A Tuna Christmas Auditions Announced

By Sheryl Brown
NTA President

We are excited to announce that we’ll be holding open auditions for the hilarious holiday production, “A Tuna Christmas,” written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears, and Jaston Williams. The award-winning show features just three male actors playing over twenty eccentric characters of all ages (and sexes). Auditions will be held at the Sunny Furman Theatre at 104 W. Washington Ave. in Navasota, TX on Monday, September 18 and Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 6:45pm. We are auditioning for three male actors. Actors do not to bring auditions pieces, but should familiarize themselves with the show’s characters and be able to read in a variety of male and female voices at various pitches. Actors may prepare by pre-purchasing the scripts and/or DVD of the play from Amazon or Samuel French. (Note: audition excerpts will be made available at auditions).

“A Tuna Christmas” is, in my opinion, the most delightful of all the Tuna shows,” says Director, Mark Taylor. “Anyone familiar with life in a small, southern town will laugh out loud because the characters are simultaneously comic and realistic. For many people, they’ll remind you of some of your own relatives or neighbors.”

In addition to the actors, Taylor is recruiting skilled costumers and seamstresses/seamsters, set designers, wardrobe/makeup/wig assistants (several will be needed for this fast-paced show), stage manager and stagehands.

This live community theatre production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. There will be 10 shows that run Thursday through Saturday at 7pm and matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2pm from December 7 through 17, 2017.

“A Tuna Christmas” is both an homage to, and a satire of, small town southern living during the holidays. Local radio station personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on the town’s Yuletide activities. The Tuna, Texas annual Christmas Yard Display Contest has been thrown a curve by a mysterious vandal who sabotages the displays. Meanwhile, the townsfolk try to manage their own crazy holiday turmoil, including family woes, probation problems, and an ill-fated production of “A Christmas Carol.” This is wildly funny holiday entertainment for grown ups.

The director’s bio along with an audition form and character descriptions are posted under the Plays tab, and then by selecting Tuna Christmas. Tickets are now available under our Buy Tickets Tab.

See you at auditions!