Auditions set for 1940s Christmas Show at Jonesborough Repertory Theatre

Published 4:34 pm Thursday, September 14, 2023

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JONESBOROUGH — As the holiday season approaches, the Jonesborough Repertory Theatre is gearing up for a special production that promises to transport audiences back to the 1940s. The “1940s USA Christmas Show,” presented as a live radio broadcast set during World War II, is set to dazzle with a lineup of classic 1940s Christmas tunes, vintage radio commercials, and skits.

Auditions for this nostalgic journey into yesteryears are scheduled for September 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. at the theatre’s warehouse, conveniently located at 1533 Persimmon Ridge Road (next to Wetlands). Prospective cast members are encouraged to prepare a short vocal selection in the style of the 1940s era and should be ready for a dance audition. Don’t forget your jazz shoes and tap shoes if you have them. Cold readings reminiscent of 1940s radio shows will also be part of the auditions.

This heartwarming production, complete with a live swing band, swing dancing, and close-part 1940s vocals, serves as a tribute to veterans. It’s an opportunity for community members aged 16 and up to step into the past and spread holiday cheer.

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The show is scheduled to run from December 8-17. For inquiries and further information, please contact the director, Jennifer Ross-Bernhardt, at Get ready to journey back in time and be part of this special holiday experience.