A Christmas Carol, the musical
by Woodlawn Theatre
Sep. 01 - Sep. 03 (2019)
A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens' most well-known story. Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
A Christmas Carol, the Musical – Auditions
September 1 and 3, 2019 at 7 pm
Dance audition will begin promptly at 7 pm, singing auditions will follow. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of the show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. No tracked music or a cappella singing will be allowed. No need to sign up for an audition time, just show up a little before. Please bring a head shot and resume if you have one. Auditions are only for ages 16 and up and will receive a small stipend for being in the show. All kid roles (Tiny Tim, Grace, Fan, Young Scrooge, Cratchit Family, and Children’s chorus) will be chosen from students enrolled the Woodlawn Academy this fall.
Rehearsals begin Oct 21. Show runs Nov 29 – Dec 23. There will be rehearsal Thanksgiving week in the evenings (no rehearsal Thanksgiving Day)
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3pm, special showings at 7 pm on Dec 12 and 23 at 7 pm. Missing performances will not be allowed.
Director: Ronald Watson
Music Director: Jane Haas
Choreographer: Kate Ragan
Ebenezer Scrooge- Adult male. Must be able to move. Vocal range Ab2-F4. Grouchy old miser who has grown cold and mean-spirited. Through his journey with the three ghosts, he regains his kindness and goodwill. Must be ok with being flown in the show.
Ghost of Christmas Past/Lamplighter- Adult Female. Must be able to move gracefully. Female vocal range Eb4-G#5. Joyful, comedic guide to Scrooge into his past. Cheerfulness and kindness are this characters dominant traits, and maybe a little zany. Very energetic. Must be ok with being flown in the show.
Ghost of Christmas Present/Sandwichboard Person- Adult Male. Vocal range Db3-F4. Preferably be able to tap dance or fake it well. Must be able to move. A larger than life, jovial character who shows Scrooge the present world around him. Very vaudeville.
Ghost of Christmas Yet-to-Be/Blind Old Hag- Adult Female. Vocal range C4-F5. Preferably able to belt with a strong mix. Must be able to move in a contemporary style. Creepy and eerie, yet captivating every time they are on stage.
Bob Cratchit- Adult Male. Vocal range G#2-E4. Kind and patient, he endures Scrooge's temper and abuse to provide for his family, especially his son, Tiny Tim.
Mrs. Cratchit- Adult Female. Vocal range G#3-E5. Wife of Bob. Mother to Tiny Tim, Martha, and the other Cratchit children. Loving, hopeful, and generous.
Jacob Marley- Adult Male. Vocal range B2-Ab4. Must be able to move. The spirit of Scrooges old business partner. Good comedic timing.
Scrooge at 18- Young Adult Male. Vocal range B2-G4. Must be able to move. Scrooge with the happiness of his youth and deeply in love with Emily. Sincere, yet money driven.
Emily- Young Adult Female. Vocal range B3-Bb5. Must be able to move. A lovely girl. Enjoys the simple things in life. Joyful and kind hearted. In love with Scrooge at 18.
Mr. Fezziwig- Adult male. Vocal range B2-B4. Must be able to move. Jolly and kind bank owner. Scrooge's past employer who helped him get his start.
Mrs. Fezziwig- Adult Female. Vocal range A3-Ab5. Must be able to move. Cheerful wife of Mr. Fezziwig. Fun and sassy.
Fred Anderson- Young Adult Male. Vocal range B2-G4. Nephew of Scrooge. Compassionate and joyful.
Sally Anderson- Young Adult Female. Vocal range C4-Eb5. Wife of Fred.
Mr. Smythe- Adult Male. Vocal range Db3-F#4. Recently widowed. Hopeful. Poor and in debt to Scrooge. Father of Grace.
Beadle- Adult Male. Vocal range A2-Bb3. Worker in the royal exchange.
Old Joe- Adult Male. Vocal range F3-C#4. Scavenger of the dead.
Young Marley- Young Adult Male. Vocal range D3-F#4. Must be able to move. Starts business with Scrooge at 18 and shares a similar mindset of greed.
Mrs. Mops- Adult Female. Vocal range D#4-D5. Maid for Scrooge.
Scrooge's Mother- Adult Female. Vocal range C4-C5.
Non-Singing Roles: Poulterer- Adult Male, Judge- Adult Male, Scrooge's Father- Adult Male
Ensemble: Will perform in many different roles including;
Acolytes, Bankers, Vendors, Sailors, Rich Women, Charity Women, Ghosts