Miracle on 34th Street

Kodiak Arts Council presents auditions for the community theatre production Miracle on 34th Street, directed by Jessi Marlow.

Auditions Dates & Times:

Friday, September 10 at 6 pm OR

Saturday, September 11 at 11 am


Performance Dates:

Friday, December 3
Saturday, December 4
Sunday, December 5

Miracle on 34th Street is a classic Christmas tale of the power of hope and belief. When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes all the difference in the ‘miracle.’

Characters:

Kris Kringle (adult male) - Santa Claus 

Doctor Pierce (adult) - physician and friend to Kris 

Doris Walker (adult female) - Personnel manager at Macy’s, single mother

Susan Walker (child, age 9 -12) - Doris’ child, a Santa skeptic 

Fred Gayley (adult male) - a lawyer, friend to Doris and Susan

Shellhammer (adult) - Macy’s PR employee, Doris’ assistant 

Sawyer (adult)  - Macy’s vocation guidance counselor 

Macy (adult) -  owner of Macy’s department store

 

Elves Ensemble: 4-6 actors, ages 10-17, some caroling may be required 

 

Ensemble: We are looking for an energetic ensemble of  8 - 10 actors including adults, teens, and youth ages 8 and up,  to fill an approximate 14 character roles, some caroling may be required. 

What to expect:

  • Enter the Auditorium through the main public doors (salmon mural doors).

  • Participants will complete an audition form indicating desired roles. Please be prepared to list any and all scheduling conflicts you may have for evening and weekend rehearsals in October and November.

  • Auditioners will be invited to sing a simple Christmas carol in small groups. This production is not a musical but some performers will carol. Singing is not required as part of auditions. 

  • Auditioners will read dialogue with others in small groups. Preview the audition scenes here. 

COVID-19 Mitigations:

  • Masks - Masks are required and will be available free at auditions.

  • Proof of Vaccination - Kodiak Arts Council requires proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for all cast & crew ages 12 and up. The following are acceptable as proof of vaccination and should be brought to auditions:

    • Vaccination card OR a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR a photo of the participants vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider.

  • Rehearsal Protocols - Download our COVID-19 mitigation protocols for rehearsals (beginning Sept. 18)​

Community Theatre

The Kodiak Arts Council has been the resident theatre company of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium since 1986. Our community theatre program is propelled through the services of hundreds of volunteers including artistic directors, musical directors, choreographers, set designers and fabricators, stage managers, costumers, lighting and sound designers, and the performers: actors, singers, and dancers. 

Community Theatre Productions Archive

Letters Aloud: Love Me or Leave Me, Directed by Jessi Marlow, February 2020
The Crucible, Directed by Jared Griffin, October & November, 2019

Newsies, Directed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, March 2019 
The MousetrapDirected by Mike Wall, November 2018 
Mary PoppinsDirected & Choreographed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, March 2018
It Happens Every Summer, Directed by Jared Griffin, November 2017
The Music ManDirected by Veronica Costa-Bolton, March 2017
The Nutcracker, Directed by Jenny Stanford, December 2016
TarzanDirected & Choreographed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, March 2015
The Nutcracker, Directed by Molly Brodie, December 2013
M*A*S*H*, Directed by Jared Griffin & Mike Wall, October 2013
Man of La Mancha, Directed by Jenny Stevens, March 2013
The Nutcracker,  December 2013
Messiah, Directed by Jenny Stevens, December 2011
Beauty and the Beast,  Directed by Veronica Costa-Bolton & Jenny Stevens, March 2011
The Nutcracker,  December 2010
Contempt Of Court, Directed by Mike Wall, May 2009
Camelot, Directed by Jenny Stevens & Veronica Costa-Bolton, March 2008
The Nutcracker, Directed by Alexandr Savinov, December 2007
Christmas Bellas, Directed by Mike Wall, December 2007

Denial, Directed by Jenny Stevens and Pat Szabo, September 2007
Evil Little Thoughts, March 2007
Little Shop of Horrors, Directed by Veronica Costa-Bolton & Jenny Stevens, March 2006
The Odd Couple, Directed by Pat Szabo, May 2006
Joy, Directed by Jenny Stevens, December 2005
A Bad Year For Tomatos, November 2005
Death And Taxes, April 2005
A Midsummers Night Dream, April 2005

The Nutcracker, Directed by Molly Brodie, December 2004
James and the Giant Peach2004
The Sensuous Senator, May 2004

Pippin, Directed by Veronica Costa, March 2004
Peter Pan, Directed by Rod Molzahn, March 2003
The Magical Pide Piper, 2002-2003
Crazy for You, Directed & Choreographed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, April 2002
For Love and Money, March 2002
The Nutcracker, December 2001
Shadowlands, Directed by Gary Stevens, November 2001
King Island ChristmasDirected by Jenny Stevens, December 2000
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Directed by Lissa Woodbury Jensen, April 2000
Cheaper By The Dozen, November 1999
The Nutcracker, December 1998
Jesus Christ Superstar, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1998
Noises Off, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1997
The King and I, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1997
An Inspector Calls, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1997
Forever Plaid, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1996
Taming Of The Shrew, 1996
Kiss Me Kate, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1996
Much Ado About Nothing, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1996
South Pacific, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995
Love Letters, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995
Murder Takes a Holiday, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995
The Caine Mutiny, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1995
Nunsense!, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1994
Guys & Dolls, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1994
The Diary of Anne Frank, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1994
A Classic Christmas, December 1993

Brigadoon, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1993
The Nutcracker, December 1992
Quilters, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1992
Fiddler on the Roof, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1992
A My Name is Alice, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1991
Luther, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1991
Hello Dolly, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1991
A Christmas Carol, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1990
My Fair Lady, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1990
The Nutcracker, December 1989

Annie, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1989
Sound of Music, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1988
The Music Man, Directed by Gerald C. Wilson, 1987

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