Auditions for White Christmas Announced!

New Bedford Festival Theatre announces in-person auditions for the roles of Susan, General Waverly and Martha Watson on Saturday, October 8, 2022. Stage doors open at 10:30 AM, Auditions begin promptly at 11 AM. 

Please bring a headshot/resume. Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of White Christmas. Sides will be provided for scene work. 

Rehearses – Nov. 14 – 25, 11 am – 7 pm; Performs – Nov. 26 – Dec 4, 2022; Days off Nov. 19, 24, 28, 29, 30.

All roles are paid. 

Roles Description – 

Susan Waverly – The General’s granddaughter. Lovable and outgoing. A bit precocious, but wise beyond her years. Gets bitten by the stage bug and is great at it. Excellent belt voice, must move very well. Age range: 8-12

General Henry Waverly – Retired Army general with a curmudgeonly military exterior, adjusting to retired life in post WW II America. Precise and orderly, struggling to run the Inn in Vermont. A man of integrity. Underneath a warm compassionate man in need of family and love. With the exception of one line, can be non-singing role.

Martha Watson – Once a Broadway star, now the General’s housekeeper. The true force behind running the Inn. Very dry wit and frank with a wisecracking sense of humor. Big hearted, but unsentimental. Irrepressible meddler, believing she acts on everyone’s best behalf. Strong singer and mover, Broadway belter.


NBFT encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, ages to attend. Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 

Email for more details. 

Director/Choreographer – Patrick O’Neill; Music Director – Gio Tio 

Executive Producer – Wendy Hall

Artistic Director – George Charbonneau 

Associate Artistic Director – Elizabeth Bettencourt