A CHRISTMAS CAROL SYNOPSIS: Meet Elizabeth Scrooge and journey to 1840s London in this delightful new adaptation by Jeff Cook of Charles Dickens’ holiday classic. Not a straight gender swap, this year’s A Christmas Carol is a lovingly reimagined version of the story full of the same characters, tradition, warmth, and festive atmosphere of the original! Our all-new re-telling is sure to win the hearts of children and adults this season! AUDITION INFORMATION:
Auditions September 12th & 13th
Children: 6-7 pm
Adults: 7-9 pm
Callbacks if necessary on September 14th.
Auditions held at Woodstock Opera House: 121 Van Buren St., Woodstock, IL 60098
Please enter thru the side door on Dean St.
Please bring proof of COVID-19 Vaccination. Theatre 121 accepts vaccine cards, vaccine records on pharmaceutical & medical aps, and the Illinois Vax Portal (https://idphportal.illinois.gov/s/)
All cast members (adult & children) are required to be fully vaccinated to participate in this production. Boosters are encouraged but not required.
Pictures will be taken before your audition so headshots are not required
We ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your audition time or bring a completed form with you to your audition. Audition forms can be found here.
Adult auditions will consist of readings from the script.
Children auditions will consist of singing a Christmas carol of their choice (no accompaniment) & possibly a reading from the script.
Rehearsals are expected to be Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7 pm to 10 pm
We expect children who are cast in ensemble roles will not be needed after 9 pm until a week before tech week.
Separate rehearsals will be scheduled for children to learn Christmas carols.
Tech Week: November 13th - 17th
Performance Dates: November 18th - December 4th
Friday, Nov. 18th: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 19th: 2pm
Sunday, Nov. 20th: 2pm
Friday, Nov. 25th: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Nov. 26th: 2 pm AND 7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 27th: 4pm
Friday, Dec. 2nd: 7:30 pm
Saturday, Dec. 3rd: 2pm AND 7:30 pm
Sunday, Dec. 4th: 2pm
CHARACTER LIST: Elizabeth Scrooge: A miserly woman (F, 55+) Alice Cratchit: Scrooge’s clerk (F, 30ish) Fred: Scrooge’s nephew (M, 25) Jacob Marley: Scrooge’s employer (M, 55+) The Spirit of Christmas Present: A Spirit (Any, 18+) The Spirit of Christmas Past: A Spirit (F, 18+) Fan: Scrooge’s Sister (F, early 20’s) Adult Scrooge: Past Scrooge (F, early 20’s) William: A lost love (M, 25) Mrs. Cratchit: Alice’s Mother (F, 55+) Tim: A small child (M, 5+) Adult Ensemble (Age 18+): 2 men, 2 women (to play multiple roles) Children's Choir & Ensemble (Ages 6-12): 8 children to perform Christmas carols between scenes & act as various characters