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"Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm"


"More than Meets the Eye"

HAVE YOU EVER SAID, "I'D LIKE TO TRY THAT!" Our actors come from all walks of life and live all over the community.

The Barn Playhouse is a community theatre. All our actors are amateur actors who have other occupations. You don't need any experience, just a willingness to try and to learn!

In fact, a number of our familiar faces on stage started out watching in the audience and one day decided to be brave enough to come to an audition!

Most community theatres don't re-imburse you, but because it requires travelling to the barn for all rehearsals, we help you out with that. We have all actors keep track of their mileage and re-imburse .10 per km. There is also a $50 honourarium for all cast and crew members.

We rehearse for 4-5 weeks before the show begins, 5-6 days a week. Not all actors are scheduled for all rehearsals. A reheasal schedule is worked out that takes us from the 1st rehearsal to the last performance.

Christmas Belles

"Christmas Belles"

The Crazy Quilt Club

"The Crazy Quilt Club"

The rehearsal schedule is worked out based on the schedules of the actors involved. We try to accommodate as much as we can, but once the rehearsal schedule is made, we ask that you work around that. Depending on the show, not all actors are scheduled for all rehearsals, but it is a big committment.

It makes life quite busy for the summer, but the experience is WELL WORTH IT!


"Lux Radio presents Miracle on 34th Street" is based on the 1947 movie


ADULTS(ages 18 thru senior) - 8 MEN. & 5 WOMEN

CHILDREN (must appear to be ages 6 thru 10). - 2 GIRLS & 2 BOYS

Of these roles, 3 men, 2 women & 1 girl are main roles. All others in the cast play multiple characters.


The SINGERS perform the "Lux Soap" advertisements as well as some Christmas Carols. (they can also be actors in the troupe)

THE PIANIST accompanies the singers but also can play background music to much of the show.


Anyone wishing to audition, but unable to make the scheduled audition date, please call 239-4600 to arrange for another time.


SHOWDATES: Nov 28 thru Dec 16 (excluding Mondays and Tuesdays). (All shows begin at approximately 7:15 pm except for Sundays. Sundays the show begins at approximately 1:45 pm. The showtime is approximate because it begins after the Buffet Meal for the audience is finished, which is a variable end time.)

STANDARD REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: Three to four nights/week plus week-ends (varies depending upon how often each character is required and cast members prior commitments) - Rehearsals may begin as early as October 23. Specific rehearsal schedule will be decided after casting is complete.

General Audition Guidelines:


This is the classic Christmas Movie, "Miracle on 34th Street". But it is staged in a very creative way.

The audience is watching a troupe of actors and technicians record a live radio show.

The action and the actors are very similar to the movie, with all the emotion and responses that a regular show would have, but the actors stay close to the freestanding microphones. We also get to see how the old fashioned sound effects were created by a "sound effects professional" (sometimes helped out by other actors).

We also see the beginning of the show, announcers for "The Lux Radio Show" introduce the show and end the evening. We also enjoy some musical advertisements as well as a few Christmas Carols.

It is a lovely evening of theatre with all the charm of the 1947 movie plus the elegance of the ballroom at the Waldorf Estoria, where the radio show is being recorded and the curiosity of a live radio show.

ANY QUESTION? Contact the Barn Playhouse 239-4600