AUDITIONS FOR A CHRISTMAS CAROL - 2018

AUDITIONS FOR SILENT SKY

Auditions for “A Christmas Carol

 

A Note from the directors: In our 8th year, Jack Lampert will be joined by co-director Ally Guay. Ally and Jack are excited to bring a fresh perspective to this TBR tradition.  No roles are pre-cast, and they invite everyone to join them in what will, no doubt, be a warm and wonderful holiday experience.

 

Please call the TBR Box Office to sign up for auditions at 225.924.6496.

 

AUDITION DATE:  Sunday Oct 14th.
CHORUS AUDITIONS: 1:15 – 2 PM

Please prepare the highlighted section of the verse of THE FIRST NOEL in the links to the left. You will sing a capella. If you are also interested in reading for a speaking role, please be prepared to stay for the duration of auditions.

 

ALL READINGS WILL BEGIN AT 2:00 pm

 

CHILDREN (Ages 16 and under) should be familiar with the Cratchit, Boy Scrooge, and Caroler Child Scenes.

 

ADULTS: Please choose two scenes to be ready to read. You will still be considered for other roles, but these are the only scenes we will be reading.

 

If necessary, callbacks will be Monday Oct 15 at 6:30pm.

 

Cast Needs

Please note that TBR is interested in an ethnically diverse cast of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Ebenezer Scrooge - 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  - 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.

 

Tiny Tim - Bob Cratchit's young son, crippled from birth.

 

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 suffering a similar fate.

 

The Ghost Of Christmas Past  - The first spirit to visit Scrooge - takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past.

 

The Ghost Of Christmas Present  - The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a majestic giant clad in a green robe who escorts Scrooge on a tour of his current Christmas celebrations.

 

The Ghost Of Christmas Yet To Come  - The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe who presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death.

 

Fred - 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.

 

Mr. Fezziwig - The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties with his wife (Mrs. Fezziwig) and children.

 

Belle - A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed and the lust for wealth. She later married another man.

 

Martha Cratchit - Bob's oldest daughter, who works in a milliner's shop. (A milliner is a person who designs, produces, and sells hats.)

 

Fan - Scrooge's sister; Fred's mother.

 

Boy Scrooge - Scrooge as a child

 

Young Scrooge – Scrooge as a young man.

 

Mrs. Cratchit - Bob Cratchit's wife and the mother of the Cratchit children. She does not think highly of Ebenezer Scrooge and is frankly vocal about her opinion.

 

Peter, Belinda, Gillian, Miranda Cratchit - various ages.

 

Business Men - various version of men who cross paths with Scrooge throughout his lifetime and in visions of his future.

 

Old Joe  -  A thief who buys the belongings of the deceased Ebenezer Scrooge from a trio of Hags who previously worked for Scrooge.

 

Hags - Laundress, Undertakers Wife and Charwoman – steal items from Mr. Scrooge’s home once he has died

 

Chorus - we are looking for a diverse chorus (SATB) to provide music throughout the production. Chorus members are able to double as other roles when possible.

 

Ensemble - we are looking for a diverse ensemble to play various other roles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AUDITIONS FOR SILENT SKY

by Lauren Gunderson

 

Rehearsals run December 2, 2018 – January 17, 2019
Performances run January 18 – February 3, 2019
 

Directed by Jenny Ballard

Assistant Director: Carole Moore

Stage Manager:  Brandon Persica

 

 

AUDITIONS

Sunday, November 4th from 5 – 9 pm

 

CALLBACKS (if necessary)

Monday, November 5th, 7 – 10 pm

 

AUDITIONS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY! To sign up for auditions by calling the Box Office at (225) 924-6496.

 

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  Please, when signing up for your audition, indicate the role in which you’re interested.

 

Scripts are available for checkout at the Box Office ($20 cash refundable deposit).

 

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

When Henrietta Leavitt begins work at the Harvard Observatory in the early 1900s, she isn’t allowed to touch a telescope or express an original idea. Instead, she joins a group of women “computers,” charting the stars for a renowned astronomer who calculates projects in “girl hours” and has no time for the women’s probing theories. As Henrietta, in her free time, attempts to measure the light and distance of stars, she must also take measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love. The true story of 19th-century astronomer Henrietta Leavitt explores a woman’s place in society during a time of immense scientific discoveries, when women’s ideas were dismissed until men claimed credit for them. Social progress, like scientific progress, can be hard to see when one is trapped among earthly complications; Henrietta Leavitt and her female peers believe in both, and their dedication changed the way we understand both the heavens and Earth.

 

CAST NEEDS

*All ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

 

Henrietta Leavitt

Age 30-39

An astronomer.  She is brilliant, determined, a dreamer, has never much cared for the "status quo."

 

Margaret Leavitt

Age 25-35

A homebody, genuine, sweet-natured; ability to sing and play the piano a plus as she is a musician and composer.  Henrietta’s sister.  Devoted to family.

 

Annie Cannon

Age 40-50

Head of the women computers at Harvard Observatory.  A leader, tough, sure, grows into a firebrand for the suffrage movement.

 

Williamina Fleming

Age 50-60

A fellow woman computer at Harvard Observatory.  Scottish, intelligient, witty, warm and outgoing, the first of her kind.

 

Peter Shaw

Age 30-39

An astronomer, assistant to Harvard Observatory Director Edward Pickering.  He is reserved.  His views have never really been challenged prior to the events of this play.  In love with Henrietta.

 

Auditions are by appointment only! Please call the box office at 225.924.6496 to schedule your time today.

 

 

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