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A CHRISTMAS CAROL| October 13 & 14

A CHRISTMAS CAROLTales of a 4th Grade Nothing

AUDITIONS
October 13 & 14, by appointment only

Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 to schedule an audition appointment.

IMPORTANT DATES
Company Meeting:
TBA
First Rehearsal:
TBA
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, based on the actors’ availability. Some weekend rehearsals.
Tech Days: November 29 & 30
Dress Rehearsals: December 1 & 2
Performances: December 4-7 & 11-14
Previews: December 3 & 10
(Performances are at 7:30 PM with a 2:00 PM Sunday matinee)

MATERIAL TO PREPARE

Please read the entire script before auditioning.  CLICK HERE to view an online copy of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. NOTE: Password information is required. Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 for more information.

Please review the following AUDITION TIPS.

Please bring a full list of any conflicts you may have during the rehearsal period.

Plan to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment to fill out an audition form.

Enter the theatre through the STAGE DOOR on the south side of the Oakley-Lindsay Center. Auditions are in the Rehearsal Hall/Lab Theatre.

Make strong choices and take risks!

PRODUCTION STAFF
Director | BRANDON THOMSEN
Vocal Director | ELIZABETH MANNHARDT
Music Director | DR. H. TODD EVANS
Scenic/Lighting Designer | PAUL DENCKLA

SYNOPSIS
Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly and miserable man, greets each Christmas with a “bah humbug.” That is, until he is visited one Christmas Eve by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. In one extraordinary night, the spirits take Scrooge on a musical, life-changing journey through memories from his past, the reality of his present, and the grim future should he continue his greedy ways. Come celebrate the holiday spirit with your whole family in this musical experience they will treasure for years to come!

GENERAL CHARACTER LISTING

Townspeople
Boy
Dickens
Mrs. Dickens
Bookseller
A small child
Boy Caroler
Scrooge
Fred
Bob Cratchit
1st Gentleman (solicitor)
2nd Gentleman (solicitor)
Jacob Marley
The Spirit of Christmas Past
(Nasty Dick, Strange Girl, Mr. Cheevers, Molly the pastry girl – I-4-17)
Little Boy Scrooge
Older Boy Scrooge (could be the same as Little Boy Scrooge)
Fan
Fezziwig
Young Man Scrooge
Dick Wilkins
Mrs. Fezziwig
Fiddler
Guests
Belle
The Spirit of Christmas Present
Mrs. Cratchit
Martha Cratchit
Belinda Cratchit
Peter Cratchit
Tiny Tim
(additional Cratchit children / Harriet – speaks II-6-21)
Fred’s Wife (Niece)
Emily (guest)
Topper (guest)
Nutley (guest)
Beatrice (guest)
Ignorance (boy)
Want (girl)
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
1st Gentleman
2nd Gentleman
(additional men)
Charwoman
Pawnproker (Old Joe)
Laundress (Mrs. Dilber)
UndertakerBoy (prized turkey)

 

SINGING/NON-SINGING

Townspeople (prologue, underscoring)
Boy (solo line)
Dickens (singing)
Mrs. Dickens (non)
Bookseller (non)
A small child (non)
Boy Caroler (slight)
Scrooge (singing)
Fred (non)
Bob Cratchit (singing)
1st Gentleman (solicitor) (non)
2nd Gentleman (solicitor) (non)
Jacob Marley (non)
The Spirit of Christmas Past (singing)
(Nasty Dick, Strange Girl, Mr. Cheevers, Molly the pastry girl – I-4-17)
Little Boy Scrooge (non)
Older Boy Scrooge (could be the same as Little Boy Scrooge) (singing)
Fan (singing)
Fezziwig (singing)
Young Man Scrooge (non: chorus with guests)
Dick Wilkins (non: chorus with guests)
Mrs. Fezziwig (singing)
Fiddler
Guests (singing)
Belle (singing)
The Spirit of Christmas Present (singing)
Mrs. Cratchit (singing)
Martha Cratchit (singing with group)
Belinda Cratchit (singing with group)
Peter Cratchit (singing with group)
Tiny Tim (singing)
(additional Cratchit children / Harriet – speaks II-6-21) (singing with group)
Fred’s Wife (Niece) (non)
Emily (guest) (non)
Topper (guest) (non)
Nutley (guest) (non)
Beatrice (guest) (non)
Ignorance (boy) (non)
Want (girl) (non)
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come (non)
1st Gentleman (non)
2nd Gentleman (non)
(additional men) (non)
Charwoman (singing)
Pawnproker (Old Joe) (singing)
Laundress (Mrs. Dilber) (singing)
Undertaker (singing)
Boy (prized turkey) (non)

