A Christmas Carol Auditions
Director: Carole J. Moore
Music Director: Jonathan Thomas
Stage Manager: Matt Miyagi
Rehearsals run October 23 – December 7, 2023
Performances run December 8 - 17, 2023
AUDITION DATE: Saturday, October 7th, 2023 from 1pm – 6pm
CALLBACKS (if necessary): Sunday, October 8th, 2023 from 5pm – 7pm.
Auditions will be held LIVE on Saturday, October 7, 2023 beginning at 1pm and running through 6pm. Below is the schedule for the October 7th auditions:
1:00pm-2:00pm- Cold readings for children (Ages 5-15)
2:00pm-2:30pm - Vocal auditions for children (Ages 5-15)
2:30pm-3:00pm-Optional adult (ages 16+) vocal auditions
3:00pm-6:00pm - Adult cold readings (Ages 16+)
Callbacks (if requested) will be held on Sunday, October 8th from 5pm-7pm.
Please complete an audition form using the Google Forms link below.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Your audition time will be sent to you after you’ve completed an audition form, beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2023.
Please fill out an audition form here:
Once this has been completed, we will assign you an audition time.
ABOUT THE SHOW
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!
NOTE: We are very interested in working with a truly diverse cast - please come as you are and do not be deterred by A Christmas Carol stereotypes.
Charles Dickens - Male, 60+ (looking at all ages - can age up with make-up.) Narrator throughout the show.
Ebenezer Scrooge - Male, 50+ (looking at all ages - can age up with make-up.) Greedy, crotchety miserly man through most of the show who is taught the true meaning of Christmas and becomes a kinder, happier human being.
Bob Cratchit - Male, mid 30s on up. Kind affable man who deeply loves his family, is loyal to Scrooge and who knows what the true important things in life are.
Fred - Male, 20s-40s - Scrooge's nephew. A sweet, kind man who loves Christmas. He is the son of Scrooge's beloved sister Fan. Scrooge is his last remaining relative and he loves him as the last living reminder of his mother. He genuinely believes Scrooge is not as bad as everyone else in London believes.
Ghost Marley - Male, 50+ (looking at all ages, can age up with make-up) Scrooge's partner who died seven years before the beginning of the play. He is cursed to roam the world, seeing the plights and miseries of man and being unable to do anything about them because he is a cursed ghost. He takes pity on Scrooge and does not want him to share his fate, so he arranges for Scrooge to have his experiences with the three spirits.
Spirit of Christmas Past - Any Gender, Any Age. A magical being who is part of nature and can travel back through time. They show Scrooge the Christmases of his past.
Spirit of Christmas Present - Any Gender, Any Age - A magical being who is the physical embodiment of Christmas. Mostly jovial, and happy, this character has moments of deep sadness and anger when witnessing the ignorant, thoughtless cruelty of humans to one another.
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come - Any Gender, Any Age - need to be strong and fit - A magical being can travel through to the future. For this role the performer will be required to be in a "Grim Reaper" type costume that can get heavy. Performer needs to be physically capable of wearing this costume.
Carolers - Any Gender, Any Age - need a soprano, tenor, alto and bass. They will be singing, in harmony during certain parts of the show. These carolers can be other roles if they so desire OR they can only choose to be the singing role.
Gentleman 1 and Gentleman 2 - Any Gender, Any Age. These two come to Scrooge's office to collect donations to help the poor. They are kind hearted and are not used to dealing with people of Scrooge's nature. Scrooge's opinions at the beginning of the play genuinely appall them.
Street Urchin - Any Gender, ages 6-13. A homeless orphan who tries to "sing for their supper" to Scrooge but is chased away. This character is street smart and slightly snarky when not trying to appear sweet to get money.
Stall Keeper - Male, Any Age - Owner of a stall on the streets of London who has borrowed money from Scrooge and cannot pay it back by the deadline. He is good man who is trying to take care of his family, but Scrooge and what he can do to his family truly terrifies him.
Caroline - Female, Any Age - Wife of the stall keeper. She helps her husband with his business. She is genuinely afraid of what will happen to her and her family because of Scrooge and his unwillingness to bend or compromise.
Caroline's Child - Female preferred, but can be any gender, ages 6-10. Caroline's child. They have an intuitive feel of Scrooge. They are scared of him in the beginning of the show, even though they are brave enough to stand up to him a little - but they realize, before the adults, when Scrooge becomes a changed man at the end of the play.
Charwoman - Female, Any Age - She works for Scrooge as his part-time help. She is feisty and snarky and is one of the few people who is not afraid of Scrooge and will speak back to him. Good comedic timing is a strong plus for the performer of this role.
Youngest Scrooge - Male, 6-11. Scrooge as a child.
Boy 1 and Boy 2 - Male 6-11 - School Mates of Youngest Scrooge.
