Carrollwood Players Theatre announces open auditions for
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens
Adapted for the Stage and Directed by Todd Tagliaferro
Our annual holiday tradition returns as we present the classic story of Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas. Will Scrooge find redemption by Christmas day? A Christmas Carol remains one of our top selling shows each season, and is perfect for the entire family!
Sunday, September 27th, 2020 – 7 p.m.
The first night of auditions will be held VIRTUALLY via Zoom. This virtual session will be for ALL roles. Most child and ensemble roles will be cast from this audition and will not require a callback.
Participation in the Zoom session requires a device (preferably a laptop or desktop computer) with a webcam, microphone, and a high speed internet connection. There is no cost to use Zoom.
Monday, September 28th, 2020 – 7 p.m.
Callbacks for principal and supporting roles will be held IN PERSON at Carrollwood Players Theatre, 4333 Gunn Highway, Tampa, FL, 33618
Strict health and safety protocols will be enforced at the in-person callback session, including limited attendance, social distancing, and mask enforcement.
You MUST complete the online audition form at least 72 hours prior to the audition date so that we can send you complete details about the Zoom session and health and safety protocols for the in-person callback session. These details will be sent approximately 1-2 days prior to the audition.
December 4th – 19th, 2020
Fridays at 8 pm. Saturdays at 2 pm and 8 pm. Sundays at 2 pm
Sun. Nov. 29 – Thu. December 3
Must be available for all tech week rehearsals and all performances.
PLEASE LIST ALL POTENTIAL DATE SCHEDULE CONFLICTS ON THE ONLINE AUDITION FORM.
There will be approximately 20 rehearsals for this production, plus tech week and performances.
The exact rehearsal schedule is to be determined, but rehearsals are usually 2-3 weekday nights per week, from approximately 7 pm until 9 pm. There is the possibility of some daytime rehearsals on Saturdays. Tech week rehearsals often run later into the evening.
This show will be rehearsed in segments and many roles will NOT be called for ALL rehearsals until we start running full acts and the full show. The role of Scrooge, however, will be called for most rehearsals.
NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
THIS IS A NON-PAID OPPORTUNITY
ALL ROLES ARE OPEN
Headshots and resumes are encouraged but not required. You may send in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions will consist of readings from the script.
All ethnicities are encouraged to audition for all roles.
Ages listed are “can play” ranges. Some cast members may play several roles. The genders of some roles may be changed based on available cast members.
MR./MRS. CHARITY – Adult, Collector of generous contributions
MR./MRS. GOODWILL – Adult, Collector of generous contributions.
EBENEZER SCROOGE – Male, late 40s, early 50s, fit enough to still be formidable. Angry at others’ joy
BOB CRATCHIT– Male, Scrooge’s clerk, 40s, timid employee, energetic family man
FRED – Male, Scrooge’s nephew, 20s, foolish optimist
MARTHA CRATCHIT – Female, Cratchit’s eldest daughter, sings, late teens
TINY TIM – Male, Cratchit’s youngest son. Unbridled joy despite his disabilities, sings, 8-11
STREET URCHIN – Male, young, would-be thief, 12-14
JACOB MARLEY – Male, Scrooge’s former partner, 50s
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST – Female
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT – Adult Male or Female
BOY EBENEZER – Male, no lines, must be able to whistle or hum well, 7-10
TEENAGED EBENEZER – Male, 15-17
FAN – Female, Scrooge’s little sister, 8-11
MR. FEZZIWIG – Male, Young Scrooge’s first employer. Christmas joy in human form, 50s-60s
YOUNG EBENEZER – Male, 20s
DICK WILKINS – Male, Young Scrooge’s co-worker, 20s
MRS. FEZZIWIG – Female, Fezziwig’s wife, 50s-60s
BELLE – Female, Young Scrooge’s lost love, 20s
ABIGAIL – Female, Fred’s new bride, 20s
BELINDA CRATCHIT – Female, Cratchit’s youngest daughter, no lines, sings, 7-12
PETER CRATCHIT – Male, Cratchit’s eldest son, sings, 13-15
EVELYN CRATCHIT – Female, Cratchit’s wife, late 30s -40s
LAUNDRESS – Adult, one step shy of a graverobber
CHARWOMAN – Adult, one step shy of a graverobber
GENUINE JOE – Male, dealer of stolen goods, early 50s
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE – Female, non speaking
POULTERER – Adult, merchant of goods
GROCER – Adult, merchant of goods
FLORIST – Adult, female merchant
BAKER – Adult, merchant of goods
Questions may be directed to Producer Jim Russell at email@example.com