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OffBook: Summer Months

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Play Selection Needs Your Help!

 The Play Selection Committee is holding open meetings to gather your input toward our 2015/2016 season! Click here for details.

A Christmas Carol Auditions

A Christmas Carol audition dates have been announced! Click here for details!

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Auditions

The Colonial Players, Inc. is a not-for-profit, all volunteer community theater with an open casting policy. All auditions are open to the public and no roles are pre-cast. All roles are non-paying. Auditions are generally held our Annex (2132 Renard Court) near the Annapolis Mall, unless otherwise noted. Colonial Players welcomes actors and other volunteers of all backgrounds and skill levels.

Auditioners are encouraged to download and print the audition form available on our downloads page, fill it in, and bring it to auditions. (The form cannot be filled in on-line.)

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You may opt to attach a photo in the space indicated, or one will be taken at auditions.

Note: It is Colonial Players, Inc. policy that all persons involved with a production are or become members. The fee is $10 per year. First time volunteers receive a complimentary membership, valid through the end of the current membership year. If cast, your membership status will be reviewed and non-current members will be asked to renew. Your participation in auditions indicates understanding of and agreement with this policy.


A Christmas Carol

Play & Lyrics by Richard Wade
Music by Dick Gessner
Story by Charles Dickens
Directed by Carol Youmans
Performance dates: November 28 - December 14, 2014

Show Synopsis

Through the visits of four ghosts on Christmas Eve in 1843, the bitterly, unhappy misanthrope, Ebenezer Scrooge, is redeemed by the spirit of Christmas and restored to the fellowship of his family and neighbors.

This production requires 20 to 22 actors who can sing, ages 6 through 70.

Auditions

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, September 6, 2014

  • 1:00 p.m.: Children, 6 - 16
  • 4:00 p.m.: Scrooge, Marley

Sunday, September 7, 2014

  • 7:00 p.m.: Adults (all other roles)

Callbacks

Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

  • 7:00 p.m.: All roles

 

General Information

  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which will begin promptly at the hours listed.
  • To expedite the audition process, the audition form is available on the Colonial Players website and can be downloaded and completed in advance of arrival at auditions.
  • Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late, please make prior arrangements with the director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Actors are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts between auditions and December 14, 2014.
  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 
  • Actors should prepare 32 bars of music, not from the show. An accompanist will be provided. Please bring sheet music. No taped accompaniment, please.
  • Actors will be taught a simple set of steps for dance/movement evaluation.

For further information, please contact the director, Carol Youmans, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or 410-263-5625.

Character Breakdown

  • Ebenezer Scrooge (55-70): Actor must play all ranges from angry, bitter, grumpy miser to moved, awestruck observer of his own past, present, and future, to redeemed and joyful embracer of his fellow man, drunk on the Christmas spirit (not spirits!).
  • Jacob Marley (55-70): First ghost of Scrooge's former partner, dead 7 years.
  • Fred (25-40, strong high tenor): Scrooge's nephew, happily married, estranged from Scrooge.
  • Bob Cratchit (45-55): Scrooge's beaten-down, impoverished clerk with a wife, Mrs. Cratchit (30-45, high soprano), and family of 4 hungry kids, Peter (15-17), Belinda (12-15), Martha (16-20), and Tiny Tim (6-8), who is dying.
  • Ghosts of Past (60), Present, and Future: The Ghost of Christmas Past will be cast as a woman.
  • Belle (18-20): Fiancée of Young Scrooge (18-20), neice of Mr. Fezziwig, Young Scrooge's employer.
  • Undertaker's Man, Laundress, Charwoman:Comic ghouls.
  • Ensemble (6-70): Townspeople, party-goers, street people, families, and guests.