AUDITIONS: "The Christmas Cafe"

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AUDITIONS: "The Christmas Cafe"



Act-It UP! Community Theatre announces auditions for their upcoming fall production of “The Christmas Cafe” by Burton Bumgarner, produced by special arrangements with Eldridge Publishing Company.

September 15th –  7pm to 9pm – Open Call Auditions

September 23rd – 7pm to 9pm –  Open Call Auditions

September 24th – By Appointment Only — Email the Director at to schedule your time slot. 

About the story:

“The Christmas Cafe” is a comedy set in a restaurant where Betty, the waitress and cook serves customers from three different familiar holiday stories:  “The Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore, “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, and “The Nutcracker” by E.T.A. Hoffman.

In “All of the Other Reindeer,” Blitzen is burned out and upset that he’s always last on the team. The other reindeer have suggestions:  Cupid thinks he needs a love life; Donder suggests a good stock portfolio, Prancer thinks an exercise regime is the answer.  Baffled, the other reindeer call in Santa’s newest hire, a reindeer called Freud.  They tell her Blitzen has jealousy and anger issues. Finally, the waitress Betty simply suggests another reindeer take a turn being last and Blitzen has a better outlook.

In “Bah! Humbug!” Marley’s Ghost goes to Scrooge’s house, but in a century and a half too late! The Spirits of Past, Present and Future confront him, but everything’s messed up. Now Tiny Tim is a football player.

In “Nutcrackered,” E. T. A. Hoffman is struggling with writer’s block.  Young Clara and her brother Fritz give him inspiration when they tell him a wild story about a magical nutcracker.
We are seeking a multi-generational cast of 18 males and 14 females, from Ages 8 and up.  All roles are open and auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.  Act-It UP! Community Theatre engages in the practice of non-traditional casting.
Act-It UP! Community Theatre welcomes actors of all experience levels, from beginner to professional.  We enjoy sharing the magic of theatre and are always seeking to grow our Act-It UP! family.  Whether you like best to work behind the scenes or in front of the curtain, we invite you to join us!


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