Auditions

Coney Island Christmas

October 7

2 p.m.

Comedy

Matuza Main Stage

Nostalgia, music and merriment — A timeless and universal tale of what it means to be an American during the holidays.

  • Matuza Main Stage
  • December 1-23, 2017
  • Preview: November 30 
  • Terrific Tuesday: December 5
  • 8 men
  • 10 women (doubling, flexible casting)
  • 2 girls, age 12
  • children for ensemble
ROLES

SHIRLEY ABRAMOWITZ — age 90, feisty

CLARA — age 12, Shirley’s great-granddaughter

YOUNG SHIRLEY at age 12 — Also performs in the holiday pageants

ABRAMOWITZ — age 40s, Shirley’s father.  Also plays a Side-Show Hawker in a dream sequence

MRS. ABRAMOWITZ  — age 40s, Shirley’s mother.  Also plays Dream Jesus in a dream sequence

MRS. KORNBLUM  — a neighbor.  Also plays a Teacher and in a dream sequence A Bearded Lady

HILTON — age 30s, the drama teacher.  Also plays a Gypsy Fortune Teller

MISS GLACE — age 20s, the music teacher

EVIE SLOTNICK — an adult actor playing age 12, Shirley’s best friend. Also performs in the holiday pageants

JACK SAUERFELD — an adult actor playing age 12, Shirley’s crush. Also performs in the holiday pageants

IRA PUSHKOV — an adult actor playing age 12, the wisenheimer in Shirley’s class. Also performs in the holiday pageant.

HENRY BROWN — an adult actor playing age 12, a classmate of Shirley’s. Also performs in the holiday pageants

ANNA LING — an adult actor playing age 12, a classmate of Shirley’s. Also performs in the holiday pageants

ENSEMBLE – portray neighbors, hawkers, Shirley’s classmates and more. Also perform in the holiday pageants

REQUIREMENTS
  • Be prepared to read from the script.
  • Headshots and resumes are REQUIRED. Just a quick cell phone photo is fine, but needs to be printed and submitted with resume. 
  • Rehearsal schedules will be determined by cast availability. 
  • Please bring a list of conflict dates for rehearsals.
  • Performers cast in the show must be available for all performances.
  • Performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; and 2 p.m. Sunday afternoons. One Terrific Tuesday performance at 7:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of the run.