Auditions

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A Christmas Carol: The Musical
Show dates: November 30 –December 16, 2018
Audition dates: Sept 9th, 2:00pm Children’s auditions; Sept 10th & 11th, 7:00pm Adult auditions

A Christmas Carol: The Musical by Alan Menken and Lynn Ahrens 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!” Thanks to the guidance of three ghosts, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful “Happy Christmas”!

Director: Linda Sturdivant
Assistant Director: Caleb Lacey
Music Director: Nell Britton
Choreographer: Mariel Roy

Principal Actors
Ebenzer Scrooge: An old man whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs
of his fellow men, Scrooge must journey through his past to regain the spirit of charity and kindness
he had as a young man. Age 40-60, A2 – Eb3 Baritone

Bob Cratchit: A hardworking clerk in Scrooge’s employment. Dedicated to his family and especially
his son Tiny, Tim. He maintains a kind heart even in the face of Scrooge’s mean spiritedness. Age
30-45, Baritenor G#2-E4

Ghost of Christmas Past (Doubles as the Lamplighter): Young, twinkly, spritely apparition, full of
the Christmas spirit. Soprano -Eb4 – G5 Dancing skill a plus

Ghost of Christmas Present (Doubles as the Sandwich Board Man): Ghost of Christmas Present
is a large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head, full of life and good will
Age 35-50 D3 – D4 Baritone

Ghost of Christmas Future (Doubles as the Old Hag) : Some solo singing but emphasis is on acting. Dance would be an asset. female, C4 – D5, Alto

Featured Actors
Young Ebenezer: Saving his money and running from a life of poverty, young Ebenezer is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with Emily. He is still searching for a place to call home, but has found a second family in the Fezziwigs. D3 – D4, Tenor

Ghost of Jacob Marley: Returned from the grave to warn Scrooge of the consequences of living the life of a miser. Age 40-50 D3 – Ab4 Bari tenor

Emily: Young, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life – friends, family, and the joy that comes from loving someone and being loved in return.
Age 20-25 D4 – F Soprano

Tiny Tim: Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit’s youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy. Young Male E5- A3

Mr. Fezziwig : A portly, jolly man. A kind-hearted bank-owner who helps Ebenezer Scrooge get his start. Later, must ask Scrooge for help and is turned away. D#3 – B4 Tenor

Mrs. Fezziwig The cheerful wife of MR. FEZZIWIG the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Later, become poor and can’t understand why Scrooge won’t help her husband. D4 – Ab5
Soprano

Scrooge at 18: Saving his money and running from a life of poverty, YOUNG EBENEZER is still happy and sociable and deeply in love with EMILY. He is still searching for a place to call home, but has found a second family in the FEZZIWIGS. Age 21-30 D3 – D4 Tenor

Men’s Ensemble:
Young Scrooge, Young Marley, Mr Smyth, Fred Anderson, The Beadle, Old Joe, Scrooge’s father, business men, ghosts, monks, grave diggers, party members

Women’s Ensemble
Sally Anderson, Mrs. Cratchit, Mrs. Mops, Mrs. Scrooge, towns people and party members

Children’s Ensemble
Town children, Angles, Martha C Jonathan, Grace Smythe, Scrooge age 8, Scrooge age 12, Fan
age 6, Fan age 10

Panto Girls/ Tap Dancers

The Light in the Piazza
Show dates: March 8-24, 2018
Audition dates: January 7 & 8, 2019 | 6:30 PM
(Audition dates are subject to change)

Book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel. Based on a novella by Elizabeth Spencer, the story is set in the 1950’s and revolves around Margaret Johnson, a wealthy Southern woman and her daughter, Clara, a beautiful and surprisingly childlike young woman. who spend a summer together in Italy. When Clara falls in love with a young Italian man, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own deep seated hopes and regrets as well. 2005: Nominated for 11 Tony and won 6, including best original score.

