Auditions for It’s a Wonderful Life

On Christmas Eve, Bedford  Falls 1945, George Bailey has so many problems that he is thinking about ending it all. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence Odbody A-S-2 (Angel Second Class) coming to earth to help George, with the promise of earning his wings. He shows George how his town, family, and friends would turn out if he had never been born. It’s a Wonderful Life is a true family holiday classic enjoyed by all young and old alike.

Roles are available for 12 males, 10 females (older teens or adults), 2-4 young boys and 2 young girls. Auditions will consist of reading and acting from characters that interest you.

Auditions will be held June 9 and 10, 2012, 1-3:30 pm at North Foster Baptist Church, East Killingly Rd, Foster, RI

Distribution of and first read through of the script, Saturday, June 16, 10 am – 12 noon,  North Foster Baptist Church

Rehearsals are tentatively set for Tuesdays and Thursdays,  6:00 – 8:30 pm, starting September 6.

Performance are scheduled for November 30 to  December 9 in the Captain Isaac Paine School Auditorium, 160 Foster Center Road, Foster,RI

To avoid schedule conflicts and a burned-out cast, actors will not be allowed to participate in both Cuckoo’s Nest and Wonderful Life. You are welcome to audition for both plays, but you can accept a role for only one of the two. The directing teams will work together to ensure a smooth audition process.

For information, contact Artie Robillard at email hidden; JavaScript is required or Sandy Arnold at email hidden; JavaScript is required

GEORGE BAILEY: the Everyman of Bedford Falls
CLARENCE ODBODY: A-S-2 (Angel Second Class)
MR. GOWER: proprietor of the corner drug store
YOUNG GEORGE: age 12
HARRY BAILEY: George’s younger brother
MOTHER BAILEY: a very kind and understanding women
AUNT TILLY: Uncle Billy’s wife
VIOLET PETERSON: proprietor of a beauty salon
BERT: a patrolman
ERINIE: a mail carrier
UNCLE BILL: George’s uncle and business partner
MARY HATCH (later Mary Bailey): George’s loving wife
HENRIETTA F POTTER (HENRY): owns practically the whole town
MISS POTTER’S GOON: Non speaking role, push’s Miss Potter’s wheel chair

MISS POTTER’S SECRETARY: ever-faithful to Miss Potter
MRS. HATCH: Mary’s mother
SAM WAINWRIGHT: a financially successful young man
MISS ANDREW: a town’s person
MRS. THOMPSON: a town’s person
MR. MARTINI: proprietor of the bar
MRS. MARTINI: his wife
MISS CARTER: a bank examiner
MR.WELCH: the schoolteacher’s husband
NEWSPAPER BOY: age 10
PETE BAILEY: age 12
TOMMY BAILEY: age 10
ZUZU BAILEY: age 7
JANIE BAILEY: age 9

Download audition script (PDF)

Help Wanted

We’re in need of Costume People, Props Person, Back Stage Assistants, Script Prompter, Recorder,  Sound Team & Assistants, Set designer & crew, Make-Up help, Box office lead person & help, Concessions lead person & help.

Plus all the million and one hands it takes to make this wild play come to life. If you would like to help out and share your talents contact our producer Lona at www.miladylona@aol.com.  Many hands always make the task easier and all of us would be very grateful for your time.

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  1. Hi! Do you guys still need costume and makeup people for It’s A Wonderful Life? I’ve had many experiences and I think I’d be great for one of these two positions! Email me back,
    Elle Martel

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