Younger Scrooge - Male, 12-16 Scrooge as a pre-teen/teenager.
Young Scrooge - Male 18-35 years Scrooge as a young man. This role transitions -- he starts as naïve, awkward and slightly sweet and in the next scene his is starting to become the old Scrooge we are more familiar with.
Belle - Female, 18-35 years. Scrooge's Fiance. She is fun and deeply loves Scrooge. Unbeknownst to Young Scrooge, she anchors him to his humanity and feelings. Once she is gone, he completely shuts himself off from his emotions. She is related to the Fezziwigs and this is how she knows Scrooge.
Fan - Female, 10-15 years - Scrooge's younger sister, future mother of Fred. The favored child of the family -- but her favorite family member is Scrooge. She loves Scrooge deeply and is loved deeply by him.
Dickie - Male, 18-35 years. Scrooge's best friend at Fezziwig's. He is secretly in love with Belle but he adores and respects Scrooge too much to do anything about it. He loves to dance and live life.
Mr. Fezziwig - Male, 40-Whatever years - Scrooge's employer. He is the boss that everyone wants to have. He is affable, loves his family and celebrates Christmas every year in style. He loves to dance, especially with Mrs. Fezziwig.
Mrs. Fezziwig - Female, 40- Whatever years. Fezziwig's wife. She loves everyone and they love her. She is constantly smiling - and though she can be meddlesome, it always comes from a good place and people love her for it. She loves to dance.
3 Fezziwig Daughters - Female, 6-17 years. Miniatures of their mother - they love to dance
3 Suitors - Male 6-17 years - The suitors to the Fezziwig daughters.
Young Marley - male 18-35 years Looks like Marley, only young. Is at the Fezziwig party. A friend of Scrooge. Surprisingly, considering what we know about him - he loves to dance.
Fiddler - Any Age, Any Gender -- will play music during the party scenes.
Old Belle - Female - 50-Whatever years. -- Belle as an older lady. She is not only a mother, but a loving grandmother. She has married Dickie.
Belle's Daughter - Female 18-35 Years - this will be the same performer who plays Belle-- she is a carbon copy of her mother -- and Scrooge at first mistakes her for Belle.
Old Dickie - Male 50- Whatever Years - Belle's husband. He loves his family and is very content with this life.
Isabelle - Female 6-10 years Belle's granddaughter.
Mrs. Cratchit - Female, mid-30s on up - Bob Cratchit's wife. She is a devoted mother and wife. She loves Bob fiercely. She is usually mild tempered and patient - except when it comes to her family being mistreated. Then she is feisty and fiercely protective.
Tiny Tim - 6-10 Years, Any Gender, will be played as male - Small Stature is preferred. - Cratchit child who walks with a crutch. He is very sweet tempered and does not let his disability get him down.
Peter - Male 13-17 years, Oldest Male Cratchit child.
Martha - Female 15-19 years, Oldest Female Cratchit Child
Belinda - Female 12-15 Years - Middle Cratchit daughter
Young Cratchit 1 and Young Cratchit 2 - Prefer both a male and female, Ages 6-9 years. They are closest to one another. They almost act like twins.
Wilma - Female. Age 20-40s. Fred's wife. Has never met her Uncle Scrooge and is a little resentful about it. For all that, she is a lovely woman who loves Fred and loves Christmas.
Betty - Female Age 20-40 years - Wilma's Sister
Jane - Female Age 20-40 years - Wilma's Sister
Topper - Male, Age 20-40 years - Friend of Fred's and a serious flirt who is very interested in one of Wilma's Sisters.
Guest 1-5 - Any Gender, Age 18- Whatever Years. - party goers at Fred's party.
Miner 1 and Miner 2 - Male, Any Age - One singing role - will be pulled from the Carolers - sings tenor or bass.
Sailor 1 and Sailor 2 - Male, Any Age- One singing role - will be pulled from the Carolers - sings tenor or bass.
Factory Lady 1 and Factory Lady 2 - Female, Any Age - Singing role - will be pulled from the Carolers - Soprano and alto.
Ignorance and Want - 2 Roles, Any Gender, Ages 6-10 - bedraggled, practically feral children.
Old Joe - Male, Age 20- Whatever - on the shady side of the law. He is a procurer of items - and is not very particular about how they get to him. He is very much a Fabian type character.
Undertaker/Undertaker's Wife - Male or Female - 20-Whatever Years. Goes to Old Joe to sell some of Scrooge's personal items after Scrooge dies.
Laundress - Female, Age 20- Whatever years. Goes to Old Joe to sell some of Scrooge's personal items after Scrooge dies.
We hope to see you at auditions! Please contact Matt Miyagi at email@example.com with questions.
