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Upcoming Auditions

Hershey Area Playhouse is holding auditions for its upcoming final three main stage shows of the 2017 season.

Auditions for The Curious Savage, directed by Larry Sheaf, will be held on August 20 and 21 from 7pm - 9pm at Hershey Area Playhouse. Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script. There is a total of eleven roles- five men and six women will be cast. Ages will range are from 20s-60s.

Available characters in The Curious Savage:
Male roles:
Doctor Emmett
Titus and Samuel- stepsons of Mrs. Savage
Jeff and Hannibal- residents of the Cloisters

Female roles:
Mrs. Savage
Miss Willie- caregiver at the Cloisters
Lily Belle- stepdaughter of Mrs. Savage
Fairy May, Florence, and Mrs. Paddy- residents of the Cloisters


Auditions for A Christmas Carol and A Charlie Brown Christmas will be held Friday, September 22 from 7pm-9pm and Saturday, September 23 from 4pm-9pm at Hershey Area Playhouse. Children may audition for roles in either production, however, may only be cast in one. 

 A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jim Mortimer, runs from November 30-December 10.

This show has a significant chorus which acts as narrators at times and doubles and sometimes triples to play other parts in the play. They are on stage almost the whole time and include adults and children. All the parts that you are familiar with are included: Scrooge, Ghosts, Cratchits, Fan, Belle, Fred, Fezziwigs etc. This is a large cast.

Ages 8-adult may audition. There are 8-12 roles for young children; 4-6 roles for young adults; at least 10 roles for adults.

Requirements: Everyone will be asked to read from the script at auditions, sing a Christmas carol and participate in an improv exercise.

A Charlie Brown Christmas By Charles Shultz runs from December 14-17.

Requirements: You must be 8-12 years old to audition.

All children will read from a script (it will be posted on the website by mid-August,) sing a Christmas carol and participate in an improv exercise.

Callbacks for both shows will be held Sunday, September 24 from 3pm-6pm if needed.

Directors: Cory Wilkerson and Jill Panyard
Stage Manager: Jen Feldser

For questions about A Christmas Carol or A Charlie Brown Christmas, contact Jill Panyard: