Not So Common Players Announce Auditions for “A Christmas Carol”

Not So Common Players Presents: Auditions for A Christmas Carol

Adapted by Eric Shovah from Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol
Book and Lyrics by Eric Shovah
Original Music and Arrangements by Isaiah Evans

Show Dates:
December 13-15, 2019
All performances will be held at the Little Theatre at Shenendehowa High School East in Clifton Park.

Audition Information:
Sunday, October 20 – sign in at 1:00pm
Monday, October 21 – sign in at 6:30pm
Audition Location:  NSCP Storefront (next to JoAnn Fabrics) Village Plaza Shopping Center, Clifton Country Road, Clifton Park
Call Backs TBA

Directed by Eric Shovah
Produced by Laura Marra
Musical Direction by Kristin McCabe

Show Info:
This play was written by director Eric Shovah and includes traditional carols and new songs with music by Isaiah Evans.  The show is a play with music – not a musical.

Based on Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, this story is about how a single night can change the entire course of a person’s life.  This ghost story follows miser Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by four spirits on a Christmas Eve in Victorian London.  First Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old partner, Jacob Marley, and then visited by the ghost of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.  As Scrooge travels with each ghost, viewing both his life and what may come, we hope that he can learn what the true spirit of Christmas is all about, but is it too late?

Anyone auditioning must attend at least one night of auditions but may attend both if they would like.  There is no need to prepare a monologue as auditions will consist of readings from the show. Some people may be taught a short segment of a Christmas carol to sing as well.  If you cannot attend the audition dates but wish to audition, please contact the director as soon as possible, prior to the start of auditions.  The production staff will do the best they can do accommodate requests, but only those made prior to auditions.

Rehearsals will start at the end of October and most rehearsals (until Thanksgiving week) will be held on Mondays and Fridays at 6:30-9:30pm and Sundays from 1:00-5:00pm.

Character List:
Everyone, except Scrooge, plays multiple roles. Here is the tentative character breakdown. In addition to the characters listed for each part, people will also play narrators, phantoms, carolers, Londoners, Party Guests, etc.

Actor 1 – (adult male) Scrooge

Actor 2 – (adult male) Bob Cratchit, Dick Wilkins, Businessman

Actor 3 – (adult male) Fred, Husband, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Actor 4 – (adult female) Mrs. Fezziwig, Charwoman, Martha, Beatrice

Actor 5 – (adult female) Belle, Elizabeth, Belinda, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Actor 6 – (boy) Young Scrooge, Ignorance, Tiny Tim

Actor 7 – (girl) Fan, Want, Nellie, Charlotte

Actor 8 – (adult female) Abigail, Charity-worker, Claire

Actor 9 – (adult male) Marley, Old Joe, Peter, George

Actor 10 – (adult male) Fezziwig, Charity-worker, Perry, Poulter, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come

Actor 11 – (adult male) Ghost of Christmas Present, Teen Scrooge, Blind Man, Businessman, Undertaker?s Man

Actor 12 – (young adult female) Ghost of Christmas Past, Laundress, Jane, Boy, Lawrence

If you have additional questions please contact Director Eric Shovah (ericshovah@performingsmarts.com<mailto:ericshovah@performingsmarts.com>) or Producer Laura Marra (Lmarra32@gmail.com<mailto:Lmarra32@gmail.com>). We hope to see you at auditions!

Saratoga Arts made this production possible with a Community Arts Grant funded by the State of New York Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

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