Keystone Theatrics at The Playhouse At Allenberry Announces Auditions for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas!

Directed by Amanda Nowell
Vocal Direction by Aaron Ayala
Music Direction by Ryan Dean Schoening
Choreography by Kelly Strange
Stage Managed by Missy Taylor
Assistant Directed by Kirsten Taylor

Show Description
This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list!  Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, and top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow! IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!  Give everyone the gift they’re dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical.

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates (please attend 1 and arrive by the posted start time):
Sunday, September 24, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.
Monday, September 25, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

Callbacks (if needed)
Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 6:00 P.M.

Please be prepared to:
– Sing 16-20 bars of a musical theatre or holiday song of your choice.
You must sing with our provided accompaniment, a CD with NO vocals, or with a device you provide.  No a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.
– Complete a dance audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
*If you have intermediate to advanced level tap training, please bring tap shoes*
– Read provided selections from the script
– Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)

*Additional audition times may be scheduled ONLY if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions. Please contact Keystone Theatrics Staff at, to schedule an audition at least two weeks in advance if this is the case.*

Rehearsals will begin in October.  Tech week will be from Saturday, November 25 through Thursday, November 30. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.

December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 2023 at 7:30 PM
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning.  You must be willing to make the show a priority.

Performers Needed
Performers high school aged and up are welcome to audition. Female identifying performers ages 8 to 13 are welcome to audition for Susan (playing age 9). Experienced or first time performers who enjoy singing, dancing, and acting are invited to audition. Unless strictly and specifically mandated from the playwright, all roles are open and available to anyone regardless of race, ethnicity, or body type.

Roles Available

Bob Wallace – A major singing star. The guiding force behind the song and dance team of Wallace and Davis. Despite his occasional gruffness, he is a deeply kind and principled man who is searching for his true love. Crooning Bari-tenor with superior vocal quality. Range from C3 – A4.

Phil Davis – The fun-loving, go-getting, song and dance partner of the team of Wallace and Davis. An irrepressible clown, operator, and incorrigible ladies’ man who is determined to see his friend happy, even if it requires some scheming. He has a boyish charm. Warm and energetic seasoned baritone with a range from A2 – F4.

Betty Haynes – The sensible, responsible half of the upcoming song and dance team, The Haynes Sisters. A woman of decent, upstanding principles. She is devoted to her younger sister. Like Bob, she hides her yearning for true love under a protective shell. Rich Mezzo-Soprano with a range from A3 – F5. Vocally flexible, rich chest mix with soprano extension.

Judy Haynes – The younger, more ambitious, slightly scheming Haynes sister. While wholesome and adorable, she is sexy and flirty- a winning charmer whom no man can resist. Strong singer with good belting ability with a range from G3 – E5.

General Henry Waverly (non-singing role) – A retired U.S. Army General, adjusting to returning to civilian life in post-World War II America. He is a man of great principle and dignity. Beneath his curmudgeonly military exterior lies a warm, compassionate man in need of family and love.

Martha Watson – Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper at the Inn, Martha has a very dry, wry, wisecracking sense of humor. Bighearted but completely unsentimental, she runs the General’s life despite his protestations. She is an irresistible meddler, but always for what she believes to be the other guy’s best interests. Alto with a range from G3 – D5

Susan Waverly – The General’s granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid (playing age 9). She is very smart, wise beyond her years, and cares deeply about her grandfather. Once bitten hard by the showbiz bug, she demonstrates everything that is winning in the ultimate child performer. Good belting voice.

Ralph Sheldrake – Army buddy of Bob and Phil’s now a major television executive with the Ed Sullivan Show. Fast-talking, New York professional. Male supporting. Tenor, Baritone, Bass

Rita & Rhoda – Bob and Phil’s two-star chorus girls, they are brash, sexy, and fun, although perhaps not the smartest. Female featured. Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Alto

Ezekiel Foster (non-singing) – The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.

Mike (non-singing) – Bob and Phil’s stage manager. Has a tendency to be over-dramatic and completely hysterical but will get things done. Never seen without his whistle and clipboard, which he uses to attempt to keep order.

Ensemble – The heart and soul of our production will be a hard-working, jazzy, energetic ensemble of singers and dancers that will play a variety of roles including announcers, nightclub goers, train passengers, inn guests, and, of course, the chorus kids in the Wallace & Davis company who choose to spend the holidays with their theatre family, performing at the Columbia Inn in Vermont.