Santa Claus is Comin 4x4 for season page

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:

1) Sign up for an audition time at SignUpGenius
2) Complete the Audition Form

If you have any questions, please email Julie Mitchell at: [email protected]

Cast List:

*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)