Auditions Announced for YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS at CenterStage Players

CSPOH_logoCenterStage Players of Ohio, Inc announces auditions for its Christmas show, YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS. Inspired by the famous editorial, Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, two compelling stories come together in this heartwarming play.

On Christmas Eve, 1897, in New York City, eight-year-old Virginia is left pondering whether or not Santa really exists after a series of unhappy events. Meanwhile, a young newspaper editor also struggles against tough holiday times as he is faced with losing his job if he can’t find his writer’s voice by morning. Even though they don’t know each other, the spirit of Christmas is about to bring these people together, creating in the process an unforgettable and cherished part of classic Christmas lore.

Auditions: Sunday, Sept 29, 2016 6:30-7:30pm at the North College Hill City Center, 1500 W. Galbraith Rd. in North College Hill, 45239

Production dates: December 1-4, 2016

Roles include:

  • Virginia O’Hanlon, 8 years old, inquisitive
  • Mother O’Hanlon, 30-45
  • Father O’Hanlon, 35-50
  • Samantha O’Hanlon, 10 years old
  • Francis Church, young editor, eccentric, klutzy
  • Walther Gibson, editor and chief of “The Sun”
  • May Lou Parker, 8 years old, small looking
  • Wendy Parker, Mary Lou’s younger sister, small, frail, sickly
  • Hannah Parker, Mary Lou and Wendy’s mother, 30-45
  • Post-person, boy or girl, early teens
  • Martha, a friendly soup server – any age
  • Old Christmas Prologue #1 – timeless character
  • Old Christmas Prologue #2 – timeless character
  • Old Christmas Prologue #3 – timeless character
  • Homeless people 2-3 any age, gender

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