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Twist of the Magi
The Phoenix Theatre


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  • Twist of the Magi
  • The Phoenix Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Edmonds, WA
  • Project Begins: Oct 29, 2018
  • Project Ends: Dec 23, 2018
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  • Contact Person: Shileah Corey
  • Primary Phone: 4253450991
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    The Phoenix Theatre
    9673 Firdale Ave

    Edmonds, WA 98020


    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    The Phoenix Theatre
    9673 Firdale Ave
    Edmonds WA 98020

    Submission instructions:
    Please call or email for an audition appointment.

Twist of the Magi by Debra Rich Gettleman

Directed by Shileah Corey

Back by popular demand, it's a new twist on last season's crowd pleasing holiday hit "Twist of the Magi". Make it a holiday tradition to roar at this funny fractured version of O'Henry's classic tale, "Gift of the Magi". Set in a 1940's radio station as a live on-air broadcast and featuring the tuneful trilogy, "The Twisted Sisters," this farcical comedy is the perfect holiday recipe for the whole family!

Rehearsals begin October 29, and shows run November 30-December 23 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Many of the roles are split between their “real-life” character, and the character they play in the radio show. LGBTQ+ people and POC are encouraged to audition!

The following roles are open for casting:

Rex Radison/Announcer/Chamberlain: Host of the show, congenial, likable and smooth speaking (until he gets nervous). Can play 40s-60s.

Stage Manager: Nervous, efficient and prone to worry. Any age.

Lauren/Della: A beautiful young enterprising woman with long, silken locks. (Actress can be wigged.) Can play 20s-30s.

Mr. Marccetti/Mr. Mandelbread: A boisterous Italian man who plays a quirky older Jewish gentleman. Can play 30s-60s.

Mrs. Marccetti/Madame Sofronie: A ripe, feisty, exotic Italian woman, playing the town wig maker. Can play 30s-60s.

The Twisted Sisters: 3 Andrew Sisters-like singers. Must be able to sing well, hold their own vocal line, learn harmonies quickly, and handle basic choreography. Ages Late Teens-40s.

Smaller “radio show” roles, may be doubled with other characters:

Yoni: The hardy 14 year old son of the Mandelbreads

Looloo: Mrs. Matisse's cockatoo. Also mostly blind

Delivery boy/girl

Shopkeepers/Mr. McGregor/Mr. Macintyre

Audition/Interview Dates:
September 8 and September 9

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
As needed

Audition Requirements:
For all roles - Cold readings from the script.

In addition, for the Twisted Sisters: Please choose a traditional Christmas carol to sing a cappella, one verse and chorus. You may also be asked to sight read/learn 8 measures of music from the score to show your ability to harmonize.

All auditions are located at The Phoenix Theatre
9673 Firdale Ave
Edmonds WA 98020

Monetary compensation:
Performers will receive a stipend.

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