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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Warm your heart and soul at Magenta Theater just in time for the holidays. A timeless story about life's struggles and suffering and the miracle of faith that preserves hope and the human spirit. Spend some time with the working class O'Hanlon family and Frank Church as they face their toughest battles and search for the answer to our childhood question....is there a Santa Claus?

A Radio Drama by Andrew J. Fenady
Director: Tanya Gray

When: Friday, September 26, 2014
Where: Magenta Theater, 606 Main Street, Vancouver. 

6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm

Click here to choose/order a timeslot

Callbacks: September 27, 2014, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Scheduled audition required – schedule at link below
Monologues (memorization not required) - 1.5 minutes or under
MUST bring: Copy of completed audition form (receive when you register), head-shot, and copy of resumes (if you have one). 

Please arrive at the theater 15 minutes prior to your appointment. Enter through the side door, from the parking lot. Remember, parking in the lot is never free. Late arrivals will not be accommodated unless there are no-shows. Do not be late. 

Once you enter the theater you will be instructed on what to do next. 

Main thing to remember: Relax, have fun, enjoy the process!

Rehearsal Dates:
October 18 and 25; 10:00am to 2:00pm
October 22, 23, 24; 6:30 to 9:30pm
November 1, 8, 15, and 22; 10:00am to 2:00pm (build and paint set Nov 2, 3, 4)
November 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 20, 21, 25*; 6:30 to 9:30pm (*if necessary)
December 1, 2, 3, 4 Tech week and final dress

Performance Dates:

December 5, 6, 10, 11, 12, 13 (matinee and evening), 17, 18, 19, 20.

Cast Needs/Specifics:
13 M  & 7 W; This includes some youth roles for ages 11 and up

There will be several roles cast to one actor - so there is the need to be able to play multiple characters Accents(Irish) and musical talents (sound effects) are a bonus. This is a radio show so actors should expect to read (voice) different ages and genders depending on the character.


Auditions for Calendar Girls
are by invitation only.  

However, in order to facilitate the discovery of NEW talent, new actors wishing to be considered for a role should send an email to:

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for instructions on how to participate in the October 4th monologue audition . 

Actor should be able to portray the indicated age range

Cast of Characters – 10 females, 4 males

Cora (Miss July) – 40s
Chris (Miss October)– 50s 
Annie (Miss February) – 50s
Jessie (Miss January) – late 60s/70s
Celia (Miss September) – 35-50
Ruth (Miss November) – 40s
Marie – 50s
Brenda Hulse – 30+
Lady Cravenshire - 60s
Elaine – 20s

John – 50s
Rod – 50s
Lawrence – late 20s
Liam  - late 20s

Modified Yorkshire accents will be used.  Accents not required for monologues, but a sample of the accent will be provided to the actor to determine ability to recreate.

Accent workshops will be provided to those cast – free of charge for actors.

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:  (not everyone required at all rehearsals)
Evenings are 6:30 – 9:30 until Tech week.  Then expect to stay later if required.
Saturdays are 10am to 4pm unless otherwise indicated.

October 27
November 7, PR shots November 19 (Not all actors required)
December 6, 13 (10-noon), 15, 20 (10-noon), 22, 29

Jan 2, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 31
Feb 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12

February 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21*, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
March 4, 5, 6, 7**

* - possibly two performances this date
** = matinee.

When Annie’s husband, John, dies of leukaemia, she and her best friend, Chris, resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room.  They manage to persuade four fellow Women’s Institute members, Cora, Celia, Ruth and Jessie, to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence.  The news of the women’s charitable venture spreads like wildfire, and hordes of press soon descend on the small village of Knapeley in the Yorkshire Dales.  The calendar is a success, but Chris and Annie’s friendship is put to the test under the strain of their new-found fame.

Based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund, Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theater history.




This page contains auditions for upcoming 2014 productions.  All auditions take place at

The Magenta Theater, 606 Main Street, Vancouver  Washington, 98660 

  Questions? Call (360) 606-0033.


U N D E R S T U D Y    P O L I C Y

Magenta’s Policy on Understudies

When an actor understudies for a role, they will always have another purpose. They will either play a minor part in addition to understudying, or function as part of the back-stage crew for performances.

An understudy should be prepared to attend all blocking rehearsals. An understudy is welcome to attend all rehearsals but it is not required. Sufficient attendance to guarantee reasonable proficiency in the role is acceptable.

If the over-study (person cast in the role that is being understudied) cannot attend a rehearsal, it is the over-study’s responsibility to contact the understudy to make sure they are there to fill in. This does not give the over-study free reign to skip rehearsals.

Being an understudy is an excellent way to become involved in our company. It gives actors an opportunity to ‘check us out’ as well as giving our directors an opportunity to scope out talent for future productions.

Understudies are a vital part of our company.






















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