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Kentwood Players to Hold Auditions for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, 9/14-15

Kentwood Players will hold auditions "It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" by Joe Landry on Saturday, September 14, 2013 from 11am-4pm and on Sunday, September 15 from 6-9pm with possible callbacks on Monday, September 16 at 7pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue, Westchester, CA 90045.


Production dates are November 8 to December 14, 2013 for a six-week run on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm. The production is directed by Gypsy Foster and produced by Alison Mattiza by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.

This beloved American holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940's radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. The setting is the stage and auditorium of Studio A at WBFR in Manhattan, New York on Christmas Eve, 1946.

Please come to the auditions prepared with headshot and resume. Script sides will be provided at the auditions. No advance appointment required. Rehearsal schedule will be posted in the lobby during the audition period, so please bring your calendar to list scheduling conflicts. For further information or a copy of the script, please contact producer Alison Mattiza at aehb@aol.com.

Character Breakdown:
The following breakdown is for five actors (three men and two women). The Underlined names are those of the radio performers who are performing the characters listed underneath.

FREDDIE FILMORE - ANNOUNCER, GOWER, POTTER, BILLY, JOSEPH, PETER BAILEY, ERNIS, OLD MAN COLLINS, ED, PETE, MAN (AT MARTINI'S), NICK, BRIDGE KEEPER, BINKY, COP.
JAKE LAURENTS - George Bailey (and YOUNG GEORGE)
SALLY APPLEWHITE - MARY HATCH (and YOUNG MARY)
LANA SHERWOOD - VIOLET (and YOUNG VIOLET), ROSE BAILEY, MATILDA, RUTH, MRS. HATCH, MRS. Thompson, SCHULTZ, ZUZU, JANIE, SADIE VANCE
HARRY "JAZZBO" HEYWOOD - HARRY (and YOUNG HARRY), BERT, CLARENCE ODDBODY, SAM WAINWRIGHT, MARTINI, DR. CAMPBELL, CHARLIE, MAN (at run on bank), HORACE THE TELLER, Mr. Welch, TOMMY, SHERIFF

All five actors also provide ad-libs from the following crowds, etc: BOYS, BOARD MEMBERS, CROWD AT RUN ON BANK, RESTAURANT PATRONS, CROWD AT PARTY

For more information about Kentwood Players including our current production or upcoming auditions, and our Kentwood Kids Children's Theatre classes and productions, please visit the Kentwood Players website at www.kentwoodplayers.org. You can also find Kentwood Players information on Facebook and Twitter.

To meet the "It's a Wonderful Life" production team and learn more about Kentwood Players and what goes on at the Westchester Playhouse, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30pm at the Westchester Playhouse, located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, Calif.



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