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A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas Auditions

 

Auditions for the upcoming production of A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas, by Michael Wilson, will be held on Saturday, September 16, from 4-8 pm at 1472 NE 69th Pl, Ste 101, Ankeny, Iowa. Actors who cannot make this time can schedule a time BEFORE this date to be seen, or may self-tape (see general info below).

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas (PLAY DESCRIPTION): 

 

This haunting adaptation of Charles Dicken’s timely classic will warm the hearts of all and bring Christmas Cheer.

 

“I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come around, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on some other journey.”

 

Will Scrooge open his heart, learn from his mistakes, and live for a brighter future?

 

Seeking a wide range of actors for this holiday ensemble.

 

Please Note: No roles have been pre-cast.

 

CHARACTERS:

Ages below are merely suggestions, characters may be older or younger within certain ranges. Actors of all ethnicities, identities and backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

  • Scrooge: male-identifying, age 55+

  • Marley: male-identifying, age 55+. Also plays Mrs. Dilber

  • Bob Crachit: male-identifying, age 30+ Also plays Fezziwig

  • Fred:  male-identifying, age 20+ Also plays Young Scrooge

  • Past:  female-identifying, age 35+. Also plays Doll Vendor

  • Present:  male-identifying, age 35+. Also plays Fruit and Cider Vendor and Old Joe

  • Future:  male-identifying, age 35+. Also plays Watchworks Vendor (Mr. Marvel)

  • Mrs. Crachit: female-identifying, age 30+ Also plays Mrs. Fezziwig

  • Mrs. Fred: female-identifying, age 20+ Also plays Belle and Well-to-do Woman

  • Topper:  male-identifying, age 25+. Also plays First Solicitor and Undertaker

  • Fred's Sister-In-Law (Cynthia): female-identifying, age 20+. Also plays Second Solicitor

  • Martha Crachit:  female-identifying, age 16+. Also plays Beggar Woman

  • Belinda Crachit: female-identifying, age 10+. Also plays Fan and Well-to-do child

  • Peter Crachit: male-identifying, age 10+. Also plays Turkey boy and Youth Scrooge

  • Tiny Tim: male-identifying, age 7+. Also plays Youngest Scrooge

  • Children ensemble: any gender, age 10+. Plays Urchins and others

  • Ghostly apparitions: any gender, age 16+

PRODUCTION DETAILS: 

 

Performance dates: December 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, and 16 at 7:30pm & December 10, 16, and 17 at 2:00pm in the Stoner Theatre within the Des Moines Civic Center.

 

Rehearsals begin Monday, October 16th and will, generally, occur Sunday-Thursday from 6:30-9:30 pm (All children will be released by 8:30 pm). Actors are required to attend all rehearsals to which they are called. Conflicts will be submitted at the time of auditioning. For any questions concerning potential conflicts, reach out to the director (information provided below).

 

Note: We respect that time around holidays is important, therefore no rehearsals will be held on October 29-30 to accommodate Halloween, and November 22-27 to accommodate Thanksgiving.

 

Directed by Tiffany Flory-Haack – tiffany.flory88@gmail.com

TO AUDITION PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM HERE.

SIDES ARE AVAILABLE HERE.

General Info:

  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here.

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, you may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition, or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the Director and Artistic Producer.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader if there is one.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company, but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work. 

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Iowa Stage Theatre's high standards for quality, consistency, and inclusion attract some of the best artists in Central Iowa. Furthermore, Iowa Stage Theatre pays a stipend to ALL performers for their work. In addition to our Resident Artist Company, Iowa Stage Theatre relies on the contributions of many local artists.

 

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Iowa Stage Theatre Company Standards

 

General Info:
  • ISTC has adopted the Chicago Theatre Standards as a code of conduct for our company. You can learn more about these standards here

  • If you are unable to attend the scheduled time for auditions, you may make alternate arrangements for a time prior to the scheduled audition or may self-tape an audition for consideration. All self-taped auditions will be reviewed by the director and artistic director.

  • Auditions may be recorded. Attendance or non-attendance of these auditions does not restrict future opportunities with ISTC.

  • Actors who wish to read together will be permitted to do so, but may also be asked to read with others, including the audition reader.

  • Except as noted, all roles are open to all ethnicities, and LGBTQ actors and actors of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to attend. 

  • Iowa Stage Theatre Company has a Resident Artist Company but welcomes and relies on artists across the community to create our work. 

 

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