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The Man Who Saved Christmas
by Ron Lytle

Sun Sept 15 or Mon Sept 16 @ Theatre in the Country
5708 Glover Road, Langley, BC

Director: Rachel Stephens
Musical Director: Rebecca Wright
Producer: Reg & Erin Parks

Stage Manager: Michaela Freeman


NEEDED for your Audition:

  • Fill out the form to the left and let us know the best time period to book you in (you can choose more than one)
  • NEW! Submit headshot (or picture) and resume (or list of shows) in the form
    • IMPORTANT NOTES: – if you don’t do as follows your audition request may be returned to you.
      • Please name your Headshot with your full name – not just ‘headshot’
      • Please send your resume or show list as a PDF with your name and the word resume (ie:  JillActor Resume.pdf)
  • LOTS of roles for kids in this show!!
    • ALL GIRLS – Please audition for Ellen
    • ALL BOYS – Please audition for Buddy
  • Sides will be sent out to you once you have requested an audition time.  Please be familiar with the material.
  • Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best highlights the strength of your voice
  • Please arrive early in order to fill out an audition form.
  • Please read below for character descriptions


  • Regular Rehearsals & Performances will run from late September to December
  • Rehearsals will be on Monday & Wednesdays from 6:30-9:30 and Sundays from 3-9 (early dismissal of cast members under 12 as often as possible)
  • The show will run for 3 weeks: November 28 – December 14
  • If you wish to audition but are not available for any of the dates please use the form to left to let us know that.  No promises, but we will do what we can.

A Very-Merry Holiday Hit since its debut, Ron Lytle’s musical The Man Who Saved Christmas” is loosely based on the true story of A.C. Gilbert, inventor of the Erector Set. Set in 1917, when America was embroiled in the first World War, this “New Old-Fashioned” crowd-pleaser focuses on Gilbert’s battle with the U.S. government as it attempts to ban toy sales during the holiday season.


  AC GILBERT: (50+)

The blustering but kind-hearted head of the A.C. Gilbert Toy Factory.

JOHNNY ELI: (25-35)

  A young newspaper reporter from Boston.  He comes to New Haven to find a story, but finds love instead.

ALICE FINCH: (21-35)

 Gilbert’s loyal and efficient personal secretary, who takes an  immediate dislike to Johnny (but not for long).


  Gilbert’s loving and wise wife, whose brother has been deployed to France

ELLEN: (8-12)

  The Gilberts’ niece who is staying with them while Daddy is ‘over there.’

BUDDY: (8-12)

  One of the factory kids, older than his years.

DIXON: (25-50)

  A supervisor at the Factory who admires Alice and loathes Johnny.

DADDY: (40-50)

  Missing in action.  Seen as a memory in Ellen’s dream.


  Factory Workers, Doughboys and families, Washingtonians

THE KIDS: (8-13)

  Buddy, Sammy, Cricket, Gertie (add more to the Kid’s Chorus)