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PRANCER Auditions to be held Sept 12

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The Rose Theater will host an audition for its 2016-2017 world premiere production of Prancer on Monday, September 12 beginning at 6 pm with callbacks on Wednesday, September 14. Youth actors should be at least eight years of age.

Actors of all types are welcome to audition and must come to The Rose Theater, 2001 Farnam Street beginning at 6 pm for youth actors, 7 pm for adult actors. Latecomers will still be seen. Minority actors are wanted for lead roles. Auditionees may perform a monologue if they have one, but all actors will be able to read sides from the script.

Prancer actors must be available for weeknight and weekend rehearsals and performances between October 25 and December 18. No rehearsals will be held on Thanksgiving. This is a paid position for adult actors. Minority actors are highly encouraged to audition.

Email with any questions. No appointment is needed to audition for this show.

About the Show

This world premiere production is an adaptation of the modern classic film Prancer. Penned by the original screenwriter Greg Taylor (Jumanji, Harriet The Spy), the piece follows young Jessica Riggs, whose family has fallen on hard times. Still, she keeps her belief in Santa Claus and the idea that there are miracles in the world. When an injured reindeer appears in Jessica’s backyard, she believes it is Prancer. While she is nursing the creature back to health, the whole community of Three Oaks eventually learns about Prancer, causing big problems for Jessica as she tries to return the reindeer home. This piece uses a heartwarming story and breathtaking puppetry to bring light into your family’s holiday season. The reindeer puppet is being designed and built by Eric Novak (Radio City Music Hall’s Christmas Spectacular, The Pee Wee Herman Show, Miss Saigon).

Character Breakdown

JESSICA RIGGS – 9, high-spirited, energy to burn, a true believer
JOHN RIGGS – late 30’s, Jessica’s father
STEVE RIGGS – 12, Jessica’s brother
AUNT SARAH – early 40’s, John’s sister, Jessica’s aunt
CAROL WEATHERBY – 10, Jessica’s best friend
BENTON – 60’s, 70’s, the town’s veterinarian
TOM STEWART – 40’s, the Santa at the mall
MRS. MCFARLAND – 50’s, a recluse, the richest woman in town
PASTOR WILLIAMS – 40’s, minister of Jessica’s church
DORA BENEDETTI – 30’s, a Three Oaks policewoman
HERB DRIER – 40’s, a butcher, owner of the town’s Christmas tree lot
MISS FAIRBURN – 50’s, a teacher at Jessica’s school
QUINN – one of Jessica’s classmates
GAVIN – one of Jessica’s classmates
NITA – one of Jessica’s classmates
DYLAN – one of Jessica’s classmates
ETHAN – one of Jessica’s classmates
SHOPKEEPER – As ancient as his antique store
HAROLD – 8 years old
SAMMY – 6 years old

To schedule an appointment or ask any questions regarding auditions, Please allow 24 hours for a response.


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