A CHRISTMAS CAROL THE MUSICAL - Algonquin Arts Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: August 21, 2018
Audition Location: Manasquan, NJ

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An Algonquin Arts Theatre Production

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent

Directed by: Anthony Greco
Musical Director: Kara Leigh
Choreographer: Jessica O'Brien

AUDITION LOCATION
Algonquin Arts Theatre, 173 Main Street in Manasquan. Please enter the theatre through the lobby where staff will check you in and direct you to the appropriate space.

AUDITION DATES
Monday, September 10 @ 7 p.m. (we encourage children auditioning to do so between 7-8 p.m.)
Tuesday, September 11 @ 7 p.m. (we encourage children auditioning to do so between 7-8 p.m.)
Wednesday, September 12 @ 7 p.m. (Call backs by invitation only.)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS
Those auditioning should be prepared to sing 16-32 bars of a song in the traditional musical theatre style of canon which shows their range and ability to tell a story through music. Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. No self-accompanying or a cappella. Dress comfortably in order to dance, not everyone may be asked to dance. Please be prepared to list all rehearsal conflicts. Rehearsals are tentatively scheduled to begin mid-to-late September but not kick into gear until mid-October.

PERFORMANCES
8 Performances:
Friday, November 30 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 1 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 2 - 3 p.m.
Friday, December 7 - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 - 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 8 - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 9 - 3 p.m.

SYNOPSIS:
Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters come to life in this lavish and thrilling adaptation of Dickens' Christmas classic. Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN
Please note the role of Scrooge has been cast. ALL OTHER ROLES OPEN!!!

A note from the Director ... This is a true ensemble piece and one of the most beautiful scores ever written! Imagine if the scores of Titanic the Musical and Ragtime had a Christmas baby, this would be it!!! The Madison Square Garden production featured over 100 actors because of how many featured roles there are throughout the show for all adult ages. Just because it is dark and gritty London don't think there is no dancing. There are several BIG dance numbers for both men and women who love to move, especially girls to be featured in the Rockette Christmas Spectacular-style number, "Abundance & Charity." If you are looking to sing some incredible choral pieces this is also the show for you. This adaptation is rarely done due to its size and we are so lucky that the Algonquin Arts Theatre is mounting this show this holiday season. Please come audition and be part of it!

ADULT ROLES:
Mr. Bob Cratchit. Male, 30-40. Baritone.
A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.

Mrs. Cratchit. Female, 30-40. Alto.
Tiny Tim's mother and Mr. Cratchit's wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she's got.

Ghost Of Christmas Past. Male/Female. 20s-30s. Tenor/Mezzo.
An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge's past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter. Seeking a dynamic performer who can dance for this role!

Ghost Of Christmas Present. Male 25+. Baritenor.
A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man.

Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future. Female. 20s. Soprano.
This is not your usual depiction of this role Seeking a strong dancer, skilled in ballet is a plus! A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading. *This actor will play other featured roles throughout the cast as well!

Ghost of Jacob Marley. Male. 35+. Baritenor.
Scrooge's former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.

Young Scrooge. Male, 20s. Baritone.
Scrooge as seen as a young man. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world. *This actor will play other featured roles throughout the cast as well!

Emily. Female, 20s. Soprano.
Scrooge's fiance from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money. *This actor will play other featured roles throughout the cast as well!

Fred. Male, 20s. Baritone.
Scrooge's nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world. *This actor will play other featured roles throughout the cast as well!

Mr. Fezziwig. Male, 40+. Tenor.
A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge's first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became. *This actor will play other featured roles throughout the cast as well!

Mrs. Fezziwig. Female, 40+. Soprano.
The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig's wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful. *This actor will play other featured roles throughout the cast as well!

Ensemble.

CHILD ROLES
Tiny Tim. Boy or Girl. 9-11.
Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit's youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy.

Martha Cratchit.

Young Fan Scrooge.

Young Ebenezer Scrooge.

Grace Smythe.

Jonathon, the Turkey Boy.

Ensemble.

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