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Seeking Cast for "A Christmas Carol" Show

Arlington Heights, IL, United States
ID: 197546Exp: 10/13/2022

The company is holding auditions for "A Christmas Carol" and looking for talent. Please see the details below. About the project: A Christmas Carol, adapted by Krista Scott and musically arranged by George Maurer, will be directed by Robin M. Hughes (she/her), assistant directed by Michelle Tibble (she/her), music directed by Ken McMullen (he/him), and choreographed by Emily Brookes (she/her). Seeking fully vaccinated/boosted adult and youth non-Equity actors/singers who move well. Rate: Rehearsals - $500 Flat rate (Scrooge); $400 Flat rate (Adult & Youth - Supporting roles); $200 Flat rate (Youth Ensemble) Shows - $50 Per show (Scrooge); $40 Per show (Adult & Youth - Supporting roles); $25 Per show (Youth Ensemble) 23 shows total Additional pay for internal understudies Travel stipend applications are available Time Commitment: Mon 10/24: 1st rehearsal Wed 11/16: Tech starts Thu 12/1: Opening Sat 12/24: Closing Weekly rehearsals could include 6-10 pm Mondays-Fridays, 1-6 pm Saturdays, and/or 1-6 or 6-10 pm Sundays. Actors will not be needed for every rehearsal. Youth rehearse less hours per week and are released by 9 pm and released by 10 pm during tech. There will be at least one day off per week. Understudy rehearsal is TBD. Material To Prepare: Please prepare for auditions 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song and a 1-2 minute monologue. If you have one prepared in a British dialect, that would be welcome. Bring a hard copy of your headshot/resume to your audition. When applying, please include the following: -Any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule (no pre-arranged tech or show conflicts will be allowed) -A headshot & resume -A description of any dance or movement training/experience (styles, years of training, etc.) -Additional links to any of your work are also welcome, but not required

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41 roles

Ebenezer ScroogeMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Rich, greedy, angry, closed off, upper class; must be capable of great range to transform into the joyful, humbled person by the end

Bob CratchitMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Simple, working class clerk, kind & patient father and husband

Mrs. CratchitFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Overworked, strong-minded, loving but exasperated with Scrooge

Martha CratchitFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Hard-working, Bob’s oldest child

Peter CratchitMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Soon to be apprentice, second oldest Cratchit child

Belinda CratchitFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth, mischievous, quick witted, middle Cratchit child

Nicholas CratchitMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth, fun loving, shares the middle Cratchit slot

Elizabeth CratchitFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth, sweet, gentle, second youngest Cratchit child

Tiny Tim CratchitMale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth, optimistic, sees the best in everyone, youngest Cratchit child

BakerMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Street vendor

BeggarMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Lives on the street

CharlieMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Street vendor who sells nuts

MaggieFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fruit seller on the streets

Charity Woman 1Female18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Collects charity, outgoing, strong minded

Charity Woman 2Female18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Collects charity, timid, but kind

Jacob MarleyMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s long time business partner, spirit who warns Scrooge of his fate

Ghost of Christmas PastMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Spirit guide through Scrooge’s past

SchoolmasterMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Headmaster of Scrooge’s boarding school

Fan ScroogeFemale18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth, Scrooge’s little sister, upper class

Young ScroogeMale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Ambitious, aspiring to be rich, focused, but blind to those around him

Dick WilkinsMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Young Scrooge’s best friend, happy, energetic, working class

Mr. FezziwigMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Joyful, generous, boss of his apprentices Scrooge & Dick, working class

Mrs. FezziwigFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Boisterous, fun-loving wife of Mr. Fezziwig

Belle FezziwigFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fezziwig’s child, Scrooge’s love interest, loving, honest

Belle’s HusbandMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Who Belle chooses to marry, working class, fun-loving husband & attentive father

Ghost of Christmas PresentMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Joyous Spirit with an infectious personality, love of life today, big presence, honest

FredMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s nephew, upper class, confident, a leader, caring

ConstanceFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Fred’s wife, upper class, supportive, loving

PrudenceMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Friend of Constance, upper class, object of Topper’s affectionate pursuits, fun-loving

TopperMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Well-to-do, scoundrel, upper class, Fred’s lascivious friend with sights set on Prudence

Ghost of Christmas FutureBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Malevolent, dark, feared Spirit of what is to come

Old JoeMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Lower class opportunist, repugnant, always looking for a deal

Mrs. CrowFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Thief, lower class, down on their luck, looking to make a sale

Mrs. DilberFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Somewhat timid, lower class, opportunistic thief, doesn’t want to miss a chance to make money

Turkey ChildBoth genders18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth that assists Scrooge with the turkey purchase for the Cratchit family

PoultererMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Sells Scrooge the giant turkey for the Cratchits at the end

LondonersBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


Fezziwig GuestsBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


Fred’s PartiersBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


CarolersBoth genders18-56 y.o.All ethnicities


Youth EnsembleBoth genders18-24 y.o.All ethnicities

Youth Ensemble members perform throughout the play as Londoners, Carolers, School Mates, & Belle’s Children, and also act as Understudies for Youth roles