ACT II AUDITIONS:
A Christmas Carol
Based on the book by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Michele L. Vacca
Auditions Open to Ages 9-Adults
(The role of Tiny Tim is open to males ages 6-9)
Director: Lynn M. Hamilton
Caroler Vocal Director: Lee Ann Soulvie
Auditions: June 6-14, 2023 (By appointment)
Audition Call Backs: June 17, 2023
Rehearsals: Begin August 5, 2023
Performances: November 8-11, 2023
PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION POSTED ON THIS PAGE
AUDITION & CAST INFORMATION
Auditions: June 6-14* (By Appointment Only)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates listed, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net
Location: 481 Windchime Place, Colorado Springs, CO 80919 (LOWER LEVEL of the Windchime Center.)
Casting Eligibility: Anyone from 9-years-old through adults may audition. (The role of Tiny Tim is open to males from 6-9 years old.)
Tuition: There is no fee to audition. If cast, tuition will be charged for actors 21-years-old and younger. (See section on tuition for further details.)
M – EBENEZER SCROOGE, a man of business and a miser
M – BOB CRATCHIT, his over-worked clerk
F – MRS. EMILY CRATCHIT, Bob’s devoted wife
F – MARTHA CRATCHIT, looks 17-18 years old
M – PETER CRATCHIT, looks 14-16 years old
F – BELINDA CRATCHIT, looks 12 years old
M – ROBBIE CRATCHIT, looks 10 years old
F – ANNIE CRATCHIT, looks 8 years old
M – TINY TIM CRATCHIT, looks 6-7 years old
F – MISS HOLLY DO-WELL – Solicitor
M – MR. QUENTIN QUIMBY – Solicitor
F – MRS. RUMMIDGEMR – Solicitor
M – WILBUR WORTHY – Solicitor
M – GHOST OF JACOB MARLEY
M/F – SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST
M/F – SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
M/F – SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE
M – FRED, Scrooge’s cheerful nephew
F – ELIZABETH, Fred’s charming wife
M – DAVID, a young husband in debt to Mr. Scrooge
F – CAROLINE, his courageous wife
M – CHRISTOPHER SLY, a Cockney ragpicker and junk dealer
F – MRS. DILBUR, a Cockney laundress
F – LUCY MCDOUGAL, a Cockney charwoman
M/F – WILLIE HAGGARTY, a Cockney entrepreneur
M/F – GEORGIE – urchin
F – MOLLY – urchin
F – BETSY, urchin
M – YOUNG BOY SCROOGE
M – MR. PHINEAS PRINGLE, Young Scrooge’s heartless schoolmaster
F – MISS PHAEDRA PRINGLE, his equally heartless sister
F – FAN, Scrooge’s sister in the past (younger girl)
M – YOUNG MAN SCROOGE
M – YOUNG JACOB MARLEY
M – DICK WILKENS, a young Fezziwig apprentice
F – BELLE, Young Scrooge’s sweetheart
F – CATHERINE, Belle’s friend
M – FREDERICK “Freddie” FEZZIWIG, Young Scrooge’s employer
F – FELICITY FEZZIWIG, his wife
F – FLORA FEZZIWIG
F – FAUNA FEZZIWIG
F – FIONA FEZZIWIG
M/F – CAROLERS: (Ages 16-Adults) The carolers will sing all the music for the show. (See photograph of carolers next to lamppost.) Vocalists MUST be able to harmonize.
THE AUDITION PROCESS
The Audition Process
1. Schedule your audition time.
Auditions: June 6-14* (By Appointment)
*If you are unable to attend any of the audition dates, please contact us at Director@ACTcolorado.net
Acting Audition (30 minutes)
Everyone will need to sign up for a 30-minute audition time. A maximum of 5 people will be scheduled for each 30-minute time slot. (Please read the information in the Audition Materials tab for more information.)
If you are interested in auditioning for a vocalist role as a caroler, please prepare 1 verse of any Christmas carol to perform a cappella at the acting audition.
2. Complete audition form
3. Fill out the parental consent form for minors.
4. Bring a resume and a recent photo of you to your audition.
6. On June 15th, you will receive an email letting you know if you are being called back for a second audition or not.
8. Caroler Vocal Callbacks: June 16 at 6:00 PM
9. Acting Callbacks: June 17 starting at 9:00 AM. (We will be calling back actors in groups depending upon the roles for which they are being considered. Those who are called back will be given a schedule for the day and acting scenes to read over.)
