Audition Notice

Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer

Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer by Fran Taylor Powers and music by Terez Hartman will be performing November 29 through December 16, 2018  at Powerstories Theatre.

Auditions will be held on the following two days:
Sunday September 16 from 2 to 5 pm and Sunday September 23 from 2 to 5 pm.
Call backs will be if needed. Rehearsals to begin October 25.

Please e-mail the director Fran Powers at with questions or to schedule an audition time. Please read details below and share with others.

Synopsis: Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a PrayerA story spanning three Christmas seasons beginning in 1950 when Betty reveals to a young sailor Harold her dream of wanting twelve children. The story continues with living on a Navy paycheck, broken promises, an adventure by train cross country and the bleak Christmas of 1963 when Betty is raising children alone in a new city while Harold is at sea. Just before their dream is to be realized, they learn that Betty or baby number twelve will die in childbirth. Christmas of 1966 is one to remember.,


Betty Wolfe Taylor – (Lead character)-  to be performed by Lisa Negron
Harold Taylor – (Lead character) – to be performed by Omar Negron
Royale Martingnoni – age 20’s
Sailor/Boss/Neighborhood boy – age 20’s
Customer #1/Dancer/Neighborhood Mom) – age 20’s
Customer #2/Dancer/Nurse (Woman) – age 20’s
Donna age 14ish
Mary age 17ish
Liz age 13ish
Fran age 11ish
David age 9 ish
John age 8 ish
Rose age 7 ish
Judy age 7 ish
Cathy age 6 ish
Ruth age 6 ish 

Adults and Children 8 years of age and up – Please prepare a short dramatic or comedic monologue and a song of choice for audition.  Bring own recorded music to accompany song.  Children 7 and under may choose to do a monologue and bring a song of choice OR the Director will have them read from the script and sing Happy Birthday.