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ACT - A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" - YOUTH ACTOR AUDITIONS
ACT - A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

  • ACT - A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE: "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" - YOUTH ACTOR AUDITIONS
  • ACT - A CONTEMPORARY THEATRE
  • Equity Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union
  • Seattle, WA
  • Project Begins: Nov 5, 2018
  • Project Ends: Dec 30, 2018
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  • Contact Person: Margaret Layne
  • Primary Phone: 206-292-7660 ext 1226
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    700 Union Street
    Seattle, WA 98101


    APPOINTMENT REQUIRED

    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Call/email for appointment

    Submission instructions:
    Appointments taken by phone or email beginning Wednesday, September 19, 2018 and continuing until the audition date. We wil reply to all inquiries/requests between 12pm and 5pm on weekdays.

Seven youth actors ages 5 - 15 sought for ACT Theatre's annual production of Charles Dickens' classic story of a cold-hearted miser who rediscovers the spirit of the holiday season with the help of some ghostly visitors. Directed by ACT Artistic Director Emeritus Kurt Beattie.

 

Other details:
Children of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

All youth actors will be contacted about the outcome of the auditions.

Production begins rehearsals on Nov 5 and plays up to 10 shows per week on a slightly variable schedule, Nov 23 - Dec 30

 

Character Breakdown / Project Needs
ROLES AVAILABLE (age ranges approximate):
NB one boy and one girl cast as Cratchits double as YOUNG SCROOGE and FAN.

TURKEY BOY/UNDERTAKER’S ASSISTANT – Age 9-15. Savvy street kid and jack of all trades, gregarious, engaging, Artful Dodger type.

MARTHA CRATCHIT-- Age 11-15. Eldest Cratchit daughter. Warm, mature, loving, a second mother to the little ones.

PETER CRATCHIT -- Age 11-15. Eldest son, trying hard to be the man of the family when his father isn’t around Practical, helpful, a leader with a sense of fun. (Possible double: Young Scrooge).

CHARLES CRATCHIT -- Age 9-12. Middle Cratchit boy. Bright, ebullient, full of fun and high spirits. (Possible double: Young Scrooge.)

BELINDA CRATCHIT -- Age 9-13. Middle Cratchit girl. Quiet, sweet, a little shy, but the most intuitive and tuned in to changes in the emotional atmosphere. (Possible double: Fan).

ELIZABETH CRATCHIT -- Age 6-10. Youngest Cratchit girl. The female version of Charles -- outgoing, spontaneous, affectionate, not afraid to compete for her share of her parents’ attention. (Possible double: Fan.)

TINY TIM -- Age 5-10. Youngest Cratchit. A fragile child with a walking disability. Chipper, generous, sweet-natured, an old soul and the apple of everybody’s eye. Ideally under 4’2” and less than 60 lbs. [May be played by a young girl and doubled with Fan.]

YOUNG SCROOGE -- Age 9-14 Intelligent, inquisitive, with an underlying sadness, already showing the effects of a lonely, loveless childhood.

FAN -- Age 6-11. Scrooge’s younger sister. Classic Dickens girl: radiant, innocent, loving, the embodiment of all things good and beautiful


Audition/Interview Dates:
Sunday, September 30, 10 AM - 5 PM

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Date/time TBA, week of October 8

Audition Requirements:
Short poem or monologue (less than 1 min) to present from memory AND a brief song to be performed a cappella. Please bring a picture & resume, and wear clothes you can move in comfortably.

Monetary compensation:
All youth actors cast in A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be paid a weekly salary. Amount to be discussed at time of offer.

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