A Christmas Carol presented by Community Theatre of Terre Haute December 2016
Holiday Comedy/Drama by John Jakes
Directed by Mark Frederick
December 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2016 at 8:00 pm
December 4 and 11, 2016 at 2:30 pm
This A Christmas Carol goes beyond other adaptations with a unique dramatic concept: at the opening curtain, Charles Dickens himself is introduced to the audience, ready to present one of the famed platform readings of his stories that packed auditoriums in Europe and America. Of course, the story chosen is one which he often performed. A Christmas Carol (Dickens’ marked-up script still exists!). The story unfolds behind him, and soon Dickens is weaving in and out of the action, observing, performing small roles, interpolating short passages of rich narrative never heard in other versions. He handles props and helps Scrooge and others with costume changes. Originally conceived for Mr. Jakes’ home stage, the play is supremely flexible in cast and design. The piece includes “God Bless Us Every One,”* a lovely new carol by Jakes and Tony nominated composer Mel Marvin. “In John Jakes’ hands, A Christmas Carol recaptures the magic and mystique of the Dickens original. It is a brilliant script.
Everyone is Welcome to Audition…CT is Committed to Color-Blind, Gender-Neutral, Age-Indifferent Casting.
A Christmas Carol Audition Information:
Auditions: September 26 and 27, 2016 at 7:00pm
Cast: 11 Men, 6 Women, 4 Boys, and 2 Girls (expandable)
Contact Mark Frederick If you have any A Christmas Carol audition questions.