Open Theater Auditions in Brooklyn, NY for “Coney Island Christmas”

By | September 26, 2022

Open Call In Person Auditions Mon. & Tue. Oct. 10 & 11 at 7pm for Coney Island Christmas, Directed by Ted Thompson.

Performances: Dec. 3-11, More Details @ Auditions @HeightsPlayers 26 Willow Place Brooklyn, NY 11201. (718) 237-2752.
Please bring a headshot and resume. No Monologues – all auditions will be from sides of the script. Certain roles will be asked to sing either Happy Birthday or Jingle Bells A Capella. People of all races, genders, and abilities are encouraged to audition for this inclusive and collaborative production. **All those auditioning must provide proof of complete vaccination. All those auditioning are required to wear masks when not auditioning** The Heights Players is a membership organization. There is no pay or stipend for any role or position. There is a $20 membership fee if cast.

Shirley Abramowitz: a Jewish woman in her eighties yet spry. Shirley plays not only her kindly wise self but the cantankerous Mrs. Kornblum in flashback sequences.

Young Shirley: the above Shirley Abramowitz as 11 or 12 years old and living in 1935 New York. She is an extravert; self confident, bright, assertive and has a loud speaking voice.

Clara: Shirley’s great granddaughter, age 12 living today in contemporary California. A typical pre-teen in modern day California. She is bright and assertive like Young Shirley but respectful of her elders. During the course of the play, she is suffering from a mild cold.

Misha Abramowitz: Shirley’s kindly father in his forties. A Jewish immigrant and store owner grateful for the diversity of his new country. He is philosophical and has a (corny) sense of humor.

Clara Abramowitz: Shirley’s mother in her forties, somewhat stern but ultimately kind hearted. She is less certain of assimilation into this country’s ways struggling to hold on to her own Jewish identity.

Mr. Hilton: the school drama teacher, a friendly and eager soul, he is unaware that he is in love with Miss Glacé.

Miss Glacé: the school music teacher, French accent. She is musical and creative. Lovely and in love with Mr. Hilton.

Evie: Young Shirley’s best friend. A typical young girl of 1935. May be played by actual 12 year old or like the classmates below by someone older playing 12.

Classmates: The following roles play Young Shirley’s classmates but instead of a chronological 12 year old should be played by slightly older teens or young adults. They should be from all races and a flair for improvisation is helpful but not required. They participate not only in classroom scenes but in a Thanksgiving pageant, A Christmas pageant and a Coney Island nightmare. They should reflect the diverse ethnic composition of Brooklyn. Their names are listed as: Anna Ling, Giuseppe Sabatino, Henry Brown, Jackie Sauerfeld, Ira Pushkov and Lester.

Also in need of a Sound Designer!
For further information, you may contact Ted Thompson at

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