Upcoming Audition Dates
October 3, 2019 – “Gift of the Magi”
November 14, 2019 – “Seussical”
January 16, 2020 – “The Rise of King David”
February 27, 2020 – “Little Women”
April 16, 2020 – “King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table”
June 4, 2020 – “Esther!”
July 23, 2020 – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
Auditioning at LifeHouse Theater
Auditions will be held on a first come-first served basis. All are welcome and roles are open for men and women. Men are especially encouraged to audition. Generally, those auditioning should be at least 10 years of age. Please note that some shows may have need of actors younger than 10 or may be casting adults only. Be sure to refer to the character list of each production for more precise age requirements.
Auditioners should bring a theatrical resume and a recent photo to leave with the audition panel. Those without a photo may have a picture taken at the auditions for a $2 fee. Prior experience is not necessary to audition, so those without a theatrical resume may indicate any performing experience such as church choirs, public speaking, etc.
Auditioners should also bring their own sheet music in the preferred key, and be prepared to sing a short selection of about 16 measures. A pianist will be provided but will not be able to transpose any sheet music. Auditions with CDs will not be accepted. Those without sheet music will be asked to sing “Happy Birthday” with the accompanist.
*For dramas, please prepare a dramatic monologue around one minute in length.
Auditions for “Gift of the Magi”
Auditions for “Gift of the Magi” will be Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm at LifeHouse Theater. The show will de directed by Jeremy Yeo and Sarah Pearce.
It’s the season of giving, but Jim and Della lack the resources needed to give each other that one perfect gift. Love, sacrifice and seasonal joy are celebrated as the classic story by O. Henry comes to LifeHouse Theater for this world-premiere presentation.
Henry Swanson – The 40-50-year-old property owner of the building. He also owns and runs the pawnshop beneath the building and is married to Abigail who helps him manage the building and the restaurant next door. Abigail and Henry have slowly begun to separate over the years and spend most of their time running their business. Henry has a sharp sense of humor and a love for his tenants.
Abigail Swanson – A 40-50-year-old woman who is married to Henry and helps him manage both the pawnshop, the building, and the restaurant next door. She spends most of her days in the restaurant talking to the customers. She can never bear to see someone hungry. She knows how to manage Henry’s quick wit and is the only person who can still make him speechless.
James (Jim) Dillingham Young – An 20-30-year-old man who lives in the building with his wife Della. They are a young couple. Jim works at a local packing plant. Della and Jim struggle to make it week to week but their love for one another and God gives them the strength they need.
Agnes Swanson: A 35-40-year-old woman who is Henry’s sister. She works with Abby in the restaurant as well as taking on the role of housekeeper for the apartment complex that Henry and Abigail manage. She never married, but she has not given up hope yet that she will find her perfect match. She shares Henry’s sharp sense of humor and is one of the few people besides Abigail who keeps him in check.
Della Young – A 20-30-year-old woman who is married to Jim. She spends most of her days cleaning people’s house and doing their laundry. She lives with her husband Jim above the pawnshop.
Susanna Greenly – An 18-25-year-old young artist who lives with her sister Josefina who is fondly known as Jo. She dreams of one day traveling the world and becoming a news journalist for the paper.
Josefina Carter – An 18-25-year-old female artist who lives in a small studio apartment with her sister Susanna. She loves to paint beautiful landscapes, but her frail body and inconsistent constitution has kept her bed-ridden most of her life.
Matthew Behrman – A 40-50-year-old hermit who lives alone in the top of the building. He was once a painter but after his wife died, he locked himself away in the top of the building and only leaves his flat on special occasions or when he tends the garden downstairs. He is weathered and angry.
Reginald – A 7-12 year old boy who lives in the apartment complex with his family. He is the leader of the city block boys baseball team.
Various Other Tenants and City People
Boys Baseball Team
Pawn Shop Shoppers