Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe Holds Auditions for “The Christmas Bus” Holiday Show

Village of Orland Park Theatre Troupe Holds Auditions for “The Christmas Bus” Holiday Show
Posted on 09/15/2016

ORLAND PARK, IL – Actors ages eight and older are invited to audition on October 3 and 4 for the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department’s Theatre Troupe’s winter show, “The Christmas Bus.”

The award-winning Theatre Troupe holds auditions from 7 to 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday at the Cultural Center, 14760 Park Lane. No appointment is necessary and actors are welcome to attend one or both auditions days. “The Christmas Bus” has 17 roles with adult parts for three males and five females, and parts for nine children.

Once casted, rehearsals are noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays and 7 to 10 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays at the Cultural Center. Practices begin October 16 and go until December 4. There is a $35 registration fee for each cast member. Performances will be held at the Orland Park Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, December 9 & Saturday, December 10, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, December 11.

“This is a very sweet, heartwarming story, complete with all your favorite Christmas carols,” said Frann Carnivele, Theatre Troupe director.

Written by Robert Altman, The Christmas Bus takes place on Christmas Eve with Mrs. Frump, director of the Peaceful Valley Orphanage, planning a very special Christmas for her kids. She’s borrowed an old school bus and arranged for each child to spend Christmas with a family in the area. Unfortunately, she hasn’t told the Busybodies on the orphanage board of trustees, who think she has gotten too old and soft to handle the rowdy kids. With the help of an older orphan, Frump sets off to deliver the kids. This adventurous ride brings lots of fun for everyone.

For more information, contact Jean Petrow at (708) 364-0682 or