Friday, August 18, 2023

Auditions for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre announced for September 10

Frank Capra's timeless classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE is based on the short story The Greatest Gift by Philip Van Doren Stern.

Director: Cheryl Schaar

The beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life on the DBFRT stage. Based on the 1946 Frank Capra film, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds one fateful Christmas Eve. George is the Everyman from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose childhood dreams of escape and adventure have been quashed by family obligation and civic duty. His guardian angel Clarence descends on Christmas Eve to save him from despair and to remind him—by showing what the world would have been like had he never been born—that his has been, after all, a wonderful life. This theatrically staged adaptation overflows with warmth, humor, and Christmas joy. 

Our goal is to cast the very best actors for each role; we are committed to racial, cultural and artistic diversity. Artists of all ethnicities, genders, and abilities are welcome and warmly encouraged to audition. For the health and safety of all performers, all actors are required to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19; unvaccinated actors will not be considered.

Sunday, September 10th from 2 pm to 4 pm

Use Signup Genius link below for an audition slot

Callbacks by invitation if Needed (TBD) 

What to Prepare:
Cold reads from sides provided. Sides available online (on the SignUp Genius page for download) and at the theatre at time of audition. Select the side for each character that you wish to be considered for. Bring current headshot, resume and rehearsal conflicts. (Do not email headshot/resume in advance, please).

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, 8989 E. Via Linda, Suite 118, Scottsdale, 85258

Rehearsals begin in mid October (start date will be either October 9th or 16th).

Rehearsals are held at the theatre on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm and possibly also on Saturday mornings from 9:30 am to Noon. Tech Week will be the week of November 12th. Expect longer rehearsals for tech week.

Performance Dates:
November 15th through December 23rd (28 performances total)

All shows are 7 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and 2 pm Saturday matinees. There are no performances on Wednesday, November 22nd or Thursday, November 23rd (Thanksgiving Day). Call time is 1 hour prior to show time. A stipend of $300 will be paid. Please do not audition if you are not available for all performances. 

Characters/Roles Available:

Joe/Mr. Welch
Gender: Male | Age: 25 to 55
Both men are residents of Bedford Falls. Joe is the owner of the luggage shop. Mr. Welch is a bar patron married to a local school teacher. Auditionees must be able to portray distinct characters (actor will also play other characters in crowd scenes).

 Violet Bick/Ruth Dakin Bailey
Gender: Female | Age: 25 to 35
Violet is the flirtatious resident of Bedford Falls who has liked George Bailey since their childhood days. Ruth is Harry Bailey's wife. Auditionees must be able to portray distinct characters (actor will also play other characters in crowd scenes). 

Harry Bailey/Sam Wainwright 
Gender: Male | Age: 25 to 35
Harry is George's charming younger brother. He is an All-American football player and eventual war hero. Sam is one of George's childhood friends who is now a wealthy New York business man. His catch phrase is "Hee-haw!" Auditionees must be able to portray distinct characters. 
**Sides for Harry and Sam will be uploaded by August 22nd

 We are also seeking a STAGE MANAGER for this production ($300 stipend). If interested in being considered for Stage Manager, please send your resume to Cheryl Schaar at the email address below. 

Email Director  Cheryl Schaar with questions:

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