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AUDITIONS: UN CUENTO DE NAVIDAD

Nov. 9 to Nov. 11, 2020

About the Play/Event

Director: Juan Parada
Run: Nov. 9 — Nov. 11, 2020 Video Submissions for Auditions Accepted

Synopsis
TITLE: Un Cuento de Navidad or A Christmas Carol – An Online Production

AUTHOR: Charles Dickens; Original English adaption by Gregory Cohen, Spanish Translation by Mariana Herrera.

DIRECTOR: Juan Parada

RUN: The video of the show will be shown online near Christmas.

This is a community theater production.  Non-Equity.  There is no pay. 

 

AUDITION DATES:

Video Submissions:

Dates: We are taking video submissions starting Mon. Nov. 9 – Wed. Nov. 11, 2020

Callbacks Via Zoom:  

Date and Time: Saturday, Nov. 14 at 11am – 1pm, 2020

 

REHEARSALS:

First Read-Through via Zoom: Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 6pm.

Regular Rehearsals via Zoom: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5pm-7pm, Saturdays from 11-2PM. 

 

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

This is a Spanish Language production of Un Cuento de Navidad or A Christmas Carol.  All roles will have to speak and perform in Spanish.

All Open Call auditions will be by Video Submission.  

Please fill out an online audition form and send a PDF of the form, along with digital versions of your headshot and resume.

Your video should be of the monologue provided, performed in Spanish, of the character you are auditioning for, such as Scrooge or Cratchit.  

Please upload your video to Google Drive and then email the link.

AUDITION FORM AND MONOLOGUE SIDE AVAILABLE HERE

Please include in your email:

  • The Google Drive Link of your Video Submission
  • The PDF of your Audition Form
  • Digital Versions of your Headshot and Resume

Email Audition Submissions to:

The Long Beach Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Sean Gray at sean@lbplayhouse.org.

 

SHORT SYNOPSIS:  

La hermosa historia de Charles Dicken sobre un hombre codicioso y egoísta llamado Ebenezer Scrooge y su transformación después de ser visitado por una serie de fantasmas en Nochebuena.

Charles Dicken’s beautiful story of a greedy and selfish man named Ebenezer Scrooge and his transformation after being visited by a series of ghosts on Christmas Eve. 

 

CASTING THE FOLLOWING ROLES:

Narrador/Narrator:(M, 30+): Escritor y narrador de nuestro cuento.  The writer and narrator of the story.  (Must be fluent in Spanish)

Ebenezer Scrooge:  (M, 40+): Un viejo gruñón que valora el dinero y desprecia la Navidad. A grumpy old man who values money and despises Christmas. (Must be fluent in Spanish)

Bob Cratchit:  (M, 30+) Un papa joven con familia, optimista y amable.  A young father with a family to look after. optimistic and kind. (Must be fluent in Spanish)

El Espíritu de la Navidad Pasada (ENP):  (All ages and genders considered.) Un espíritu inocente que muestra a scrooge su pasado.  An innocent spirit who shows Scrooge his past. (Must be fluent in Spanish)

El Espíritu de la Navidad Presente (ENPv):  (All ages and genders considered.) A highly charismatic ghost tied to the essence of Christmas day. (Must be fluent in Spanish)

El Espíritu de las Navidades Venideras (ENV):  (All ages and genders considered.) A highly charismatic ghost tied to the essence of Christmas day. (Must be fluent in Spanish)

Fred Hollowell:  (M, 20s) Sobrino de Ebenezer. Scrooge’s nephew. (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

La Sra. Cratchit: (F, 30’s) Esposa de Bob.  Fuerte.  Bob’s wife. strong.  (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

Martha Cratchit:  (F, Look 16-20) Hija mayor de Bob y La Sra. Cratchit/Oldest daughter of Bob and wife.   (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

Peter Cratchit:  (M, 13-18) Hijo mayor de Bob y La Sra. Cratchit/Eldest son of Bob and wife. (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

El Pequeño Tim: (M, 6-12) Pequeño niño. /A small sickly boy. (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

Jacob Marley, (M, 40) El compañero y socio difunto de Ebenezer/Ebenezer’s dead partner. (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

Janet Hollowel, (F, 19-30)  la nueva esposa de Fred.  Fred’s new wife.  (May play multiple roles.  Must be fluent in Spanish)

 

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