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Casting Call for Boys and Girls for "A Christmas Carol 2024"

Northport, NY, United States
ID: 571351Exp: 8/6/2024
Description:

Auditions for the annual production of A Christmas Carol 2024! Children (age 5 and up) are welcome. Please see the details below. About the project: A Christmas Carol. In Prose. Being a Ghost Story of Christmas, commonly known as A Christmas Carol, is a novella by Charles Dickens, first published in London by Chapman & Hall in 1843 and illustrated by John Leech. It recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. In the process, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man. Dickens wrote A Christmas Carol during a period when the British were exploring and re-evaluating past Christmas traditions, including carols, and newer customs such as cards and Christmas trees. He was influenced by the experiences of his own youth and by the Christmas stories of other authors, including Washington Irving and Douglas Jerrold. Dickens had written three Christmas stories prior to the novella, and was inspired following a visit to the Field Lane Ragged School, one of several establishments for London's street children. The treatment of the poor and the ability of a selfish man to redeem himself by transforming into a more sympathetic character are the key themes of the story. There is discussion among academics as to whether this is a fully secular story, or if it is a Christian allegory. Additional info: Callbacks will be held by appointment, if needed, the following week on Monday, August 12th, and Tuesday, August 13th starting at 7:00 pm. Rehearsals begin mid-late October. Performance dates are December 13th and 14th at 8 pm, and December 15th at 3 pm. If you cannot make the auditions in person, we understand the summer can be very busy, and want to accommodate everyone. Video auditions can also be submitted. See the flyer attached for more info. If interested, please apply.

5 roles

Mrs. CratchitBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Mrs.DilbersFemale5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Jacob MarleyBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

TopperBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities

Ghost of Christmas PresentBoth genders5-18 y.o.All ethnicities