10
July
1:00 pm — 6:00 pm
The Auditorium (Entrance #6)
363 Stamm Road, , Milton, PA 17847 United States
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Christ Wesleyan Theatre Productions is excited to announce its Christmas 2016 performances of:

Plot Summary

The classic story by Charles Dickens, “A Christmas Carol: The Musical”, shares the story of the miserly and cold-hearted accountant, Ebenezer Scrooge. “Scrooge” is visited by three ghostly guests who remind, encourage, and warn him of his life and the lonely direction he is headed if he does not change his greedy, unkind ways. This family-friendly show brings you a story of choices, grace, and redemption and is sure to be part of your family’s holiday traditions this year.

About Auditions

When to Audition:

Saturday, July 9: 10:00am-4:00pm, The Auditorium

Sunday, July 10: 1:00-6:00pm, The Auditorium

Audition FAQs:

  • Who can audition?
    Anyone ages 12 & up.

  • Do you have to attend Christ Wesleyan Church?
    No, anyone can audition whether or not they attend a church.

  • How many roles are available?
    There are 11 lead roles, 47 support roles, and many chorus roles available.

  • What do I need to prepare for my audition?

    Lead Role:
    When auditioning for a lead role(s), the attached excerpts should be printed and used. Memorization is always encouraged. A British accent will be necessary for most roles.
    Actors auditioning should come prepared with a song of their choice and should provide their own accompaniment CD or be prepared to sing a capella.

    Support Role:
    When auditioning for a support role(s), actors may use an excerpt from one of the lead characters or prepare their own piece. A good recommendation would be an excerpt from the original Dickens novel. Memorization is always encouraged. A British accent will be necessary for most roles.
    Actors auditioning should come prepared with a song of their choice and should provide their own accompaniment CD or be prepared to sing a cappella.

    Chorus:
    Actors auditioning for chorus should come prepared with a song of their choice and should provide their own accompaniment CD or be prepared to sing a cappella.

  • Where is Christ Wesleyan located?
    363 Stamm Road, Milton, PA 17847 – Use the Auditorium Main Entrance #6

  • When do rehearsals start?
    August 2016

  • When is the show?
    December 8 – 11, 2016 with six performances:

    December 8 & 9 at 7:00pm, December 10 & 11 at 2:00 & 7:00pm

Audition Materials

Please note: The following materials are not for distribution. All audition materials listed on this page are copyrighted and for audition use only. 

Cast of Characters

Lead Roles

  • Ebenzer Scrooge (Baritone/Tenor) – The miserly owner of a London counting house, a nineteenth century term for an accountant’s office. The three spirits of Christmas visit the stodgy bean-counter in hopes of reversing Scrooge’s greedy, cold-hearted approach to life.

  • Bob Cratchit (Baritone/Tenor) – Scrooge’s clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family. Though treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee. 

  • Mrs. Cratchit (Alto/Soprano) – Bob’s wife, a kind and loving woman. 

  • Tiny” Tim (Soprano/Tenor) – Bob Cratchit’s young son, crippled from birth. Tiny Tim is a highly sentimentalized character who Dickens uses to highlight the tribulations of England’s poor and to elicit sympathy from his middle and upper class readership. 

  • Fred (Baritone/Tenor) – Scrooge’s nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle. 

  • Jacob Marley (Baritone/Bass) – 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 suffering a similar fate. 

  • Ghost of Christmas Past (Non-Singing) – The first spirit to visit Scrooge, a curiously, childlike apparition with a glowing head, who takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past. 

  • Ghost of Christmas Present (Tenor)– The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a majestic giant clad in a green robe. His lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. He escorts Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries’ holiday celebrations. 

  • The Ghost of Christmas Future (Non-Singing/Non-Speaking, but must be willing to fly and do other kinds of physical gesturing.) – The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded, black robe. He presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death. 

  • Narrator 1 (Female – Non-Singing, except with Company) – A Londoner who helps bring the show to life through storytelling. 

  • Narrator 2 (Male – Non-Singing, except with Company) – A Londoner who helps bring the show to life through storytelling. 

Support Roles

  • Gentleman 1
  • Gentleman 2
  • Orphan Boy (Solo Singing)
  • Orphan Girl (Solo Singing)
  • Schoolmaster
  • Boy Scrooge (Solo Singing)
  • Fan (Solo Singing)
  • Mr. Fezziwig (Solo Singing)
  • Mrs. Fezziwig (Solo Singing)
  • Young Scrooge (Solo Singing)
  • Dick Wilkins (Solo Singing)
  • Housemaid (Solo Singing)
  • Cook (Solo Singing)
  • Baker (Solo Singing)
  • Milkman (Solo Singing)
  • Young Woman (Solo Singing)
  • Fezziwig Daughter 1
  • Fezziwig Daughter 2
  • Fezziwig Daughter 3
  • Belle
    (Solo Singing – Alto/Soprano)
  • Sally Wilkins
  • Charles Wilkins
  • Woman 1
  • Woman 2
  • Minister
  • Belinda Cratchit
    (Sings with Family)
  • Peter Cratchit
    (Sings with Family)
  • Elizabeth Cratchit
    (Sings with Family)
  • Martha Cratchit
    (Sings with Family)
  • Matthew Cratchit
    (Sings with Family)
  • Virginia (Solo Singing – Soprano)
  • Topper (Party Ensemble Singing)
  • Party Guest 1
    (Party Ensemble Singing)
  • Party Guest 2
    (Party Ensemble Singing)
  • Party Guest 3
    (Party Ensemble Singing)
  • Party Guest 4
    (Party Ensemble Singing)
  • Party Guest 5
    (Party Ensemble Singing)
  • Ignorance (Small Child)
  • Want (Small Child)
  • Woman 3
  • Charwoman
    (Cockney – Solo Singing)
  • Laundress
    (Cockney – Solo Singing)
  • Gravedigger
    (Cockney – Solo Singing)
  • Old Joe (Cockney – Solo Singing)
  • Caroline
  • Thomas
  • Turkey Boy

Chorus

  • Londoners ages 12+
  • Caroling Quartet- SATB

Details

Date:
July 10, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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