Auditions Announced for SCROOGE! at INNOVAtheatre

INNOV_logoAnnouncing auditions for INNOVAtheatre’s holiday production, Scrooge!

Oct. 3 from 6-8pm
Oct. 4 & 5 from 7-9pm

Sorg Opera House Theater
63 S Main St, Middletown

To sign up for an audition slot please, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4badad29a2fa7-scrooge

In 1860, cranky old miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, loathes people, and defends the decrease of the surplus of poor population, runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving a bitter treatment to his own nephew and acquaintances. However, on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that three spirits would visit him that night. The first one, the spirit of Christmas Past, recalls his miserable youth when he lost his only love due to his greed, the spirit of Christmas Present shows him the poor situation of Bob’s family, and how joyful life may be and the spirit of Christmas Yet To Come shows his fate. Scrooge finds that life is good, and time is too short, and suddenly you are not there anymore, changing his behavior toward Christmas, Bob, his nephew, and people in general.

Prepare: 1 verse and 1 chorus of a Broadway song in the style of the show but NOT from the show itself.

No acapella auditions will be accepted. Please provide your song with either a backing track or an accompanist. Also please do not wear clothing for your audition that is representative of the style of clothing worn in the production.

All races, sexualities & identities are welcome.

Performances
December 16th – 19th
8pm on the 16th, 17th & 18th
3pm on the 18th & 19th

Rehearsals and Performances will take place at The Historic Sorg Opera House in Middletown, Ohio.
Questions can be sent to Richard Lee Waldeck at: RichardLeeWaldeck@INNOVAtheatre.com

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

General Cast Description: Large (40+), children through adult. Strong/large chorus.

Dance Requirement: Standard musical staging. Some Roles may be double or triple cast.

ALL OF THE LISTED NAMED CHARACTERS HAVE AT LEAST SOME FEATURED SOLO SINGING AND MUST HAVE STRONG SOLO VOICES. BRITISH ACCENT PREFERRED.

ADULT MALE ROLES

  • Ebenezer Scrooge – Main role. Older man who’s great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Deaf to the needs of his fellow men, he must journey thru past/present/future to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he once had as a young man.
    VOCAL RANGE Baritone
  • Bob Cratchit – Hardworking clerk in Scrooge’s employment. Dedicated to his family, Especially to his young disabled son Tiny Tim. Maintains a kind heart, even in the fact of Scrooge’s evil temper and mean-spiritedness. 20-30s suggested age.
    VOCAL RANGE Tenor-Baritone
  • Harry (Scrooge nephew)/Young Scrooge – Warm, compassionate nephew of Scrooge. Feels sorry for Scrooge and obligated to him, being family. As young Scrooge, will need to be able to dance.
    VOCAL RANGE Tenor-Baritone
  • Mr. Fezziwig/Hugo Heartly Portly, jolly man. – Must be able to dance.
    VOCAL RANGE  Tenor-Baritone
  • Tom Jenkins/School Teacher Cockney accent. Good dancer. As Tom Jenkins – hot soup man who owes money to Scrooge.
    VOCAL RANGE Baritone
  • Jacob Marley Scrooge’s dead partner. Song can be spoken.
  • Ghost of Christmas Present Large, jovial man. A showman!
    VOCAL RANGE Bass
  • Wine merchant/Dick Wilkins/Phantom – Can be a NON-singing role
  • Jocelyn Jollygoode/Phantom – Can be a NON-singing role
  • Bissett/Phantom/Christmas Future – NON-singing role
  • Punch and Judy Man/Phantom/Topper – Puppeteer, single man at party
  • Mr. Pringle/Phantom

YOUNG MALE ROLES:

  • Tiny Tim Young son of Bob Cratchit. Weak/crippled. Full of true goodness and hope.
  • Peter Cratchit Older son of Bob Cratchit.
  • Urchins A collection of various age boys
  • Jack-In-The Box, Boy with Sled

ADULT FEMALE ROLES:

  • Bess Seller in the market
  • Ethel Cratchit Wife of Bob
  • Mrs. Dilber/Mrs Fezziwig Jovial woman. Must be a dancer.
  • Miss Dilber/Mary Seller in market
  • Beggar Woman/Mrs. Pringle
  • Chestnut Seller in the market/Could be young female as well.
  • Ghost of Christmas Past Good singer, actress. Mysterious.
  • Isabel/Helen Love interest of Scrooge. Dancer.
  • Shellfish Seller in the market, could be young female as well.

YOUNG FEMALE ROLES:

  • Possibly Shellfish Seller and Chestnut Seller (see above)
  • Kathy Cratchit Daughter of Bob Cratchit. GOOD SINGER, actress.
  • Belinda Cratchit Daughter of Bob.
  • Martha Cratchit Daughter of Bob.
  • Jenny Scrooge’s sister Could be NON-singing role

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