Second Street Players
Milford, Delaware

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Second Street Players  /  Riverfront Theater  /  2 South Walnut St.  /  Milford, DE 19963
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Second Street Players is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on
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Join Us for EIGHT Great Shows in 2023...
Our Main Stage 2023 Season!
The Gin Game
The Odd Couple
A Funny Thing Happened
   On the Way to the Forum
Strictly Murder
A Christmas Carol: The Musical
JAN 27-28-29 & FEB 3-4-5
APR 21-22-23, 28-29-30
JUL 14-15-16, 21-22-23
SEP 8-9-10, 15-16-17
NOV 24-25-26 & DEC 1-2-3
For more information about SSP's
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Children's Theater 2023
OCT 6-7-8
MAY 19-20-21
FEB 24-25-26
The Play That Goes Wrong
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
Space Princess Wars
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Here's a SNEAK PEEK at the Main Stage Shows of Our 2024 Season...
—On Golden Pond—
—You Can't Take It With You—
The Music Man
And Then There Were None
The Sound of Music

PLUS Children's Theater 2024
The Long Red Herring   •   The Jungle Book   •   BOO! Thirteen Scenes from Halloween
by Brian Clemens
SSP's Children's Theater Returns In October...
SSP's Children's Theater 2023 production...
Space Princess Wars
written by Don Zolidis
directed by Michael Forrest and co-directed by Deana Forrest

Friday, October 6 at 7:00p
Saturday, October 7 at 7:00p
Sunday, October 8 at 2:00p

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Our 2023 Holiday Show...
SSP's 2023 Holiday Show

A Christmas Carol: The Musical
​directed by John H. Hulse

Fridays, November 24 & December 1 at 7:00p
Saturdays, November 25 & December 2 at 7:00p
Sundays, November 26 & December 3 at 2:00p​

at SSP's Riverfront Theater / 2 S. Walnut St. in downtown Milford DE

Second Street Players
Auditions for SSP's 2023 Holiday Show
A Christmas Carol: The Musical

Director John Hulse has announced open auditions for Second Street Players’ 2023 holiday show, A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Auditions will be held on Friday, August 25th at 6 PM and Saturday, August 26 th , at 1 PM at SSP’s Riverfront Theater, located at 2 S. Walnut St, Milford, DE.

Auditions will consist of reading from the script. Auditioners should come prepared to sing the familiar song, “Jingle Bells” (first verse – “Dashing through the snow…” and chorus) and be prepared to move (please dress comfortably). The show is performed by a large cast of actors ages 6 and up. The cast should be available for technical rehearsals, which are scheduled for the week of November 12 - 16, and November 19 - 21, 2023, and must be available for all performances, which are November 24, 25, 26, December 1, 2, and 3, 2023.

Based on the story by Charles Dickens, the book A Christmas Carol: The Musical, written by Lynn Aherns and Mike Ockrent, provides a wonderfully fresh look at Dickens’ classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and the ghostly visits he receives one Christmas Eve. Music and lyrics are provided by Broadway heavy-hitters Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island). Originally produced at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City, this beloved Christmas tale is sure to provide a festive afternoon or evening of entertainment for the whole family!

Those needing more information, unable to attend the audition but interested in auditioning, or being part of the production crew, should contact John H. Hulse at 302-245-4147.

A Christmas Carol: The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI).

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL Character Descriptions:

Ebenezer Scrooge - A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until his journey with the three ghosts, he is a grouchy old miser who has grown cold and mean-spirited. (Male, 40-65+ yrs old Range: A3 - G5) Tenor/Baritone Moves well

Bob Cratchit - A father and husband who works hard and cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. (Male, 30-40+ yrs old Range: A3 - E5) Tenor/Baritone

Ghost of Christmas Past / Lamplighter - An ever cheerful, kind, zany, sprightly, joyful, graceful, comedic ghost guide to Scrooge and his past. Very energetic. (Male or Female, 20-60+ yrs old Range: A3 - G5 or A4 - G6) Tenor or Soprano

Ghost of Christmas Present / Sandwichboard Man - A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration all around him. Very vaudeville. Icing on the cake if this person can tap dance/ soft shoe or fake it well. (Male, 35-65+ yrs old - Range: A3 - G5 ) Tenor/Baritone Moves well 

