Ebenezer Scrooge sums up his feelings about Christmas with a curmudgeonly “Bah! Humbug!” But he’s forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present, and Future. A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’s most well-known story. Proving its staying power with a decade long run at Madison Square Garden, A Christmas Carol is sure to be fun for the entire family!
DIRECTOR – David Allen Prescott
MUSIC DIRECTOR – David Twiss
CHOREOGRAPHER – Nicole Couture Skorb
CAST REQUIREMENTS – looking for 7 men, 5 women, several children; plus ensemble
(See character descriptions below).
WHERE AND WHEN
WHERE? Mount Wachusett Community College, room 182
WHEN? Adult auditions – Tuesday, September 19 and Wednesday, September 20 at 7:00PM sharp. Children’s auditions – Sunday, September 24 at 4PM. Possible callbacks Sunday, September 25 at 5PM.
*Punctuality will be noted and appreciated – no appointment needed
Prepare a short vocal selection that displays range and ability. Expect a dance/movement audition and readings from the script. (If you can tap dance, please bring tap shoes – this is not a requirement)
Performance Dates: November 24, 25, December 1, 2
at 8:00PM; November 26 and December 3 at 2:00pm
Tentative Rehearsal Schedule:
Sundays from 6PM to 9PM; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7PM to 10PM, beginning September 28
A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything.
Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 65; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3
A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.
Gender: Male; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratchit’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got.
Gender: Female; Age: 30 to 40; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy.
Gender: Male; Age: 9 to 12; Vocal range top: E5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Scrooge’s nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world.
Gender: Male; Age: 25 to 35; Vocal range top: F5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Ghost Of Christmas Present
A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man.
Gender: Male; Age: 35 to 45; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Ghost Of Christmas Past
An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge’s past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter.
Gender: Male; Age: 40 to 60; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future
A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading.
Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 65; Vocal range top: G5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.
Gender: Male; Age: 45 to 55; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Scrooge’s fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.
Gender: Female; Age: 18 to 25; Vocal range top: B5; Vocal range bottom: A3
The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.
Gender: Female; Age: 50 to 60; Vocal range top: A5; Vocal range bottom: A3
A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge’s first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.
Gender: Male; Age: 55 to 65; Vocal range top: B5; Vocal range bottom: A3
Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks