Auditions for BAT’s comedy ‘The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)’ start July 30

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Auditions for Burien Actors Theatre’s comedy “The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged)” start on Saturday, July 30, and Monday, Aug. 1.

The show, written by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, will be performed at BAT from Nov. 25 through Dec. 18.

The play calls for a strong ensemble of just three actors: two roles can be either female or male, and one role is male. Actors age 18 and older of all races, ethnicities and body types are invited to audition. Actors must be able to sing.


It’s the Annual Holiday extravaganza at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church. But bad weather has barred the scheduled acts from arriving. So three church members have to perform the entire pageant themselves. This irreverent trip through the holidays promises a good time gift-wrapped in song, parody, an elf ballet, and delightfully twisted holiday cheer. If you liked The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), you’ll love this show.

Performances are at Burien Actors Theatre in Burien from Nov. 25 through Dec. 18 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.Rehearsals begin in mid-October.

The director is Marc “Mok” Moser.

$100 stipend provided.

Auditions are Saturday, July 30 from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 1 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks will be Saturday, Aug. 6 from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 8 from 7 to 10 p.m.

Please prepare two contrasting contemporary comedic monologues totaling no more than 3 minutes. Please also bring resume and headshot. Callbacks will consist of cold readings from the script.

Please make an audition appointment: [email protected], or call 206-242-5180.

Auditions will be held at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave SW, Burien. For directions, go to

Character Descriptions/Requirements
Seeking actors ages 18 and older of all races, ethnicities and body types to audition for all three roles.

Actors must be able to sing.

  • Reed: Male. All races and ethnicities. Type A personality. Trying to stay focused on the real meaning of Christmas.
  • Austin or Ashley: Male or female. All races and ethnicities. Open and light-hearted. Loves Christmas.
  • Matt or Marta: Male or female. All races and ethncities. Youngest of the three. Plays guitar, ukelele and/or keyboards. Christmas equals presents.

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