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"A Christmas Carol"-Austin, TX - Casting ID # 1603284
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Austin, TX Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 10-10-19
Audition Date 10-28-19 Submission deadline 10-26-19
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
Faithful to Dickens' beautiful language, this flexible adaptation of the beloved Christmas classic tells the heartwarming story of miserly Ebeneezer Scrooge. Mr. Scrooge is always cold-hearted, and Christmas is no exception -- that is, until the ghost of his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley, comes to warn him about the consequences of living a life of greed and materialism. Over the next three nights, Scrooge is visited by three other spirits who try to convince him that his selfishness will be his downfall. Is this enough to make the selfish old miser change his ways?

Audition will consist of cold readings from the script, and each person needs to prepare a small piece of their favorite Christmas carol to sing (especially the children)
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Role # 1 Ebeneezer Scrooge
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The miserly owner of a London counting-house, a nineteenth century term for an accountant\'s office. The three spirits of Christmas visit the stodgy bean-counter in hopes of reversing Scrooge\'s greedy, cold-hearted approach to life.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 2 Bob Cratchit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scrooge's clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family. Though treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 3 Spirit of Christmas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Past (SCP) - The first spirit to visit Scrooge, a curiously childlike apparition with a glowing head. Takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 4 Spirit of Christmas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Present (SCP) - The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a majestic giant. Lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. Escorts Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries' Holiday celebrations.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 5 Spirit of Christmas
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Yet to Come (SCY) - The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. Presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 6 Fred Hollowell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scrooge's nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 7 Ethel Cratchit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bob's wife, who who loves her family more than anything.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 8 Belinda Cratchit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bob's middle daughter.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 8 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 9 Martha Cratchit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bob's oldest daughter, who works in a milliner's shop.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 10 Peter Cratchit
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bob's oldest son, who inherits his father's stiff-collared shirt for Christmas.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 13 to 17
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 11 Younger Cratchits
Seeking 2 talent(s) for this role

Bob's children.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 12 Tiny Tim
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Bob Cratchit's young son, crippled from birth. Tiny Tim is a highly sentimentalized character who is used to highlight the tribulations of England's poor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 5 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 13 Janet Hollowell
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Fred's new wife who isn't fond of Scrooge.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 14 Mr. Jeeves
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mr. Howell - Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the tale seeking charitable contributions. Scrooge promptly throws them out of his office. Upon meeting one of them on the street after his visitations, he promises to make lavish donations to help the poor.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 15 Jacob Marley
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

(Ebeneezer's dead partner) - In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge's equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suffering a similar fate.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 16 Adult Ebeneezer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 8 to 9
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 17 Young Ebeneezer
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Seeking talented and diverse performer to play the role.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 35
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 18 Fan
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scrooge's sister; Fred's mother. In Scrooge's vision of Christmases past, he remembers Fan picking him up from school and walking him home.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 10 to 12
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 19 Mr. Fezziwig
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 20 Mrs. Fezziwig
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Mr. Fezziwigs over the top wife.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 21 Belle
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed and the lust for wealth.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 22 Ignorance & Want
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

two children that are attached to the Ghost of Christmas Present.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 4 to 6
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 23 Brokers 1,2,3,4
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Passerbys in the tale that aren't too fond of Scrooge.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 24 Old Joe
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The junk dealer.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 61 to 85
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 25 Mrs. Oliver
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scrooge's Charwoman, and helps keep his home (also steals from him).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 26 Mrs. Dilber
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Scrooge's Laundress, and helps keep his home (also steals from him).


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 27 Mr. Tackleton
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

The Undertaker.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 28 Carolers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 29 Street Shoppers
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 30 Merchants
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -

Role # 31 Fezziwig Employees
Seeking 1 talent(s) for this role

Part of the ensemble.


Searchable talent specs :

Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60
Ethnicity: Any -