AUDITIONS for THE DOLL- A Magical Christmas


Fellowship United Methodist Church
704 Garden Street
Haddon Heights NJ 08035

August 18 and August 19th at 7:00 PM
(Callbacks August 21st at 7:00 PM)

This is an original two act musical written by local playwright Rob Kristie. It was nominated for a PERRY AWARD in 2011. Based on critiques and the advice of both Broadway and Denver Producers, it has been rewritten, reworked and converted into a Christmas story and soon to be a children’s book.

Our story takes place in South Philadelphia, present day.
It’s the story of a widow and her blind daughter. The blind girl is given a gift of a rag doll which comes to life and soon our adventure begins.
2 - 4 - ? …What does it mean? I can tell you this, it’s something so simple, yet so profound.
This story is a gluten-free roller coaster ride for the entire family. This musical is guaranteed to make you smile, laugh, tap your foot and maybe even shed a tear or two.
One thing for sure, you’ll learn that “Dreams and Imagination have no boundaries”

All parts require singing and some dancing but some require stronger vocals and are noted accordingly.
(Ages are approximate)
Samantha - blind girl age- 10-15 (strong vocals)
Doll – age 10-15 (Strong Vocals)
Ann, Samantha’s Mother - age 28-40 (strong vocals)
Adam store owner - age 28-44 (Strong vocals)
Three Gossip ladies - (3) three parts available - ages 28-60 (2 with strong vocals 1 minimal vocals)
Lil Ann – age 9 – 14 (strong vocals)
Four neighborhood girls – (4) four parts available ages 5-17 (ensemble vocals)
Four neighborhood boys – (4) four parts available ages 5-17 (ensemble vocals)
Dr. Strath/ Police Officer neighborhood man – age 28-45 (minimal ensemble vocals and no dance required)
Nurse – age 28-45 (minimal ensemble vocals and no dance required)
NOTE: Some additional children and adults may be used as ensemble so come one, come all.

You can see a short montage of the 2011 performances on FACEBOOK staring such talented performers as Danielle DiPillo (Post), Tyrone Fuimaono, Amanda Peacock, Liz Rodriquez, Guinevere Sherlaw, Tara Romanelli Samantha Kristie and a few others. Watch it and get a feel for the vocal ranges.

Be prepared to sing, dance and read. Bring piano music, CD or ipad/iphone with cord.

If you wish to learn and audition singing one of the original numbers from the show, contact Rob at Put “Doll audition song” in subject line and let me know which part(s) you are interested in, even if ensemble.

The show Opens on Friday November 29 (black Friday) but there will be NO rehearsal on Thursday November 28, Thanksgiving Day.

Rehearsals will be Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays at 7:00 - 9:30
TECH WEEK – November 24-25-26-27 (NOT on 28th) show will open on November 29

November 29 (Friday) November 30 (Saturday) at 8:00 PM, December 1 (Sunday) at 5:00PM
December 6 (Friday) December 7 (Saturday) at 8:00 PM and December 8 (Sunday) at 5:00 PM

Director- Rob Kristie
Assistant Director – John Blackwell
Producer - Steve Allen
Musical Director - Mark Kozachyn
Choreographer – Kelley Romanuski
Sound and Lights -Jack Bozz
Set design- Gary Kochey and Rob Kristie
Costumes- Leslie Romanuski /
Props – Denise Lallier
Stage Manager – Paul Becker

Download an audition form.