‘MIRACLE ON 34th STREET’ AUDITIONS SET FOR SEPT. 12

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Posted on September 4, 2015

‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Auditions
Sept. 12, 2015
Steele Hall

The Department of Theatre and Dance, along with Mon Valley Dance Council, will audition performers for roles in the University’s holiday production of Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical.

Auditions will be held Sept. 12 in Steele Hall.

Based on the 20th Century Fox film, the musical will be directed by Dr. Michele Pagen, chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance, with choreography by Maria Gismondi and musical direction by Brian Eisiminger.

Try out for a role

Male and female performers of all ages and abilities will be considered for acting, singing and dancing roles. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their own shoes.

Auditioners should report to the Blaney Lobby entrance at the rear of Steele Hall 30 minutes before their scheduled audition times.

Performers auditioning for actor/singer/dancer roles should prepare a selection from musical theatre between 16 and 32 bars in length and arrive ready to dance.

Audition schedule

Dancers only, ages 6-adult, 10 a.m. to noon:
Dancers also may be considered for the ensemble, and they should plan to attend the appropriate ensemble audition. Strong dancers are needed for the parade scene; no singing or acting is required.

Susan, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m:
This character (actor/singer/dancer) is a young girl who is “city smart” and wise beyond her years. Performers must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment. Auditioners may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback.

Kris Kringle, 11 a.m. to noon:
This character is a charming older man. Performers must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment. Auditioners may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback.

Children’s ensemble, ages 5-12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.:
Performers (actors/singers/dancers) must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment. Bring dance clothing and shoes. Children are involved in several musical numbers; auditioners may be asked to attend a 4 p.m. callback.

Teen and adult ensemble, 2 to 4 p.m.:
Performers (actors/singers/dancers) must bring sheet music; no acapella singing or recorded accompaniment. Bring dance clothing and shoes. Strong dancers (no acting or singing required) are needed for the Thanksgiving Day Parade scene; other roles require acting, singing and dancing.

About the show

Miracle on 34th Street features book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, who also created The Music Man. Performance dates will be Dec. 4-7 in Steele Hall Mainstage Theatre at California University of Pennsylvania.

Contact us 


Questions? Call the Department of Theatre and Dance at 724-938-4220.