Open Audtions - Home for the Holidays, Dionysus Theatre

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Open auditions take place Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 at MADPAC in Brighton, 7pm to 10pm. Callbacks will take place at MADPAC on Thursday, Oct. 25. Performances will take place at Hartland High School in their beautiful new auditiorium.

Seeking Non-Equity performers only for the following roles:

Nick (Actor/Singer, 40’s – 60’s)
The stage manager of the show within the show who just happens to be Santa Claus.

Mrs. C (Actor/Singer, 40’s – 60’s)
Nick’s wife and the costume mistress.

Portia Armstrong (Actor/Singer, 30’s)
The leading lady who refuses to go on. Sings everything from Country to Pop.

Eric (Actor/Singer, 30’s)
Portia’s husband, a soldier serving overseas (also plays the voice of the emcee).

Christopher Lawrence (Actor/Singer, 30’s)
The leading man with a bad attitude. Seeking understudy only.

Jean Franklin (Actor/Singer, 20’s – 30’s)
The leader of the three Franklin sisters, an Andrews Sisters style singing group. Has feelings for Christopher.

Mary Lou Franklin (Actor/Singer, 20’s – 30’s)
Member of the Franklin Sisters, an Andrews Sisters style singing group. Sarcastic and funny.

Betty Sue Franklin (Actor/Singer/, 20’s – 30’s)
Member of the Franklin Sisters, an Andrews Sisters style singing group. A bit of an airhead.

Belinda Doyle (Comedic Actor/Singer, 20’s – 30’s)
Portia’s understudy, formerly a member of the ensemble, wants to be a star, but may not have the talent necessary. This character does some dancing.

Jimmy (Actor/Singer/Dancer, 20’s)
A member of the ensemble with a nervous twitch. A song and dance man.

Ensemble (Singer/Dancers, age 18 and older)
2 men, 2 women. Will sing and dance throughout the production. May also understudy some of the other roles in the show.

All roles paid.


When the cast of Home for the Holidays gathers for their Christmas Eve performance, Stage Manager, Nick and his wife expect a smooth evening of seasonal fun. What they get is a leading lady who has locked herself in her dressing room, her understudy who isn’t quite up to the job, and a leading man whose holiday spirit is closer to that of the Grinch than Kris Kringle. This original musical takes the audience on and off the stage with the cast, as Nick tries to reinstate their faith in the holidays with a lot of Christmas spirit and a touch of magic.

Directed by Steve DeBruyne, with music direction by Brian E. Buckner and choreography by Michelle Marzejon. Story by Steve DeBruyne, Amy Smidebush, and Matthew Tomich.


Please prepare 16 bars of a holiday song. Bring sheet music in the correct key, a headshot and resume stapled together, and a list of any and all conflicts from November 10 through December 23.

Sign in will begin at 6:30pm. Any person wishing to audition must be signed in by 9pm.

Performers unable to attend this audition may send their headshot and resume as well as any audio/video of previous performance experience to Artistic Director, Steve DeBruyne at steve@diotheatre.com

Other Dates (rehearsal/production):

Rehearsals will begin on Saturday, November 10. Rehearsals take place in Brighton, Tuesdays through Fridays from 6pm to 10pm, Saturdays from noon to 6pm, and Sundays from noon to 4pm. Tech Saturday, December 1, will take place from 9am to 9pm. All production week rehearsals will take place at Hartland High School.


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