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

Posted: August 21, 2012

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A CHRISTMAS CAROL
- 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 to:asst@lscasting.org
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.

LILY/BELLE:
(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.

YOUNGE SCROOGE:
(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.

MR. FEZZIWIG / OLD JOE:
(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.

FAN / SOLICITOR 2:
(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:

CHRISTMAS PRESENT:
(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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