Fairfield Center Stage (Christy McIntosh-Newsom, Artistic Director; Eli Newsom, Executive Producer) is holding OPEN AUDITIONS for their encore production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL EXPERIENCE on Wednesday October 16th from 5:30-9pm at Tomlinson Middle School and Thursday October 17th from 5:30-6:30pm, at Fairfield Museum & History Center (370 Beach Rd). Seeking actors and singers of all ages, types, ethnicities, etc. FCS is a community theater group, non-equity, no pay.
The staff for A CHRISTMAS CAROL includes Director: Christy McIntosh-Newsom (adapting original direction by Perry Liu), Choreographer: Lindsay Johnson, and Composer/Music Director: Clay Zambo. The show will run Dec 20-29. In the theme of our environmental theatre season, the show will run at the historic Burr Mansion. Rehearsals are generally Sun-Thurs evenings and actors will not be needed every day until we get closer to opening. Rehearsals will start in late October for new actors and mid-November for returning actors from the previous year’s production.
Wednesday October 16th from 5:30-7pm for younger actors (ages 15 and under); and 7-9pm for adult actors (ages 16+) (open call sign-up begins at 5pm, sign-up ends at 8pm)
Thursday October 17th from 5:30-6:30pm for actors of all ages (open call sign-up begins at 5pm, sign-up ends at 6pm). Callbacks will immediately follow for those actors we need to see read for a specific role. Note that not all roles require a callback.
Actors will be seen in order of arrival, with the exception of the actors who have secured appointments (Make an appointment at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0b4eaaac2ea0fc1-fairfield2).
Wednesday Oct 16th: Tomlinson Middle School Auditorium
200 Unquowa Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
Thursday Oct 17th: Fairfield Museum & History Center
370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT 06824
What to prepare:
All actors should bring a current headshot (or recent photo) and 1 page acting resume or list of theater/performing experience.
Please prepare a brief monologue (around 1 min.) from a play in the style of the show. Those auditioning to be Carol Singers should prepare a Christmas song to be sung a capella (no monologue needed).
Appointments: For convenience we are offering limited appointment time slots. Appointments are not necessary, however they are recommended.
Please make a note of your appointment time and date as you may not receive a reminder. Audition slots are limited, first-come, first-served. Actors without appointments will be seen as time allows between appointment slots. Those without appointments should allow for 1-2 hours of wait time.
Fairfield Center Stage is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization launching its inaugural season. For more info about FCS or our upcoming 2019/20 season visit www.FairfieldCenterStage.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME OF THE 2018 CAST ARE RETURNING TO REPRISE THEIR ROLES.
Ebenezer Scrooge: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Bob Cratchit: 30s-40s. Scrooge’s clerk, a family man. Scrooge has worked Cratchit to the bone, but his joy for life and affection for his family remain untouched. Despite his difficult existence, he is still filled with hope and humor. Though he worries about how to put food on the table, he somehow always finds a way to provide treats for his children.
Jacob Marley: 40s-60s. Scrooge’s partner, an ambitious, practical man, with no sentimentality. Marley is a product of a newly industrialized England and places money and financial stability above all else. He appears to Scrooge as a Ghost to warn him of what’s to come should he not change his selfish way of Life.
Ghost of Christmas Past: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Ghost of Christmas Present: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Ghost of Christmas Future: A beautiful and terrifying wraith, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as they show Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading.
Young Scrooge: 20s-30s. An innocent Scrooge before he is corrupted at the hands of Marley. A conflicted youth torn between the need for financial security and the desire to connect with other human beings. At the beginning, he possesses a sense of fun and humor and is a viably positive member of society, and though he falls in love with Belle instantly, one year later, he spurns her just as quickly.
Belle: 20s. Scrooge’s fiancée who gets left behind because of his obsession with money. A woman ahead of her time, Belle is fiercely idealistic. There is a sadness about her; she holds people to high standards and, predictably, ends up horribly disappointed with Scrooge.
Nephew Fred: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Mrs. Cratchit: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Mr. Fezziwig: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Mrs. Fezziwig: 30’s-50’s. Ditzy, gabby, and overflowing with warmth; she is certain that she and her daughter are great beauties. A good-hearted meddler. In love with her husband and entirely convinced of the goodness of those around her and the bounty of the world. Must move well.
Mrs. Dilber: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Mr(s). Stocks and Mr(s). Bonds: (30’s-60’s) Giddy but determined men (or women). Good-hearted and well-intentioned, they seek charity as a dynamic duo. They cannot believe that anyone would NOT give towards their cause. They finish each other’s sentences as if they were one person. THE ROLE OF STOCKS HAS BEEN CAST. The role of BOND is available.
Lily: 20s. Fred’s wife and an extremely kind and graceful young woman. Lily always sees the best in people. She is tenacious and refuses to give up on Scrooge because she realizes how much family means to her husband.
Boy Scrooge: 9-13. The younger version of Scrooge as a school boy. Bullied, scared, and vulnerable.
Fan: 13-18. Scrooge’s devoted sister – becomes Fred’s mother. She risks a lot to see Boy Scrooge for one last time. Very emotional, but must keep in control for fear of exposing too much sorrow to the boy.
Peter Cratchit: 10-14. The elder Cratchit child – a very industrious, bright, energetic, positive force in the family. He does all he can to help around the house and makes special efforts to care for little, Tiny Tim.
Martha Cratchit: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Belinda Cratchit: 6-9. The second youngest Cratchit child who is adorable and sweet and is about to learn how to make the family’s secret recipe for Christmas pudding.
Tiny Tim: 5-7. The youngest Cratchit child, frail, weak, suffers from an ailment which causes him to be on crutches. He is eternally hopeful and sees the suffering in others much more than the suffering in himself. Must be less than 50 pounds.
Turkey Boy: 8-11. A petite delivery boy who carries a huge turkey to the Cratchit house upon atransformed Scrooge’s instructions. Must have great comic ability.
The Choir: A choir of carol singers who will sing for the audience as they make their way through Burr Mansion. No dancing necessary!
Miss Fezziwig: Teens. Beautiful daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig. Must move well.
Dick Wilkins: Teens-20s. Young Scrooge’s co-worker and friend at Fezziwig’s. Must move well.
Lily’s Sister: Teens-30s. Lily’s sister attending Fred’s Christmas party. Very merry and full of cheer (and wine).
Topper: 20s-30s. Fred’s best friend. More interested in Lily’s sister than the actual party!
Old Joe: THIS ROLE HAS BEEN CAST.
Ghosts: Ageless. Ghosts that help lead and guide the audience throughout the house. They communicate through movement. Seeking strong dancers.
Want & Ignorance: Two small children, 4-6 years old. Must be able to portray the personification of their names without words, and should not be afraid to be spooky! Part of the pre-show.