Pay Rate: $200 stipend
Audition Date and Time: WHEN: Audition Date and Time: Video Submission Only – All Video Submissions due by 7pm Monday, Sept 13. Callbacks will be Person: Week of 9/20/21 Time Commitment: First Rehearsal 11/1/21 (Sun-Thurs Evenings); Opening 12/10/21; Closing 12/19/21 (Fri/Sat evenings and Sat/Sun matinees - 8 performances total)
Contact Person Email: info@brightsidetheatre.com

BrightSide Theatre seeks submissions for

Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play

Adapted From the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith

Original Lyrics, Music and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz

Directed by Jeffrey Cass

Musically Directed by Rex Meyer



BrightSide Theatre is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion while promoting cultural awareness and sensitivity. We encourage performers of all races and ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, ages, body types, and abilities, to submit/attend every audition.


Seeking strong actor/singers that are 18+ years of age. 1 child actor 12+ being sought for the role of Gracie (see below). All actors except the two playing Kris and Susan play multiple roles.

Local hires only (no housing or travel provided). We encourage Trans and Gender Non-Conforming performers to submit as genders listed as those of the character, not the performer. Actors submitting must be fully vaccinated before Mon 9/20 for consideration.


Material to Prepare:

Rehearsals: BrightSide Theatre Rehearsal Studio, 4953 Fairview Ave, Downers Grove, IL 60515
Tech/Performances: The Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall, 31 S. Ellsworth St, Naperville, IL 60540

Please send one (1) email only to info@brightsidetheatre.com. No calls please. If you experience technical difficulties formatting your submission as requested below, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to find an alternative solution.
1. Put your full name in the subject line.
2. In the text of your email include your one (1) video link in the body of the email. The video should be submitted as either a direct a YouTube or Vimeo link, or a method that does not require the video to be downloaded for viewing. Your submission should only contain a 32-bar cut of a Golden Age Standard type song that shows off your acting strengths as well as vocal range. **If submitting ONLY for the role of Kris Kringle/Santa Claus, submit a 1 minute comic or seriocomic monologue instead of song.**
3. Attach your headshot and resume together as one PDF file named LastName_FirstName.pdf (ex. Claus_Santa.pdf)

Time Commitment:

First Rehearsal 11/1/21 (Sun-Thurs Evenings); Opening 12/10/21; Closing 12/19/21 (Fri/Sat evenings and Sat/Sun matinees - 8 performances total)

Character Type/Restrictions:

Character Type/Restrictions

Kristofer Van Lisberg as Kris Kringle: Santa Claus

Gender: Male



Cordelia Ragsdale as Doris Walker: Macy’s public relations expert

Gender: Female

Mezz Soprano/Alto

Vocal range top: C#5

Vocal range bottom: C4


Gracie Demarco as Susan Walker: Doris’ precocious daughter

Gender: Female

Age: 12+ who looks and plays 8 years old


Vocal range top: C5

Vocal range bottom: C4


Grady Williams as Fred Gailey: Lawyer, looking for love and a miracle.

Gender: Male


Vocal range top: G4

Vocal range bottom: Bb3


Wallace Ainsley as Male Character Actor: Various parts. Versatile

Gender: Male


Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: B3


Olivia Glatt as Female Character Actor: Various part. Versatile

Gender: Female


Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: C4


Foley Artist/Announcer: Plays all foley sounds and serves as the Radio Announcer

Gender: Male


Vocal range top: E4

Vocal range bottom: F2

To apply for this job email your details to info@brightsidetheatre.com