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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 held in our Annex at 2132 Renard Court (off General’s Highway near the Annapolis Mall) unless otherwise noted. All performances are held at 108 East Street, just off State Circle, in historic Annapolis. The 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.

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A Christmas Carol

Play and Lyrics by Richard Wade, Music by Richard Gessner
Directed by Richard Wade
Produced by Tom Stuckey

AUDITIONS

  • Sunday, September 11, 2016 (Scrooge only): sign-in starting at 12:30 p.m., auditions at 1:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, September 18, 2016 (all characters): sign-in starting at 2:30 p.m., auditions at 3:00 p.m.
  • Monday, September 19, 2016 (all characters): sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m., auditions at 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

CALLBACKS (if needed)

  • Wednesday, September 21, 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

SIGNIFICANT DATES

  • Performances: December 1 - 11, 2016
    • 8:00 p.m. on Thursdays
    • 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Fridays
    • 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays
    • 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Sundays
  • First Read-Through: TBD
  • Rehearsals: based on cast availability
  • Publicity Photo Shoot: Sunday, October 2, 2016
  • Public Ticket Sale: Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.
  • Invited Dress Rehearsal: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
  • Archive Photo Shoot: Sunday, December 4, 2016 following the 4:00 p.m. performance

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • In addition to cold readings from the script, auditioners will be asked to sing 32 bars of a musical number that demonstrates their vocal range. Please bring sheet music; piano accompaniment will be provided. Songs from this version of A Christmas Carol are permitted.
  • Sign-in will be available 30 minutes prior to auditions, which begin promptly at the start times listed above.
  • Late arrivals can be accommodated only as time permits. If you know you will be late, please make prior arrangements with director Rick Wade by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • To expedite the sign-in process, the audition form is available at www.thecolonialplayers.org/downloads (under Forms) and can be downloaded and filled out in advance. Please bring the completed form with your resume (or list of experience) and a headshot or recent photo. If you do not have a recent photo, we will take one at sign-in.
  • Auditioners are asked to provide a schedule of conflicts between September 22 and December 11, 2016.

For more information, please email director Rick Wade at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

SHOW SYNOPSIS

This 75-minute musical adaptation of the Dickens classic was written expressly for Colonial Players and has been produced by CP for more than 30 years. The play takes place in the streets of Victorian London and in the counting house and bedchamber of Ebenezer Scrooge. In the revelations of his visitors and in his memory, we are transported to times and places of Scrooge’s past, present and future.

CHARACTERS

Ebenezer Scrooge, about 70

  • Bob Cratchit, 30s to 40s
  • Mrs. Cratchit, 30s to 40s
  • The Cratchit Children
    • Tiny Tim, Martha, Peter, Belinda, ages 7 (Tim) to late teens/early 20s
  • Fred: Scrooge’s nephew, 30s
  • Ghost of Jacob Marley, about 70
  • Ghost of Christmas Past, age flexible
  • Ghost of Christmas Present, age flexible
  • Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, age flexible
  • Mr. Fezziwig, 40s to 50s
  • Belle, 20s
  • Scrooge as a young man, early 20s
  • Two gentlemen, 30s to 60s
  • Scrooge as a boy of 12
  • Scrooge’s aunt, late 30s
  • Fanny, Scrooge’s younger sister, 8 to 10.
  • Mistletoe Man, age flexible
  • Dick Wilkins, an apprentice to Fezziwig, early 20s
  • Mrs. Fezziwig, 40s to 50s
  • Scrooge’s Niece (Fred’s Wife), 30s
  • Guests at Fred’s Party (Man and Woman), age-flexible
  • Undertaker’s Man, age-flexible
  • Charwoman, age-flexible
  • Laundress, age-flexible
  • A Young Boy
  • Chorus/ensemble (age- and gender-flexible, some doubled with roles above):
    • Six Carolers: ideally a mix of men, women and children
    • Country Townspeople
    • Londoners: Street People
    • Party guests

Director’s Note: Members of the chorus also will play a number of smaller roles, many of them age-flexible. English accents are encouraged but not required at auditions.