The FungusAmongus Players invites you to attend open auditions for our coming production of "A Visit from St. Nicholas", by Lowell Schwortzel, directed by Tom Nelson. Performances will be at the Dassel History Center on November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9.


About the Show

On Christmas Eve, 1822, Clement Clark Moore's house is not as quiet as a mouse—in fact, everyone is stirring. The three children await the arrival of St. Nicholas. Mother and Father arise thinking they hear intruders. Cousin Harriet enlists the children to copy the poem their father has just written for them, which she hopes to have published for all young people to enjoy. But Father, as a distinguished professor who fears being known as a poet for children, burns the poem so it can never leave the house. The children unite to save the poem for posterity and by attempting to convince their father that his verses should be shared with children everywhere.

Audition Info

Auditions will be cold readings from the script and will be held at the Dassel History Center.

  • Thursday, October 18, at 6:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 20, at 10 a.m.


There is a need for both adult actors and child actors. Ages listed for each character are flexible.

FATHER, in his early forties, is the distinguished and handsome Clement Clarke Moore, a professor of classical languages and leader in New York City society. He tends to be formal, and a bit demanding, especially with the children. 

MOTHER, in her thirties, remains calm and gracious except when she hears strange noises in the night.

MARGARET, the eldest child at ten or eleven years of age, often takes charge of the other two. She is mature beyond her years, sensitive and devoted to her family.

BENJAMIN, at nine, is much more independent and somewhat impatient to get on with things; he is bright and always ready for adventure.

CHARITY, at eight, is small and still often treated as a child by the family; she is quite direct and frequently full of questions.

HARRIET BUTLER, a cousin and holiday house guest, is a charming young teacher in her early twenties.

NARRATOR, an adult actor, reads from the famous poem throughout the show. Could be male or female.