November 23, 2017

Attleboro Community Theatre A Christmas Carol Auditions

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Attleboro Community Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for A CHRISTMAS CAROL, the classic, family-friendly tale of redemption and holiday spirit. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be directed by David Blessinger of Cumberland, RI, who will be assisted by Caitlyn Lively of Attleboro, MA. David Blessinger also adapted this particular version of the Charles Dickens classic. Auditions will be held on September 12th and September 13th at Cardi’s Furniture at 999 Newport Avenue in South Attleboro, MA.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. The director is also recommending that all actors attend both nights of auditions if possible. ACT is looking to cast the following roles:
Narrator: (Age 25+) NOT Charles Dickens, but a good speaker.
Fred: (middle-aged) Scrooge’s nephew, nice fellow, married to Jane. Would be in parliament if he could.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Age 50+) A tight-fisted hand to the grindstone man, he was. A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, clutching, foul mouth old sinner. At least until he was visited by 3 ghosts.
Bob Cratchit: (middle-aged) Same age as Fred. Works for Scrooge as his clerk. Dedicated family man.
Brown: (middle-aged) Local milk/egg delivery man. Owes Scrooge for the loan on his milk cart.
Marley: (Age 50+) Scrooge’s late partner
Christmas Past: Ghost of Christmas Past (male or female)
Christmas Present: (Age 16+) Ghost of Christmas Present (male or female)
Christmas Future: (Age 16+) Ghost of Christmas Future (male or female, non-speaking role)
Young Scrooge: (Age 16-20) Ebenezer Scrooge at age 18
Dick Wilkins: (Age 16-20) Worked for Fezziwig along with Young Scrooge
Fezziwig: (age 40+) Young Scrooge’s and Dick Wilkins’s employer. Happy, jolly kind of guy.
Mrs. Fezziwig: (Age 35+) Fezziwig’s wife
Belle: (Age 16-20) Young Scrooge’s fiancée (Cannot be afraid to be kissed on cheek)
Fan: (Age 16-20) Scrooge’s sister/Fred’s mother)
Mira: (Age 16-20) Belle’s friend and Fezziwig’s daughter
Mrs. Cratchit: (middle-aged) Bob’s wife and mother of Belinda, Martha, and Tiny Tim.
Tiny Tim: (Age 4-6) Cratchits’ son
Belinda: (Age 12-14) Cratchits’ younger daughter
Martha: (Age 18-25) Cratchits’ older daughter
Jane: (middle-aged) Fred’s wife
Other roles include townsfolk, beggars, society collectors, a bar man, and a pawn broker.
About the Show:
Though London awaits the joyful arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge thinks it's all humbug, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their views. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns that three spirits will visit him this night. The ghosts take Scrooge on a journey through his past, present, and future in the hopes of transforming his bitterness through true Christmas spirit.
Performances will be December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th, and 17th. Friday and Saturday evening performances are at 8pm, and Sunday matinees will be at 2pm. All actors must be available for all performances, as well as tech week (November 26-29th, including a dress rehearsal, preview performance on November 29th).
The rehearsal schedule will be discussed with the cast but will most likely be Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
For more information, please contact attleborocommunitytheatreACT@gmail.com or visit www.attleborocommunitytheatre.com.

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