Announcing Auditions for “It’s A Wonderful Life, the Musical”

The Community Players announce open auditions for our 2018 holiday musical 

adapted by Keith Ferguson and Bruce Greer 

About the show: Based on Frank Capra’s beloved 1946 film, this family friendly musical follows the familiar story of George Bailey’s life from childhood dreams to midlife disappointments. After George wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make his wish come true and we all take a journey to discover whether his time on earth has mattered at all. Cinematically scored and theatrically staged, this adaptation breathes new life into a familiar story, while retaining the warmth, humor and pathos of the original. This holiday classic will be loved by devotees and newcomers alike. 

Sunday, August 26 3-5pm (Children only) (Sign-in beginning at 2:30 pm) 

Sunday, August 26 & Wednesday, August 29 7pm (Adults only)

(Sign-in beginning at 6:30 pm) 

Jenks Auditorium – 350 Division StreetPawtucket, RI (across from McCoy Stadium) 

Director Vincent Lupino and Musical Director Ron Procopio are looking for a cast of 26:

 13 Men, 9 Women, 2 boys, 2 girls, and a small children’s chorus of 4 or 5.

Characters with the following PLAYING AGES include: 

GEORGE BAILEY: MALE. 35-45. BARI-TENOR; Our hero. Runs a local, family-owned savings and loan. A good man who has lost his patience and his place in the world. Despite this he is undeniably likeable and exudes empathy and compassion.

CLARENCE: MALE. 30-60. BARITONE. An optimistic and very lovable Angel Second-Class who must help George look at the meaning of his life to prove his worth to heaven in order to get his wings (literally.)

MARY (HATCH) BAILEY: FEMALE. 35-45 SOPRANO. George’s loving and patient wife who has always known what she wants, George, and does what it takes to get him, support him, love him, and keep him.

HENRY F. POTTER: MALE. 50’s. BARITONE. Our villain. An older man who owns the largest bank in town. Cold, domineering, and heartless, he owns practically the entire town and wants to own the rest.

MOTHER BAILEY: FEMALE. 50-60. MEZZO. A very kind, understanding woman. Mother to George and Fred.

UNCLE BILLY: MALE. 50-60. BARITONE. George’s uncle & business partner. A befuddled older man.

HARRY BAILEY: MALE. 30-35. BARITONE. George’s younger brother. Will also play other roles.

KIDS: PETE BAILEY (age 10), JANIE BAILEY (age 9), ZUZU BAILEY (age 7), TOMMY BAILEY (age 5).

ENSEMBLE: MALE and FEMALE. 20-60. All vocal types. Looking for a diverse cross-section of energetic, charismatic actors/singers of all ages with broad vocal range who move well. There is a very large (15-20) ensemble in this show. Every ensemble member will play many small parts and characters including Bert the cop, Ernie the taxi driver, Mr. & Mrs. Martini, the bank examiner, townspeople, party guests, bank customers, relatives, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc., etc., etc. Please note: All smaller roles will be cast from the ensemble.

Prepare 16 bars of music. (Bring clearly marked sheet music in appropriate key). An accompanist will be provided (no tapes or CDs). Please be dressed to move. Auditions will also include cold readings from the script.

Rehearsal nights to be determined after casting. Please come prepared with potential rehearsal conflict dates (evenings you are not available, any vacation periods, etc.). No appointments are necessary.

Production dates are November 30 – December 2 and December 7-9 at Jenks.

Questions? Call (401) 323-8758 or email thecommunityplayers@yahoo.com