AUDITION NOTICE: A Christmas Carol (2023) at the Williamsburg Players
AUDITION NOTICE: A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2023)
AUDITIONS: A Christmas Carol. Story by Charles Dickens. Theatrical adaptation by Brink Miller
When: Sun, October 15 at 7:00 PM
Mon, October 16 at 7:00 PM
Where: Williamsburg Players, 200 Hubbard Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Directed by: Jason Kriner and Brink Miller
Performances: Thursday, Friday at 8 PM and Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, Sunday at 2 PM on December 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17
ABOUT THE SHOW: A Christmas Carol is the classic Charles Dickens Christmas ghost story of the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future leading to his subsequent redemption. This unique adaptation is true to the Dickens story in content and language. This heart-warming story will have the theatre goers leaving the theatre full of the Christmas Spirit and ready for their own Christmas celebrations.
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will be scheduled during the fall, based on the availability of the players, generally at an off-site location, 3 days per week, until November 7th when some rehearsals will be on the main stage until opening.
Scrooge – Played by Brink Miller
Actor #1: Boy, Tiny Tim, Poulterer’s Boy
Actor #2: Bob Cratchit, Marley’s Ghost
Actor #3: Fred, Fezziwig
Actor #4: Gentlewoman #1, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #5: Gentlewoman #2, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #6: Christmas Present, Ensemble
Actor #7: Ghost of Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit
Actor #8: Peter, Younger Scrooge, Ensemble
Actor #9: Narrator, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #10: Thomas Shelley, Belle’s Husband
Actor #11: Charwoman, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #12: Alice, Belle, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #13: Laundress, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #14: Fan, Martha, Women’s Ensemble
Actor#15: Undertaker’s Man, Ensemble
Actor #16: Dick Wilkins, Poulterer
Actor #17: Young Scrooge, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Actor #18: Martha, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #19: Old Joe
Actor #20: Mrs. Fezziwig, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #21: Older Belle, Mimsi, Women’s Ensemble
Actor #22: Topper, Ensemble
Actor #23: Simon, Ensemble
Quartet: SATB (Must be able to sing 4-part harmony)
The quartet is flexible depending on the number of singers needed for each scene. We could have multiple quartets or small groups for different scenes. Carolers will be ensemble members and actors in a variety of group scenes.
Two small children, a boy and a girl: (Ages 5-8) Must have a parent willing attend rehearsals and performances.
Child #1: (Boy) Ignorance, Shelley Son, Belle’s Son
Child #2: (Girl) Want, Shelley Daughter, Belle’s Daughter
Roles as detailed above may be adjusted depending on casting.
We will audition using cold readings from the script. Auditioners should come prepared to sing one verse of one of their favorite traditional/sacred Christmas Carol. Bring sheet music or provide other accompaniment. Sheet music will also be available at the auditions if you need it. A pianist will be provided.
Players must be available for all performances. Performances are December 7-10 and 14-17.
A script read-through date will be announced immediately following casting and rehearsals will begin the week of October 22nd.