AUDITIONS! – A Christmas Carol 2010

It’s time to cast Plaza’s bi-annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Information about the show, the audition, what’s required and so on can be found below. If you are looking for a way to make the holiday season even more special, consider auditioning for A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Watching folks leave the show with a greater appreciation for the real meaning of Christmas is a thrill beyond words. Hope to see y’all there.
WHEN:
Oct. 4th & 5th, 2010
7pm – 10pm at the Plaza Theatre Company
111 S. Main St, Cleburne, TX
…Auditions are by appointment only
Audition appointments can be made online at http://Plaza-Theatre.com/Auditons or by calling the Plaza Theatre Box Office at 817-202-0600.

The show will be Directed by JaceSon & Tina Barrus with Musical Direction by Christine Atwell.

AUDITION INFORMATION:

Those auditioning are asked to come prepared to sing 32 bars of music in the style of traditional Christmas Carols that will best display their vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided. Additionally, auditioners will be asked to read cold from the script during the initial audition. The directors will spend around 5 to 10 minutes with each individual auditioner at this initial audition.
A call back audition will be held on Saturday October 9th at 9am. Those auditioners who the Directors wish to see further will be invited to the call back audition which may last up to 4 hours time. PLEASE REFER TO THE PLAZA AUDITION GUIDELINES AS WELL AS THE PLAZA AUDITION CREDO WHEN PREPARING YOUR AUDITION FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The guidelines and Credo can be found at plaza-theatre.com/auditions

PRODUCTION INFORMATION:

The production will play on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings and Saturday afternoons opening on November 26th and playing through December 23rd. Rehearsals will commence on October 11th and take place Monday thru Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings till opening. No Sunday rehearsals or performances.

SHOW INFORMATION:

Our semi-annual production of this timeless Christmas tale is back again for 2010. You’ll thrill to our original adaptation of this majestic story of change and forgiveness as the cantankerous Scrooge sees his life from the past, present and future. A wonderful holiday event for the whole family!

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Ebenezer Scrooge – The miserly owner of a nineteenth century London counting-house. (M 45-60)
Charles Dickens / Scrooge’s Nephew Fred – The Narrator who tells the story throughout as well as taking the role of Scrooge’s Nephew Fred, a genial man who loves Christmas. (M 30-45)
Bob Cratchit – Scrooge’s clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family.(M 35-50)
Tiny Tim – Bob Cratchit’s young son, crippled from birth. (M 5-7)
Mrs. Cratchit – Bob Cratchit’s wife and the Mother of Bob’s 6 children. (F 30-45)
Jacob Marley – In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge’s equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suff ering a similar fate. (M 45-60)
The Ghost of Christmas Past – The first spirit to visit Scrooge. (F – 6-9)
The Ghost of Christmas Present – The second spirit to visit Scrooge. (M 35-60)
The Ghost of Christmas Future – The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. (M)
Mr. & Mrs. Fezziwig – The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. (M / W 40-60)
Belle – A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. (W 20-30)
Peter Cratchit – Bob’s oldest son. (M 11-13)
Martha Cratchit – Bob’s oldest daughter. (F 13-15)
Little Fan – Scrooge’s sister in flashback. (F 10-12)
Charity Men – Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the tale seeking charitable contributions. (M 30-65)
Old Joe, Laundress, Charwoman – People who steal Scrooge’s belongings when he’s dead. (M / W / W 30-65)
Fred’s Wife – Fred’s very high class but fun-loving wife. (W 25-40)
Topper / Topper’s Girl – Party Guests at Fred’s Christmas party. (M / W 20-35)
Double Quartet – Characters who support narration and sing while playing some of the main characters as well. (4M 4F)

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