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A Christmas Carol
Valley Center Stage


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  • A Christmas Carol
  • Valley Center Stage
  • Non-Union Theater
  • Theater or Stage
  • Non-Union; Other Union; Open to All
  • North Bend, WA
  • Project Begins: Sep 21, 2019
  • Project Ends: Dec 21, 2019
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  • Contact Person: Tony Leininger
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    119 W North Bend Way
    North Bend, WA 98045


    Prefered method of submission: Email

    Audition Location:
    Sallal Grange and Community Hall
    12912 432nd Ave SE
    North Bend, WA 98045

    NOTE: Auditions are being held at a different location (Sallal Grange) than the theatre (Valley Center Stage).

    Submission instructions:
    Adults (16+, appointment required) and Group Youth Auditions (5 - 15, no appointment required). Adults, you may email a headshot and resume or bring these along to the auditions.

"A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, adapted for the stage by Brenden and Wynter Elwood, directed by Tony Leininger.

"A Christmas Carol", is returning for its twelfth run, presenting The Elwood’s adaptation for the third year. "A Christmas Carol" is a heartwarming and timeless story of joyful redemption. Ebenezer Scrooge, who we meet at the height of his wealth and success, has turned into a bitter, lonely, old miser. His only companion, apart from his tired and meek servant, Bob Cratchit, is his cold dark spirit; that is, until the spirit world, led by his former business partner, Marley, forces him to see who he was before his success, who he has since become and who he could be.

Tony Leininger (director) studied theatre at Hanover College and has worked professionally as an actor, director and theatre arts educator.


Other details:

* Rehearsals begin Sunday, October 6th with the first read-through.
* Rehearsals will be held in the evenings and on weekends. Rehearsals will take place at VCS or in another North Bend location as needed.


14 performances, November 29th through December 21st, 2019

Week 1:

* Fri, Nov 29, 7:30 pm
* Sat, Nov 30, 7:30 pm
* Sun, Dec 1, 2:00 pm

Week 2:

* Thur, Dec 5, 7:30 pm
* Fri, Dec 6, 7:30 pm
* Sat, Dec 7, 7:30 pm
* Sun, Dec 8, 2:00 pm

Week 3:

* Thur, Dec 12, 7:30 pm
* Fri, Dec 13, 7:30 pm
* Sat, Dec 14, 7:30 pm
* Sun, Dec 15, 2:00 pm

Week 4:

* Thur, Dec 19, 7:30 pm
* Fri, Dec 20, 7:30 pm
* Sat, Dec 21, 7:30 pm


Character Breakdown / Project Needs
Open call – all roles available except for Scrooge. All ethnicities, genders, ages and skill levels are welcome to audition!

* Scrooge: Role has been cast.
* Bob Cratchit (25-40): Scrooge's loyal, though misused, employee. (No doubling.)
* Ensemble: At least 20 additional actors are needed, including kids and adults, ages 7 and up. Most actors will each play a variety of roles. Some key roles include the following:
-- Tiny Tim (5-9): Bob's youngest child
-- Mrs. Cratchit (25-40): Bob's wife
-- The Spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come (various ages)
-- Fred (20-30): Scrooge's nephew
-- Fezziwig (20-30): A figure from Scrooge's past
-- Peter Cratchit (mid-teens): Bob's son
-- Ignorance & Want: (preteens)
-- Martha Cratchit (mid-teens): Bob's daughter
-- Fan (pre-teen): Scrooge's little sister
-- Teen Scrooge (mid-teens)
-- Young Adult Scrooge (20-30)
-- Belle (20-30): betrothed to young Scrooge
-- Old Joe (30+): A businessman

Audition/Interview Dates:
Adults (16+, appointment required) and Group Youth Auditions (5 - 15, no appointment required): Saturday, September 21 from 12 to 4 p.m. (Group Youth Audition, 12 pm – 1 pm), Sunday, September 22 from 7:15 to 9:15 pm, Saturday, September 28 from 1 – 5 pm (Group Youth Audition, 1 pm – 2 pm). Youths should plan to attend one or the other, not both, of these auditions. Parents/caregivers should plan to attend. Adults, please email to request an audition on one of the above audition dates and specify a general timeframe when you are available. You will receive a confirmation email with your specific audition time.

Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Callback Auditions will be held on Sunday, September 29 from 7:15 – 9:15 pm

Audition Requirements:
* Group Youth Auditions: Please arrive prepared to move and to play a few games and to learn and repeat a few simple lines from the play.
* Adults: Please prepare a single monologue, under 2 minutes in length, or two contrasting pieces less than one minute each.
* Sides: No sides available before the audition.

Monetary compensation:
This theatre stage production is non-union, non-paying for a not-for-profit theater in North Bend, WA.

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