A Christmas Carol - Audition Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 17th, 20th OR 21st

SEPTEMBER 22nd - CALL BACKS

 

September 17th

5:30pm-6:30pm - Children (12 and under ONLY) vocal audition by appointment

6:30pm-7:00pm - Children (12 and under ONLY) dance audition by appointment

7:00pm-8:30pm - Vocal auditions for adults/teens by appointment

8:30pm-9:30pm - Dance auditions for adults/teens by appointment

SELECT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME HERE

 

September 20th

6:00pm-7:00pm - Children (12 and under ONLY) vocal audition by appointment

7:00pm-7:30pm - Children (12 and under ONLY) dance audition by appointment

7:30pm-9:00pm - Vocal auditions for adults/teens by appointment

8:30pm-9:30pm - Dance audition for adults/teens by appointment

SELECT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME HERE

 

September 21st

6:00pm-7:00pm - Children (12 and under ONLY) vocal audition by appointment

7:00pm-7:30pm - Children (12 and under ONLY) dance audition by appointment

7:30pm-9:00pm - Vocal auditions for adults/teens by appointment

8:00pm-9:30pm - Dance audition for adults/teens by appointment

SELECT YOUR APPOINTMENT TIME HERE

 

Prepare 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show and bring sheet music in the correct key.  Children (12 and under) who only wish to be part of the child angels ensemble do NOT need to bring in a song.  They will be taught a phrase to sing from the show.

Dance auditions are not mandatory.  If attending the dance call, please bring/wear the appropriate shoes and attire.

 

Auditions will be held at the Ridgewood Avenue School Theater - 235 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ  07028.

 

PLEASE ARRIVE 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT TIME.

 

Call backs will be held on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd between 10:00am and 2:00pm by appoinment.  Call back materials will be posted soon. 

Rehearsals occur weekdays typically 6:00pm-9:00pm and some Saturdays 9:00am-3:00pm in (or near) Glen Ridge.  Rehearsal time commitment varies based on role - not all cast members are typically called to all rehearsals or for the full reherasal time until tech week.

Please read the character breakdowns below.  

 

A Christmas Carol, The Musical


Cast Size: Large Cast type: Ensemble Cast – Many featured roles, Strong/Large Chorus, Children Dance requirement: Strong Dancers required for ABUNDANCE AND CHARITY DANCERS, SAILORS and LOWER CLASS LADIES some tap, soft shoe, ballroom in FEZZIWIG’S BALL

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

EBENEZER SCROOGE, an old man whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs of his fellow men, SCROOGE must journey through his past to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he had as a young man. A2 - Eb3 Baritone

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST/LAMPLIGHTER, (female or a young male) a young, twinkly, spritely apparition, full of the Christmas spirit. Eb4 - G5 Boy Soprano *Doubles as LAMPLIGHTER

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT/SANDWICHBOARD MAN, a jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes to show Scrooge all the love, joy and celebration he is missing D3 - D4 Baritone *Doubles as the SANDWICHBOARD MAN

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE/BLIND OLD HAG, a beautiful and terrifying wrath, strong presence C4 - D5 Alto *Doubles as BLIND OLD HAG

BOB CRATCHIT, a hardworking clerk in SCROOGE'S employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son TINY TIM. CRATCHIT maintains a kind heart, even in the face of SCROOGE'S mean-spiritedness. G#2 - E4 Baritenor

MARLEY JACOB MARLEY, Scrooge’s former business partner who, before his death was just like Scrooge. Comes back from the grave to warn SCROOGE of the consequences of living the life of a miser. D3 - Ab4 Baritenor

FRED ANDERSON, warm and compassionate, SCROOGE'S nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family. He believes in the good a joyful christmas spirit can bring to the world. C3 - D4 Baritenor

SALLY ANDERSON, the wife of SCROOGE'S nephew FRED. Tired of having "UNCLE SCROOGE" over for Christmas dinner each year. C4 - C5 Alto

MR. FEZZIWIG, a portly, jolly man, who used to threw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. A kind-hearted bank-owner who helped Ebenezer Scrooge get his start. Later, must ask Scrooge for help and is turned away. D#3 - B4 Tenor
[While the range for MR. FEZZIWIG is large, some lines are adjustable, making the range a little narrower. Please see the score and listen to the recording of "Fezziwig's Annual Christmas Ball" for a better sense of the requirements.]

MRS. FEZZIWIG, the cheerful wife of MR. FEZZIWIG the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Later, become poor and can't understand why Scrooge won't help her husband. D4 - Ab5 Soprano

EMILY, (16-20) young, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young 18 yr old Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life - friends, family, and the joy that comes from loving someone and being loved in return. D4 - F Soprano

SCROOGE AT 18, saving his money and running from a life of poverty, YOUNG EBENEZER is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with EMILY. He is still searching for a place to call home, but has found a second family in the FEZZIWIGS. D3 - D4 Tenor

MARLEY AT 18,

MR. SYMTHE, recently widowed and left with a young daughter, GRACE. Hopes Scrooge will be lenient and give him time to pay his debt. Respectable, but poor. C3 - C4 Baritone

MRS. CRATCHIT, Tiny Tim’s mother and Mr. Cratcher’s wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she’s got.  G#3 - D5 Alto

MRS. MOPS, (50-70) The feisty, no-nonsense housekeeper of Ebenezer Scrooge

BEADLE/CREDITOR, a worker in SCROOGE'S bank. C#3 - Bb3 Baritone

OLD JOE, a rag picker who scavenges off the dead. F3- E4 Baritone

THREE CHARITY MEN D3-F4 TTB

THREE RICH WIVES C4-D5 SSA

TWO CHARWOMEN

TWO GRANNIES

TWO UNDERTAKERS

POULTERER JONATHON MARLEY'S FOUR ACOLYTES JUDGE SCROOGE'S FATHER SCROOGE'S MOTHER MR. HAWKINS
FOUR ABUNDANCE AND CHARITY ELVES

ENSEMBLE: BANKERS, STREET VENDORS, SAILORS, LOWER CLASS LADIES, GHOSTS, JAILERS, FACTORY WORKERS, FEZZIWIG PARTY-GOERS, CLERKS, CREDITORS, DANCING GIRLS, MONKS, CHILDREN, CHORUS OF CHILD ANGELS, etc.

 

CHILDREN’S CAST OF CHARACTERS:

TINY TIM, the young son of BOB CRATCHET. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope. More than anyone, TINY TIME embodies the Christmas Spirit. Bb3 - D4 Boy Soprano

GRACE SMYTHE, the young daughter of MR. SMYTHE. Accompanies her father to ask Scrooge for leniency following her mother's death. Respectable, but poor. Db4 - Db5 Soprano

JONATHAN, unchanged voice, a young street urchin who delivers the prize turkey to Mr. Scrooge, dance experience a plus

SCROOGE AT 12, a poor orphan who works all day at a boot making factory. Tired of poverty, he vows to save his money and make his fortune. He desperately misses his parents and wants to find a home of his own. F#3 - A4 Tenor

SCROOGE AT 8,

FAN AT 8-10, the younger sister of Ebeneazer at 12

FAN AT 6-8, the young sister of Ebeneazer at 8

MARTHA CRATCHET, the oldest daughter in the Cratchet family

PETER CRATCHET, the oldest son in the Cratchet family

BELINDA CROTCHET, the youngest daughter in the Cratchet family

WANT and IGNORANCE, two young frail children, a boy and girl, whom appear with the Ghost of Christmas Present

PANTOMIME GIRL

STREET URCHINS

CHORUS OF CHILD ANGELS