Oct 18, 2022
6:00 pm -


Newport Performing Arts Center

777 W. Olive Street, Newport, OR 97365

Red Octopus Theatre Company announces auditions for their Christmas Show, “It’s a Wonderful Carol, Actually”, on Tuesday, October 18th. All roles are open.

The story centers around a fictitious community theatre’s attempt to stage a live production of Frank Capra’s classic film It’s a Wonderful Life. When a winter storm takes out a bridge, leaving most of the cast stranded in another town, it’s up to the show’s stage manager and a rag-tag group of crew members, ushers, and audience to save the day. After all, the show must go on! What follows is a series of mix-ups and mishaps, leading the show in some…unexpected directions.

Twelve roles are available (three youth roles and nine adults), including Carol Paczkowski – the wealthy philanthropist who can’t quite remember which Holiday film she’s supposed to be reenacting, Nicholas James Webber III – the well-trained actor who is still bitter about not having been cast, Vivienne – the go-getting vocalist determined to turn the show into a musical, and Sam – the hard-working stage manager who must wrangle them all to keep the production from going completely off the rails.

Auditions will take place at the Newport Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, October 18th, at 6:00pm. Callbacks (if/as needed) will be held the following evening, by invitation only. Rehearsals will begin at the end of October, and the final production runs December 16th and 17th in the Alice Silverman Theatre at the Newport Performing Arts Center.

Full audition information, character descriptions, audition sides, downloadable forms, and instructions will be made available at

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