Ghost of Christmas Future / Blind Old Hag - A beautiful and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong, silent, creepy, eerie, captivating as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him if he continues down the path he is currently treading. (Female, 50-65 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5) Moves well. Soprano. Preferably able to belt

Jacob Marley - The spirit of Scrooge’s former business partner. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife. Good comedic timing. (Male, 40-65+ yrs old - Range: A3 - A5) Moves well Tenor/Baritone

Tiny Tim - Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. Represents the Christmas spirit with hope and goodness. (Male, 6-12 yrs old - Range: A3 - E5) Treble/Boy Soprano

Fred Anderson - Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a compassionate, joyful man who believes in the good the Christmas spirit can make in the world. (Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: A3 - F5) Baritone

Sally Anderson - The wife of Scrooge's nephew Fred. Tired of having "Uncle Scrooge" over for Christmas dinner each year.

Mr. Fezziwig - A jolly and kind bank owner and Scrooge’s first boss who threw a huge Christmas party every year. (Male, 45-65+ yrs old - Range: A3 - B5) Must be able to move. Tenor

Mrs. Fezziwig - The cheerful, consummate hostess, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful, fun, and sassy. (Female, 45-65+ yrs old - Range: A3 - A5) Must be able to move. Soprano

Mrs. Cratchit - Tiny Tim’s mother and Bob’s wife. She is a loving, hopeful, and generous mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got. (Female, 30-40+ yrs old - Range: A3 - E5 ) Mezzo-Soprano

Young Ebenezer Scrooge at 18 - Scrooge with the happiness of his youth and deeply in love with Emily. Sincere, yet money driven. (Male, 18-25 yrs old) Tenor/Baritone Must be able to move. 

Emily - Scrooge at 18’s fiancé. Joyful and kind-hearted, then realizes Scrooge loves money more than her. (Female, 18-25 yrs old - Range: A3 - B5) Moves well Soprano

Young Jacob Marley - Starts business with Scrooge at 18 and shares a similar mindset of greed. (Male, 18-25 yrs old) Must be able to move. (Undertaker, Punch-and-Judy man)

Mr. Smythe - Recently widowed. Hopeful. Poor and in debt to Scrooge. Father of Grace.

Grace Smythe - Daughter of Mr. Smythe. Sad yet hopeful.

Martha Cratchit - Daughter of Bob and Mrs. Cratchit, sister to Tiny Tim.

Scrooge at 12 - A poor orphan who works all day at a boot-making factory. Tired of poverty, he vows to save his money and make his fortune. He desperately misses his parents and wants to find a home of his own. (Male, 10-13 yrs)

Beadle - A worker in the royal exchange bank

Old Joe - A ragpicker who scavenges off the dead. Mr Hawkins

Jonathon - Fun street urchin. Comedic.

Mrs. Mops - Maid for Scrooge.

Judge/Poulterer/Charity Man

Scrooge at 8/Ignorance

Jack Smythe/Ignorance

Scrooge's father/Undertaker/Charity Man

Scrooge’s mother

Fan at 10

Fan at 6/Cratchit child

Other roles: charity men, townspeople, factory workers, gravediggers, elves, bankers, acolytes, street vendors, Pantomime girl, lower class ladies, sailors, ghosts, jailers, clerks, monks, Cratchit children, charwomen, factory workers, grannies, Fezziwig party-goers, creditors, dancing girls, children, chorus of child angels, …

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Second Street Players values diversity and inclusion in casting, and in all other areas of production. The show is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowments of the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on
SSP Still Seeking Directors for Three 2024 Shows...
Director Needed MAIN STAGE Show:
And Then There Were None
a thriller in three acts by Agatha Christie

Directors Needed CHILDREN'S THEATER Shows:
The Jungle Book
based on the book by Rudyard Kipling

BOO! Thirteen Scenes from Halloween
seasonal comedy/drama by Pat Cook
SSP is looking for directors
for THREE of its 2024 shows!

Our production calendar runs January – December of the following calendar year. Deadline for director application submissions for the 2024 season will be Sept 29, 2023 (earlier submissions are appreciated and encouraged!).

All selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview. Interviews will begin on October 2, 2023. Notification of director selections will be completed no later than October 15, 2023.

Questions? Please email Ann Nichols, Director Committee member, at (in the subject line please put “Director Application”). CHOOSE A FORM BELOW Filing instruction are contained within: