A Christmas Carol Audition Details
August 24th – Visitation Academy Theatre – 3020 N Ballas Road, 63131
                1st-4th grade – 9:00am
                5th-8th grade – 10:30am
5th-8th grade – 12:00pm
(5th-8th grade, sign up for just one time slot)

Audition Instructions
*Register for an audition spot here! Click Here
*Arrive 15 minutes prior to your age groups’ audition time.
*Bring a current photo of yourself.
*The week prior to auditions, everyone that has registered will receive an audition form via email.  You will bring the form already filled out.
*Part of the form will ask for conflicts.  It is important that the conflict list is complete.  Conflicts will be excused as long as they are listed on the form.
*Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.  We will assist the younger children who do not read yet.

Rehearsals will be Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00 and Sundays from 1:00-3:00 beginning October 20th.  Not everyone will be called for every rehearsal. 
Tech week rehearsals
Sunday, December 1st – 5:00-8:00 – First tech
Monday, December 2nd – 6:00-9:00 – Dress rehearsal
Tuesday, December 3rd – 6:00-9:00 – TBA if needed
Wednesday, December 4th – 6:00-9:00 – Final dress rehearsal
Thursday, December 5th – 7:00 – Performance
Friday, December 6th – 7:00 – Performance
Saturday, December 7th – 7:00 – Performance
Sunday, December 8th – 2:00 – Performance

List of characters.  Some of the smaller roles will be doubled.  (Grade levels are estimates and depend on heights and abilities.)

Ebenezer Scrooge – An elderly man who only cares about his business and has no time for people or Christmas. 6th-8th grade boy
Bob Cratchit – A hardworking family man.  He is kind and gentle.  6th-8th grade boy
Mrs. Cratchit – A warm and loving woman who cares deeply for her family.  6th-8th grade girl
Martha Cratchit – In her teens and prides herself in helping with her family.  6th-8th grade girl
Peter Cratchit – An ambition boy who loves his family. 4th-6th grade boy
Belinda Cratchit – She is bright and helpful with her siblings.  4th-6th grade girl
Robbie Cratchit – He is a well behaved young boy.  1st-4th grade boy
Sara Cratchit – The youngest girl, she looks up to her sisters.  1st-4th grade girl
Tiny Tim – The youngest child.  He is frail, but his gently presence inspires them all.  1st-3rd grade boy.
Fred – Scrooge’s nephew.  He is a cheerful optimist.  6th-8th grade boy.
Mary – Fred’s young wife with a mind of her own.  6th-8th grade girl.
Two Woman – They are good intentioned women collecting money for charity.  6th-8th grade girls
Marley’s Ghost – Scrooge’s old business partner.  He is eerie and aggressive.  6th-8th grade boy.
Ghost of Christmas Past – A child like approach who floats on air.  5th-8th grade girl.
Boy Scrooge – A lonely boy who focused too much on school.  3rd-5th grade boy.
Fran – Boy Scrooge’s younger sister.  She is happy and bubbly.  1st-3rd grade girl.
Young Man Scrooge – He is hard working but more pleasant than the current day Scrooge.  5th-7th grade boy
Dick – A co-worker and friend of young man scrooge full of pep and cheer.  5th-7th grade boy
Fezziwig – A jovial man who embodies good will to all.  6th-8th grade boy
Mrs. Fezziwig – Happy and well off middle aged woman.  6th-8th grade girl
Miss Fezziwig – A charming girl – 5th-7th grade girl
Belle – The love interest of young man Scrooge.  She is charming and determined.  5th-7th grade girl
Ghost of Christmas Present – A jolly fellow who is has a bigger than life energy and stature.  5th-8th  grade boy or girl
Three Children – Happy kids enjoying the snow.  1st-3rd grade boys or girls
Topper – Fred’s best friend who is a good natured young man.  5th-8th grade boy
Ruth – Topper’s wife.  She is pleasant and well-mannered.  5th-8th grade girl
Two Children – They are scrawny and pale.  1st-3rd grade boy and girl
Ghost of Christmas Future – A hooded figure in a dark robe.  5th-8th grade boy or girl
Pawnbroker – A middle-aged self-centered man.  5th-8th grade boy
Charwoman – Untidy and greedy women.  5th-8th grade girl
Laundress – A greedy, slovenly women.  5th-8th grade girl
Boy – He is cheerful and excited for Christmas Day.  3rd-5th grade boy