A Christmas Carol
Sunday, October 1, 7-9PM Monday, October 2, 7-9PM
At Geauga Lyric Theater Arts Center 106 Water Street, Chardon OH 44024
Directed by Chris Bizub
"I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year!"
About the Show
A company of traveling players are about to enact the Dickens story. The gruff stage manager and prop boy check the show's props, which are shabby and third rate, but the troupe improvises by creating a magical world of make-believe. The acting troupe soon discovers that the actors playing Scrooge and Tiny Tim have abandoned the tour; but the show must go on, and the prop boy eagerly volunteers for the part of Tim while the cynical stage manager must be forcibly drafted to play the old miser. The troupe proceeds to make their way through the tale, creating fog, snow, fire and ghosts through mime, imagination and wonderful visual effects. The rag tag players (including the stage manager and prop boy) quickly become the characters of the story, and we are pulled into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. The Christmas Spirits work their magic and warm the heart of Scrooge, as well as the old stage manager. This play is an inventive telling of the famous classic that is sure to warm everyone's hearts just in time for Christmas!
Auditioners should be prepared to read from the script and show off a hidden talent (i.e. Juggling, Dancing, Acrobatics, Singing, etc)
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm, December 1-17
All roles are open. All ethnicities considered, and the stated age ranges can be somewhat flexible.
STAGEMANAGER (Scrooge) – Male, 30s-60s
PROP BOY/GIRL (Tiny Tim,) – Male/Female, 8-12
DIRECTOR (Marley, Christmas Future) – Male/Female, 30s-50s
LEADING MAN (Bob Cratchit) – Male, 30s-40s
LEADING LADY (Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit) – Female, 20s-30s
YOUNG LEADING MAN (Fred) – Male, 20s-early 30s
INGENUE (Belle, Mrs. Fred) – Female, 20s-early 30s
CHARACTER WOMAN (Charitable Woman, Mrs. Fezziwig, Mother-in-Law, Scavenger 3) – Female, 40s-60s
OLD CLOWN (School Master, Mr. Fezziwig, Jake the Fense) – Male 40s-60s
CLOWN 1 (Ali Baba, Christmas Present 1, Scavenger 1) – Any age/gender
CLOWN 2 (Parrot, Christmas Present 2, Scavenger 2) - Any age/gender
CLOWN 3 (Little Caroler, Christmas Present 3) - Any age/gender
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