“ATinkerman Christmas Eve” – A family Christmas story in music and song

Written by Beverly Graves

Audition Info:


Parts for one girl (approx 6 years old) , one boy (approx age 9 – 10) ,

and several adults ages 18 to and up.

Auditions will be held at the Pella Community Center Auditorium

Thursday, Sept 15 – 6:30 PM and Saturday, Sept 17 – 9:30 AM

Callbacks, if needed, Thursday, Sept 22 at 6:30 PM

Production Dates: December 1, 2, 3 at 7 PM and Sunday, December 4 at 2 PM

Directed by Beverly Graves

Produced by Patrick Moriarity

Accompanist: Brian Nolder

Perusal scripts available at the Pella Community Library.  More audition information on unionstreetplayers.com.  The part of Judith has been pre-cast.  Also looking for help with Costumes, Set Construction, Sound, Lighting, Stage Crew, & Makeup.  For questions, call Beverly Graves 620-8238 or Pat Moriarity 628-1549.  Music royalties applied for. Sponsored by the Pella Community  Center.

Additional information:

Setting:  Modern day

Characters in order of appearance:

Karen Tinkerman, mother and lady of the house

Sarah Tinkerman, about 6 years old

Jacob Tinkerman , older brother age 9 – 10

Grandma Tinkerman

Jonathan Tinkerman, Karen’s husband

Judith Manley, Jonathan’s sister – NOTE THIS PART HAS BEEN PRE-CAST

Grandpa Tinkerman

Colonel David Manley, Judith’s husband – age 45 to 65?

Happyville Ladies Church Group (3 – 4)

Carolers/Church Choir

Pastor & Mrs. Perry


Note– all Characters are singing roles, except Grandpa Tinkerman


The Christmas Song – Karen Tinkerman

Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer – Sarah & Jacob

Holly Jolly Christmas – Jonathan

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Jonathan

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Jacob

Merry Christmas Darling – Judith

I’ll Be Home For Christmas – David

White Christmas – Happyville Ladies Church Group

What Child is This – Happyville Ladies Church Group

Away in the Manger – Grandma Tinkerman

Silent Night – Carolers/Church Group

Joyto the World – Carolers/Church Group

Blue Christmas – Jonathan

Jingle Bell Rock – Jacob

All I Want for Christmas – Sarah

Do You Hear What I Hear? – Grandma Tinkerman, Sarah & Jacob

Sweet Little Jesus Boy – Grandma Tinkerman

Deck the Halls – Happyville Ladies Church Group

Winter Wonderland – Judith & David Manley

Oh, Little Town of Bethlehem (choir)

O Holy Night (Rev. Perry or other Male Solo)

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (choir)

Mary Did You Know (Mrs. Perry or other Female Solo)
Home for the Holidays – David Manley

Breath of Heaven – Karen Tinkerman

New Kid in Town – Judith & Nurse

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas – entire cast

Production Team as of now:

Director: Beverly Graves

Piano Accompanist: Brian Nolder

Producer/Ass’tDirector: Pat Moriarity

Light Design: Arvin Van Zante

Set Design: Beverly Graves

Master Carpenter: Jim Palmer

Props: Shelley Buhrow & Carolyn Scharff

Light Board: Don Graves

Make-Up Coordinator: Peggy Moriarity

Sound Board: Cody Kooi


Set Construction:

Program: Anne McCullough Kelly

Poster Design: Mat Kelly

Front of House:

Audition form Tinkerman

01 Auditions & Talent Calls, 2011 Tinkerman Christmas Eve

Join the conversation! 7 Comments

  1. I wanted to audition, but I am too old for the children parts and too young for the adult parts. Most people say I look about eighteen though, can I still audition?

    • You are certainly welcome to audition. We’d love to have you. Your age may play a factor, but it’s always possible that there’s a role the director will think you fit perfectly. No one is ever guaranteed a role, but you’re guaranteed not to get a role if you don’t audition! Come on out and give it a shot!

  2. What should I have prepared for my audition?

    • Excellent question, Kim. Since the show is basically 20+ of everyone’s favorite Christmas songs and carols strung together with a very loose storyline, Director Bev Graves has said that the audition will simply be each person singing their favorite Christmas song/carol. I don’t believe there will be anything else – no readings or anything. So, warm up those vocal chords and get ready to sing!!

  3. […] several adults ages 18 and up. Auditions will consist of singing one of the songs from the show.  More information on the songs and characters can be found on our web page: […]

  4. Will accompaniment be provided for the auditions?


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