This beloved American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
Adapted by Joe Landry
from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling
Director – Dalton Cole
Stage Manager – Drew Kenyon
Monday, September 25 at 7:00pm
at The Market Theatre Company
Located at the Anderson Arts Center
110 W. Federal Street, Anderson, SC 29625
Please arrive at the start of auditions at 7pm. Actors will be seen in the order they arrive.
Actors may also be asked to attend callbacks on Tuesday 9/26 at 7pm.
December 1-17, 2017
Performances will be Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 as well as Sunday afternoons at 3:00pm.
Rehearsals will generally be weeknights with occasional Saturday mornings/Sunday evenings.
Tentative schedule will be provided at auditions.
Can't make it to auditions? Contact us at email@example.com to schedule an alternate audition time.
Please prepare a memorized 45-second monologue.
Be prepared to list your availability and any scheduling conflicts on the audition form. Conflicts may not be added after casting.
For non-speaking Foley Artist role: no audition preparation necessary. Please attend auditions for a brief interview.
Headshots and resumes are welcome but not required.
Doubling, voice casting, and cast size are flexible and subject to change.
Jake Laurents: a good-looking, charismatic, all-American good-guy. Plays George Bailey. Age 20-39.
Freddie Filmore: may play characters including Announcer, Gower, Potter, Billy, Peter Bailey, Ernie, Old Man Collins, Ed, Pete, Man (at Martini's), Nick, Bridge Keeper, Binky, Cop. Age 30-58.
Harry "Jazzbo" Heywood: may play characters including Harry, Bert, Clarence Oddbody, Sam Wainwright, Martini, Dr. Campbell, Charlie, Man (at run on bank), Horace the Teller, Mr. Welch, Tommy, Sherriff. Age 30-49.
Sally Applewhite: attractive, sweet, all-american girl next door. Plays Mary Hatch Bailey. Age 18-64.
Lana Sherwood: may play characters including Violet, Rose Bailey, Matilda, Ruth, Mrs. Hatch, Mrs. Thompson, Schultz, Zuzu, Janie, Sadie Vance. Age 29-50.
Foley Artist: non-speaking; creates sound effects for radio broadcast live on stage. No audition preparation necessary. Please attend auditions for a brief interview.