Auditions for Amahl and the Night Visitors & The Gift of the Magi 2023

Audition to be a part of our Winter 2023 production – Gian Carlo Menotti’s opera Amahl and the Night Visitors, paired with O. Henry’s The Gift of the Magi the musical, running from December 1st through December 16th 2023 with director Robert Hockenberry and music director Guy Russo. Auditions are available in-person through our online audition form (see below).

We believe in and strive for inclusion, diversity, and representation in casting and encourage actors of all ethnicities, races, gender identities, ages, and body types to audition.

In-person auditions:

Monday, October 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, and
Saturday, October 21st from 1:00 to 3:00 pm


The Pittsburgh Savoyards (Margaret Partee Performing Arts Center)
523 Lincoln Ave, Bellevue, PA 15202

Before your audition:

Prepare no more than two minutes of a song that best showcases your voice. Opera (in English), Operetta, or more Traditional (not pop) Broadway recommended.

You may also be asked to do a cold reading or short dance combo (for those interested in the Dancing Shepherd role).

Please fill out our digital audition form ahead of time and be sure to indicate which time slot or slots you are available. We will compile the responses into a final schedule and contact you about your scheduled audition time. Walk ups will be seen if time allows.

Please bring:

  • Sheet music for our accompanist (and a second copy for yourself if not memorized).
  • Resume and head-shot, if available.

Available Roles

Amahl and the Night Visitors
Amahl – Boy Soprano, age 8-13. Disabled boy.
Mother – Soprano, age 25-50. Poor widow.
King Kaspar – Tenor, age 18 & up. Childlike and partly deaf.
King Melchior – Bass Baritone, age 18 & up. Compassionate.
King Balthazar – Bass, age 18 & up. Academic.
The Page – Tenor, age 30 & up.
Dancing Shepherd
Chorus of villagers and shepherds

The Gift of the Magi
Jim Young – Tenor, age 20-35. Newlywed banker.
Della Young – Soprano, age 20-35. Newlywed homemaker.
Norah Greenway – Soprano, age 18-30. Actress with a past.
Brady Greenway – Tenor, age 7-12. Child with limp.
Irving Lorrison – Baritone, age 20-40. Former gambler.
Bridget Dempsey – Mezzo, age 40-60. Irish landlady.
Katy Dempsey – Mezzo, age 26. Single girl.
Peggy Dempsey, non-singing, age 7-12. Troublemaker.
Soapy Smith – non-singing, any age. Happy hobo.
Officer Lawrence O’Roon – non-singing, any age. Police officer.
Etcetera Jones – non-singing, any age. A jack of all trades.
Reverend Regan – non-singing, age 40-60. A local pastor.
Chorus of New Yorkers and Carolers


For questions about auditions, email or call: 412-734-8476 (voice mail).

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