Join Theatre Baton Rouge in our TENTH year of this magical holiday tradition.
AUDITIONS for Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Director: Jason Breaux
Music Director: Beth Nash Bordelon
Rehearsals run November 1 – December 9, 2021
Performances run December 10 - 19, 2021
AUDITION DATE: Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 1 pm – 5 pm (by appointment only)
CALLBACKS: Sunday, October 10th from 5 pm – 9 pm.
**You Must be FULLY vaccinated to audition for this production. Please bring your proof of vaccination to auditions with you.**
Auditions will be held LIVE on Saturday, October 9, 2021 beginning at 1 pm, and will conducted individually in 5 minute slots through 5 pm. Please complete an audition form using the Google Forms link below. Auditions will consist of prepared readings from the script.
Auditions sides & the script will be sent to you after you’ve completed an audition form, beginning on Monday, September 27, 2021.
Please fill out an audition form here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd9NzUcPiqcjs1OsJttrAMuEMrCK8FKmbSx5-qTFFVY0M0Nxw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Once this has been completed, we will assign you an audition time. Audition times will be in 5 minute slots beginning at 1 pm. If you have any conflicts between 1 pm and 5 pm, please notate this on your audition form.
ABOUT THE SHOW
A CHRISTMAS CAROL is sponsored by BASF, Manda Meats, and Mercedes-Benz of Baton Rouge.
This holiday tradition continues at TBR with the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol. Capture the magic and joy of the Christmas season as the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future lead miserly Ebenezer Scrooge on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption. TBR's production celebrates the timeless spirit of Christmas and is a beloved holiday treat for the whole family!
*ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ALL ROLES*
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.
We will begin emailing audition sides and audition music information on Monday, September 27, 2021.