IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, October 19 & 20
Auditions will be held via Zoom on Monday and Tuesday, October 19 and 20. To schedule a time, see below.
Frank Capra’s beloved holiday classic film is adapted for the stage as a 1940’s radio broadcast, with an ensemble cast of five playing a few dozen characters to tell the story of the idealistic George Bailey. It’s a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption.
The show will be double cast and those casts will rotate in-person and virtual rehearsals, along with performances. Rehearsals will be masked. Performances will be blocked to include social distancing.
Directed by Chuck Tuttle on the Mainstage.
Roles: 2 Casts of 5 Actors, 10 Actors total.
Character Breakdown: Each cast will have 3 Men and 2 Women that play everyone in the story from Zazu to Mr. Potter!
Performances: Show opens December 4 and closes December 20; casts will rotate performances.
Auditions: Auditions will be held virtually on October 19 and 20. You will receive a short monologue and a Zoom Meeting invite with further instructions about a week before the audition.
To audition, please create an account and sign-up at https://us.cast98.com/shows/9aa66a93-8794-428a-a25c-334e34e56a56
You can park in the lot right across from the Theatre Centre. It is free to park there, though you will need to pick up a parking pass inside and place it in your car before you audition. We recommend that you pull up to the Circle Lobby doors and obtain the pass from the greeting station set up at the concession stand, before parking in the lot.
The short answer is: “no.” You can come to either Monday or Tuesday, whichever works best for you. Please don’t come to both audition days, it doesn’t help your chances of getting a role. However, the Callbacks for the show will be held on the Thursday immediately following the audition, so if you have a conflict with that day, please let us know at the audition.
Sort of. Yes, if you have to hurry from school and/or work to get here by 7:30 pm; that is fine. Just be aware that there is an audition form that must be filled out before you can audition, so if you can arrive 15-30 minutes early, it would be less stressful for you and more helpful for us if you can have that done by 7:30 pm.
For this show, all actors should be age appropriate for the characters. We are committed to non-traditional casting, or color-conscious casting of ethnic minority actors in roles where race or ethnicity is not germane. Which means actors of all races are encouraged to audition.
No, if there is a scene or “sides” we want you to read, we will provide that. The only preparation necessary is that you have a list of ANY conflicts you might have with rehearsal. This is vital! We MUST know any days you will miss in ADVANCE of casting.
Participation at CTC is COMPLETELY FREE! You don’t have to purchase a script, or your costume…there are no fees…nothing! All we ask is that you commit to arriving to scheduled rehearsals on time and agree to attend all the rehearsals and performances that are required!
“Like” our Facebook page and look for notices. If you don’t have Facebook, you can check our website: TheatreCentre.com. We typically announce callbacks on the Wednesday (February 5, in this case.) immediately following the Monday and Tuesday auditions. Callbacks are usually at 7:30 pm on Thursday (February 6, in this case.) of that same week. If your name isn’t on the callback list, you might still be cast, so check back for a complete cast list on Friday, after 12 noon (February 7, in this case).
Usually a cast will be posted on our Theatre Centre Facebook page or TheatreCentre.com on Friday (February 7, in this case.) of the same week as the audition.
This show will be performed in the Circle Theatre at the Chattanooga Theatre Centre.
Thank you and hope to see you there!