The Hippodrome Theatre is Seeking Non-Union Actors for ROLES in A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Miracle on 34th Street: A Radio play (Musical)

The Hippodrome State Theatre
Gainesville, FL

Miracle on 34th Street 1st rehearsal: November 5 Run: Nov 26-Dec 23
A Christmas Carol 1st rehearsal: November 12 Run: Nov 30-Dec 23

All shows are produced under the Equity SPT Agreement and operate under a Fully vaccinated Safety Rider

The Hippodrome State Theatre participates in the EMC Program

Tuesday, October 12th

Hippodrome State Theatre
25 SE 2nd Place
Gainesville, FL 32601

For Miracle on 34th Street: Prepare 1 short song (1940s style).  Sides will be provided

For A Christmas Carol: Bring a 1 minute classical memorized monologue and be prepared to sing one verse of Deck the Halls.

PLEASE NOTE there are rehearsals during the day for 2 weeks (approx Nov 9- 24) and for Christmas Carol, there are matinee performances Thursdays and Fridays at 10am (Nov 28-Dec 16) for 3 weeks so be sure you are available for all performances before you sign up to audition.

All actors must be local hires (have local housing).

In compliance with AEA safety rider rules, all actors must be fully vaccinated (before rehearsals begin) and provide their vaccination card upon offer of contract.

Please email with a time frame of your availability the day of auditions, and adults please include your headshot and resume.

Miracle on 34th St (The Musical) A Radio Play:
Adapted from the 1947 Lux Radio Broadcast by Lance Arthur Smith,
Original Songs and Arrangements by Jon Lorenz
Director: Stephanie Lynge  1st rehearsal: Nov 05   Run: Nov 26 – Dec 23

When a department store Santa claims he’s the real Kris Kringle, his case gets taken all the way to the Supreme Court, and a little girl’s belief makes the difference in the ‘miracle.’ Miracle on 34th Street is a beloved musical that will melt even the most cynical of hearts.

Olivia Glatt – Female 20-60s, any ethnicity but looking for actors of color. Various roles, versatile. Must be great singing jazz harmonies. Soprano, C4-E5.

A Christmas Carol: adapted by Niall McGinty from Charles Dickens

Director: John Gray Edwards 1st rehearsal: November 12  Run: Nov. 30-Dec. 23

Join Scrooge, Marley, the Cratchits and a host of Christmas ghosts for this classic holiday story in an adaptation new to the Hippodrome.  All actors play multiple roles.

Actor 1: Male 50-70s; Scrooge, CAST 50s-60s.

Actor 2: Male 40s; Bob Cratchit et al, CAST

Actor 3: Male 18-30s; Fred, Scrooge as a Young Man, et al

Actor 4: Female 30s plus; Marley, Ms. Cratchit, et al

Actor 5: Female 18-30s; Ghost of Xmas Past, Martha, et al

Actor 6: Female 20s plus; Ghost of Xmas Present, Ms. Fezziwig, et al

Actor 7: Female 16-30s; Belinda, Belle et al

Actor 8: Male 12-17; Young Scrooge, Peter, et al

Actor 9: Female 12-17, Tiny Tim, Fan, et al

For students at the UF School of Theatre and Dance:

Please note the following policy from the SoTD Handbook:

Students and Hipp Productions: “[…] if a student is in a Hipp production, if they are on a typical rehearsal schedule, then students will likely miss 4 classes (2 weeks of Tues/Thurs or Wed/Fri classes). In this instance, faculty will count these as excused or, in the case where a faculty member has a policy of “3 for free,” that faculty member will not penalize the student for the fourth absence.

“MFA Students can be in one production per semester that interferes with courses (whether

taught or courses they are teaching).

“BFA Students (Musical Theatre and Acting) can be in one production per academic year that

interferes with courses and their co-curricular activities (performances).”

Florida Professional Theater Association Website Registration

Are you a working theatre professional looking for work in the state of Florida? If you answered YES, then please upload your resume to the new Florida Professional Theatres Association’s Directory of Theatre Professionals! For performers, you can include a headshot and links to audition material.
FPTA member theatres will use this directory for casting and hiring as our industry ramps up after this 15-month intermission. We all want to hire you to work on our stages, in our shops, and offices!