Jackson County Community Theatre will hold auditions for the December production of “A Gift to Remember” at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 and 3 at Royal Off-the-Square Theatre, 121 W. Walnut St,. Brownstown.
On Christmas Eve during a snowstorm, a group of strangers traveling to Boston finds themselves stranded in a train station in rural Maine, which has been shut down due to adverse weather. Many hope to take flights from Boston to their Christmas destinations. The disappointed and dispirited travelers try to make the best of things with little success.
However, as they get to know one another, they come to realize the true spirit of Christmas can be found among strangers and that the memory of this night will be a “gift to remember.”
The play, based on the book “Can This Be Christmas” by Debbie Macomber and adapted by Joseph Robinette will be directed by Joel McGill.
Four men and seven women ages 20s to 70s are needed for the roles of the stranded travelers: Several couples and singles in various stages of life — young lovers, middle-aged couples and grandparents.
In addition, there are a few isolated roles of absent partners of the travelers who are seen interacting with their mates by phone or letter. Other parts are the local Mainers: The station manager and a few carolers from a local choir, including their director, who can lead the group a capella.
Show dates are Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10. Auditions will be cold readings from the script. Those trying out should bring a list of dates that might conflict with rehearsals.
There also are opportunities for technical crew (sound and lights), stage crew and costuming. Anyone who wishes to audition but cannot attend Oct. 2 and 3 may contact the production manager at [email protected] or by calling 812-358-5228.