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A CHRISTMAS CAROL **Revised** - McCarter Theatre Center Auditions

Posted: August 21, 2012

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- Submit Photo / Resume for NYC Appointments
McCarter Theatre Center (Princeton, NJ)LORT B+; $832/week minimum
Artistic Director: Emily Mann
Author: Charles Dickens
Adapted by:David Thompson
Director: Michael Unger
Choreography by: Rob Ashford
Choreography Supervisor: Jennifer Paulson Lee
Casting: Laura Stanczyk Casting
1streh: 11/9/12. Runs: 12/2/12 – 12/28/12

NYC auditions will be held on August 29, 30, and 31, by appointment only.
Seeking submissions fromActors' Equity Members onlyfor these auditions.

For consideration, email picture and resume
Indicate in the subject line: “A CHRISTMAS CAROL / AEA Submission”

NOTE:Seeking classically trained actors for the following roles. All must have great language skills, a strong sense of period and style, great ears and authentic British dialects.

(20s-Early 30s). LILY: Fred’s wife. A kind, graceful young woman. Tenacious, refuses to give up on Scrooge because she realizes how much family means to Fred. BELLE: Scrooge’s fiancée who leaves him because of his obsession with money. Belle is fiercely idealistic. There is a sadness about her; she holds people to high standards and has been disappointed. Must sing and move extremely well. Dancer preferred. Chest mix to a D. Audition will include singing. ALL ETHNICITIES.

(Early 20s) Scrooge before he is corrupted. A conflicted youth torn between the need for financial security and the desire to connect with other human beings. At this point, he still possesses a sense of fun and humor and, most importantly, he is still redeemable. Attractive, charming, intelligent, well spoken. Must be above 6 feet tall. ALL ETHNICITIES.

(50s, character man) Mr. Fezziwig is Young Scrooge’s employer. Generous, expansive, a kind-hearted and jolly man but not a fool. Has integrity. Old Joe is a cockney pawnshop dealer who trades in stolen goods. Witty and devious. Distant relative of Dickens’ Fagin with a bawdy sense of humor. Must be able to handle both working class London and Cockney accents. ALL ETHNICITIES.

(20s) Fan is young and fragile. Scrooge’s devoted sister and Fred’s mother. SOLICITOR 2 is a giddy but determined young woman, who loves to tease, is good hearted and well-intentioned. A young character actress with great range. ALL ETHNICITIES.

Update: 8/21 - Now also seeking:

(30s) Female. African American. Infectious spirit and warmth. Must have a real presence and sense of humor, wit, and mischief. Though maternal and earthy, she is powerful and has an implicit understanding of right and wrong. Must have a convincing BRTISH accent which does not drift to the Caribbean.

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