It's A Wonderful Life Auditions

It's A Wonderful Life Auditions
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Landmark Community Theatre holds auditions for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE at the Thomaston Opera House.

LCT will be holding auditions for It’s A Wonderful Life on September 17 & 19 in the Arts Center Theatre located on Level 2 of the Thomaston Opera House. Auditioners will be seen on a first come, first served basis. 
Please prepare a monologue to be performed that is no longer than 1 minute. Reading from It’s A Wonderful Life is acceptable. If you do not have a piece to perform, sides will be provided. Video auditions are accepted for those unable to attend on the scheduled dates. Please contact the production manager if you are requesting a video audition.  

The show will open on November 25th and run through December 10, 2017 for a total of 8 performances. Rehearsals will begin the week of September 25th. Rehearsal days will be tentatively scheduled for Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings. Not all cast will be called for all rehearsals. 

Auditions: Sunday, September 17th 2017 at 6:00pm

                        Tuesday, September 19th 2017 at 6:00pm

Location:         Arts Center Theatre 

                        (located on Level 2)

                        Thomaston Opera House

                        158 Main Street, Thomaston, CT

Plot Summary: This is the heart-warming saga of George Bailey, the ‘everyman’ from the small town of Bedford Falls, whose dreams of escape and adventure have been repeatedly quashed by notions of family obligation and civic duty. It is Christmas Eve, and George’s guardian angel, Clarence, descends to save him from despair, and to remind him (by showing him what the world would be like had he never been born) that his life has been after all, a wonderful life. It’s a Wonderful Life not only celebrates the season, it also celebrates the American philosophy of life: that hard work, fair play, and the love and support of family and community will be rewarded. 

 

Character Breakdown: 
GEORGE BAILEY – (20-40’s) main character, the Everyman of Bedford Falls 
CLARENCE ODBODY – (50-70’s) George’s guardian angel
MR. GOWER – (40 & up) an aging druggist
YOUNG GEORGE/PETE BAILEY – (10-15yrs) 
HARRY BAILEY – (Same age as George) George’s younger brother
MOTHER BAILEY – (40 & up) a very kind and understanding woman
AUNT TILLY  - (40 & up) Uncle Billy’s wife
VIOLET PETERSON – (21-40’s) proprietor of a beauty salon
BERT – (Adult Male) a Cop
ERNIE – (Adult Male) a Cab driver
UNCLE BILLY – (45 & up) George’s uncle and business partner
MARY HATCH/MARY BAILEY – (21-40’s) George’s loving wife
HENRY F. POTTER – (50 & up) the richest and meanest man in the county
MR. POTTER’S GOON – (Adult Male) ever-present with Mr. Potter
MR. POTTER’S SECRETARY – (Adult Female) ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
MRS. HATCH – (40 & up) Mary’s mother
SAM WAINWRIGHT – (25-40’s) a financially successful young man
MISS ANDREWS – (Adult Female) a townsperson
MRS. THOMPSON – (Adult Female) a townsperson
MR. MARTINI – (40 & up) proprietor of a bar
MRS. MARTINI – (40 & up) Mr. Martini’s wife
CARTER – (Adult Male or Female) a bank examiner 
NEWSPAPER BOY/TOMMY BAILEY – (8-12yrs) George and Mary’s son
ZUZU BAILEY – (7-9yrs), George and Mary’s daughter
MR. WELCH – (Adult Male) the schoolteacher’s husband
JANIE BAILEY – (9-12yrs) George and Mary’s daughter



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