Auditions for "The Christmas Express"

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Auditions for "The Christmas Express"

Time: September 15, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: Gateway Players Theatre
Street: 111 Main Street
City/Town: Southbridge, MA 01550
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Phone: 508-764-4531
Event Type: theater, auditions
Organized By: David Corkum
Latest Activity: Aug 24, 2015

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Auditions for "The Christmas Express" by Pat Cook will be held on Sunday, September 13th at 4pm, and Tuesday, September 15th at 6:30pm in the Gateway Arts Barn. This production will be directed by Lou-Ellen Corkum and produced by Kathi Grenier. Four men and six women of varying ages are needed. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. For questions, please call Gateway at 508-764-4531 and the director will return the call. Rehearsals will be held on Monday and Thursday nights, and performance dates are December 4,5, 6. Presented through special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

"This is the most hopeless place in the world!" Hilda intones as she and Satch, her assistant, argue over what time it is. She dreams of faraway places and only finds tedium in running the Holly Railway Station. That is, until Leo Tannenbaum drops in out of nowhere the day before Christmas Eve. Suddenly, an old radio that hasn't worked in years springs to life, the local group of carolers (which usually yowls like a gang of wet cats) begins to sound like the Morman Tabernacle Choir and the whole town gets the Christmas spirit. Coincidence? Or is Leo doing all this? Even Satch changes his tune when it turns out that Leo might be on the run. This nostalgic theatrical greeting card is full of eccentric small town characters, wise-cracking their way to finding the true wonder of Christmas. And on the way, they make us all wish we could take a ride on The Christmas Express.

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