Auditions!

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​The Friends of the Elgin Opera House are pleased to announce auditions for their upcoming production of
A CHRISTMAS CAROL.

We are looking for actors who are willing and ready to enthusiastically commit to a rigorous and challenging rehearsal schedule. The rehearsal schedule for this production will be demanding and will upset your regular life routine.  Actors will be challenged physically and vocally thorough the rehearsal run.  We have assembled an artistic team that will demand the very best work from each of the actors who are cast in this production. Please audition ONLY if you are willing to work hard and commit to the required practice and time needed to create an excellent performance.

AUDITION DATES AND TIME

*Saturday 8/14 from 2-6 PM

AUDITION LOCATION

*Elgin Opera House
Callbacks will be posted at a later date as needed. 
 

We are requesting actors that are ages

*All Ages
 

Please complete our online audition form prior to your audition:
LINK TO AUDITION FORM

Performance dates are set for

Fridays and Saturdays and the Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday before Christmas

–Performance dates are: 12/10, 12/11, 12/17, 12/18, 12/21, 12/22 & 12/23

We may have 1 school day performance(s) that will require you to miss a day of school or work.
Depending on ticket sales, we may open up some Thursday evening performances.

A Christmas Carol will be performed on the Elgin Opera House Main Stage

 

Rehearsal will begin in

*early November (we will take Thanksgiving weekend off)

This show will be directed by John Kretzu

 

For Additional Information text Grant Turner 971-244-3740

or email Grant@elginoperahouse.com

 

We are auditioning for the following roles:

 

Ensemble -all ages

Child Scrooge - male 8-10yrs

Belle - female 20-30yrs

Scrooge's Father- older male

Ghost of Christmas Past. -. Older female

Ghost of Christmas Present -

Female age unspecified

Mrs Cratchit - female 30-50yrs

Mrs Fezziwig - female 30-50yrs

Tiny tim - male 8-10 yes

 

Please note: The ages listed are the ages of the characters, not an age requirement of the actor playing the character.  We realize that a good actor can play a character that is older or younger.  If you can “pull off” the age listed and the vocal requirement for the character, please feel free to audition for the role.  

 

All auditioners should be prepared to:

 

1) Read your favorite paragraph or part from the book A CHRISTMAS CAROL (doesn't have to be long or memorized)

2) Tell your happiest Christmas memory

 

Anything else will be a cold reading from a script we will provide, but really, enthusiasm is the most important thing you can bring to the audition