Auditions to be held at Village Church in Rancho Santa Fe for ‘Rented Christmas’ musical


Village churchThe Village Church Community Theater recently announced auditions for “Rented Christmas, the Musical,” from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6 and Tuesday, Oct. 7 at the Village Community Church, 6225 Paseo Delicias in Rancho Santa Fe.

Roles for a large cast includes children ages 8-12, teens and adults. Stipends are paid for some lead roles. Performances are Dec. 5, 6 and 7.

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“Rented Christmas” is a joyful story about John Dale, a wealthy bachelor who hasn’t enjoyed a real Christmas for years. On a whim, he decides to rent Christmas — a tree with presents, Christmas carols, and a wife and five children — from Anne Weston, who owns the local rental shop. She contacts the local actors’ guild for the children, but at the last moment, they come down with measles — so she turns to the local orphanage.

Based on a short story by J. Lillian Vandervere, “Rented Christmas, the Musical,” quickly became one of the most popular Christmas shows for both actors and audience when last produced in 2010 at the theater.