Audition Notice for “A Seussified Christmas Carol”
Posted by Jeff Graham on Jul 19, 2013
- By Peter Bloedel
- Directed by Jeff and Brandon Graham
- Run Dates: December 7 – 21, 2013
- Auditions: October 28 & 29, 2013, 5:30-7pm
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with the story…
A very important item in this play: The Entire Script is in Suess Rhyme. It will be critical to get lines correct and in the right order. Especially for Narrator 1 and Narrator 2, as they complete each other’s sentences. Timing and pacing will play a key role in the success of the lines. For this reason most of the speaking roles in the cast will be filled by teens and adults.
There are also many other group roles like: Street people, Rock Band Members, Swooning Girls, Dancers, The Neds, The Cratchit Children, The Party People, and others. It is in these “ensemble roles” that we would have a need for kids.
It is expected in this play that actors may take on multiple roles. The roles of Narrator #1, Narrator #2, and The Scrooge would be very difficult to double. Actors can be doubled, tripled, (or even quadrupled) into most all of the other roles as the needs of any given production warrant. It is possible to perform this show with as few as 10 actors and perhaps fewer. Quick costume and character changes add to the whimsy of the show.
The characters of The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present (and perhaps even Sven) are written in male gender, however these roles could certainly be played female and it is permissible to change those parts of dialogue that will allow changes like this to make sense.
Cast of Characters (Most will be adults or teens, few child roles)
- JAKE MARLEY
- THE SCROOGE
- BOB CRATCHlT
- BED-HEADED FRED
- SOLICITOR #1
- SOLICITOR #2
- THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
- YOUNG SCROOGE (young teen, older child)
- BELLE’S HUSBAND
- THE GHOST OF A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
- MRS. CRATCHIT
- TIMMY LOO WHOO
- (BED-HEADED) FRED’S WIFE
- VOICE AT PARTY #1
- VOICE AT PARTY #2
- VOICE AT PARTY #3
- VOICE AT PARTY #4
- SVEN, The Ghost of Christmas Future (*Non-speaking) (child)
- A BOY (young teen, child)
- A MAID
- OLD FEZZIWIG (*Non-speaking)
“A Seussified Christmas Carol” is not affiliated, endorsed, or sponsored by Dr. Seuss Enterprises.
Category: Magic Theatre