Audition for Marion Art Center holiday play

Aug 24, 2023

MARION —  The Marion Art Center announces open auditions for its December production of “Miracle on South Division Street,” written by Tom Dudzick and directed by Donn Tyler and Maura Van Voris.

Auditions will take place on Saturday, Sept. 16, 12 to 2 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 17, 1 to 3 p.m. in the Marion Art Center’s Anne Braitmayer Webb Theater, 80 Pleasant Street, Marion. Performance dates are scheduled Dec. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, and 16.

Synopsis: Clara Nowak and her three grown children have always known they were special, ever since the miraculous Christmas Eve when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa. Now it is Christmas Eve once again, and they may need to revise their family history.

The director will cast the following roles: Clara Nowak (female, 50+), no-nonsense matriarch who defends the traditions and values of her immigrant parents; Beverly (female, 30s), oldest daughter, an avid bowler, outspoken and opinionated; Ruth (female, 20s-30s), middle child, a storyteller and aspiring actress who wants to move to the big city; Jimmy (male, 20s-30s), youngest child, a big-hearted garbage man who is happy with his life.

Learn more and view sides/script samples at Questions can be sent to co-director Donn Tyler at