Audition Information

 

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AUDITIONS

Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated “Bah! Humbug!” Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas” before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him. 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 – Craig Cormier

Music Director – David Twiss

Choreographer – Rachel Ramey

CAST REQUIREMENTS – Large cast of adults, teens and children (ages 6 and up)

See character descriptions below

Where? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182 (room subject to change during construction)

When? ADULT and TEEN AUDITIONS: Tuesday, September 8 at 7PM and Thursday, September 10 at 7PM. KIDS AUDITIONS: Sunday, September 13 at 2PM. (possible callbacks for adults, teens, kids on 9/13 at 4PM)

 *Punctuality will be noted and appreciated

Performance Dates: November 27, 28, December 4, 5 at 8PM; November 29, December 5, 6 at 2PM
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule:  Sundays from 2PM to 5PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM to 10PM, beginning September 20(Please check your personal calendar for anticipated rehearsal conflicts and note them on your audition form)

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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. Possible cold-readings from the script

 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. Male, 45 – 65. Range: A3 – G5

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. Male, 30 – 40. Range: A3 – E5

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. Female, 30 – 40. Range: A3 – E5.

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. Male, 9 – 12. Range: A3 – E5.

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. Male, 25 – 35. Range: A3 – F5.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he is missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Male, 35 – 65. Range: A3 to G5.

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. Male, 40 – 60. Range: A3 – G5.

BLIND OLD HAG/GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE: 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. Female, 50 – 65. Range: A3 – G5.

MARLEY: Scrooges’ 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. Male, 40 – 55. Range: A3 – A5.

EMILY: Scrooges’ fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money. Female, 18 – 25. Range: A3 – B5.

MRS. FEZZIWIG: The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful. Female, 40 – 60. Range: A3 – A5.

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 know, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became. Male, 45 – 65. Range: A3 – B5.

OTHER ROLES: Scrooge’s Mother, Young Scrooge, Fan, Cratchit children

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

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

For more information, or to be added to our mailing list for audition notifications, contact Theatre Director Gail Steele at 978 630-9162 or at g_steele@mwcc.mass.edu.