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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

Presented by The Augusta Players
Music and Lyrics by: Irving Berlin
Book: David Ives and Paul Blake

Production Team
Director: Scott Seidl
Music Director: Paul Barton Jones
Choreographer: Tonya Strain
Production Stage Manager: Ashley Gambill
Lighting Designer: Caron Townsend

Audition Dates- September 23rd and 24th
Performance Dates: December 8th, 9th, and 10th

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting, wholesome musical that will delight audiences of all ages.

Looking for performers of all types, ethnicities, shapes, sizes. Ages 17 and up.
The role of Susan Waverly– 8-13 years old to play 9 years old

Considering all ethnicities for all roles.

Looking for: Actors who sing, singers who move well, dancers who sing, tap dancers / dancer only

All roles are open.

General Open Auditions
Saturday, September 23rd

Sunday, September 24th, 1PM



Please read this whole notice before calling The Augusta Players.

If you cannot attend the in-person auditions:
Video submissions will also be accepted until 4pm on September 23rd. Please email video submissions or YouTube links to:

Videos should include:

  • Your name, phone number and email address
  • A section of a song (See below) no longer than 1 minute.
  • If auditioning for a specific character, one of the posted audition songs.

PLEASE also attach the completed audition form which you can download:
Audition form– WHITE CHRISTMAS

Please sign up for an audition slot and one of the dance / movement call times.
Ensemble / Phil / Judy  – Dance Call
All Others – Movement Call.
Link to Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Audition Slots:



Please prepare a verse and a chorus of a song in the style of or from the show that best shows off range. Songs by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, or anything in the Great American Songbook, etc.

An accompanist will be provided, but you must provide your own sheet music unless you are singing from the show.

No a cappella singing, please.



Dance combinations will be taught.

Please be prepared for movement by bringing jazz, character or tennis shoes and wearing comfortable clothes. A hard soled, closed toe shoe will be acceptable. Tap shoes are encouraged

Gymnastics also a plus but not required.

Please bring personal calendars and be prepared to list all conflicts (Mondays-Sundays) beginning with Monday, October 16, 2023 – December 10, 2023. Please do not assume that we know when any general holidays are (ie., school breaks, etc) and plan to list those as conflicts if you will be out of town or otherwise engaged. Conflicts must be noted at the audition and will influence casting. Only conflicts noted at the audition will be taken into consideration. NO CONFLICTS ALLOWED FROM November 27 – December 10.

You can download audition scene / sides here:
White-Christmas-Audition Scenes_Sides

You can download audition forms here:
Audition form– WHITE CHRISTMAS


To learn more about the show explore these links:



Character Breakdown

Bob Wallace – ( 20’s to 30’s) Male Lead. 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 – (20’s to 30’s) Male Lead. 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– (20’s to 30’s) Female Lead. 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– (20’s to 30’s) Female Lead. 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– (50’s to 70’s) Male Supporting. Spoken. 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. Non-Singing role.

Martha Watson– (40- mid 60’s) Female Supporting Role. 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– (8-13 years old to play 9 years old) The General’s granddaughter, Susan is a lovable and outgoing real kid. 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– ( 20’s to 30’s) Male Supporting. 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 and Rhoda– (mid 20’s to early 30’s) 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– (mid 40’s to late 50’s) The ultimate taciturn New Englander, who helps out at the inn and takes life at a very slow pace.

Mike– (mid 20′ to late 30’s) 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: Will play multiple roles throughout the show including chorus dancers, townspeople, band singers, entertainment folk, etc.They sing and dance throughout the entire show. Looking for energetic singers who move well. Dancers who can sing. Trained dancers in ballet and jazz. Featured roles and solos will come from the ensemble.


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