SINGING ROLES
Townspeople
Charles Dickens
Scrooge
Bob Cratchit
Spirit of Christmas Past
Older Boy Scrooge
Fan
Fezziwig
Mrs. Fezziwig
Guests of Fezziwig’s Party
Belle
Spirit of Christmas Present
Mrs. Cratchit
Cratchit Children
Tiny Tim
Charwoman
Laundress
Pawnbroker
Undertaker

 

CHARACTER SCENIC BREAKDOWN

ACT ONE
Scene One: A Street in London, 1843
Townspeople
Boy
Dickens
Mrs. Dickens
Bookseller
A small child
Boy Caroler
Scrooge

Scene Two: Scrooge’s Office
Dickens
Fred
Scrooge
Cratchit
1st Gentleman (solicitor)
2nd Gentleman (solicitor)
Boy Caroler

Scene Three: The Street in Front of Scrooge’s House / Scrooge’s Bedroom
Dickens
Scrooge
Jacob Marley
——
Scrooge
The Spirit of Christmas Past

Scene Four: A Street in Scrooge’s Past / A Boarding School
Scrooge
Past
Dickens
(Townspeople singing the Prologue – parents picking up their children from boarding school)
(Nasty Dick, Strange Girl, Mr. Cheevers, Molly the pastry girl – I-4-17)
Little Boy Scrooge
Older Boy Scrooge (could be the same as Little Boy Scrooge)
Fan

Scene Five: Fezziwig’s Warehouse
Dickens
Past
Scrooge
Fezziwig
Young Man Scrooge
Dick Wilkins
Mrs. Fezziwig
Fiddler
Guests

Scene Six: A Street in London (a park?)
Dickens
Scrooge
Past
Young Man Scrooge
Belle

Scene Seven: Scrooge’s Bedroom
Scrooge
(Past – O.S.)
Dickens

ACT TWO
Scene One: Scrooge’s Bedroom / (Streets of London)
Dickens
Scrooge
The Spirit of Christmas Present
(add Townspeople, if Ghost and Scrooge leave house during singing)

Scene Two: The Cratchit Home
Dickens
Scrooge
Present
Mrs. Cratchit
Martha Cratchit
Belinda Cratchit
Peter Cratchit
Bob Cratchit
Tiny Tim
(add more Cratchit children / Harriet – speaks II-6-21)

Scene Three: Fred’s Home
Scrooge
Present
Dickens
Fred
Fred’s Wife (Niece)
Emily (guest)
Topper (guest)
Nutley (guest)
Beatrice (guest)

Scene Four: A Street in London
Dickens
Scrooge
Present
Ignorance (boy)
Want (girl)

Scene Five: A Street in London / Pawnbroker’s Parlor
Scrooge
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
Dickens
1st Gentleman
2nd Gentleman
(additional men)
Charwoman
Pawnproker (Old Joe)
Laundress (Mrs. Dilber)
Undertaker

Scene Six: Bob Cratchit’s Home
Scrooge
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
(Dickens)
Mrs. Cratchit
Peter Cratchit
Harriet Cratchit
(additional Cratchit children, including Martha, Belinda)
Bob Cratchit

Scene Seven: A Graveyard in London
Scrooge
Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come
Dickens

Scene Eight: Scrooge’s Bedroom / The Street outside Scrooge’s House
Scrooge
Dickens
——
Boy

Scene Nine: A Street in London
Townspeople
Dickens
Scrooge
1st Gentleman (Solicitor)
2nd Gentleman (Solicitor)
Dickens
Fred
Fred’s Wife (Niece)
Bob Cratchit
Mrs. Cratchit
Tiny Tim
Cratchit Children – including Martha, Peter, Belinda, Harriet, additional children

 

 

 

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CALL THE QCT BOX OFFICE AT (217) 222-3209

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