Cincinnati Playhouse Holds Children's Auditions For A CHRISTMAS CAROL 7/10, 7/11

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will hold auditions on Saturday, July 10 and Sunday, July 11 for children interested in performing in the 2010 production of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by KeyBank. The show, an annual Tristate holiday tradition, celebrates its 20th year this season with performances running December 2 to 30.

Nine area children will be cast to fill speaking and non-speaking parts in the annual production. Roles are available for boys and girls ages 8 to 13 years old. Additionally, the part of Tiny Tim requires a boy 6 to 8 years of age. Those cast in previous productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will need to audition again to be considered for this year's show. To be eligible, children must not turn 14 before December 30, 2010.

Children should submit a resume of any experience to The Playhouse, along with a photograph (a good quality school or family photo is acceptable). The resume and photo must be submitted again even if they have been sent in the past. The resume must indicate exact birth date and height and include an e-mail address and telephone number. At the audition, children will be asked to share a one-minute monologue, story or poem with an English accent.

Interested children must be available for all rehearsals, most of which are scheduled around school hours. Rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL begin in mid-November. Children must also be available for all performances of the show, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays and which include some weekday student and public matinees.

Headshots and resumes should be sent to the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, ATTN: AUDITIONS, c/o Michael Haney, P. O. Box 6537, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45206. To be considered, all photos and resumes must be received at The Playhouse by Wednesday, June 30.

Those selected to audition will be contacted by telephone to schedule specific times. All auditions will be held at The Playhouse, located in Eden Park at the edge of Mt. Adams.

Adapted by Howard Dallin, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a faithful retelling of Charles Dickens' tale of a miserly sinner given one last chance at redemption by four persuasive spirits.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL's heartwarming message, along with hundreds of costume changes and thrilling special effects, make the show one of The Playhouse's most Popular Productions year after year.

The Playhouse is supported, in part, by the generosity of the tens of thousands of individuals and businesses that give to the Fine Arts Fund.

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund The Playhouse with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Playhouse also receives funding from the Shubert Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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