Sunday, October 1st 6:30 pm & Monday, Oct 2nd 6:30 pm
Please click on the link below to fill out an audition form.
Cast Announced: October 5th
First Rehearsal: October 10th
Directed by: Kailyn Rosenthal
Auditions will consist of Cold Reading of monologues and scenes from the script.
For any who would like to be considered for a singing role, please prepare a short sample of one of the following songs: Oh Holy Night, Oh Come All Ye Faithful, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, or God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
A Change in Gear Concept Statement: This new steampunk adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic embraces the genres’ iconic Victorian-era industrialism, romanticism, and retrofuturistic technology while staying true to Dickens’ mastery of language and satire. Steampunk has been described as “a genre that imagines how different the past might have been had the future come earlier”. So what could be a more apt way to take a fresh look at the story of Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge and his life-changing meetings with the Spirits of Past, Present, and Future as they attempt to save him from the fate that awaits him.
Marley- During his life, Marley was Ebenezer Scrooge’s equally greedy business partner. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner and as he learned too late more importantly , friend, from suffering the same fate.
Scrooge – A cold hearted man known throughout his town for his lack of compassion and stinginess. He hates Christmas which he only associates with reckless spending. Throughout the course of the show he undergoes a profound transformation from a cold-hearted miser to a generous and compassionate benefactor. The change is brought on from the lessons he learns through visions brought on by the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future. These visions force Scrooge to confront his own mortality and the consequences of his selfishness. After seeing the error of his ways, Scrooge becomes a changed man. Who is kind, generous and embodies the Christmas Spirit.
Fred –Scrooge’s nephew and the only son of Scrooge’s beloved late sister Fan. Fred is kind-hearted, and embodies the Christmas spirit acting in virtues associated with that time of year namely goodwill, and generosity towards others.
Bob Cratchit -An underpaid clerk working for Scrooge. In spite of the cruel treatment he endures at work, Bob does his job without complaint. He is a dedicated and humble worker, a loving father and husband, and a kind man overall.
First Spirit/Fan (ballerina) –The first spirit to visit Scrooge and his younger sister. She is full of life, joy and sincerity, and is responsible for showing Scrooge that his life was not always without Christmas spirit, and where his life began to make that turn. As the First Spirit her movements resemble that of a music box ballerina, they should be delicate yet stiff and as Fan become fluid. Must Move well, Dance experience is a plus.
Young Scrooge/Third Spirit- Scrooge as a young adult, the scenes we see him in divulge Scrooge’s desire for wealth over his loved ones. It is these choices he makes that then come back to haunt Scrooge in the form of the third Spirit, reminiscent of death itself.
Fezziwig/Second Spirit- The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed, he was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties. When reappearing as the second spirit he carries this joy with him even with only one day granted to live.
Belle – Scrooge’s young love from the past. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed and wealth and began to forget the world around him including Belle. Belle eventually marries another man, and yet can’t help but feel compassion for Scrooge despite their past.
Other Characters, actors will play multiple roles:
Schoolboys 1& 2
Mining Children (singers)
Fred’s Wife’s Sister
Man with a Monstrous Chin
Man with Pendulous Excrescence on Nose
Man with Snuff Box
Businessman 1 & 2
If you have any questions, please email us at office@SPCityTheatre.org