Location: Dover, NH
“A Christmas Carol” meets “The Government Inspector” meets “Noises Off”. A man who asks to audition at a small, Midwestern regional theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he’s given a role in the current production, “A Christmas Carol”. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity.
Zorah Bloch – Founding director of The Soapbox Playhouse. Extremely self-concerned.
M.J. McMann – A realist who long ago realized that the Company hit bottom. She looks on now as a bemused observer. Founding member and the company Stage Manager. Also plays Martha.
Kevin Emery – A nervous man in the impossible position of managing director. Afraid of Zorah.
Wayne Wellacre – In search of a new career in acting despite having no training, and even less talent. Affable, and eager to please.
Larry Vauxhall – Intellectually vain Child of the ‘60’s, still looking for a turn-on. He plays Scrooge and is a founding member of the Company.
Sidney Carlton – Kind but somewhat addled. Plays Marley and Fezziwig. A founding member of the Company.
Dorothy Tree Hapgood – Sidney’s wife. English and unable to lose her accent. A founding member. Plays Mrs. Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig.
Phil Hewlitt – Obsessive, usually plays the ineffectual character. He is a founding member and plays Bob Cratchit.
Walter E. Parsons – African-American who has recently taken up acting again after a stint in the armed forces. Good-natured, excitable. Plays the Three Ghosts.
Luther Beatty – An 11-year old who plays Tiny Tim two despite having outgrown the role. Extremely friendly.
Bart Frances – A young actor, pleasant-natured. Dresses in a motorcycle jacket and torn jeans. Plays the remaining male roles in A Christmas Carol.
Betty Andrews – An inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts.
About the Garrison Players Arts Center:
In the 1940s, a group of aspiring thespians in Dover got together to put on some plays. In 1953, they incorporated a theatre group called The Garrison Players. From these humble beginnings, it has become the second oldest continually performing community theatre group in New Hampshire. It is the mission of the Garrison Player’s Arts Center to provide and nurture a Community-based arts environment through opportunities for individual involvement, education, and partnerships with other organizations; focusing on individuals and organizations who are in need of a welcoming, intimate, and affordable venue to express, explore, or experience artistic creativity; so they may enrich and invigorate their lives, and the lives of all those who engage in the Community.
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: Dover, NH
Please submit to: email@example.com by 2022-10-05
Actors will be asked to recite a cold reading from the script at the open audition
This casting notice was posted by: Garrison Players Arts Center