Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond
Music by Michael Kooman
Produced by Jerri Wiseman
Directed by R. Aaron Thompson
Junior Claus is the only son of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Like many teenagers, Junior is reluctant to take over the family business. Unsure of himself, Junior puts more faith in his technological inventions than in good old-fashioned Christmas magic, much to the chagrin of his father. But, when a sudden drop in Christmas spirit renders Santa incapable of making the great ride, Junior must take the reins. Meanwhile, a scheming, miserly elf takes advantage of Santa’s absence as he plots to turn the workshop into a for-profit enterprise. Together with his overly cheery elf best friend, a gregarious penguin and a host of colorful characters, Junior must learn the true meaning of Christmas in time to save the day. With a tuneful score, a flexible cast of beloved Christmas characters old and new and a Pixar-esque tone, Junior Claus is a comedic holiday adventure for the whole family.
Open to ages 10 – Adult
Looking for 8-10 performers.
Auditions will be held on
Saturday, October 1 from 2:00 – 4:00pm
at StageCoach Theatre, 20937 Ashburn Road, Suites 115 and 120, Ashburn, VA 20147.
What to prepare for the audition;
- A 1-minute dramatic or classic monologue. Bring your own or choose from one we provide. Memorization is not required.
- Sing a popular Christmas song to show off your vocal range
- Be prepared for a cold reading from the script.
- Bring a joke and tell it!
Bring all known conflicts. No absences will be permitted in the 2 weeks prior to opening night. Read through will be held at 5:30pm on Monday, October 10 in the Ashburn theater. Rehearsals will be held Mondays from 5:30 – 7:30pm and Wednesdays from 6:30 – 8:30pm. Schedule may be adjusted based on availability of cast members. Two weeks of tech will begin Monday, November 28 – Thursday, December 8. Actors must be available for all performances.
Performances December 10, 11, 17 and 18 at 2:00pm and December 21, 22 and 23 at 7:00pm.
Cast of Characters
Junior Claus: The son of Santa. Like most teenagers, he is a little unhappy with the family business.
Santa Claus: A jolly old soul, but slightly frustrated with is son’s lack of interest in Christmas.
Chipper: A bright, cheery elf.
Grumpo: A greedy, miserly elf.
Mrs. Claus: Santa’s caring wife who is stern but loving.
Pengy: A talkative talking penguin.
Dasher: A reindeer.
Taylor: A young girl or boy.
Brunhilde: A less-than-intelligent elf duped into Grumpo’s services.
Elves: A little irritating.