Audition Information

2020 - 2021 Season Audition Dates

AUDITION:  A CHRISTMAS CAROL (two live, virtual performances)


Audition date/time: October 18th, 7pm, virtual

Alternate audition: By appointment (only for those who can not make October 18th)
Show dates: Friday, December 18th and Sunday, December 20, at 7:30pm

Please note: experience with Zoom is absolutely not required. Help will be provided.

Summary: A new adaptation of the Dickens classic, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented in two live, virtual performances. The entire performance is staged on Zoom. Actors will need a good home Wifi connection, a computer, and a quiet location in their home. The adaptation is abridged and rehearsals will be flexible based on the overall schedule of actors. Auditions will also be conducted through Zoom. If you do not have Zoom, there are several easy ways to connect: 

 

Download the app: https://zoom.us/download

Connect through the web: https://zoom.us/join

 

The audition meeting information will be sent to you once we receive your RSVP response. To sign up for the audition, please send your contact information to Denise Handley, Stage Manager, at nese0424@hotmail.com. A headshot and theater resume is welcomed but not necessary. 

 

Everyone, regardless of acting experience, are encouraged to audition. Additionally, the Island Player does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, or sexual orientation.

 

Play Summary: It's Christmas, and COVID has sequestered everyone at home aside from Scrooge's nephew and his hapless workers at the bank. As the rest of the world adjusts to the new normal, Scrooge says bah humbugs and churns out high interest loans to the unemployed and beaten down. One night, three ghosts crash his FaceTime and force him to take a hard look at a forgotten past, a difficult present, and a possible future.

Characters

Note: Some roles will be double cast


Ebenezer Scrooge
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.

Bob Cratchit
Scrooge's clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family.

Jacob Marley
In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge's equally greedy partner.  

The Ghost of Christmas Past

The Ghost of Christmas Present


The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Fred
Scrooge's nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas.

Fezziwig
The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed.  

Belle
A woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man.  

Peter Cratchit
Bob's oldest son.

Martha Cratchit
Bob's oldest daughter.

Fan
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.

Mrs. Cratchit
Bob's wife, a kind and loving woman.

Auditions are held at the Island Players theatre,

10009 Gulf Drive (Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue), Anna Maria, Florida,

at 7:30pm unless otherwise noted.

 

Scripts are usually available for perusal at the Island Branch Public Library.

 

No preparation is necessary, the director will have those auditioning

read scenes from the play.

 

Callbacks are scheduled, if needed, at the discretion of the director.

 

If you have never auditioned for us before, or it's been a while, please arrive a little early to fill out an audition form and have a file picture taken.

 

Newcomers are VERY welcome!

The Island Players, Inc.
10009 Gulf Drive
Anna Maria, Florida 34216


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