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Casting Teen Performers for "The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge" Show

La Plata, MD, United States
ID: 570787Exp: 8/18/2024
Description:

Seeking actors ages 17 and up for "The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge" Show. Please see the details below. About the project: The unthinkable has happened. Mr. Scrooge’s heart has grown cold again. It’s been one year since we left ‘A Christmas Carol,’ and Ebenezer’s ‘bah humbug’ spirit is back this time, he’s suing for damages. In this hilarious Christmas comedy, you are part of the jury as the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future take the stand to defend themselves against Scrooge’s accusations of breaking and entering, kidnapping, attempted murder, pain and suffering, and more. Has Scrooge really returned to his old ways? Can he find true redemption… again? The surprising verdict may explain it all and change the way you see Christmas forever!” This is a period show with a modern sense of humor. Set in 19th-century London, and accents and historical mannerisms (with modern sensibilities) are required. Additional info: TO PREPARE: - A comedic monologue. No memorization is required! Come with paper (or phone) in hand, if you'd like! - Your best British accent! Don’t worry if you can’t do an accent, we’ll be playing around with it. - All scheduling conflicts between 8/27 - 12/15. Directors will also be doing cold readings from the script. Callbacks: Tuesday, 8/20 @ 7 PM - 9 PM REHEARSAL + PERFORMANCE DATES: Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings. - First read-through date: Tuesday, 8/27 @ 7 PM - 10 PM - Rehearsals begin: Thursday, 8/29 @ 7 PM - 10 PM - Tech week: Sunday, 11/17 - Monday, 11/25 - Press night: Tuesday, 11/26 @ 7:30 PM - IDR: Wednesday, 11/27 @ 7:30 PM - Performances: Friday, 11/29 @ 8 PM Saturday, 11/30 @ 8 PM Sunday, 12/1 @ 3 PM Friday, 12/6 @ 8 PM Saturday, 12/7 @ 8 PM Sunday, 12/8 @ 3 PM Friday, 12/13 @ 8 PM Saturday, 12/14 @ 8 PM Sunday, 12/15 @ 3 PM - Brush-up rehearsals: Wednesday, 12/4 Wednesday, 12/11 If interested, please apply.

8 roles

SCROOGEMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The central character, a miserly bookkeeper in London who undergoes a transformative journey during the trial. Cold-hearted, intense. Must have a strong stage presence and the ability to portray both comedic and dramatic moments.

SOLOMON ROTHSCHILDMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The eloquent and confident defense attorney representing all the accused ghosts. Charismatic, confident, and authoritative. Strong speaking skills and the ability to command attention in the courtroom scenes are crucial.

JACOB MARLEY / BOB CRATCHITMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Marley is Scrooge's deceased business partner who appears as a ghost to warn him. He is eerie, foreboding, ghoulish. Cratchit is Scrooge's loyal clerk at his business. He’s lived a hard life, but he’s sympathetic, humble, and warm.

FRED / CHRISTMAS FUTUREMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Fred is Scrooge's cheerful, uppercrust nephew who consistently invites Scrooge to Christmas dinner. He is bubbly, optimistic, and warm. Christmas Future is a mysterious figure who presents a bleak future if Scrooge does not change. He is ominous, imposing, and ghoulish.

AN / BELLE / CHRISTMAS PASTFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Fan is Scrooge's sister who offers insight into his painful childhood. Belle is Scrooge's former love interest who testifies about their past relationship. Christmas Past is a gentle spirit who takes Scrooge through his past. Each role requires sensitivity and the ability to evoke nostalgia, sympathy, and emotional depth.

MRS. CRATCHIT / MISS WAINWRIGHT / MRS. DILBER / TRANSLATORFemale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mrs. Cratchit is Bob Cratchit's wife and the mother of the Cratchit children. She is warm, strong, and tough. Miss Wainwright is a community activist who solicits donations to help the poor, especially during Christmas time. She is determined and empathetic. Mrs. Dilber is Scrooge’s maid and one of the three people who steals from Scrooge after his “death.” She is a witness in the trial. The Translator converts the gibberish of the Ghost of Christmas Future into English.

JUDGE PEARSONMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The grumpy judge presiding over the trial with a stern demeanor. He is tough and authoritative. ​​Must be able to deliver lines with a no-nonsense attitude while also handling comedic moments.

MR. CONNOLLYMale17-18 y.o.All ethnicities

The bailiff of the courtroom who offers a voice of hope despite the judge's pessimism. He is compassionate and optimistic. Requires the ability to bring warmth and humanity to the role, akin to Bob Cratchit.