Auditions are open to everyone, regardless of prior stage experience.    

The Gift of the Magi

adapted by Jon Jory


This sweet and joyful retelling of the O. Henry tale follows the love story of Jim and Della, a young couple in turn-of-the-century New York. Jim and Della eat potatoes for dinner every night and stuff their boots with newspaper to get by, but everything they want is for each other. They're so head-over-heels in love they can make a cozy home with little more than the coins in their jam jar. But what's to be done about Christmas? When a strange twist of fate leads the young couple to find the perfect gifts for one another at an unexpected cost, Jim and Della learn the true meaning of the holiday.

Auditions: Sunday October 7th, 7:30pm at the Strand Theater. 

(Audition Sides will be available to read at the theater starting at 7:00pm that evening.) 

 If you sing, you will be asked to sing a Christmas Carol at Auditions.  You can choose between "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" and "Oh Christmas Tree". 

 Show dates Nov. 30 - Dec. 2 & Dec. 7-9

 You can read the script online at, request a hardcopy to borrow, or read the copy on hold at Alma Public Library.

 If you are interested in auditioning, but can't make the audition date, or if you have any other questions, please contact Director, Katie Wasserman:, 786-239-7324

 Character Descriptions

 Digsby - 20s-30s, schmoozer, cocky, childhood friend and co-worker of Jim

Jim - 20s-30s, sweet, kind, awkward with girls, genuine, good humored

Della - 20s, confident, flirt, impulsive, down to earth, deeply in love with Jim, struggling to keep a positive outlook and do her very best amidst hard times

Dot - 20s-30s, Della's sister. Enthusiastic, warm, loving, practical, good sense of humor.

Clarice - 20s -40s, Della's downstairs neighbor whose husband just lost his job, kind, poor.

Art - 20s-30s, coworker of Digsby

Bootman - 40s or older; Irish bootseller, salesman with a kind heart

Shopgirl - 20s-30s, saleswoman at watch shop, bold, talker, street-savvy, helpful, former girlfriend of Digsby

Madam Vodvaskaya - 40s or older, former Russian trapeze artist, now working in hair. She's a character, bold, abrupt, dramatic.