Scrooge, the musical
by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Sep. 25 - Sep. 26

In 1970, renowned writer/composer/lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale into the hit screen musical Scrooge. Now available as a charming stage musical, Scrooge has enjoyed a hugely successful tour of England and a season at London’s Dominion Theatre. Included are six new songs not performed in the film. This timeless musical follows the plot of A Christmas Carol, in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.


Auditions for FTC’s holiday musical Scrooge will be held Saturday, September 25th at 6:30 p.m., and Sunday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. The production will be directed by Jeryl Hoover.

Actors must sign up in advance for a 5-minute time slot. To reserve a time slot, call the theater office at 888-997-3588. For auditions you will need to prepare 32 bars of a show tune, or a verse and chorus. You may choose a song from the show, or another song that best shows your vocal range and abilities. A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. A keyboard and accompanist will also be present. No acapella auditions please.

There will be a brief dance/movement auditions, so please dress accordingly. Actors will also be asked to read scenes from the script.  Scripts will be available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office starting Monday, August 23rd. The roles of Scrooge and The Ghost of Christmas Present have been cast.

Video auditions may also be submitted. All video auditions must be sent to Executive Director Steve Reily at fbgtheaterco@veizon.net with the subject line “Scrooge Audition."

If you have any questions, you can email the theater office at fbgtheaterco@veizon.net with the subject line “Scrooge Auditions”

Schedule:  

Rehearsals are typically Monday through Friday, 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

December 6 -9 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the success of the production, attendance at these rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.

Performances:

Thursday, December 9 at 7:30pm (Preview)

 

December 10, 16, 17, at 7:30 p.m.  – December 11 & 18 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., December 12 & 19 at 2:00 p.m.

 

Character Breakdown:

Principle Adult Male Singing Roles:

            Bob Cratchit                baritone; 35-40 ideal age; loving father, loyal employee

            Tom Jenkins                baritone; 25-30 ideal age; street merchant; big personality

Marley                         baritone; 40+ ideal age

Phantoms                    baritone; age not important

Fezziwig                      baritone; 45+ ideal age: big personality

Young Ebenezer         baritone/tenor; 25-35 ideal age; love songs

 

Principle Adult Female Singing Roles:

Christmas Past                       strong low register, age not important

Isabel                          soprano; 25-35 ideal age; love songs

Mrs. Fezziwig             strong low register; 45+ ideal age; big personality

 

Principle Children Singing Roles:

Tiny Tim                      strong soprano voice; 6-8 ideal age; has a solo feature

Kathy Cratchit                       strong soprano voice; 7-9 ideal age: has solos

 

Other Singing Roles:

            Children’s Chorus      strong singers ages 7-13; 6 boys/6 girls ideal

            Cratchit children       Peter (age 8-10), Belinda (age 12-13), Martha (age 15-17)

Adult Chorus              all voice parts; street crowd, Nephew’s dinner guests

 

Small roles with lines:

            6 adult men, 4 adult women

            Christmas Yet to Come – no lines

 

 

[image from original cast recording, via Discog]