A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL, STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE, 08/16/2017

Show: A CHRISTMAS CAROL, THE MUSICAL
Theater: STEEL RIVER PLAYHOUSE
Theater Website: http://www.steelriver.org
Theater Phone: (610) 970-1199

Start date of auditions: 08/16/2017


Steel River Playhouse announces auditions for our 2017 Holiday Production – A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This musical version ran at the Theater at Madison Square Garden for a decade. We are looking for a large cast of men, women and children to fill out this family holiday classic! The Holidays are a magical time around Steel River Playhouse, come and be a part of the fun!

Email casting@steelriver.org for your audition time slot today. An audition appointment is required. We’re looking forward to seeing you at the theatre!

WHEN: August 16 and 17 from 6:30pm to 9:30pm
WHERE: Steel River Playhouse, 245 East High Street, Pottstown PA 19464
WHAT TO PREPARE: A one minute monologue and 16-32 bars of a song not from the show. Please have sheet music clearly marked for accompanist. No a capella auditions please.
WHAT TO BRING: A resume, a head shot (or any picture, doesn’t have to be professional) and audition form – download the audition form at www.steelriver.org.

SHOW DATES:
Friday, December 1 – 8p
Saturday, December 2 – 8p
Sunday, December 3 – 2p

Friday, December 8 – 8p
Saturday, December 9 – 2p & 8p
Sunday, December 10 – 2p

Thursday, December 14 – 8p
Friday, December 15 – 8p
Saturday, December 16 – 2p & 8p
Sunday, December 17 – 2p

Character Breakdown
Scrooge

A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father’s advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he’s become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything.

Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Cratchit

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.

Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Cratchit

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.

Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Tiny Tim

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.

Gender: Male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Fred

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.

Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ghost Of Christmas Present

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.

Gender: Open
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ghost Of Christmas Past

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.

Gender: Open
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future

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.

Gender: Open
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Marley

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.

Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Emily

Scrooge’s fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.

Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Fezziwig

The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig’s wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.

Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Fezziwig

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.

Gender: Male
Age: 55 to 65
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Scrooge’s Mother

Young Scrooge

Fan (Young Girl)

Mrs. Mops

Ensemble

Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks

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Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford

Patricia Bradford holds a Bachelor of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She has performed, directed and produced theatre throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Ms. Bradford is founder and Managing Artistic Director of Bare Stage Theatre. Leading STAGE Magazine has become a consuming passion - one which combines her many artistic skills, theatrical contacts and administrative abilities. She is thrilled to be carrying on the vision that was begun by Holley Webster over 30 years ago, and leading STAGE to new levels of success.

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