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It's A Wonderful Life

Directed by JuDean Parkinson

Dates & Times

Open Auditions | September 23 & 24 - 7:00 PM

Callback Auditions | September 27 - 9:00 AM
By invitation only

 

Instructions

Please come prepared to give a short monolog OR be prepared to read from the script. If you are unable to attend the dates above you can call me to make special arrangements.  JuDean Parkinson 435-730-3907 or email me at judean@heritagetheatreutah.com.   Thank you!

Download the audition form here

 

Synopsis

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 obligations 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.  George soon realizes that his 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 rewarded.

 

Cast of Characters

George Bailey | The everyman of Bedford Falls
A good man whose patience is tried approximately aged 30-40

Clarence Oddbody | An AS-2 (Angel Second Class)
Male of indeterminate age

Mr. Gower | Proprietor of the corner drug store
Older male aged 50 or above

Young George | Boy aged 12
Should look like a younger version of  the actor playing George

Harry Bailey | George’s younger brother
Male approximately 18-25

Mother Bailey | A very kind and understanding woman who should be old enough to be George’s mother as an adult
Approximately aged 50 or above

Aunt Tilly | Uncle Billy’s wife
Older woman about the same age as Mother Bailey

Violet Peterson | Proprietor of a beauty salon
Somewhat of a flirt and a floozy but with a heart of gold
Female aged 25-40

Bert | A patrolman
M
ale of indeterminate age

Ernie | A mail carrier
Male of indeterminate age

Uncle Billy | George’s uncle and business partner
Older male approximate the same age as Aunt Tilly and Mother Bailey

Mary Hatch (later Mary Bailey) | George’s loving wife
Female approximately the same age as George

Henry F. Potter | Owns practically the entire town
The villain of the story – older and domineering male aged 50 or above

Mr. Potter’s Goon
Non-speaking role of indeterminate age who wheels around Mr. Potter in his wheelchair in each of his scenes and is ever-present with Mr. Potter

Mr. Potter’s Secretary | Ever-faithful to Mr. Potter
Female of indeterminate age

Mrs. Hatch | Mary’s mother
Approximately the same age as Aunt Tilly, Uncle Billy and Mother Bailey

Sam Wainwright
Male approximately the same age as George and Mary

Miss Andrews
A female townsperson of indeterminate age

Mrs. Thompson
A female townsperson of indeterminate age

Mr. MartiniA proprietor of a bar
Male aged 35 or above

Mrs. Martini | Mr. Martini’s wife
Female approximately the same age as Mr. Martini

Miss Carter | A bank examiner
Female of indeterminate age

Young Boy
Newspaper carrier approximately age 10

Peter Bailey
George and Mary’s son aged 12

Tommy Bailey
George and Mary’s son aged 10

Zuzu Bailey
George and Mary’s daughter aged 7

Janie Bailey
George and Mary’s daughter aged 9

Mr. Welch | Zuzu’s schoolteacher’s husband
A hotheaded male aged 35 or above

 

 As always, ages are approximate and depend on who auditions.  Some parts may be doubled if the casting committee decides to do that. 

 

 

Romeo and Juliet
January 24 - February 8

Into the Woods
March 7 - 29

One for the Pot
April 18 - May 10

Seven Brides for
Seven Brothers
June 13 - June 28

The King and I
August 22 - September 13

Angel Street (Gaslight)
October 10 - November 1

It's A Wonderful Life
November 28 - December 20