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  • 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS at Tacoma Little Theatre
  • Tacoma Little Theatre
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Project Begins: Oct 27, 2019
  • Project Ends: Dec 28, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Chris Serface
  • Primary Phone: 2532722281
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  • Mailing Address:

    210 N I Street
    , WA 98403


    Prefered method of submission: Other

    Audition Location:
    210 N I Street
    Tacoma, WA 98403

    Submission instructions:
    Please follow this link to schedule your audition. (

Tacoma Little Theatre is holding auditions for its production of the holiday classic, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, written by comedy genius Ken Ludwig (Lend Me A Tenor). The production will be directed by Mary Ellen Gilmour.

Auditions will be held Sunday, September 29th and Monday, September 30th at Tacoma Little Theatre. Audition appointments will be set starting at 6:00pm on Sunday and 7:00pm on Monday in five-minute increments. Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, October 2nd.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, creatures were stirring, including a mouse! Kick off your family’s yuletide season with this comic take on the classic poem. When Santa’s Naughty or Nice list has gone missing, it’s up to a pair of dancing mice, a spunky girl, and an Elf-B-I agent to solve the mystery before Santa boards his sleigh.

Auditioners are asked to prepare a short, 1-2 minute, contemporary comedic monologue.

Actors of all ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition and all roles are available: Uncle Brierly/Sir Guy of Gisbourne (male 50-60), Emily (female 10-15), Amos/Amos of Kansas (male 10-15), Calliope/Britannia Sneed (female 20-30), and Mulch/Santa Claus/Wendell Sneed (male 20-40). Ages given are playable ages, actors need not specifically fit the given age to audition.

To reserve an audition time, follow this link (, or call our Box Office for assistance at (253) 272-2281.

Once cast, ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas will run eight performances from Saturday, December 14, 2019 to Saturday, December 28, 2019.


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Role Title: Uncle Brierly/Sir Guy of Gisbourne
Gender: Male
Age Range: 50 - 60
Description: A bit of a portly man with a hearty laugh and a charming smile. Brierly is the kind of man who is everyone’s uncle and is just the kind of man you want to be around at Christmas time. The actor playing Brierly will also play Sir Guy of Gisbourne.

Role Title: Emily
Gender: Female
Age Range: 10 - 15
Description: A little girl with a zest for living! Her passion, energy and playful nature shine brightly, making her the perfect addition to a Christmas family. Casting Note: We will consider teenagers and young adults.

Role Title: Amos/Amos of Kansas
Gender: Male
Age Range: 10 - 15
Description: A mouse who is calm, cool and collected…on the surface! Underneath, he is the embodiment of a nervous mouse. The actor playing Amos will also play Amos of Kansas. Casting Note: We will consider teenagers and young adults.

Role Title: Calliope/Britannia Sneed
Gender: Female
Age Range: 20 - 30
Description: An elf with the true embodiment of Christmas magic. She is loving, sweet and nurturing. The actor playing Calliope will play Britannia Sneed.

Role Title: Mulch/Santa Claus/Wendell Sneed
Gender: Male
Age Range: 20 - 40
Description: The side-kick to Sir Guy of Gisbourne. He is clueless and dorky, which leads to a madcap adventure! The actor playing Mulch will aslo play Wendell Sneed and Santa Claus.

Audition/Interview Dates:
September 29 & 30

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
October 2

Audition Requirements:
Actors should prepare a 1-2 minute contemporary comedic monologue

Monetary compensation:
All actors will receive a small stipend

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