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"Christmas Carol" Show Child Audition for the Theater

Attleboro, MA, United States
ID: 570989Exp: 9/9/2024
$500/project
Description:

Audition for "Christmas Carol" Show. Children will need to be ages 8 – 12 for the full run of the show. About the project: A Christmas Carol, adapted from the novella by Charles Dickens, original music by Richard Cumming, directed and adapted by Stephen Thorne. Everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, is back. He is a wrenching, covetous, mean old man, caring more for money than the good of his family or neighbors. When the clock strikes midnight one fateful Christmas Eve, the ghost of Scrooge’s old pal Marley pays a much overdue visit. Through a supernatural journey, Scrooge must confront his past, acknowledge his present, and define his future for the good of his community, and his very soul. A timeless holiday tale of redemption and joy, Trinity Rep’s reimagined production of A Christmas Carol has been a beloved New England family tradition for more than 45 years! Rate: Each child actor will receive one (1) $500.00 stipend for their time and participation. Child actors shall be paid their stipend no later than the first Thursday following opening night. Additional info: Rehearsals: October 3 – November 3 Tech Rehearsals: November 4 – November 8 Preview Performances: November 9 – November 14 Opening Press Night: November 15 Closing: December 31; possible extension or make up shows to January 7, 2024 REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE Both rehearsals and performances will take place in downtown Providence, RI. Two children will be cast in each role and will rehearse and perform, on an alternating basis. Participating in A Christmas Carol is a serious, and big, time commitment! Registration is not required! When you arrive to Cardi’s, please check in, provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination for your child or submit your exemption forms, and complete the audition form and costume sheet. If able, print and complete forms prior to arrival. Teams will have extra copies of each form at the check-in table. On your child’s audition form, we will ask for acting, vocal, dance, and instrument abilities as well as if they can jump rope. Teams will also ask for any other relevant theater experience/skills in addition to any known conflicts you have at this time. Children should prepare, or be familiar with, the three short scenes linked below. They should also prepare to sing a verse of their favorite Christmas carol. Auditionees do not need to memorize scenes, and director encourage you to bring lyrics to your song! If interested, please apply.

6 roles

Turkey KidMale8-12 y.o.All ethnicities

A confident kid who knows a great deal about the neighborhood. This performer will also play: Office Caroler, Agonized Spirit, School Kid, Fezziwig Kid

FanMale8-12 y.o.All ethnicities

Scrooge’s older sister – a vibrant and loving presence. This performer will also play: Office Caroler, Fezziwig Kid, Wild Kid

Belinda CratchitFemale8-12 y.o.All ethnicities

The prankster of the Cratchit family with a sparky personality. This performer will also play: A Child, Office Caroler, Clara, Fezziwig Kid

Martha CratchitFemale8-12 y.o.All ethnicities

The eldest of the Cratchit children – responsible and nurturing. This performer will also play: Office Caroler, Agonized Spirit, Tabitha

Peter CratchitMale8-12 y.o.All ethnicities

A kind, quieter kid – he’s just now coming into his own. This performer will also play: Office Caroler, Dick Wilkins, Fezziwig Kid

Tiny TimMale8-12 y.o.All ethnicities

A child with a good sense of humor and a bright presence. Neurodivergent. This performer will also play: Office Caroler, School Kid, Fezziwig Kid, Sinus Kid