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Auditions: A Christmas Carol - Harbor Playhouse (Tue. 19 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm - Wed. 20 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL AUDITIONS!
Tuesday and Wednesday, September 19 & 20 at 7PM both nights.
Callbacks are Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Directed by Joel Earley

The Harbor Playhouse welcomes community participation and encourages new people to audition for productions. Bring your talent, your confidence, and a great attitude. We look forward to putting you center stage!
Auditions are open to the community, must be grade level 1 or higher (1st grade).

SYNOPSIS: Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL gets the full Broadway treatment by multi award winning composer Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast & Tangled), and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Anastasia). This timeless classic is a spectacular musical, which tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he goes through a series of strange events after being warned by his former business partner Jacob Marley to change his ways. This brilliant musical follows Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas PAST, PRESENT, and FUTURE, which leads him to ultimately discover the true spirit of Christmas.

What to Expect at the Audition

Each actor will be given a number based on time of arrival. Prepare and memorize 16 bars of a song of your choice. A "bar" is a measure (the vertical lines on a page of music). When selecting a song, consider the style of this show.​ Remember to bring:
Dance or closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops, sandals, or jewelry that impedes movement.)
Sheet Music for the pianist
Audition Tips
1. Familiarize yourself with the show and characters prior to the audition. The internet is loaded with resources for finding plots, listening to soundtracks, and seeing videos of past productions.

2. Dress comfortably and be ready to make a strong first impression. Avoid costumes.

3. Arrive at least half an hour early so you have time for check in and warm up. Auditions begin at 7PM both nights.
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​4. Remember to bring:
List of existing conflicts (You MUST be available for all performance dates: see performance schedule below) Rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions.
Completed audition form (Download from our website)

PERFORMANCE DATES
Fri Nov 17, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sat Nov 18, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Fri Nov 24, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sat Nov 25, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sun Nov 26, 2017 @ 2:30PM
Wed Nov 29, 2017 @ 10AM & 12:30PM
Fri Dec 1, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sat Dec 2, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sun Dec 3, 2017 @ 2:30PM
Fri Dec 8, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sat Dec 9, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sun Dec 10, 2017 @ 2:30PM
Wed Dec 13, 2017 @ 10AM & 12:30PM
Fri Dec 15, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sat Dec 16, 2017 @ 7:30PM
Sun Dec 17, 2017 @ 2:30PM

Character Breakdown

EBENEZER SCROOGE
An old man whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs of his fellow men, Scrooge must journey through his past to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he had as a young man. A2 - Eb3 (Baritone)

BOB CRATCHIT
A hardworking clerk in Scrooge's employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge's mean-spiritedness. G#2 - E4 (Baritenor)

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
A young, twinkly, spritely apparition, full of the Christmas spirit. Eb4 - G5 (Boy Soprano) (Doubles as Lamplighter)

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
A large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head. D3 - D4 (Baritone) (Doubles as the Sandwich Board Man)

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS FUTURE
C4 - D5 (Alto) (Doubles as Blind Old Hag)

TINY TIM
The young son of Bob Cratchit. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope. More than anyone, Tiny Tim embodies the Christmas Spirit. Bb3 - D4 (Boy Soprano)

EMILY
Young, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life - friends, family, and the joy that comes from loving someone and being loved in return. D4 - F (Soprano)

FRED ANDERSON
Warm and compassionate, Scrooge's nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family. C3 - D4 (Baritenor)

GRACE SMYTHE
The young daughter of Mr. Smythe. Accompanies her father to ask Scrooge for leniency following her mother's death. Respectable, but poor. Db4 - Db5 (Soprano)

JACOB MARLEY
Returned from the grave to warn Scrooge of the consequences of living the life of a miser. D3 - Ab4 (Baritenor)

MR. FEZZIWIG
A portly, jolly man. A kind-hearted bank-owner who helps Ebenezer Scrooge get his start. Later, must ask Scrooge for help and is turned away. D#3 - B4 (Tenor)

MR. SMYTHE
Recently widowed and left with a young daughter, Grace. Hopes Scrooge will be lenient and give him time to pay his debt. Respectable, but poor. D# in 84 (up the octave) C3 - C4 (Baritone)

MRS. CRATCHIT
A wonderful wife and mother, hopeful and generous. G#3 - D5 (Alto)

MRS. FEZZIWIG
The cheerful wife of Mr. Fezziwig the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Later, becomes poor and can't understand why Scrooge won't help her husband. D4 - Ab5 Soprano

JONATHAN
Young Boy sings thru London. Bb3 – D4 (Boy Soprano)

BEADLE / CREDITOR
A worker in Scrooge's bank. C#3 - Bb3 (Baritone)

OLD JOE
A rag picker who scavenges off the dead. F3 - E4 (Baritone)

SALLY ANDERSON
The wife of Scrooge's nephew Fred. Tired of having "Uncle Scrooge" over for Christmas dinner each year. C4 - C5 (Alto)

SCROOGE AT 12
A poor orphan who works all day at a boot-making factory. Tired of poverty, he vows to save his money and make his fortune. He desperately misses his parents and wants to find a home of his own. F#3 - A4 (B Above middle C) (Tenor)

SCROOGE AT 18
Saving his money and running from a life of poverty, young Ebenezer is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with Emily. He is still searching for a place to call home, but has found a second family in the Fezziwigs. D3 - D4 (Tenor)

SCROOGE'S MOTHER
The caring and loving mother of both Ebenezer Scrooge and Fan. C above middle C (Soprano)

THREE CHARITY MEN
Harmony Trio D3 - F4 (TTB)

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