It's a Wonderful Life

Student grades 6-12 are invited to audition for S.K.I.T. Theatre's presentation of It's a Wonderful Life. Auditions will be held at Salem First Free Methodist Church on September 16 and 17, 2016. You only need to sign up for one group audition time.

Friday, Sept 16, 6-7:30 pm

Friday, Sept 16, 7:30-9 pm

Saturday, Sept 17, 10-11:30 am

Saturday, Sept 17, 11:30 am-1 pm

Optional: A memorized monolog can be presented for the audition panel separate from a group audition. You must sign up for the monolog audition separately from the group audition, using the sign up button. Monologs must be no longer than 2 minutes and you will be expected to participate in a group audition as well.

Friday, Sept 16, 5-6 pm

Saturday, Sept 17, 9-10 am

A confirmation email with your audition packet (including audition script) once your submission has been processed.

Format

Auditions will take place in groups of 20. Each group will participate in improvisation games and cold readings from the script. All auditioners must stay for the entire audition.

Casting choices will be narrowed down after initial auditions. Some actors will be called back to do further read-throughs from the show.

Call-backs - Sunday, Sept 18, 2016, 6:30-9 pm

Rehearsals

It's a Wonderful Life rehearsals are Thursdays, 6:30-9pm, and Saturdays, 9:30am-12:30pm. Performances are December 1-10, 2016. View the entire schedule here.

Show Summary

It is Christmas Eve, and George Bailey stands on the bridge looking at the icy waters below, contemplating suicide. Joseph, an angel, and The Boss decide on Clarence Oddbody, Angel Second Class who, after 200 years has yet to earn his wings. Joseph takes Clarence into the past to see George as a boy, rescuing his brother from drowning, enduring a beating from grieving druggist Gower, saving a child from accidental poisoning, then growing up to forgo college so he can save the family business and keep the citizens for Bedford Falls from being ruined by the Depression and the machinations of the conniving Henry Potter. George marries his childhood sweetheart, has a family, and resigns himself to a life of "failure". When his Uncle Billy misplaces $8,000 of the Building and Loan's money, George takes responsibility and runs to the bridge to commit suicide. Clarence stops him, and when George wishes he had never been born, makes the wish come true. Now George wanders through a Bedford Falls that has been rechristened Pottersville and has fallen far without him to save it. He realizes how many lives he has touched, how many people he has helped--and that he has been a success after all. Clarence brings him back to "his" Bedford Falls and even manages to make Henry Potter pay for his sins.

Cast of Characters

GEORGE BAILEY A dreamer, a plodder, a man among men, and - as he sees it - a failure
MARY HATCH BAILEY The best thing that ever happened to George
CLARENCE ODDBODY George's guardian angel
JOSEPH Clarence's boss and mentor
UNCLE BILLY A loving if sometimes foolish man
MOTHER (Ma) BAILEY Lovable, wise, and strong
VIOLET BICK A flirt, who loves George almost as much as Mary does
HENRY F. POTTER The richest and meanest man in the county
HARRY BAILEY The brother who lives the life George might have led
PETER (Pop) BAILEY George's father
MR GOWER An aging druggist
SAM "I-A' WAINWRIGHT
BERT A cop
ERNIE BISHOP A cab driver
ZUZU George and Mary's daughter
BAILEY KIDS Pete, Janie, Tommy & infant Janie Bailey
ANNIE Bailey's maid
RUTH DAKIN BAILEY Harry's wife
COUSIN TILLY Employee
COUSIN EUSTACE Employee
MRS HATCH Mary's mother
MARTY HATCH
GIEUSEPPE MARTINI
MRS MARTINI
NICK Martini's bartender
LITTLE GEORGE BAILEY
LITTLE MARY HATCH
LITTLE HARRY BAILEY
POTTER'S MAN Who is both valet and goon
POTTER'S MUTE AIDE
POTTER'S RENT COLLECTOR
MR CARTER Bank examiner
MR PARTRIDGE High school principal
FREDDIE Mary's annoying high school suitor
MR WELCH Teacher's husband
SHERIFF With arrest warrant
JANE WAINWRIGHT Sam's wife
MISS DAVIS
ANGEL JOSEPH (voice)
SENIOR ANGEL (voice)