10. The show will be cast by June 19th. All performers who are called back will receive an email announcing if they were cast or not.
11. We will have a cast meeting and costume fitting/measurements on Wednesday, June 21, starting at 5:30 PM.
12. Rehearsals begin August 5th.
Memorize ONE of the scenes for ONE of the characters posted here.
No matter which piece you choose, you will be considered for every role. (It would be wise to be familiar with all the scenes, but only 1 needs to be memorized.)
Scrooge, Ghost of Jacob Marley
Mr. Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, Tiny Tim
Mrs. Cratchit, Peter, Robbie, Belinda
The Academy of Community Theatre (ACT II) strives to not only produce a high-quality show but also focus on training each actor in the process, hence the name “Academy.” Since this is an academy for training, as well as performing, tuition is charged if you are cast in the show. Actors who are 22-years-old and older have often finished their higher education, so we waive the tuition for them and request (not require) only a production fee of $150 to help with the costs.
Tuition: The tuition fee will be divided up into 5 payments which will automatically be charged to your card on file on the following dates unless you specify that you’d like to pay in full at registration. A 5% discount will be applied to those who choose to pay in full on June 20th.
- $125 due on June 20
- $110 due on August 1
- $110 due on September 1
- $110 due on October 1
- $110 due on November 1
What is included in the tuition:
- Training during “Intensives”
- Scheduled Rehearsals
- Scheduled Performances
- Script (to keep)
- Costume usage
What is not included in the tuition:
- Tickets to the performances
- Show T-shirts or Hoodies (These may be ordered at the initial cast meeting if desired.)
- Shoes (Actor will provide his/her own shoes that fit the character and costume.)
- Stage Makeup
- Females: Nude color leotard for under the costume and socks or tights.
- Males: Undershirt and shorts for under the costume and socks.
Rehearsals & Performances
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE DETAILS
First Meeting (Cast & Parents)
Wednesday, June 21, from 5:30-7:30 PM
Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal, but performers must be available for all intensives. A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out at the first intensive.
Saturday, August 5: 9:00 AM -3:00 PM
Monday, August 7: 4:30-8:00 PM
Tuesday, August 8: 4:30-8:00 PM
Thursday, August 10: 4:30-8:00 PM
Friday, August 11: 4:30-8:00 PM
Saturday, August 12: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Weekly Rehearsals (August 17-November 2)
Please note that not all performers will be scheduled for every rehearsal. A calendar of who is called for each rehearsal will be given out to the cast.
Tuesdays: 5:30-8:00 PM
Thursdays: 5:30-8:00 PM
Extended or Additional Rehearsals
Saturday, October 28: 9:00 AM – 3:00 – In Studio Dress Rehearsal
Tuesday, October 31: 5:30-8:30 PM
Promotional Photo Shoot (Select Performers, Subject to Change)
Saturday, August 26: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Load-Up & Load-In (Ent Center for the Arts)
Thursday, November 2, Time TBD (Load-up truck with sets at hangar, Kilroy’s Workshop and ACT II Studio.)
Friday, November 3, Starting at 8:00 AM (Load-in sets to the Ent Center.)
Tech Rehearsals (Ent Center for the Arts)
Saturday, November 4: 12:00-8:30 PM
Sunday, November 5: 1:00-8:30 PM
Monday, November 6: 4:00-8:30 PM
Tuesday, November 7: 4:00-8:30 PM
Wednesday, November 8: 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8: This day will either consist of daytime dress rehearsals or 1-2 additional school shows, along with an evening HopeKids show.
Performances: Cast will need to miss 3 days of school or work (November 10-12).
Wednesday, November 8: 6:00 PM (Hope Kids Show)
Thursday, November 9: 9:30 AM (School Show)
Thursday, November 9: 12:00 PM (School Show)
Thursday, November 9: 6:00 PM (Public Show)
Friday, November 10: 9:30 AM (School Show)
Friday, November 10: 12:00 PM (School Show)
Friday, November 10: 6:00 PM (Public Show)
Saturday, November 11: 2:00 PM (Public Show)
Saturday, November 11: 6:00 PM (Public Show)
Strike (Ent Center for the Arts)
Saturday, November 11 (ALL ACTORS & TECH REQUIRED – after last show)
Sunday, November 12 – 1:30-4:00 PM: Unload truck at hangar & Organize Hangar (ALL ACTORS & TECH REQUIRED)