ROLE: Wise Man

ROLE BREAKDOWN: Male, age 25-70. Wise, smart and funny. Must be able to sing.

A Christmas Tale is a family-friendly, fun musical comedy. Three wise men, led by a dream, go through the desert towards adventure. Their journey is full of dangers, surprises, and amazing encounters.

The production is December 14, 2024 at Cutting Hall in Palatine, IL.

The rehearsal location is at Barrington Ice House Mall and at Wheeling KRUG Community Circle.

There are 10 rehearsals, mostly on Sundays, September through December.

Audition Location: Elena Goptseva Piano Studio, Barrington Ice House, 200 Applebee St., Suite 130, Barrington, IL 60010

The estimated length of the Show is 1 hour 20 minutes.

Casting Director: Dmitriy Yakubov


Payment/compensation: $150 – $300 per Show. Contract provided.

To apply for an audition, please submit a headshot, brief summary of experience and contact information, to dmitriytheater@gmail.com

To sign up your child for our next great musical performance, please email a headshot, brief summary of experience, and contact information, to dmitriytheater@gmail.com, and we will schedule an audition for your child. We will respond within one week. Theater experience is a plus, but no worries if your child is just entering the wonderful world of musical theater. We are an encouraging space: your child does not have to be at the top of the industry, or even in the acting world yet—we will teach and train young actors. Most important is their desire, will, and love of the theater. Stage acting can help kids to gain confidence as they learn new skills, speak in front of groups, and make new friends. (To learn more visit page Youth Actors: Sign Up for Production)

Splinter’s Theater Workshop for Children

Childhood is the best time for theater…a time when every child is an actor. Children love to play and invent. Participation in a play or musical gives them endless opportunities to use their natural creativity to realize this skill.

Like any endeavor to develop a skill, acting takes time and patience. Parents need to remember this and give their child patience and encouragement. In addition, the child must have an acting personality, and be able to navigate well and memorize lines. The child will need to take acting classes and work closely with a personal acting coach at all times. When both children and parents understand this, a whole world of opportunities will open up for children in the acting industry. (To read more visit page Audition and Workshop for Children)

About Splinter Theatre Company

Dmitry Yakubov is a seasoned director, writer and videographer. He holds an MFA in Theater Directing, and has released several performances with stars of the European stage. After moving from St. Petersburg to Chicago in 2002, he continued to write plays and stage performances. Among them, the most famous is The Little Prince based on the book by Saint-Exupery (2016)… (To read more visit page About us)

Premier: A Photo Gallery

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A Christmas Tale’s Photo Gallery


A Christmas Tale: A New Premier of Splinter Theatre Company

Saturday December 16th at 3 pm

Sunday December 17th at 5 pm


Cutting Hall Performing Arts Center
150 E Wood St, Palatine, IL 60067

A Christmas Taleis a family-friendly, fun musical comedy.

Three wise men, led by a dream, go through the desert towards adventure. Their journey is full of dangers, surprises, and amazing encounters.

The estimated length of the Show is 1 hour 15 minutes.

The classic story of Christmas appears in a new light. Traveling through the desert and following the star, our heroes meet new friends and help those who have lost heart to believe again. They find themselves in the palace of King Herod and in a mysterious cave, where a serious and dangerous test awaits them. Completely original, interesting, and very beautiful music has been written for this performance. Songs created specifically for this show will be debuted here. Children, teenagers, and adult actors bring us this old; this new; this timeless story of faith, dreams, hope and searching.

“I believe—not just in a star in the sky—I believe in the light in my heart!”

Welcome to “A Christmas Tale”, a one-act musical play for the whole family!

🎟️ $15.00 – $25.00

After a glorious Chicagoland premiere of Splinter: A Romantic Comedy in Wheeling and Evanston, IL, the play was performed again at The Edge Theater at 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640 on Friday January 26th at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday January 27th at 6:00 p.m.

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Chicago, IL – Splinter, a play for those held captive by theater itself, directed by Dmitry Yakubov, was presented once again on January 26th at 7:00 p.m. and January 27th at 6:00 p.m, at The Edge Theater at 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640. This one-act play stars Amy Beth Hart, George Dougherty, and Michael Radford.

“The storyline was very easy to follow, and all three actors were excellent in their delivery. The play appeared to be very well directed.”

Erick Rozier

Splinter is a kind, light romantic comedy. You will laugh and be a little sad. You will get a huge boost of optimism. This play is about love of the theater, about friendship and fidelity, and about the ability to dream. This is a sensitive and touching story about the theatrical world, in which at times, it is difficult to distinguish what is an illusion and what is reality…and only human feelings remain unchanged here.

“Great short play! Very enjoyable! Thank you for bringing a small theater feel to the suburbs.”

– Galina Martirosyan

My friends and I enjoyed watching your play very much, all the actors were amazing, I especially liked the actress who played the female character. I look forward to another great play.

Elnara Safronova
About Splinter

The aging actress dreams of returning to the theater, making new friends and losing old ones. Elizabeth is unrestrainedly devoted to her only passion – the stage. In it, she finds the strength to live, feel, love and hope. Theater is in her blood. It is like a splinter that does not let you forget about yourself… (To read more visit page About Splinter)


Splinter Theatre Company at The Edge Theater

5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640

Interview with Dmitriy

Marc May: Recently, the Chicagoland premiere of the play Splinter, a romantic comedy based on French drama masterpieces, took place in the theater of Krug Community Circle in Wheeling, IL in March 2023. The show was a resounding success and enjoyed by many people. I want to ask you a couple of questions about how the play was created and its impact on audiences. Can you tell me more?

Dmitriy Yakubov: The performance was absolutely wonderful. It was a real discovery for the audience. This play is based on the masterpieces of French drama, but told in a new way. This is a very bright, light, romantic comedy that will not leave anyone indifferent. It is about kindness, [light- remove this word, it was already used and too many things in the list], friendship, fidelity, love for the theater, and creativity… (To read more visit page Interview with Dmitriy)

Photo Gallery

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Contact us

For ticket information, please call (847) 691-5599, fill out the contact form or email dmitriytheater@gmail.com