‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Additional Benefit Performances TBA

Audition Dates:

Monday, October 15 and Tuesday October 16, at 7:00 p.m. at The Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg.


When Santa mysteriously leaves both Emily and her mouse friend, Amos, off the ‘Naughty’ and ‘Nice’ lists, thus skipping their house all together, they set off to investigate.  The ensuing adventure is a hilarious and chaotic mix that includes rogue elves, airplane rides, a case of mistaken identify, a confused Santa, an elf cheer, sword fighting, and rap songs in the quest for Santa’s ‘Naughty’ and ‘Nice’ lists.  Designed to appeal to families of all ages, Ken Ludwig’s hilarious play will be a treat to perform for an all adult cast of five.


Seeking an ethnically diverse all adult cast of 5 actors (3M, 2F or 2M, 3F) to play the following roles.  All ages are playing ages. The director will cast actors who can believably play the ages suggested.

Emily (pre-teen) – a sweet little girl with an attitude and zest for life.

Amos/Amos of Kansas (20s) – Played by the same actor, they are twin mice. Amos is a city mouse, lively, witty, friendly. Amos of Kansas is a country mouse, twangy, relaxed & philosophical about life. This role can also be played by a female.

Calliope/Britannia Sneed (20s) – Calliope is a 518 year old Christmas elf but looks 14. Britannia is Wendell’s wife, dotty & good natured.

Sir Guy of Gisbourne/Uncle Brierly (40s-60s) – Sir Guy is an ex-elf too wicked for the North Pole to handle. A master swordsman, a sardonic wit & the trickiest, sneakiest, most self-satisfied dandy who ever had a black heart & a pencil moustache.  Uncle Brierly is a bit portly, has a plummy, resonant voice & hearty manner, when he beams at children he could be the kindly uncle of any of them.

Mulch/Santa Claus/Wendell Sneed (40s-60s) – Mulch is Sir Guy’s sidekick, a medieval peasant-in-training. Santa – this one has a temper. Wendell Sneed is a friend of Uncle Brierly, big, bluff, noisy & good-natured.


LTM’s Audition Form.pdf

Auditions will take place at the theatre. Actors will be asked to perform a cold reading from selections of the play. No monologue is needed.

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