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Performers Wanted for "A Christmas Carol" Play.

Telford, PA, United StatesID: 197512Exp: 10/3/2022
Category:Theater
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Seeking talent for "A Christmas Carol" Play. Please see the details below. About the project: Show Synopsis: A beautifully done adaptation of the original Dickens work, you will be taken on the Christmas Carol Journey by Charles Dickens himself as he narrates this classic tale of holiday spirit. Join us for one of the most enduring Christmas stories ever told and kick off your holiday season with the wonderful traditional tale. Rate: Unpaid. Additional info: Please note: All age and gender descriptions below indicate stage age and gender and do not need to align with the actor’s actual age or gender, just with how they can present on stage. Face masks are not required but are strongly recommended for all actors and volunteers. All auditioners, regardless of age, must show proof of vaccination upon being cast in a production at DCP Theatre. Actors will not be required to wear masks during performances while on stage. Auditions for all DCP productions are open to the community. We welcome all talents onstage and behind the scenes. No appointments are needed. Audition material will be cold readings from the script provided at each audition. Headshots and resumes are appreciated but not required. Please arrive 15 minutes early to complete paperwork. If you are interested, please apply.

39 roles

Theatre ManagerBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Generous host of this evening's story telling.

Charles DickensMale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Our narrator, 19th century writer. Based on the real public dramatized readings Dickens would make of his short stories in and around London throughout his career.

Ebenezer ScroogeFemale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

A miserly and mean old man who only cares about money. a "squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old sinner!" “Hard and sharp as flint.” tight fisted, penny pincher' His appearance matches his character, with cold and pointy features. Later, we see Scrooge transformed as he is visited by three spirits. He is shown the error of his ways and is redeemed by his own willingness to change.

Gentleman 1/Gentleman 2Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Solicitors seeking donations for the poor for Christmas.

The Young Husband, Mr. BuckworthyMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A nervous young man. Very poor, behind on mortgage payments.

The Young Wife, Mrs. Caroline BuckworthyFemale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

An anxious and frail woman. Very poor. Pregnant. (Needs to be comfortable wearing pregnancy belly).

Ghost of Jacob MarleyMale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

The ghost of Scrooge’s old partner in business. Frightfully serious. Desperate and weighed down by the weight of his own sins. Truly terrifying. (Will need to be comfortable with extensive makeup and costume pieces that may limit mobility).

The Ghost of Christmas PastBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

An otherworldly spirit, ethereal, powerful, and scary. With candle-like brightness and energy, genderless in appearance.

The Ghost of Christmas PresentBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

This role will be fulfilled by several different people, let’s call them archetypes of people who celebrate Christmas in Dickens’s era. As such, actors of any age and any gender will be considered for scenes of this role. This spirit is loud and confident, warm and welcoming.

Ghost of Christmas Yet to ComeMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Will need to be comfortable wearing a morph-suit type face covering and extended finger gloves) Ideally looking for someone tall. A phantom slow, grave, and silent. Deadly serious, chilling and ghastly.

Bob CratchitMale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s clerk. A very kind man with a large family to support. He is gentle and loving to his wife and children and respects Scrooge despite his cruelty.

Mrs. CratchitFemale30-40 y.o.All ethnicities

A loving and warm woman, fiercely protective of her husband and children. She runs a small but tight ship in her home.

FredMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

A ruddy, robust, energetic young man. Scrooge’s good spirited, optimistic, generous, Christmas-loving nephew.

Sara, Fred’s WifeFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A pretty, young woman, and good hostess. Opinionated about Scrooge. (Will need to be comfortable wearing a pregnancy belly)

TopperMale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

Fred’s mischievous and funny friend.

Raucous LadyFemale20-29 y.o.All ethnicities

A very loud party guest, bold and confident.

SchoolmasterMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A strict and cruel teacher. A classic Dickensian villain.

Dick WilkinsMale18-20 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s friend and fellow apprentice during his time working for Mr.Fezziwig. More outgoing than Scrooge.

Ebenezer, Scrooge as a Young ManFemale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

This Scrooge is serious and hardworking, but not yet cold and unfeeling. He still has an air of fresh faced innocence.

Mr. FezziwigMale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s boss. A good hearted textile company man. Generous host of the annual town Christmas Eve party.

Mrs. FezziwigFemale40-69 y.o.All ethnicities

Mr. Fezziwig’s generous and kind wife.

Fezziwig DaughtersFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Mr. Fezziwig’s three daughters, sweet and silly.

CookFemale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Cook for the Fezziwig household, happy to have an evening off to enjoy the party.

Cook’s FriendMale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Party-goer, just happy to be here.

BelleFemale20-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s fiance, A beautiful and kind woman, not particularly wealthy.

Belle’s HusbandMale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A Kind man.

Fan’s HusbandMale20-39 y.o.All ethnicities

Not a very successful businessman, poor but good natured.

Laundress, Mrs. DilberFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A sticky-fingered, poor woman.

Undertaker’s ManMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

A crook and a thief.

Old JoeMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

An ancient, long-haired and grimy, back-alley pawnshop owner.

CharwomanMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Vulture like, coarse.

Man 1-5Male18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Businessmen, colleagues of Scrooge who did not care for him. Unfeeling empty men.

Flower WomanFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, and some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as-needed basis according to ability.

MotherFemale20-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as needed basis according to ability.

Blind BeggarBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as needed basis according to ability.

London BobbyMale30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as needed basis according to ability.

Gentleman 1Male30-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as needed basis according to ability.

Gentleman 2Male20-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as needed basis according to ability.

2 WardensBoth genders20-56 y.o.All ethnicities

People of London/Ensemble: (All Ages): assorted roles, young and old, small speaking parts may be assigned, some may be asked to sing as carollers on an as needed basis according to ability.