AUDITIONS: A WINTER'S TALE

This lively musical adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol showcases both the humor and pathos of Dickens rich 1843 story of spiritual renewal and redemption. A Winter’s Tale uses the tools of a variety of musical theatre styles (pop, rock, calypso, Irish jig, standard) to recreate A Christmas Carol, the classic tale that has become a holiday favorite for children and adults.

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Auditions will be held on:

Saturday, September 02, from 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, September 03, from 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Callbacks will be held on Wednesday, September 06 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
You will be informed by email if you are required for callbacks.

Advance appointments are not necessary. Actors only need to attend one day of auditions.

All auditions, and any necessary callbacks, will be held at the Morgan-Wixson Theatre.

Street parking available.

Venice Family Clinic’s parking lot is available on weekends and on weekdays after 6:00pm. Do not park at our neighbors AAMCO/Viking Motors or SGI or you will be towed.

Please prepare 32 bars (verse and chorus) from contemporary musical theater repertoire. Do not sing a pop/rock song. Actors should be prepared to dance at the initial audition. An accompanist will be provided; bring sheet music in the key you will be singing. You may bring your accompaniment on CD or iPhone.

Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00pm

(Including Thanksgiving weekend)


Please note that actors MUST be available for all performances unless otherwise negotiated with the production staff prior to casting.

Rehearsals will begin Saturday, September 09. All rehearsals will be held Monday through Thursday from 6:30pm – 9:00pm, Saturdays from 1:00pm – 5:00pm and Sundays from 5:30pm – 9:00pm. Actors are not called for all rehearsals, only those rehearsals where they are being used for a scene.

Picture (snapshot is fine), resume and your conflicts for the whole rehearsal period. We must have all conflicts no later than callbacks, or you will not be cast in the show. If additional conflicts arise after casting, it may result in an actor being replaced.

Scrooge

14-18, Baritone

Excellent singer/actor to play an old man, hard hearted miser who transforms into a man with a heart of gold, needs excellent focus, appears in most scenes.

British accent.

Bob Cratchit

14-18, Baritone

Sings in pop and rock styles, excellent singer/actor, kind, warm, a good father with a positive outlook, feels things deeply, must be open to playing highly emotional scenes.

Cockney accent.

Young Scrooge

14-18, Tenor/Baritone

Sings a musical comedy ballad, excellent singer/actor, warm, loving and humorous in one scene and cold and bitter in another.

British accent.

Fredrick

14-18, Baritone

Sings a musical comedy ballad and a calypso number, great sense of humor, Scrooge’s nephew.

British accent.

Mr. Fezziwig

14-18, Tenor

Sings in musical comedy style, comedic character role, open and fun, bigger than life.

Irish accent.

Joe

14-18, Baritone

Sing in musical comedy style, comedic character role, a thief (think Fagin in “Oliver”).

Cockney accent.

Jacob Marley

Age open, Voice open

Good physical control, penny pinching and covetous but has learned the error of his ways.

British accent.

Tiny Tim

8-11, Boy Soprano

Sweet, kind, innocent, not bitter about his physical handicap.

Cockney accent.

(May consider a girl for this role)

Gentleman 1

Age open, Voice open

Pompous yet jolly.

British accent.

Gentleman 2

Age open, Voice open

Nervous and unsure.

British accent.

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Belle

13-18, Soprano with strong low range

Sings a musical comedy ballad, excellent singer/actor, Scrooge’s young love, sweet, down to earth.

British accent.

Abigail

13-18, Alto/Soprano

Sings in musical comedy style (and a calypso number), excellent singer/actor, strong willed yet gentle, opinionated.

British accent.

Emilie Cratchit

13-18, High belt

Sings musical comedy and rock styles, excellent singer/actor, warm and tender, makes the best of a hard life.

Cockney accent

Christmas Past

9-14, Alto Belt

Sings in pop style, mischievous child, very Peter Pan.

British accent.

Christmas Present

13-18, Alto Belt

Musical comedy style, loud and raucous, likes to tease and taunt, must have a great laugh.

British accent.

Christmas Future

13-18, Alto Belt

Rock style, no spoken lines, her presence is everything, a great actress that is able to use her body to convey emotions.

Mrs. Dilber

Age Open, Alto Belt

Sings musical comedy style, comedic character role, Scrooge’s housekeeper, crass and earthy.

Cockney accent.

Mrs. Fezziwig

Age Open, Alto Belt

Sings musical comedy style, comedic character role, jolly, everyone’s friend.

Irish accent.

Caroline

Age Open, Alto/Soprano

Sings musical comedy style, a bit trampy.

Cockney accent.

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Ensemble

Ages 8 to 18

Ensemble must sing and move well, they play a variety of roles (Peter, Martha, Belinda & Kathy Cratchit, Dick Wilkins, Boy Scrooge, Butcher, Goose Boy, Child Fan, Chimney Sweeps, Carolers, Fezziwig Daughters, to name a few).

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