Book & lyrics by Catherine Bush
Music by Dax Dupuy
Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why . . .
This Christmas season has been a tough one for second grader Pepper McGee. It’s hard to hang onto your Christmas spirit when a new baby sister takes everyone’s attention. Pepper’s only hope for a merry Christmas lies with that jolly old elf himself, Santa Claus, who takes her on a magical adventure that changes how she sees Christmas forever.
Auditions: Saturday October 22, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This is such a fun and sweet show about what really matters during the holiday season. Casting all ages - adults/teens can play children, children can play adults, bring your family and come audition. This play does have music. All child characters sing and some adult characters sing but only a few characters have solos. All characters with stars have solos.
The character of Pepper needs to be a very good singer and also have the ability to play singing badly. The other child characters really just need to carry a tune. Mr. McGee sings several times. Mrs. Wright sings once. Mrs. McGee has a very short duet. The other adult characters don’t sing. If we can find a Santa who sings, he’ll sing at the end with the child characters.
Prepare 30 seconds of a song you can play on your phone or device. Most roles only require an a actor who can carry a tune. Then we will read from scenes in the show.
To audition, please complete BOTH steps below:
If you have any questions, please email Julie Mitchell at: [email protected]
*Pepper McGee – a second grader fraught with Christmas spirit (a great singer)
*Mr. McGee – Pepper’s father
*Mrs. McGee – Pepper’s mother
Jasmine Fortuna – second grader with the urge to nurture Bruce
Tommy Reinhardt – second grader; his emotions run either very high or very low (big, over the top dramatic)
Bruce Hollingsworth – second grader, prone to nosebleeds when upset
Crystal Bates – second grader, a bully, Pepper’s nemesis
*Mrs. Wright – second grade teacher; a solid performer who lacks pizzazz
Santa Claus – a jolly old elf who never shies away from a tough lesson
Mr. Bates – Crystal’s father (small role)
Mrs. Lewis – a social worker at the orphanage (small role)
Alma Johnson – a young mother (small role)