Auditions Announced for THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI at Middletown Lyric Theatre

MLT_logoMiddletown Lyric Theatre
1530 Central Avenue
Information: cshafor@middletownlyric.org

Tuesday, September 24th
7pm – 8pm

Audition Requirements: Please prepare ONE song and ONE Holiday Carol. Please choose songs that show your vocal range and ability as well as your personality. You will also be ask to do a small reading.

You would need to be conflict free from December 6 through production.
THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI, a musical
By Randy Courts and Mark St. Germain

Synopsis: It is Christmas in New York, but for two young lovers, Jim and Della, the prospects are bleak. But as those familiar with the famous O. Henry story are aware, their dilemma is solved when both part with their most precious possessions, in order to buy presents for each other thereby creating, at least for a magical moment, an aura of warmth and giving. In addition to their story, there are glimpses of various city folk going about their holiday business, and the hilarious plight of a cheerful bum named Soapy. Enhanced by tuneful songs and neatly tied together by a newsboy narrator, named Willy!

Production Information:
Performances are December 13, 14, 20 & 21
You would need to be conflict free from December 6 through production.

Audition Requirements: Please prepare ONE song and ONE Holiday Carol. Please choose songs that show your vocal range and ability as well as your personality. You will also be ask to do a small reading.

Roles Available: ages are guidelines and shouldn’t discourage you from auditioning if you feel you fit the part.

SOAPY: late 30’s – 60’s – A delightful hobo, with lots of character and wisdom to offer. This role is perfect for the physical and over the top comedy actor. A bonus, would be, knowing basic tap or soft shoe.

WILLY: 15 – early 20’s – A spunky, charismatic and attention grabbing newspaper carrier. He is the narrator of our story. MUST be a strong singer

ADULT TOWNSPEOPLE: 3 – 5 Adults, male and female, ages 18 – ???. Small character bits available. All will sing. The ability to harmonize and or sing acapella would be great.

YOUTH TOWNSPEOPLE: 3 – 5 Young People ages 9 – 17 – Small character bits available. Having choral experience and or the ability to harmonize would be a bonus

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