A Christmas Carol: A Rockin' Family Musical
by Zach Theatre
Jul. 25 - Jul. 26 (2019)
For the sixth year in a row, Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras. Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness.
Based on the story by Charles Dickens
Conceived and adapted by Dave Steakley
Directed by Dave Steakley
Choreographed by Jennifer Blakeny Young
Musical Direction by Allen Robertson
ZACH Theatre announces local auditions by appointment for A CHRISTMAS CAROL on Thursday, July 25th & Friday, July 26th from 4:00 pm – 11:00 pm in ZACH’s Nowlin Rehearsal Studio at 1426 Toomey Road. Callbacks will be scheduled during the week of August 19th.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin October 28, 2019. Performances begin November 20, 2019, and closes on December 29, 2019, with shows Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30pm and Saturday and Sundays at 2:30pm, and some added Tuesdays and Sundays at 7:30pm.
AUDITION APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS (PLEASE READ THESE CAREFULLY):
Actors will be seen BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
To schedule an appointment, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line that reads:
(YOUR FIRST NAME, YOUR LAST NAME) CAROL Austin Auditions”
Please include in the email a resume and headshot attached in PDF or Word Document format, and please indicate your preferred audition time. All actors should bring a hard copy headshot and resume to the audition.
We are seeking men and women of all ethnicities and ages, equity and non-equity; all actors will be considered for all roles. Actors should prepare 2 contrasting 16- to 32-bar cuts of a pop/R&B song (ala Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, etc.) that shows off your vocal range and a contrasting song of your choosing. You may be asked to sing more, so please bring your book. An accompanist will be provided; no pre-recorded music allowed. There will be a Dance callback scheduled for a later date.
ROLES TO BE CAST:
Adult Ensemble: There are more than 25 roles in this play, and members of the Ensemble will also double as Townspeople, Party Guests, Carolers, Vendors, etc.
Featured Singing Ensemble: This group sings backup for songs sung by the ghosts 20’s-50’s.