is the next production of the Aloha Performing Arts Company. The play will be presented at the historic Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu the first three weekends of December. Rehearsals will begin Nov 1 and will generally be conducted on Sunday afternoons and Monday through Thursday evenings. Not every character is required at every rehearsal and time commitment varies from role to role. The overall rehearsal and performance schedule will be posted at auditions. If cast, actors should be available for the entire rehearsal period with a minimum number of conflicts, and must commit to the entire performance run. No experience is necessary and newcomers are encouraged to audition.
All auditioners are asked to prepare and memorize a 1 to 2-minute monologue of their favorite holiday or winter memory. Those auditioning will also be asked to sing “Deck the Halls” or “Jingle Bells”. Auditions will also include reading from the script, which is available at the APAC office for onsite perusal or checkout in exchange for a deposit. Prospective cast members are welcome to attend both evening audition sessions, but it is not necessary in order to be considered for a role. A possible invitational callback audition may be held at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 23rd, if necessary. Closed-toe shoes will be required at auditions and all rehearsals.
“Miracle on 34th Street” is set in New York City in 1947. The plot revolves around a nice old man, Kris Kringle, who claims to be Santa Claus and a little girl, Susan Walker, who does not believe in him. The original movie starred Edmund Gwenn and Natalie Wood. The play also features Doris Walker, Susan’s mother; Fred Gayley, lawyer and neighbor to the Walker’s; Drunken Santa, disorderly and fired “mall-type” Santa.
All roles are available. In addition to the five characters already listed, there are 20 non-gendered speaking roles that include department store personnel, legal and postal officials, children, parents, elves, a zoo keeper, along with a full ensemble of carolers and shoppers to round out the cast.
The production also has non-acting positions available. For more information or to arrange a script perusal, call the APAC office at 322-9924 between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.