Baytown Little Theater will hold auditions at 7 p.m. Sunday and Monday for its Christmas show, “Miracle on 34th Street,” at the theater, 2 E. Texas Avenue at North Main Street.

The play, based on the beloved movie of the same name, will be directed by Patti Meiners. Performances are Dec. 6-8 and 13-15.

With a large cast of both named characters and extras, there are many roles open to both men and women of any age, from children and teens through senior citizens.

The classic story revolves around Kris Kringle, an old man (60s-plus) in a retirement home, who gets a job working as Santa at Macy’s Department Store in New York City. His love and generosity of spirit unleash waves of good will with customers and even rival department stores.

Macy’s vocational counselor (any age man or woman) deems him dangerous, which could land Kris in Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, and Kris ends up in a court competency hearing.

Especially at stake is one little girl’s (7-10 years old) belief in Santa. The dramatic court decision allows everyone to truly experience the joys of Christmas.

Auditions are open to anyone and typically consist of cold readings from the play script. Anyone interested in working on the stage or technical crew can also sign up at auditions. Those auditioning can attend Sunday, Monday or both.

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