THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL WHO AUDITIONED!!
THE SHOW HAS NOW BEEN CAST.
A Christmas Carol 2023 will be directed by Rodger Sorensen with music direction by Kyle Harper and choreography by Amelia Rose Moore. Stage managed by Jess Johnson.
Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held only by video submission. Specific details regarding video submission are below.
In-person callbacks are scheduled for Saturday, September 9, and will be by invitation only. Rehearsals will begin on or around September 30th.
HCTO’s production of A Christmas Carol is an original adaptation with performers playing multiple roles. The script closely follows the Charles Dickens novella, moves at a quick pace, and uses narrative passages from the book in an innovative way. Transitions between scenes will be a visual and aural part of the performance. All roles will be singing roles, not just the carolers. Everyone auditioning will be asked to sing.
This page will be updated when callback invitations and casting have been sent.
A NOTE ABOUT CASTING:
At Hale Center Theater Orem we seek to honor the intentions of the works we produce. If nothing specific is given by the original playwright regarding the characteristics of any given role, and/or if those characteristics do not affect the intended story in any significant way, we will not consider any certain person or type over others when casting.
We invite anyone and everyone to audition for any and all of our productions, regardless of any physical attribute, gender, race, age, ability, ethnicity, or experience. All are welcome at HCTO.
Video Audition Details:
Multiple individuals will be watching your audition video, so YouTube links and non-secured Google Drive links provide the most accessible format for those reviewing the audition.
Those watching your auditions would like your full body to be in the video frame. They would like to see your physicality as you perform while still being able to see your facial expressions easily. Please record your entire audition (up to two sides and a song) in one take.
Please send your video along with a headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Sunday, August 27th, 2023 at 11:59pm to be considered for callbacks. **Please note that this is a different email than previous submissions.**
The digital audition form is available HERE. Please also include the link to your audition video where indicated on the audition form.
Video Submission Details:
Please follow the Instructions located at the beginning of each section of the Audition Sides.
Caroler Audition Instructions HERE.
Adult Female Audition Sides are located HERE.
Adult Male Audition Sides are located HERE.
Teen Female Audition Sides are located HERE.
Teen Male Audition Sides are located HERE.
Girl Audition Sides are located HERE.
Boy Audition Sides are located HERE.
The audition form is available here.
The roles of Scrooge and Musician have already been cast. All roles below are available and will be double cast. All ethnicities and body types are encouraged to audition. Every performer will also be a Narrator.
Actor 1 (Male Presenting; ages 30-45)
Plays Bob Cratchit, Milkman, Businessman #3, Narrator
Actor 2 (Male Presenting; ages 25-35)
Plays Fred, The Baker, The Undertaker's Man, Narrator
Actor 3 (Male Presenting; ages 40+)
Plays Gentleman #1, Old Fezziwig, Guest at Fred’s Party, Businessman #1, Narrator
Actor 4 (Male Presenting; looks a mature man)
Plays Gentleman #2, Man Employed by Fezziwig, Spirit of Christmas Present, Narrator
Actor 5 (Male Presenting; looks a mature man)
Plays Jacob Marley, Guest at Fred’s Party, Old Joe, Narrator
Actor 6 (Female Presenting; mature woman)
Plays Spirit of Christmas Past, Guest at Fred’s Party, Charwoman, Narrator
Actor 7 (Female Presenting; ages 35+)
Plays Mrs. Fezziwig, Spirit of Christmas Future, Narrator
Actor 8 (Female Presenting; ages 35-45)
Plays Fezziwig’s Cook, Mrs. Cratchit, Shopper #1, Narrator
Actor 9 (Female Presenting; ages 20-35)
Plays Fiddler, Fred’s Wife, Mrs. Dilber, Narrator
Teen 1 (Male Presenting; ages 14-20)
Plays Dick Wilkins, Peter Cratchit, City, Narrator
Teen 2 (Male Presenting; able to play age range 16-25)
Plays Apprentice Scrooge, Mature Scrooge, Topper, Businessman #2
Teen 3 (Female Presenting; ages 16-25)
Plays Young Belle, Mature Belle, Scrooge’s Niece’s Sister, Narrator
Teen 4 (Female Presenting; ages 15-20)
Plays Fezziwig’s Housemaid , Martha Cratchit, Shopper #2, Fred’s Guest
Boy 1 (Male Presenting; ages 9-13)
Plays Boy Scrooge, Fezziwig’s Neighbor Boy, Ignorance, Christmas Boy, Narrator
Boy 2 (Male Presenting; able to play 8-12 years old, small enough to carry)
Plays Tiny Tim, Fezziwig’s Neighbor Boy, Narrator
Girl 1 (Female Presenting; ages 10-15)
Plays Street Urchin, Miss Fezziwig, Belinda Cratchit, Girl at Fred’s House, City, Narrator
Girl 2 (Female Presenting; ages 8-12)
Plays Little Fan, Fezziwig’s Neighbor Girl, Sara Cratchit, Want, Narrator
Carolers (Adult Singers; various ages)
Carolers will serve as characters in the play in select scenes in addition to using their beautiful voices as singing storytellers.