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AUDITIONS: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

October 18 @ 7:00 pm October 20 @ 10:00 pm

TITLE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL

AUTHOR: Charles Dickens, Adapted by Lauren Velasco

DIRECTOR: Lauren Velasco

RUN: Dec. 10th – Dec. 18th, 2022

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays 8pm, Sundays at 2pm.

Special performances on Wednesday and Sunday nights at 7:30pm may be added for private parties and special events. 

This is a community theater production. Non-Equity. There is no pay. At this time, all volunteers including actors must be fully vaccinated to participate in shows.

AUDITION DATES

Open Call: 

Dates: Tuesday, October 18th and Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 

Times: 7pm – 10pm 

Location: Long Beach Playhouse 

Callbacks: Thursday, October 20th, 2022, 7pm – 10pm, by invitation only.

REHEARSALS: 

First Read -Through: Saturday, Oct. 22nd, Noon – 3 pm 

Regular Rehearsals: Starting on Sunday, Oct. 23rd:

Sun.: 6pm – 9pm

Mon & Tues.: 7pm – 10pm

Wed.: 7:30pm – 10pm

Sat.: 1pm – 4pm

No Rehearsal on Nov 23rd and Thanksgiving.

(See Beginning Rehearsal Schedule for Specific Dates and Times)

Open to working with conflicts except for tech dates and performances. Not everyone will be called everyday. 

Location: Long Beach Playhouse

LINK TO BEGINNING REHEARSAL SCHEDULE

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: 

Bring headshot and resume. Audition will consist of cold readings from script. British accents required. Non-traditional casting welcome: open to all races, genders, and ages. 

Please bring your vaccination card as written proof of full vaccination to the auditions. Masks will be required at the auditions.

SHORT SYNOPSIS

An adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas novella. A Christmas Carol is the tale of a miserable and miserly man, Ebenezer Scrooge, learning to value people over riches with the help of spirits. This story takes a critical look at the responsibilities of those with wealth to those in need.

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES

NOTE: All roles require a British Accent.  Non-traditional casting welcome: open to all races, genders, and ages.

EBENEZER SCROOGE (M, to play 50+) A cold-hearted miser, whose fear of the world has manifested in a hatred for Christmas. (Role requires a British Accent.)

BOB CRATCHIT (M, 35-50) An optimistic, mild-mannered man who loves his large family. Will also play Dick Wilkins. (Role requires a British Accent.)

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST (F, to play 18-20) A strange, otherworldly spirit who shows Scrooge his past. Singing voice/Puppetry skills is a bonus. Will also play a narrator (Londoner 1), a Caroler, and Martha Cratchit. (Role requires a British Accent.)

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT (M, all ages 20+ considered) An exuberant spirit who is the embodiment of Christmas Day. Singing voice is a bonus. Will also play a narrator (Londoner 2), a Caroler, and Mr. Fezziwig. (Role requires a British Accent.)

JACOB MARLEY (M, to play 50 +) The ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge’s dead business partner. Will also play Topper, Old Joe, and the Poulter. (Role requires a British Accent.)

FRED HOLLOWELL (M, 18-30) Scrooge’s nephew and a joyful young man filled with Christmas cheer. Will also play Young Ebenezer, Broker 2, and Thomas. (Role requires a British Accent.)

BELLE (F, 18-30) A young woman with fierce convictions and the lost love of Ebenezer. Will also play Caroline, a party goer, and Broker 1. (Role requires a British Accent.)

MRS. CRATCHIT (F, 35-50) A strong headed matriarch of her family. She is kind-hearted but not afraid to speak her truth. Will also play Mrs. Fezziwig, and Mrs. Oliver. (Role requires a British Accent.)

ELIZABETH HOLLOWELL (F, 18-30) Fred’s outgoing and playful wife. Will also play the Solicitor, a party goer and Mrs. Dilber. (Role requires a British Accent.)

PETER CRATCHIT (M, 13-17) Eldest son of the Cratchits. Singing required. Will also play Ignorance, and Boy. (Role requires a British Accent.)

BELINDA CRATCHIT (F, 7-13) Youngest daughter of the Cratchits. Will also play a Street child, Fan, and Want. (Role requires a British Accent.)

TINY TIM (M, 7-10) A kind-hearted, sickly boy who loves Christmas. Singing voice is a bonus. Will also play School-age Scrooge. (Role requires a British Accent.)

Details

Start:
October 18 @ 7:00 pm
End:
October 20 @ 10:00 pm
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