Orange County Theatre Reviews

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

written by Charles Dickens
adapted by Michael Paller
directed by Nick Charles

This fresh approach to the classic tale faithfully conveys the magic of Dickens. On Christmas Eve in 1843 friends and family gathered at Dickens’ home ask him to tell a story, but he refuses to work on Christmas Eve. If there is going to be a story, each must take a part in its telling. And so the story unfolds with the cast of 10 playing over 40 parts.

Audition Dates & Times: Monday October 12th at 7:00PM & Tuesday October 13th at 7:00PM.

What To Prepare: Bring current head-shot and resume. Cold readings from the script. Sides will be provided at the auditions. British dialects will be used (it IS Charles Dickens, after all)

Performance Dates: November 28, 29; December 4, 5, 6; 11, 12, 13; 18, 19, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays @ 8:00PM
Sundays November 29th and December 6th @ 7:00PM
Sunday December 13th @ 2:00PM

Rehearsals begin Monday October 19th. Typical rehearsals are Monday thru Thursday evenings from 7:00-10:00.

Special Note: This is a Non-Equity Production. There is no pay.

Location : 1045 N Armando St Suite B, Anaheim, California 92806

Any questions, please email auditions@stagedoorrep.org

ALL ROLES OPEN

Casting the Following:

CHARLES DICKENS: (Male, 30’s) Tall, thin, rarely standing still. A dynamo of energy with a mesmerizing voice.

THE CHILD: (Male Youth, 10 years old) Dressed in shades of grey and black.

MARK LEMON: (Male, 40-50) The editor of “Punch” magazine, the humorous weekly. He is advancing toward middle age and corpulence.

FREDERICK DICKENS: (Male, early 20’s) The younger brother of CHARLES DICKENS. He is something of a ne’er-do-well, the charming variety.

CLARKSON STANFIELD: (male, 30’s) The painter. There is a quality about him that is, at once, mischievous yet gentle.

HELEN HOGARTH: (Female Youth, 10) Niece of CHARLES DICKENS.

CHARLEY DICKENS: (Male Youth, 10-12) CHARLES DICKENS’ son.

MRS. STANFIELD: (Female, early 30’s) The wife of STANFIELD. Small and delicately featured, with the most amazing pair of dancing eyes.

CATHERINE DICKENS: (Female, late 20’s – early 30’s) A taller woman than MRS. STANFIELD, her beauty is of a sturdier sort.

JOHN FORSTER: (Male, 30-40) DICKENS’ closest friend and advisor. He is in many ways the opposite of DICKENS. Though given to occasional fits of joviality, he is more by nature gruff and taciturn.

NOTE: Each actor will play multiple characters throughout the story.

 

Taken for Stage Door Repertory website. 

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