Black Rose Theatre announces auditions for the holiday comedy, “Fruitcakes”, written by Julian Wiles and directed by Brenda Black.  Auditions will be Monday and Tuesday, September 25 and 26 at 6:30 at Black Rose Theatre in Brandon, MS.

Mix together a batch of fruitcakes, three dozen Christmas trees, 10,000 outdoor Christmas lights, a chicken pox epidemic, two southern spinsters, an estranged old man and a Christmas hog named Buster and you’ve got the recipe for a fun-filled and touching evening filled with holiday cheer.  The cast requires 4 men, 4 women, 6 boys and 7 girls.  Auditions are open to all and those auditioning will be asked to read from the script.  Cast members chosen must be available for all show dates, November 9 – 12 and 16 – 19.  For more information, contact us at or


Character descriptions

Mack – male, 45-70; seller of whirligigs and Christmas trees

Jamie – boy, 11-15; runaway boy from nearby town

Miss Alice – female, 50- 80; gentle and caring spinster; Miss Sarah’s sister

Miss Sarah – female, 50 -80; grouchy spinster; Miss Alice’s sister

Betty Jane – female, 30-50; sheriff’s wife; director of town’s Christmas pageant

Beebo – male, 30 – 60; town sheriff.

Sally – girl, 7-10; Betty Jane and Beebo’s daughter.

Skeeter – male, 30-60; fisherman and poet.

Mattie Sue – female, 30-80; eccentric neighbor who has been married 6 times.

Little Beebo – boy, 11-15; Betty Jane and Beebo’s son.

Rick – male, 20-45, Mack’s son.  (walk-on role at end of play).

Additional parts for children ages 6 – 12; 6 girls, 4 boys


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Heather Criswell says:

    My 14 year old daughter has been in theater with her school for 3 years, going on her fourth year. She is very active with our Kid Life leadership at the church we attend and is very interested in being involved with another theater company.

  2. Emma Kate Davis says:

    I want to be in the play with you, guys! When are the auditions?

    1. The next auditions we will have will be for Fruitcakes, it’s our Christmas show for next season. Auditions will be September 25 and 26 at 6:30 at the theatre. Hope to see you there!

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