Auditions for A Christmas Carol
Location: Middletown, NJ
Please prepare one 60-90 second monologue, comedic or dramatic.
The language of A Christmas Carol falls in between classical and contemporary. We suggest auditioning with a “semi-classical” piece, something ranging between late 1700’s to early 1900’s. But for those more comfortable with a modern piece, please feel free to perform a contemporary monologue.
We also encourage preparing 1-2 stanzas from either Christmas song listed below. Be prepared to sing acapella (no sheet music necessary) within whatever key you see fit.
Christmas Songs: Silent Night OR O Holy Night
Many Characters will be cast in multiple roles. Looking (but not limited to) people who can sing and harmonize in order to create a chorus of carolers to perform throughout the play.
Ebeneezer Scrooge – ( early 50’s to 70’s ) shrewd, miserly, unfeeling, cold with the ability to become very compassionate, energetic and joyous by the end of the play.
Fred – ( 20’s to 30’s ) passionate charismatic, with a full, joyous laugh, nephew of Scrooge Bob Cratchit – ( mid/late 30’s to mid 40’s ) quiet and obedient around Scrooge, warm, caring, humble, poor family man.
The Ghost of Christmas Present – ( mid 20’s – late 40’s, gender neutral ) bold, merry, larger than life personality.
The Ghost of Christmas Past – ( teen to 20’s/30s, gender neutral ) child-like, soft, gentle, whimsical.
Jacob Marley – ( 45+ ) miserly and shrewd like Scrooge, comes back as a ghost to warn his old business partner.
Tiny Tim – ( 7-13 ) loveable, caring, good-natured, crippled from birth, can carry a tune.
Fezziwig – (40’s-50’s) playful, merry, Scrooge’s old boss, renowned for throwing great parties.
Mrs. Cratchit – (mid/late 30’s to mid 40’s ) warm, doting mother, wife of Cratchit.
Martha Cratchit – ( mid-late teen’s ) hard-working, determined, bright-eyed daughter of Cratchit.
Peter Cratchit – ( mid-late teen’s ) hard-working, embarrasses easy, quiet and thoughtful son of Cratchit.
Fred’s Wife – ( 20’s to 30’s ) fun, bold
Belle – ( 20-35 ) beautiful, strong, leaves Scrooge in his youth because of his greed.
OTHER SPEAKING ROLES: Charitable Gentlemen, Colleagues, Tiny Tim’s Little Brother and Sister, Thieves, Mrs. Fezziwig, Different Men, Women, and Children at Christmas Parties
Every actor cast will have a speaking part.
Rehearsals Start Wednesday, November 5
Rehearsal Days Mondays and Wednesdays 6-9:30pm
(with exceptions the week before and week of Tech/Dress Rehearsals)
Preview Sunday, December 4
Performances Friday, December 16 @7pm, Saturday December 17 @2pm and 7pm
(Possible Senior Matinee Thurs, Dec. 15 dependent on cast availability)
Any questions, please feel free to visit our website at middletownarts.org/events or email Keri Costa at email@example.com. Also share our event page with persons who might be interested in working on crew, make-up/hair/costume design, set design. This is a community theater production through a non-profit arts facility and therefore no actors will receive compensation.
*Monday, 10/24, 6:30-8:00pm
*Thursday, 10/27, 8:00-9:30pm
Friday, 10/28, 7:00-9:00pm
Middletown Arts Center
36 Church Street
Middletown, NJ 07748
*A free 20 minute theater workshop is available for children Ages 5-15 who have little to no experience in theater, but would like to be considered for a role in the play. This workshop will include theater games, warm-ups, and ensemble activities. Children with a special interest in singing should be prepared to sing one stanza from a Christmas Song.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Middletown, NJ
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2016-10-29
This casting notice was posted by: Middletown Arts Center