Director: Linda Sturdivant
Music Director: Sara Sturdivant

Casting: 4 men and 4 women and ensemble

CHARACTERS
Margaret Johnson – An elegant, self-possessed, practical and attractive American
woman in middle age Soprano: G5-A3
Clara Johnson – Margaret’s twenty-six-year-old daughter, young and naïve for her
age. Soprano: A5-A3
Fabrizio Naccarelli – A twenty-year-old, good-looking and charming Florentine. Tenor
A4– A#2/Bb2
Giuseppe Naccarelli – Fabrizio’s slightly older brother . Tenor D4– A#2/Bb2
Franca Naccarelli – Guiseppe’s wife. Soprano B5-A#3/Bb3
Signor Naccarelli – Fabrizio’s father Baritione D4-A2
Signora Naccarelli – Fabrizio’s mother Soprano B5-C#3/Db3
Roy Johnson – Margaret’s husband / Spoken

Calendar Girls
Show dates: May 10-26, 2019
Audition dates: March 18 and 19, 2019 | 6:30PM
(Audition dates are subject to change)

A full length comedic play based on the true story of eleven WI members who posed nude for a calendar to raise money for the Leukaemia Research Fund. When Annie’s husband John dies of leukaemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade four fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an “alternative” calendar. Calendar Girls opened at the Chichester Festival Theatre and has since become the fastest selling play in British theatre history. Winner! What’s On Stage Award for Best New Comedy 2010.

Director: Linda Sturdivant

Casting: 9 Women and 4 Men

*Chris: The life and soul of the party; talkative and fun with a large personality
*Annie: The counterpoint to Chris; a calming influence and a good friend;
*Cora: ex-hippie, deadpan sense of humor, loves to sing, piano playing would be an
advantage but not necessary
*Jessie: An ex-schoolteacher, tough, brave, no-nonsense;
*Celia: beautiful, sexy, a little aristocratic but with a body that turns heads;
* Ruth: shy, eager to please, lacking in self-confidence but finds her strength as the
play progresses
Marie: domineering, class-conscious, competitive church lady
Lady Cravenshaw: Doesn’t mean to be patronizing, but does understand the WI girls.
Elaine: Attractive young beautician
John: Annie ‘s husband; lovable, kind, and warm
Rod: Chris’ husband; like Chris, he’ s a lovable rogue.
Lawrence: nerdy, shy photographer.

The Drowsy Chaperone
Show dates: July 19 – August 4, 2019
Audition dates: April 22 & 23, 2019 | 6:30PM
(Audition dates are subject to change)

Producer: Linda Sturdivant
Director: Caleb Lacey
Music Director Nell Britton
Choreographer: Mariel Roy

Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison, Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar.

When a die hard theatre fan plays his favorite cast album, the characters come to
life in this hilarious musical farce. Winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Book
and Best Original Score.

Casting 8 Men and 5 Women plus ensemble

The Man In The Chair: Musical theatre aficionado who mourns the end of the Golden Era. He narrates the show as he listens to the record on vinyl.
Janet Van de Graaff: Star of Feldzieg’s Follies who is conflicted about giving up her life on the stage to marry Robert Martin. Alto with big belt (G3-E5)
Robert Martin: The groom-to-be who is deeply in love with Janet. He is debonair, dashing, and a matinee idol. He is cheesy, cheerful, and optimistic. Tap dancing a Plus. Vocal range: Tenor (C3 – Ab4)
The Drowsy Chaperone: (40s-50s) Janet’s alcoholic confidante. Alto with strong belt (F3-D5)
Aldolpho: A womanizing cad who is very impressed with himself. Bass/Baritone + great falsetto (A#2-G4)
Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
Mrs. Tottendale: (45-60) The flighty wealthy widow and host of the wedding. Alto character voice (G3-Db5)
Underling: (50s-60s) Mrs. Tottendale’s unflappable butler and manservant. Tenor character voice (Ab2-G4)
Mr. Feldzieg: Producer who will do anything to stop the wedding. Baritone (Db3-Db4)
Kitty: Mr. Feldzieg’s companion and will do anything to be a leading lady. Soprano comedic belt (Bb3-F5)
George: Robert’s anxious best man. He is loyal, sincere, and nervous. Tapping a plus. Tenor (F3-Bb4)
Gangsters 1 & 2: Two jovial gangsters who are posing as pastry chefs. Vocal range: Tenor (Db3-Gb4)
Trix the Aviatrix: The brave and brash female aviator. May double in the ensemble. Vocal range: Alto (Ab3-Eb5)
Ensemble: A strong, dancing/singing ensemble.