C h r i s t m a s, V i r t u a l l y By F l i p K o b l e r & C i n d y M a r c u s
Synopsis: These 12 delightful scenes range in tone from sweet and silly to heartfelt to poignant. Dealing with life during the holidays, everyone can relate to what these characters are going through. From a famous reindeer in therapy because of his nose, to a soldier sending a holiday message home, to Hanukkah struggling to find meaning in the Christmas blitz, this show can be reordered, trimmed, cut and adapted to YOUR audience. Just because we can’t be together doesn’t mean we can’t have Christmas, Virtually.
Casting - Seeking individuals 18 and older only
Lucy - Female, 18-35, goes absolutely crazy when she gets the most over the top and inconvenient Christmas gifts ever. Starts off sweet and romantic, but by the end she is being dragged off to the nut house.
Operator - Female, 50-80, runs the naughty or nice hotline, deals with a lot of spoiled brats, plot twist she's also Maggie’s loving grandmother.
Maggie - female, appears to be 7, is a very naughty little girl but doesn't think it's fair to lable her that way, loves her grandmother.
Dr. Silverman - Any gender, 30-80, a psychologist who helps Rudy deal with his self esteem issues, caring, calm
Rudy - Male, 18-30, has a shiny red nose and self esteem issues, had emotional ups and downs
Ellen - Female, 27-40, Brian’s Ex wife, has a strongly heated discussion where they discuss who gets their daughter for Christmas
Brian - Male, 27-40, Ellen’s ex husband, has a new girlfriend who would like to host him and his daughter at her families place for has to convince his ex to let him have their daughter for Christmas
Darcy - Female, 18, a senior in high school who finally has a boyfriend for Christmas but doesn't know how serious of a gift to get him. When she finds out what he got her, she freaks out because it's serious.
Hanukkah - Female, 18-40, Jewish, the physical embodiment of Hanukkah trying to convince themselves that their holiday is a big deal. Learns the true meaning of Hanukkah
Mrs Claus - Female, 40-80, the physical embodiment of Christmas, very excited about her traditions, warm and inviting.
Mom - Female, 27-45, Gabe’s mother, an angel, very encouraging and loving towards her son
Clarence - Make, 27-45, Gabe’s father, an angel, believes his son is a great kid and helps him see that he will get his wings at his own pace
Gabe - Male, looks 10, a young angel who is trying to earn his wings, disappointed in himself.
Ellie - Female, 18-30, Jewish, trying to learn how to make a family recipe by asking asking her parents and grandmother, frustrated at trying to keep her family focused
Mom - Female, 40-60, Jewish, Ellie’s mom, a traditionalist but doesn't always know the reason for the traditions.
Dad - Male 40-60, Jewish, Ellie's dad, loves his family, a little clueless
Bubbie - Female, 60-80, Jewish, the matriarch of the family, always looking for a bargain, creates very weird traditions.
Vern - Female, Any age, Geoff’s partner in an advertising firm, looking to help Hanukkah spruce up their image, enthusiastic
Hana - Female, any age, Jewish, the embodiment of Hanukkah, tribe to understand why these crazy people are trying to give her a new image
Geoff - Male, any age, Vern’s partner in an advertising firm, trying to help give Hanukkah a new image, a go getter
Linton - Female, 18-25, in the army, writing a letter home wishing everyone a merry Christmas, the last letter she writes home.
Justin Case - Male, 30-50, am elfish looking guy, a detective in a film Noir style scene, very serious, speaks to the audience a lot
Clarice - Female, 18-30, a reindeer, comes to Justin Case to ask him to investigate Rudolph, she thinks he's innocent, thinks Case is a little crazy
Vixen - Female, 18-30, one of the reindeer who pull Santa's sleigh, deals with the drama of the investigation
Dancer - Female, 18-30, Prancer’s twin, one of the reindeer who pull Santa's sleigh, is innocent of the crime but gets accused
Prancer - Female, 18-30, Dancer’s twin, one of the reindeer who pull Santa's sleigh, Involved in the drama around the case
Comet - Any gender, 18-30, of the reindeer who pull Santa's sleigh, one tough reindeer
Cupid - Any gender, 18-30, one of the reindeer who pulls Santa's sleigh, a lover not a fighter
Santa - Male, 40-80, looks like the typical guy in the red suit and hat, doesn't want to deal with the challenges of the world just wants to give out presents.
Stella - Female, appears 7, has come to Santa to ask him to keep her parents from getting a divorce.
Ralph - Male, appears 7, has come to Santa to ask him to cure his dad's cancer.
Donna - Female, appears 7, has come to Santa to address the unfair wages teachers face
Ace – Any gender, appears 7, has come to Santa to address systematic racism in the police force.
Flo - Female, appears 7, has come to Santa for help ending global warming.
What to Prepare: A short monologue of 90 seconds or less. Please use a digital background on Zoom for your audition if possible. Not required but would be great as potentially will used for performances.
For Those Previously Scheduled, Where Are Auditions?: Auditions will be held online using the Zoom platform. A dedicated link will be sent to everyone with an audition scheduled.
Performance Guidelines: This production is non-equity and there is no pay. There are no fees to participate. Performances will take place online using the Zoom platform.
All times are EASTERN TIME
***Please note not every actor will be called for each rehearsal. With the exception of the rehearsals marked REQUIRED, you will be scheduled based on your scene.***
Mandatory Rehearsals Saturday, November 5th – 5PM till 7PM CAST A - REQUIRED Saturday, November 5th - 7:30PM till 9:30PM - CAST B - REQUIRED
Tuesday, November 8th – 7:30PM till 10:30PM – Cast A Thursday, November 10th – 7PM till 10PM – Cast B Saturday, November 12th - 5PM till 7PM – Cast A Saturday, November 12th – 7:30PM till 9:30PM – Cast B
Tuesday, November 15th – 7:30PM till 10:30PM – Cast A Thursday, November 17th – 7PM till 10PM – Cast B Saturday, November 19th - 5PM till 7PM – Cast A Saturday, November 19th – 7:30PM till 9:30PM – Cast B Sunday, November 20th – 7:30PM till 9:30PM – Cast B
Tuesday, November 22nd – 7:30PM till 10:30PM – Cast A
Tuesday, November 29th – 7:30PM till 10:30PM – Cast A Thursday, December 1st – 7PM till 10PM – Cast B Saturday, December 3rd – 4PM till 7PM – Cast A - REQUIRED Saturday, December 3rd – 7:30PM till 10:30PM – Cast B - REQUIRED
Mandatory Dress/Tech Rehearsal Tuesday, December 6th – 7:30PM till 10:30PM – Cast A - REQUIRED Thursday, December 8th – 7PM till 10PM – Cast B REQUIRED
Performances Friday, December 9th @ 7PM – Cast A Friday, December 9th @ 9PM – Cast B Saturday, December 10th @ 7PM – Cast B Saturday, December 10th @ 9PM – Cast A Sunday, December 11th @ 5PM – Cast A Sunday, December 11th @ 7PM – Cast B