Miracle on 34th Street

By Caleb Marshall and Erin Keating, from the classic short story by Valentine Davies Directed by Heather Cant

Macy’s new department store Santa, Kris Kringle, spreads the magic of the season, convincing holiday shoppers that Christmas is about much more than presents. But when Mr. Kringle claims to be the real Santa Claus, his sanity comes into question, and the very spirit of Christmas hangs in the balance, especially for one young girl whose faith in Santa is put to the ultimate test.


Role Type Gender Number
DORIS WALKER Lead Female Identified
(30-40s): Macy’s Public Relations Manager, mother to Susan. All business, caring, pragmatic
FRED GAILEY Lead Male Identified
(30s): friend and neighbor to Susan and Doris, Kris Kringle’s defence attorney. Warm, kind, hopeful
MR. SHELLHAMMER Lead Male Identified
(40+) – Head of Macy’s toy department. Also plays JUDGE HARPER
ENSEMBLE TRACK 1 Lead Male Identified
(40+) – plays MACY (owner of Macy’s), DR. PIERCE, a father, the court bailiff, and a mail carrie
ENSEMBLE TRACK 2 Lead Male Identified
(50+) – plays SAWYER (a Macy’s employee), GIMBLE (owns the competitive store), CHARLEY (friend of the judge), and the Macy’s parade Santa.
ENSEMBLE TRACK 3 Lead Male Identified
(30+) – plays ALFRED (Kris’ friend), and MARA (the district attorney)
ENSEMBLE TRACK 4 Lead Female Identified
(30+) – plays MOTHER, MRS. SHELLHAMMER, STENOGRAPHER, and various secretarie
Child Cast: SUSAN WALKER/ GIRL Lead Female Identified
*The roles for child actors will be double cast.

(aged 8-11) – Doris’ daughter. In the third grade. Precocious, practical, but curious. Also plays GIRL.
Child Cast: CHILD / CHILD WITNESS Lead Any Gender
(aged 8-11) – plays a child at the department store, and a child that testifies in cour

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Please submit a headshot and resume (PDF format only) to [email protected] with the subject line: Miracle on 34th Street Auditions. Please indicate the role you would like to be considered for. If there is a potential barrier that might prevent you from being able to audition, we encourage you to let us know so we can work with you to dissolve it. Due to the volume of submissions, only those selected for an audition will be contacted.

Submission Deadline

June 2, 2024

AUDITION DATES: June 21 – 22, 2024 – Saskatoon, SK
CONTRACT DATES: November 9 to December 22, 2024, with potential to extend to December 29.

Artists will be engaged under the CTA, with anticipated rates set at “C” House category.
Rehearsals start: November 12, 2024
Opening: December 6, 2024
Closing: December 22, 2024. Holdover option until December 29.

Character descriptions provided describe character traits only. Actors are welcome to submit for the role(s) they have interest in, regardless of age or gender.

Persephone Theatre creates in misâskwatôminihk (Saskatoon) in Treaty 6 territory, whose signatories include the Nêhiyawak, Nêhithawak, Anishinabek, Nakawe, and Nakota peoples. This place is also the traditional homeland of the Métis Nation. We also acknowledge the contributions of the Dakota and Round Prairie Métis peoples in establishing our city of Saskatoon, as well as the other Nations that call this land home, including the Nehinawak, Lakota and Dene peoples. Persephone Theatre extends our appreciation for the opportunity to live, work, and create on these beautiful lands.

Persephone Theatre is committed to a reflecting the rich diversity of our community in the stories we tell and the ways in which we undertake creating our work. We prioritize a workplace culture that centres equity, inclusion, and authentic representation. We strongly encourage submissions from artists who self-identify as members of historically excluded communities, which includes (but is not limited to) those who identify as IBPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, or who have a disability or chronic illness. Our audition and performances spaces are accessible. We also strongly encourage artists to submit for the roles they feel align with their gender identity and/or gender expression.

Artists will be required to provide proof of vaccination to Persephone prior to commencing work. Other Covid-19 protocols, such as masking and mandatory testing, may also be in place. These protocols will evolve to reflect best recommended practices at the time of production and will be communicated clearly to artists at the time of offer and be included in the rider to their contract.

Persephone Theatre encourages submissions from diverse artists of all backgrounds, regardless of race, colour, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.


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