A Christmas Carol - a live radio play
by Fredericksburg Theater Company
Oct. 14 - Oct. 15 (2019)
Charles Dickens' holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with holiday tunes, vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), the magic of live sound effects, and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!
Auditions for FTC’s holiday musical A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 14th & 15th at 7:00 p.m., at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg.
For auditions you will need to prepare two minutes of an up-tempo show tune. A CD and MP3 player will be available. A keyboard will be available if you’d like to bring your own accompanist. No a capella auditions please.
There will be light movement auditions. We will also read scenes from the script. The ability to create vocal characterizations and tap dancing experience is a plus. Scripts are available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office starting Monday, September 16. If you have any questions, you can email the director Steve Reily at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Christmas Auditions”.
Rehearsals will begin with a read through of the script on Oct. 17th. Regular rehearsals will begin on Oct 21st, Monday through Thursday, starting at 7:00 p.m. and ending around 9:00 pm. The first two weeks of rehearsal will be spent working solely on music. Rehearsals will expand to include Friday's beginning Nov. 11th. No rehearsals are scheduled for Nov. 28-29 for Thanksgiving. All cast members will be required to attend the technical rehearsals on Dec. 9th through the 12th, and all performance dates.
Weekends, Dec. 13th-22nd: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 pm
FREDDIE FILMORE (age: 40’s-60’s) voices multiple characters including Ebenezer Scrooge and Santa Claus. Voices multiple characters including Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Present.
JAKE LAURENTS (age: 20’s-50’s) voices multiple characters including Marley and the Ghost of Christmas Present.
HARRY "JAZZBO" HAYWOOD (age: 30’s-50’s) voices multiple characters including Bob Cratchit, Young Scrooge, and Tiny Tim.
SALLY APPLEEWHITE (age: 30’s-40’s) voices multiple characters including Scrooge's sister Fan, and lost love Belle.
LANA SHERWOOD (age 30’s -50’s) voices multiple characters including The Ghost of Christmas Past and Cratchit's daughter Martha.