Audition Information

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Check this space frequently for current information about Theatre at the Mount auditions. To receive audition notices by email, click the “Join our Mailing List” button in the sidebar at any time.

Audition Tip

Save time when you arrive at auditions! Print and complete our Audition Form in advance. If possible, print your completed form on colored paper – pink for females and blue for males.

 


AUDITIONSTheatre at the Mount Proudly Presents A Christmas Carol

Ebenezer Scrooge sums up his feelings about Christmas with a curmudgeonly “Bah! Humbug!” But he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well-known story. Proving its staying power with a decade long run at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol is sure to be fun for the entire family!

Director – David Allen Prescott    |    Music Director – David Twiss   |   Choreographer – Nicole Couture Skorb

 


 

General Audition Information

Cast Requirements (See character descriptions below)

  • 7 men
  • 5 women
  • several children
  • plus ensemble

Where?

  • Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182

When?

  • Adult Role Auditions: Tuesday 9/19 & Wednesday 9/20 at 7PM Sharp
  • Children Auditions: Sunday 9/24 at 4PM sharp
  • Possible callbacks Sunday 9/24 at 5PM
  • *Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

Performance Dates

  • November 24, 25, December 1, 2 at 8PM
  • November 26 and December 3 at 2PM
  • Special Sensory Friendly performance – Saturday, December 2 at 2PM

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule

  • Sundays from 6PM–9PM
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM–10PM
  • Rehearsals begin September 28th

For the auditions all should:

  1. Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability. Singers should provide sheet music as an accompanist will be provided. If you choose to do a song from the show a score will be available at the auditions.
  2. Wear comfortable clothing for a dance/movement audition.
  3. If you can tap dance please bring shoes for brief tap audition.

 


Character Descriptions

Scrooge: A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything. Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 65; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Cratchit: A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge. Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Cratchit: Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratchit’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got. Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Tiny Tim: Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy. Gender: Male; Age: 9 to 12; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Fred: Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world. Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Ghost Of Christmas Present: A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man. Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Ghost Of Christmas Past: An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge’s past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter. Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 60; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future: A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continues down the path he is currently treading. Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 65; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Marley: Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife. Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 55; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Scrooge’s Mother

Young Scrooge

Fan

Emily: Scrooge’s fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money. Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: B5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Fezziwig: The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful. Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 60; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Fezziwig: A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge’s first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became. Gender: Male; Age: 55 to 65; Vocal range top: B5; Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble

Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks

For more information contact Professor Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu

We are a true community theatre! All Theatre at the Mount auditions are open to anyone, regardless of previous theatre experience.