Iowa Stage Theatre Company 

A Christmas Carol Auditions


Iowa Stage Theatre Company (ISTC) is holding auditions for their fall production of A Christmas Carol. Here is further information about these auditions.


Sunday, October 23 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Monday, October 24 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Actors who cannot make this time can schedule a time BEFORE this date to be seen, or may self-tape (see general info above).

Where: Iowa Stage Rehearsal Space: 1472 NE 69th Place, Ankeny.

To Schedule: Please complete the INFORMATION FORM.

Sides are available HERE.

You can read the script HERE.



Shows and Audition Requirements:


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, adapted by Michael Wilson

Directed by Matthew McIver

First Rehearsal: end of October (date tbd)

Performances: December 9-18, 2022


Audition scenes from the show will be provided at the audition. Sides will be posted shortly. An audition reader will be provided. 

The role of Scrooge has been pre-cast. Please note that the 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.

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Fred's Sister-In-Law (Cynthia): female-identifying, age 20+

  • Second Solicitor:  male-identifying, age 25+. Also plays Old Joe

  • Children: we will need a number of children, all genders, to play street kids and various Crachits.

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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.