The Granite Theatre would love you to be part of our 2023 Season!
AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD BY APPOINTMENT
Please request a date and time. You will receive a confirmation email.
If you are unable to attend the in-person auditions, please reach out. We will accept virtual auditions.
Please bring a headshot/recent picture and resume, if you have them available.
Prepare SIDES for interested roles or similar character types if specific side isn’t available. You may be asked to read different sides in the audition.
If you are interested in being considered for a Caroling role, prepare a Christmas Carol to sing acappella.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023, 10A-12P
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023, 7P-9P
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2023, 7P-9P
"This is a tale that we want to believe in, that creates a world we seem to desperately desire, free of the blatant commercialism that surrounds us, where love and decency and generosity of spirit are their own rewards. What we want Christmas to be all about, really." So writes the Santa Cruz Sentinel of this most heartwarming holiday story. By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy's. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy's customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy's vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl's belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.
KRIS KRINGLE (M, 60’s+): Exudes the Christmas Spirt. Jolly, positive, and secure in his beliefs. He does grow agitated when defending himself, which ultimately lands him in a court case regarding the validity of his claims of being the real Santa Claus.
DORIS WALKER (F, 30’s-40’s): Personnel Manager at Macy’s. Divorcee and jaded. Doesn’t believe her daughter should play into childish fantasies since she will only get her heart broken.
FRED GAYLEY (M, 30’s-40’s): A lawyer, neighbor and friend to Doris and Susan. Full of Christmas spirit. He not-so-secretly wants to be a part of Doris and Susan’s family.
SUSAN WALKER (F, 7-12): A skeptic and realist, thanks to her mother’s teachings. She doesn’t allow herself to be a child, but eventually reveals her true Christmas wish to Kris.
SHELLHAMMER, (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE): Doris Walker’s assistant and all about the bottom line when it comes to work.
DOCTOR PIERCE (M/F): Physician and a true friend to Kris. They believe in him.
SAWYER, (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE): Macy’s vocational guidance counselor. They believe Kris to be delusional and possibly dangerous. Strict to their teachings and absolutely no Christmas Spirit.
THE FOLLOWING ENSEMBLE ROLES MAY BE DOUBLED:
DRUNKEN SANTA, (M, ADULT - ANY AGE) Macy’s Employee who is fired for belligerence
MACY, (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) owner of Macy’s department store
BLOOMINGDALE, (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) owner of Bloomingdale’s department store
BAG LADY (F, ADULT - ANY AGE)
RICH PERSON (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE)
JUDGE HARPER (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE)
FINLEY (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) bailiff
MARA (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) prosecuting attorney
HALLORAN (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) Judge Harper’s political campaign manager
DUNCAN (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) antelope keeper at the Central Park Zoo
AL (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) postal employee
LOU (M/F, ADULT - ANY AGE) postal employee
ELVES (M/F, TEENAGERS) Santa’s helpers at Macy’s
MARA JR. (M/F) prosecuting attorney’s child
MEGAN, JOHNNY, & DUTCH GIRL (CHILDREN) Visitors of Santa at Macy’s and other roles
OTHER ENSEMBLE ROLES (M/F- ANY AGE)
CHRISTMAS CAROLERS (M/F - ANY AGE)
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14 – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17
Weekend and evening rehearsals; willing to work around cast conflicts if necessary.
Actors will receive a small stipend per performance.
Please note, actors must be available for all performances.