Auditions for Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer at Powerstories Theatre

Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer by Fran Taylor Powers and music by Terez Hartman will be performing December 1 through December 18, 2022 at Powerstories Theatre.

Auditions will be held on the following two days:

Sunday, August 28 from 2 to 5 pm and Tuesday August 30 from 6:30 to 8:30. A call back date may be set if needed.

Rehearsals to begin October 20.
Please complete the google form to select an audition date.

You will be contacted with an audition time. Contact Fran Powers with

Synopsis: Raising Twelve on a Nickel and a Prayer – A story spanning three Christmas seasons beginning in 1950 when Betty reveals to a young sailor Harold her dream of wanting twelve children. The story continues with living on a Navy paycheck, broken promises, an adventure by train cross-country, and the bleak Christmas of 1963 when Betty is raising children alone in a
new city while Harold is at sea. Just before their dream is to be realized, they learn that Betty or baby number twelve will die in childbirth. Christmas of 1966 is one to remember.

Betty Wolfe Taylor – (Lead character)-  Already cast
Harold Taylor – (Lead character) – Already cast
Royale Martignoni – age 20’s
Sailor – age 20’s
Customer #1/Dancer/Neighborhood Mom – age 20’s
Customer #2/Dancer/Nurse (Woman) – age 20’s
Donna age 14ish
Mary age 17ish (lead)
Liz age 13ish (lead)
Fran age 11ish (lead)
David age 9 ish
John age 8 ish
Rose age 7 ish
Judy age 7 ish
Cathy age 6 ish
Ruth age 6 ish

Adults and Children 8 years of age and up – Please prepare a short dramatic or comedic monologue and a song of choice for the audition. Bring your own recorded music to accompany the song.

Children 7 and under may choose to do a monologue and bring a song of choice OR the Director will have them read from the script and sing Happy Birthday.