Auditions: A Christmas Carol (2019)

AUDITION NOTICE for A Christmas Carol

By Charles Dickens
Adapted for the stage by Brenden and Wynter Elwood
Directed by Tony Leininger

Open call – all roles available except for Scrooge. All ethnicities, genders, ages and skill levels are welcome to audition!

This is an all-volunteer theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA. 

Valley Center Stage is located at 119 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045.  For more information about the theater, visit valleycenterstage.org.

AUDITION LOCATION

NOTE:
Auditions are being held at a different location than the theatre (Valley Center Stage).

Sallal Grange and Community Hall
12912 432nd Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045
http://sallalgrange.org/

AUDITION DATES

  • Group Youth Auditions (ages 5-15):
    • Saturday, September 28, 1 – 2 pm
  • Adult (ages 16+) open call auditions:
    • Saturday, September 28, 2 – 5 pm
    • Sunday, September 29, 7 – 9 pm
  • Simply show up to audition, no appointment.
  • Callbacks by appointment only.

Audition Requirements

  • Group Youth Auditions (ages 5-15):
    Attending auditions: Parents / caregivers should plan to attend.
    What to prepare: Please arrive prepared to move and to play a few games and to learn and repeat a few simple lines from the play.
  • Adults (ages 16+):
    What to prepare: Please prepare a single monologue, under 2 minutes in length, or two contrasting pieces less than one minute each.
  • Sides: No sides are available before the audition.

For questions, email:  auditionsACC@valleycenterstage.org


ABOUT THE PLAY:

A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Brenden and Wynter Elwood, directed by Tony Leininger.

A Christmas Carol, is returning for its twelfth run, presenting The Elwood’s adaptation for the third year. A Christmas Carol is a heartwarming and timeless story of joyful redemption. Ebenezer Scrooge, who we meet at the height of his wealth and success, has turned into a bitter, lonely, old miser. His only companion, apart from his tired and meek servant, Bob Cratchit, is his cold dark spirit; that is, until the spirit world, led by his former business partner, Marley, forces him to see who he was before his success, who he has since become and who he could be.

Tony Leininger (director) studied theatre at Hanover College and has worked professionally as an actor, director and theatre arts educator.


PROJECT NEEDS:

Open call – all roles available except for Scrooge. All ethnicities, genders, ages and skill levels are welcome to audition!

  • Scrooge: Role has been cast.
  • Bob Cratchit (25-40): Scrooge’s loyal, though misused, employee. (No doubling.)
  • Ensemble: At least 20 additional actors are needed, including kids and adults, ages 7 and up. Most actors will each play a variety of roles. Some key roles include the following:
    • Tiny Tim (5-9): Bob’s youngest child
    • Mrs. Cratchit (25-40): Bob’s wife
    • The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come (various ages)
    • Fred (20-30): Scrooge’s nephew
    • Fezziwig (20-30): A figure from Scrooge’s past
    • Peter Cratchit (mid-teens): Bob’s son
    • Ignorance & Want: (preteens)
    • Martha Cratchit (mid-teens): Bob’s daughter
    • Fan (pre-teen): Scrooge’s little sister
    • Teen Scrooge (mid-teens)
    • Young Adult Scrooge (20-30)
    • Belle (20-30): betrothed to young Scrooge
    • Old Joe (30+): A businessman

This is a theatre stage production: non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.


REHEARSAL DATES:

Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 21st with the first read-through.

Rehearsals will be held in the evenings and on weekends.  Rehearsals will take place at Valley Center Stage in North Bend. 


PERFORMANCE DATES:

14 performances, November 29th through December 21st, 2019

Week 1:

  • Fri, Nov 29, 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Nov 30, 7:30 pm
  • Sun, Dec 1, 2:00 pm

Week 2:

  • Thur, Dec 5, 7:30 pm
  • Fri, Dec 6, 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Dec 7, 7:30 pm
  • Sun, Dec 8, 2:00 pm

Week 3:

  • Thur, Dec 12, 7:30 pm
  • Fri, Dec 13, 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Dec 14, 7:30 pm
  • Sun, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Week 4:

  • Thur, Dec 19, 7:30 pm
  • Fri, Dec 20, 7:30 pm
  • Sat, Dec 21, 7:30 pm