Audition Notice for THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical
Book by Joe Tracz
Music & Lyrics by Rob Rokicki
Adapted from the book The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Directed by Jason Breaux
Music Directed by Beth Bordelon
Choreographed by Hope Carline
Stage Managed by Elizabeth Jolly
Rehearsals run November 5 – January 31st, 2023
Performances run February 1st-4th, 2023
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: The Percy Jackson Musical is a part of our Young Actor’s Program and is only open to performers between the ages of 7 and 18.
7 to 12-year-olds:
Vocal Auditions and Dance Call for our youngest of young actors will be held LIVE on Saturday, October 14th, 2023 from 9am-10:30am. The Vocal Audition for this age range will consist of a few measures of “The Campfire Song” that have been selected by our Music Director, Beth Bordelon. Everyone who auditions will also be required to participate in a Dance Call during this time. Please wear clothes and shoes in which you can move comfortably, and please bring a bottle of water and a snack. The sheet music for your vocal audition and video of the choreography for your movement call will both be sent to you via email once you have filled out an audition form. (Please note that some actors in the 7 to 12-year-old range may be asked to stay for the advanced dance call, if needed.)
13 to 18-year-olds:
Dance Call for 13 to 18-year-olds will be held LIVE on Saturday, October 14th from 11am-1pm. Everyone who signs up for an audition is required to attend the dance call. Please wear shoes and clothes in which you can dance and move, and please bring a bottle of water and a snack. Please note: unless excused in advance, any actors who do not show up for the dance call will not be allowed to proceed with the audition processing, including vocal auditions.
Vocal Auditions for 13 to 18-year-olds will be held LIVE by appointment on Sunday, October 15th from 1:30pm-7pm. If audition slots fill up, we will add vocal audition slots on Saturday, October 14th from 3pm-8pm. The production team asks that all 13 to 18-year-old actors prepare a 32-bar selection of a song IN THE STYLE OF The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, but not actually from the musical. Please bring your music with holes punched in a 3-ring binder (no sheet protectors, please). An accompanist will be provided. No acapella or tracked auditions will be accepted.
Callbacks will be held LIVE on Monday, October 16th, 2023 beginning at 6pm and Tuesday, October 17th beginning at 6pm (if needed). Callbacks will consist of vocal selections and readings from the libretto.
PLEASE FILL OUT AN AUDITION FORM – the link is provided below. YOU MUST COMPLETE AN AUDITION FORM TO RECEIVE AN AUDITION SLOT AND AUDITION MATERIALS.
We highly suggest reading the script before the audition. As stated above, once you have filled out an audition form, the full script, as well as the audition sides, will be emailed to you beginning on Tuesday, October 3rd.
ABOUT THE SHOW
As the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson has newly-discovered powers he can't control, a destiny he doesn't want, and a mythology textbook's worth of monsters on his trail. When Zeus's master lightning bolt is stolen and Percy becomes the prime suspect, he has to find and return the bolt to prove his innocence and prevent a war between the gods. But to succeed on his quest, Percy will have to do more than catch the thief. He must travel to the Underworld and back; solve the riddle of the Oracle, which warns him of betrayal by a friend; and come to terms with the father who abandoned him.
Adapted from the best-selling book "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan and featuring a thrilling original rock score, THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL is an action-packed mythical adventure "worthy of the gods" (Time Out New York).
*ALL ETHNICITIES ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION FOR ALL ROLES*
PERCY JACKSON – Son of Poseidon, a good kid with a teenage temper
ANNABETH – Daughter of Athena, smarter than you
GROVER – A happy-go-lucky satyr, like a hippie kid with hooves. Also plays:
MR. D, aka DIONYSUS – God of wine, snarky camp director
LUKE – Son of Hermes, cool camp counselor. Also plays:
GABE UGLIANO – Percy’s foul stepfather
ARES – God of war, rock star in leather pants
MINOTAUR – Half-man, half-bull
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
SALLY JACKSON – Percy’s hard-working mother. Also plays:
SILENA BEAUREGARD – Daughter of Aphrodite
THE ORACLE – a hippie mummy
ECHIDNA – Mother of monsters
CHARON – Ferryperson to the Underworld
MR. BRUNNER, aka CHIRON – Wise centaur, part-time Latin teacher. Also plays:
POSEIDON – God of the sea, salty beach bum
HADES – God of the dead, aging rock star type
AUNTY EM, aka MEDUSA – Avid sculptor
KRONOS – A voice in a pit
CLARISSE – Tough jock girl, daughter of Ares.
MRS. DODDS – A Fury posing as a substitute algebra teacher
KATIE GARDNER – Daughter of Demeter
THALIA – Daughter of Zeus, tough
BIANCA – A mysterious girl in 1930’s clothes
We hope to see you at auditions! Please contact Matt Miyagi at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.