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Auditions for an original children’s play, I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas, will be held on Sunday, September 11, and Monday, September 12, 2011, at Trinity-on-Main Performance Center Annex at 19 Chestnut Street in New Britain.  Sunday hours are 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.  Monday hours are 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. The production will be presented on December 9, 10 and 11, 2011.

No prior experience is required, and auditions are open to children from any town. Both boys and girls between ages 7 and 18 are encouraged to audition.  All levels of experience are needed. No prepared monologue is required, but those auditioning will be asked to repeat lines or read from the play. To schedule an audition, call (860) 515-8115 or email Pre-scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Those cast will be asked to pay a participation fee of $50, but will receive two complimentary tickets for the production. No child or family, however, will be turned away for inability to pay, so please ask about financial assistance if necessary. Students age 13 and up may also call with interest in stage crew and technical positions.

I’m Getting Nothin’ for Christmas tells the story of three children who get themselves on Santa’s naughty list, and it takes sneaking to the North Pole and the help of every good elf there to set things right and uncover a mischievous plot. The play, which includes familiar Christmas songs, was written by Connecticut playwright Denise Clapsaddle, author of last season’s A Children’s Christmas Carol. The New Britain Youth Theater production, directed by Artistic Director David Sousa, will be the play’s premiere.

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