by Daniel Sullivan, and the Seattle Repertory Theatre
Directed by Paul McKenzie
Saturday, September 23 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 24 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Audition appointments are strongly recommended. To request an appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Auditions will be held at Rover Dramawerks
221 W. Parker Road, Suite 580 in Plano, at the northwest corner of 75 and Parker Rd., in the Ruisseau Village Shopping Center.
A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious hit from Seattle. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Perfect anytime, this delight is particularly appropriate at Christmas.
Roles: Seeking a talented and diverse cast to play roles from 12 to 70. Descriptions are from the script. Ages listed below are representative and should not deter you from auditioning for the show if you think you can play the part. All roles are available.
Zorah Bloch (Lead): Female, 39-49
Founding director of The Soapbox Playhouse. An extremely self-involved woman in her 40's.
Sidney Carlton (Lead): Male, 50-67
A founding member of The Soapbox Playhouse. A kind but somewhat addled man.
Dorothy Tree Hapgood (Supporting): Female, 50-67
Sidney’s wife, an Englishwoman who is unable to lose her accent. Also a founding member of the theatre company.
Larry Vauxhall (Supporting): Male, 40-59
A tough and intellectually vain man. A child of the 60s who is still looking for a turn-on. Also a founding member of the theatre company.
Phil Hewitt (Supporting): Male, 30-49
An obsessive man who usually plays the ineffectual character in any Soapbox production. Also a founding member of the theatre company.
Walter E. Parsons (Supporting): Male, 20-39
An African-American man who has recently taken up acting again after a stint in the armed forces. A good-natured yet excitable person.
Luther Beatty (Supporting): Male, 12-17
A tall, big-boned 11-12-year-old boy who is really too big to be playing the character of 'Tiny Tim' - a role he has been performing two years too long. A youthful actor under 18 could pull it off.
Kevin Emory (Supporting): Male, 30-49
Timid, nervous managing director of the theatre company who is afraid of Zorah.
M.J. (Mary Jane) McMann (Supporting): Female, 39-49
The company Stage manager. A realist who long ago realized the Playhouse had hit bottom. Also a founding member, she looks on now only as a bemused observer. She has a sharp, ironic sense of humor.
Betty Andrews (Supporting): Female, 30-49
An inspector for the National Endowment for the Arts who has a forbidding appearance.
Bart Frances (Supporting): Male, 18-28
A pleasant youth who dresses in a black leather motorcycle jacket and torn jeans.
Wayne Wallace (Supporting): Male, 25-39
An affable, eager to please young man who is in search of a new career in acting, but has no training and even less talent.
· Auditions will consist of cold reading from the script.
· Please bring a resume and head shot.
· There are no stipends available for the show.
· Rehearsals will be in Plano and Richardson will begin around the week of October 1. Exact rehearsal schedule TBA but all conflicts must be noted at time of audition. Early rehearsals will be minimal, due to director conflicts, with regular rehearsals picking up around the end of October.
Inspecting Carol runs November 30 to December 9
Thursday November 30 (Preview) at 8:00 PM
Friday, December 1 and Friday, December 8 at 8:00 PM
Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9 at 3:00 and 8:00 p.m.