Theatreworks

A Christmas Carol

Audition Notice


Theatreworks, located in Colorado Springs, CO, will be holding Equity and non-Equity auditions for A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, Adapted by Murray Ross and Directed by Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans. All positions are paid. Theatreworks operates under an SPT 5 Agreement with Actors’ Equity Association. Auditions are by appointment only.

Theatreworks is committed to diversity and we encourage performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.

Contact: casting@theatreworkscs.org

Audition Dates

  •   August 19, 2018 • 4:00 PM–10:00 PM
  •   August 20, 2018 • 10:00 AM–2:30 PM
Schedule an Appointment

Callbacks by invitation only.

  •   August 25, 2018 • 10:00 AM–2:30 PM

Location

Ent Center for the Arts
Dusty Loo Bon Vivant
5225 N Nevada Ave
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

The theater is located in the Ent Center for the Arts on the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs campus. Parking is free in lots 574, 576 & 580.

Preparation

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Audition sides will be available soon.
Any actors who play strolling instruments should prepare a short piece and bring their instrument to the audition. Actors will not be asked to sing at the initial audition but will be asked to sing at callbacks.

Personnel

Directed by new Artistic Director, Caitlin Lowans.

Production Dates


Cast Breakdown

All Roles are Available: All actors should joy in Dickens' language, have facility with British dialects, and be excited for a physically-driven rehearsal process. Everyone except Scrooge narrates and is a member of the company; they need to be able to create multiple distinct characters through body and voice. Ensemble actors must be comfortable singing and holding harmony. Puppetry experience and ability to play strolling instruments (fiddle, accordion, etc.) are a plus! Needed: 6 Actors to play male characters ranging in age from 20-70; 3 Actors to play female characters ranging in age from 20-60; 2 Child Actors (Boy and Girl) ranging in age from 6-14.

Actor 1
M, 50s-70s: Marley and others

Actor 2
F, 30s-40s: Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Cratchit and others.

Actor 3
M, Child (8-14): Young Scrooge, Peter Cratchit, Turkey Boy

Actor 4
M, 30s-40s: Bob Cratchit and others.

Actor 5
M, 20s-30s: Fred, and others; puppetry experience ideal

Actor 6
M, 30s-50s: Fezziwig, Christmas Present and others.

Actor 7
F, 20s: Belle, Belinda Cratchit, and others; puppetry experience ideal

Actor 8
F, Child (6-12): Fan, Tiny Tim, Need; must be small enough to be lifted.

Actor 9
F, any age: Laundress and others

Actor 10
M, any age: Businessman and others

Scrooge
M, 50s-70s