Theater Auditions for “It’s A Wonderful Life” Play in Philadelphia, PA.


It’s A Wonderful Life : A Live Radio Play

Location: Philadelphia, PA.

Type: Theater

The Ghostlight Players are excited to announce that we are back to live performances and are holding Auditions for our first production of our 10th Anniversary Season!

Tuesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 23, 2021 (7pm to 9pm by appointment only) (pick one day, attendance on both days is not required)
Gustine Recreation Center 4868 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19129 (free parking lot)…/10C0F4FA9AF28A5F8CF8…
(Callbacks, if required, will be held on September 28th)

Please prepare a short monologue (one minute minimum) (comedic or dramatic or something with a little of both)

All roles are open and may be cast with actors of any ethnicity. (16 yrs and up). Some may be cast in multiple roles.

Rehearsals are to begin on October 5th and will take place on Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 7pm-9pm

Tech week will be held December 6th, 7th, 8th with performances on December 10th, 11th at 730pm and December 12th at 2pm at
Performances will be held at Venice Island Performing Arts & Recreation Center, 7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA 19127

Please refrain from auditioning if you have any conflicts with tech week and/or show dates.

This is a Non-paid production.

We will be taking ALL possible precautions to protect your health as well as our own at auditions, rehearsals and during the show.
Those auditioning MUST present proof of vaccination or recent negative test to participate.

Please contact director, Brian Sell with any questions (
Additional information and audition forms are on our website:…/theghostlightplayers

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is based on the classic holiday movie with a clever twist thrown in: the story is staged as a live radio broadcast. Actors portray numerous characters, and sound effects are done through Foley artists. It’s a Wonderful Life is about the life of George Bailey, a generous and well-meaning man who has become too downcast and tired to continue living. It will take help from a lovable angel to show George what life would be like if he wasn’t born for George to have a change of heart and understand the true spirit of the holidays.
Suggested Roles (we are permitted to add roles depending on the turnout)

JAKE LAURENTS – a good-looking, charismatic, all-American good-guy. Plays George Bailey (portrayed by James Stewart in the film version)

FREDDIE FILMORE – excellent character actor, full of charm, the emcee of the evening’s presentation, well-polished, self-assured with a bit of an ego.

HARRY “JAZZBO” HEYWOOD – great physicality, technical and detailed but with an exceptional sense of the ironies of life. A former minstrel show vaudevillian who left the circuit to perform in radio.

SALLY APPLEWHITE – attractive, sweet, all-american girl next door. Plays Mary Hatch Bailey (portrayed by Donna Reed in the film version)

LANA SHERWOOD- sassy and precocious, an experienced theater actress, has heard and seen it all. She won’t accept flowers unless there’s also jewelry in the box, but inside that outer hard core, there’s a heart of gold.

FOLEY OPERATOR- Must be able to create (as indicated in the script) all of the live sound effects that are present during the production. Great stage presence, improvisation and comedy skills a plus.

Payment: Non Paid

City or Location of call: Philadelphia, PA.
Please submit to:
Tuesday, September 21 and Thursday, September 23, 2021 (7pm to 9pm by appointment only)…/10C0F4FA9AF28A5F8CF8… (Callbacks, if required, will be held on September 28th) Please prepare a short monologue (one minute minimum)

This casting notice was posted by: The Ghostlight Players

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