Monday, October 12, 2015

Auditions: ‘Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?’ at Barn Theatre in Montville


The Barn Theatre in Montville, New Jersey continues its 88th Season by holding open auditions on OCTOBER 25th and OCTOBER 27th for its upcoming production of "Can Mrs. Claus Save Christmas?", written by Ruth Anne Patteem… the play will be directed by Carla Kendall.

Sunday, October 25 from 6 pm to 8 pm
Tuesday, October 27 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, December 12th at 11:00 am
Saturday , December 12th at 2:00 pm
Sunday, December 13th at 2:00 pm

It is two weeks until Christmas and exhausted Santa wistfully dreams of a vacation in Hawaii. But even with the elves working hard and Mrs. Claus checking the list of good girls and boys, he just doesn’t have the time. Meanwhile, villain Gil Bates, a multi-millionaire video game manufacturer, longs for the one thing he does not have — the love of children. Bates knows that Santa is loved by all kids, so he decides to kidnap Santa and force him to reveal the secret of his magic. Bates successfully lures Santa to Hawaii, supposedly to check out a new video game, but he underestimates the determination of Mrs. Claus and her helpful elves, Shimmer and Twinkle.

Santa Claus:(Male late 40's and up) Jolly and tired
Mrs. Claus: (Female late 40's and up) Concerned wife who wants to help Santa in any way she can
Television Reporter:(Male or Female late 20's and up) Professional and serious about reporting
Shimmer - an elf (Male 20's and up) Head Elf- always coming up with ideas to get Santa to let him ride in the sleigh
Twinkle - an elf (Male 20's and up) Shimmer's side kick - dances to the beat of a different drummer
Gilbert Bates-(Male late 20"s and up) Multi millionaire video game manufacturer- some say he is evil, he says he just wants to be loved.
Harriet- (Female late 20's and up ) Gilbert Bates Secretary-Good at her job and loves it!
- (Male late 20's and up) Gilbert Bates Assistant-Good at his job and loves it!
Henchmen (Male 20's and up) Work for Gilbert Bates
Hawaiian Dancer (2) (Female 10 and up) They deliver a special message to Santa
Elves (Male/Female 10 and up) LOVE making toys

Readings will be from sides provided
All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are welcome and encouraged!

CAST MEMBERS should be prepared to rehearse 2-3 times a week, be available for all evening during tech week (December 6-11) and for all performances.

Questions regarding the production should be sent via e-mail to
Actors are asked to arrive to sign in within the first hour of the audition start time. All roles are available. Casting is open, and newcomers are especially welcomed. Crew and other volunteers are also needed for the event. If interested, please contact

photo (1) The Barn Theatre is located at 32 Skyline Drive in Montville, NJ, just minutes off Route 287 (Exit 47). For more information or directions, call 973-334-9320 ext. 5, or visit

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