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Winter Show Auditions Announced!



Community Players of Southwest Wisconsin is happy to announce its 2015 winter production: Miracle on 34th Street –The Play, adapted from the novel by Valentine Davies, and based upon the 1947 motion picture in whichDoris Walker, a no-nonsense Macy's executive, desperately searches for a new store Santa. She hires Kris Kringle, a kindly old man who insists that he's the real Santa Claus.  While many begin to notice there is something special about Kris and his determination to advance the true spirit of Christmas, there are cynics, including Doris and her young daughter, Susan. When Kris’s sanity is questioned, an idealistic lawyer and friend of Doris, decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is in fact the real Santa Claus.  This classic holiday story highlights values that are so often lost in the over-commercialization of Christmas: generosity, love, and childlike faith.


Auditions will be held at the City Auditorium in downtown Richland Center on Thursday, October 22 and Friday, October 23 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  Weeknight rehearsals will begin on Wednesday, October 28.


Director Louise Murphey hopes to cast about 20 men, women, and children of all ages.  Those auditioning for this play should plan to read from the script and are asked to bring dates of any known time conflicts between October 28 and December 13. 


In addition, Community Players is always looking for volunteers to work on sets, props, costumes, lighting…all the offstage work that helps bring a production to life.  If you have skills in carpentry, painting, sewing, electrical, etc., we invite you to join us in this rewarding project and urge you to attend auditions or to contact us!


Performance dates are December 10-13.


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