A Christmas Carol
Auditions for Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, adapted by Romulus Linney will be held Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11 at 1:00p.m. Callbacks will be October 11 at 4:00p.m. Director Vito Abate is seeking males and females, all types, ages 9 and up. Also seeking dancers and musicians.
- Please plan to arrive within the first 30 minutes.*
- Bring a headshot or any recent photo (a copy is fine), a resume if you have one, as well as all known conflicts starting October 25. This should include all classes, rehearsals, performances, events, any extra curricular activities and travel—especially around Thanksgiving. All conflicts must be presented at time of audition.
- All auditionees will be asked to do a cold reading of a scene or monologue from the script and sing one verse and chorus of a Christmas song of their choice, prepared in advance. All those ages 9-15 should prepare "The First Noel" to sing.
Roles in the play include: Bob Cratchit; Fred; Marley; The Ghost of Christmas Past (male); Boy Scrooge; Fan; Mr. Fezziwig; Young Scrooge; Mrs. Fezziwig; Belle; The Ghost of Christmas Present; Mrs. Cratchit; The Cratchit Children (Peter, Belinda, Gillian, Miranda, Martha, Tiny Tim); Julia, Fred's wife; Lucy, Julia's sister; Mr. Topper; The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come; Old Joe; Charwoman; Undertaker's Woman; and Laundress. The role of Ebenezer Scrooge has been cast.
There are also several other speaking and non-speaking roles, and several large ensemble scenes. Being cast in multiple roles is likely. Several speaking roles will also be part of the ensemble.
This is a great opportunity to perform to large, enthusiastic audiences multiple times and within a short period. There are 12 performances counting final dress within a week and a half.
*If you are unable to arrive within 30 minutes or to make either audition date, or have any questions please let us know by emailing: TCachristmascarol2015@yahoo.com.
A preview of the script can be found here.
The Importance of Being Earnest
Auditions will be held November 1 and 2, 2015, at 7:00p.m. Readings will be from the script. You only need to attend one of the audition nights. Resumes and photos are not required, but are helpful. Performances: January 22-February 7, 2016.
Thought to be Wilde's best work, The Important of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, is a hilarious and poignant satire of Victorian era social hypocrisy. Witty and smartly plotted, Earnest is filled with memorable characters; all centred on Earnest, the fabricated brother of Jack Worthing. Earnest's exploits set off a series of unlikely events that has Jack and others caught up in a web of misunderstandings and mistaken identities all the way to the end. It is a comedy of manners from start to finish.
Seeking the following:
John (Jack) Worthing: Age 29-40. Landowner and bachelor leading a double life.
Algernon Moncrieff: Age 25-35. A man of leisure who is looking for excitement.
Lady Augusta Bracknell: Age 50-65. Upper-crust Victorian matriarch who bullies everyone in her path.
Gwendolen Fairfax: Age 24-30. Lady Bracknell's daughter and in love with Jack.
Cecily Cardew: Age 18-ish. Jack's ward. She is given to romantic fantasies
Miss Prism: Age: 45-65 Cecily's somewhat puritanical governess.
Reverend Chasuble: Age 45-65. Local vicar.
Lane: Age 35-60. Algernon's servant.
Merrimon: Age 35-60. The butler at Jack's country estate
The Miracle Worker
Auditions will be held January 24 and 25, 2016, at 1:00p.m.
The Addams Family
Auditions will be held March 20 and 21, 2016, at 7:00p.m.
Anyone interested in performing on stage at Theatre Charlotte is welcome to audition. For musicals, generally you will be required to prepare a song and bring the sheet music to the audition and come dressed to move. For non-musicals you will most likely be asked to read scenes from the script. Perusal copies of scripts are often available for those interested in auditioning. Rehearsals are usually held Sunday through Thursday evenings. Theatre Charlotte is committed to diversity on our stage and in our audience. We strongly encourage actors of color to audition.