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Ryan has enjoyed being a part of several Alethia shows. He directed their productions of Pride and Prejudice, Up the Down Staircase, Right You Are, If You Think You Are and Treasure Island. He also enjoyed assistant directing Nicholas Nickleby, Beauty & the Beast and Little Women. He holds his BA in Theatre from Vanguard University and is a graduate of the UCLA MFA Acting program.
Sasha Stewart Miller
Sasha Stewart Miller earned her B.A. in Theatre and English from Vanguard University and her M.A. in English from National University. She had a wonderful experience directing Alethia’s productions of Nicholas Nickleby and Beauty & the Beast, and assistant directing Pride and Prejudice. She has also taught at The Arts and Learning Conservatory, and directed their productions of The Little Mermaid and Star Wars. She has been a member of the Torrance Theatre Company since 2009, and has directed their productions of The Cripple of Inishmaan, Coney Island Christmas and Seven in One Blow. Other directing credits include: Last Train to Nibroc (ACTC and Little Fish) and See Rock City (Little Fish.)
It's a Wonderful Life
Director: Ryan Miller
Assistant Director: Sasha Miller
Actors: Age 13 through College
Auditions and Rehearsals at:
Garden Grove Friends Church
12211 Magnolia Avenue
Garden Grove, CA
Shows: December 6-13 at Long Beach Playhouse - Subject to minor adjustments
Thursday, December 6, 7pm
Friday, December 7, 7pm
Saturday, December 8, 3pm & 7pm
Sunday, December 9, 3pm
Tuesday, December 11, 7pm
Wednesday, December 12, 7pm
Thursday, December 13, 7pm
Monday, September 17 - 5:00pm-9:30pm
Everyone who auditions will be cast.
Registration and tuition due at auditions.
Bring a 4x6 PHOTO of yourself
You have the choice of either preparing a one-minute monologue of your choosing, OR reading from a script provided by the director on the night of auditions. There are both comedic and dramatic roles in this play, so if you decide to perform a monologue, either genre is acceptable.
What to expect at Auditions:
This is a fun and exciting night for Alethia! Don't worry, auditions are only in front of directors and producers and they couldn't be more supportive!
You must be registered and paid in full before auditioning. It is likely there will be callbacks that night for the director to begin seeing how to cast the show! This is a fun time to work with other actors.
BRING: Dinner or snacks and plenty of water. Light snacks and water will be available for $1 each. A 4x6 photo of yourself.
Rehearsals: Mondays, 5:00-9:30pm beginning September 24, and Saturdays, November 10 & 17, time TBD (morning or afternoon).
Holidays: No scheduled holidays this season
Additional rehearsals may be scheduled, we do our best to work with everyone's schedules.
Actors must be available for all rehearsals three weeks before show dates and all show times. Excessive absences will be cause for dismissal from the show, with no refund.
Show Week - Mandatory and schedule subject to change
Monday 4:30-10:00pm at GGFC
Tuesday/Wednesday, 4:30-10:00pm at LBPH
Thursday, 5pm Call Time (may need to arrive a few hours earlier for additional rehearsal time)
Friday, 5pm Call Time
Saturday, 1pm Call Time
Sunday, 1pm Call Time
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 5pm Call Time
Cost: $450 Payment due in full by or at registration, Link at right to pay now. Print and bring these forms to auditions, or you can fill out upon arrival. Click here for forms.
Additional costs: *script (cost TBD), concession item, make-up (Ben Nye kit), shoes, boys may need to shop for pants (for sizing purposes). Parents must volunteer, jobs to be determined after Parent Meeting. In addition, everyone helps with costumes and works 3 shows.
Mark Your Calendars!
Mandatory Parent Meeting: Mark your calendar now! Monday, September 24, 8:00pm. All actors must have parent or other adult representative in attendance.
Cast Party: Monday, December 17
Alethia Christian Theater