The Naples Players To Hold Auditions for Coney Island Christmas

The Naples Players will hold auditions for Coney Island Christmas beginning at 2:00 pm on Saturday, September 10 at Sugden Community Theatre, 701 5th Avenue South, Naples. No appointments are necessary.

The Naples Players are excited to celebrate the holidays with this charming comedy written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Donald Margulies. Coney Island Christmas is a funny and heartwarming play about Shirley Abramowitz, a young Jewish girl during the Depression, who is cast as Jesus in her school’s Christmas pageant, much to her immigrant parents’ chagrin. As Shirley, now much older, recounts the memorable story to her great-granddaughter the audience is captured by the merriment, nostalgia and music of the era. For this holiday extravaganza, which does include some music and singing, we need a cast of about 20, ranging in age from 9 years old to 90.  Three principal women are needed; two ages 25-50 and one age 55-75. Two principal men are sought; ages 30-50.  Four young girls are needed; ages 10-25, and must be able to play 12 years old believably. Three young boys are needed; ages 10-25, and likewise must be able to play 12 years old believably.  There is also a large ensemble that has various feature roles. This is a great opportunity for experienced actors as well as those newbies who want to get their chance on stage.

Rehearsals begin October 3.  Performance dates are November 23 – December 18. The Naples Players auditions are open to all interested persons, regardless of age, race or experience and any and all persons interested in being a part of a production are encouraged to audition. Perusal scripts are available at the box office with a $20 deposit. The box office is open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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