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AUDITIONS: World War II Radio Christmas Show


Sunday, October 1: 2-5pm OR Monday, October 2: 11am-2pm

Callbacks on Tuesday, October 3: 6-9 pm


Place: Phoenicia Playhouse, 10 Church St., Phoenicia, NY, 12464

Prepare: Either "I’ll Be Home for Christmas" or "White Christmas." If you’d like, also be familiar with something from the Swing Era/Andrew Sisters. We will have songs from the show available at the audition.

Cast members, except Alfred, need to do multiple voices and various accents, including kids voices. All, except Alfred, need to be able to sing.

Show Dates: Performances begin December 1st for 3 weekends.

Bring: Your personal schedule/calendar and be ready to list any and all conflicts. Rehearsal dates and times will be provided at callbacks.

Questions: Contact the director, John Remington at or call/text 612-418-2058

Show Synopsis:

This moving holiday show recreates the experience of attending a recording of a 1940’s radio show. Using period songs and stories inspired by actual veterans, WWII Radio Christmas transports the audience to another time that reminds us all the importance of coming together for the holidays and an inspiring look at strength in the face of hardship.

Character Breakdown:

Alfred Bell – 50-70 - front man for the station, a seasoned announcer and M.C.

Frankie Russo – 20’s – The kid. Sarcastic, but sweet. Getting ready to enlist. One of his final shows.

Bob Cowman – 30-40 – Doing his part to support the war effort. Not able to join because of a bum leg. Good egg. Salt of the earth.

Johnny/Rosie – M/F – any age - is on stage for the entire show and is the SFX/Foley person. Not many lines but needs to be a real performer in support of the sketches, commercials, etc. Very important to the show.

Betty King – 20’s – Young and sweet, but not naïve. Well liked by everyone. Hopeless romantic and helps Alfred around the station.

Doris Kaplan – 40-60 – Mother hen at the station. Looks out for everyone. Married. No kids. Very involved in the war effort.

Virginia (Ginny) Esposito – 20-35 – Wiseacre. Attitude. Always cracking jokes. Everybody loves her. 

Earlier Event: September 22
Intermission: A Night of Improv Comedy
Later Event: October 13
Nine at the Pines