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ManeStage Theatre Company

  • ManeStage Theatre Company
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Sumner, WA
  • Project Begins: Oct 12, 2017
  • Project Ends: Dec 17, 2017
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  • Contact Person: Evan Hildebrand
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  • Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    The Sumner Performing Arts Center
    1707 Main Street
    Sumner, WA 98390

    Submission instructions:
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Based on Frank Capra's beloved cinematic masterpiece, this faithful musical adaptation follows George Bailey’s life in Bedford Falls as he discovers what the world would be like if he had never been born. Featuring a beautiful contemporary score, this heartwarming and uplifting Holiday musical captures the true spirit of the Christmas Season!


Other details:
ManeStage is a professional quality community theatre currently in its' 11th Season.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
GEORGE BAILEY– a dreamer, a plodder, a man among men, and – as he sees it – a failure. (Baritone/Tenor), Age Range 25-45)
MARY (HATCH) BAILEY – beautiful, loyal, strong, the best thing that ever happened to George (Soprano, Age Range 20-40)
CLARENCE – George’s guardian angel (Tenor, Age Range 40-65)
HENRY POTTER– The richest and meanest man in town (Baritone, Age Range 50-65)
UNCLE BILLY – George’s uncle. Loving and supportive, but sometimes foolish (Baritone, Age Range 40-65)
MOTHER BAILEY – George and Harry’s mother, lovable, wise and strong (Mezzo, Age Range 50-65)
HARRY BAILEY – George’s younger brother. A war hero. (Baritone, Age Range 18-25)
COUSIN TILLY - Billy’s cousin also works at the Bailey Building and Loan. (Alto, Age Range 35-65)
VIOLET BICK– George’s friend. A beautiful, flirtatious girl, in love with George (Mezzo/Soprano, Age Range 20-40)
SAM WAINWRIGHT – George’s successful friend. (Tenor (A3-E5) Age Range 20-40)
BERT– George’s friend. A police officer. (Baritone, Age Range 18+)
ERNIE – George’s friend. A taxi driver (Baritone, Age Range 18+)
PETER , JANIE, TOMMY, ZUZU - George and Mary’s children (Mezzo/Unchanged Voices, Age Range 6-13)
POP BAILEY - George and Harry’s Father, hard-working (Baritone, Age Range 45-60)
MR. GOWER - the pharmacist George worked for as a young man (Baritone, Age Range 50+)
MR. MARTINI - a local business owner (Age Range 25+)
MRS. MARTINI - Mr. Martini’s wife (Age Range 25+)
ADULT ENSEMBLE – Singers that move well. Male and Female (Age Range 15+) (Joe Hepner, Potter’s Goon, Marty Hatch, Mr. Reineman, Mayor of Bedford Falls, Tom, Ruth Dakin Bailey, Mrs. Hatch, Ed, Charlie, Randall, Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Thompson, Mr. Carter, Shirley, Sheriff, Salvation Army Man, Woman 1-5, Etc.)
DANCING ENSEMBLE – Dancers that sing with strong jazz, ballet and partnering skills. Male and Female (Age Range 15+) (Bedford Falls Townspeople and/or doubling Adult Ensemble Roles)
CHILDREN'S ENSEMBLE – Singers that move well. Male and Female (Age Range 6-14)

Audition/Interview Dates:
September 20 from 6-9pm by appointment only

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Invitational Callbacks September 22

Audition Requirements:
Bring a current headshot and resume to leave with the panel. Prepare one song selection, no longer than one verse and one chorus/less than one minute in length (approximately 16-32 bars) of sheet music from the musical theatre canon. Accompanist will be provided. Accompanist will not transpose music. No taped accompaniment or singing acapella permitted.

Monetary compensation:
All cast and crew are volunteers.