A Christmas Carol (Zach Theatre)
by Zach Theatre
Sep. 13 - Sep. 27 (2022)
For the 8th year, Austin’s most rockin’ holiday tradition returns to make merry with new music and surprises to get the party started. ZACH’s inspired adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras.
Motown meets the Ho-Ho-Holidays in this family-friendly spectacular, creating an infectious spirit that has everyone dancing in the aisles. Celebrate the season with the loving Cratchit family and three soulful ghosts as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a joyride to rediscover his heart and love for human kindness.
Based on the story by Charles Dickens. Conceived and adapted by Dave Steakley. Directed by Dave Steakley. Choreographed by Jennifer Blakeny Young. Musical Direction by Allen Robertson.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL SHOW AUDITION NOTICE
ZACH Theatre is currently seeking talented actors and actor/musicians of all ethnicities for our upcoming production of A Christmas Carol. Actors local to the Austin, Texas area particularly encouraged to submit. Due to current COVID – 19 restrictions, video submissions will be accepted as first round auditions. In person callbacks will be held in Austin on October 5th and 6th and in NYC October 12th and 13th.
REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Rehearsals begin October 25th, 2022. Performances begin November 16th, 2022 and close December 31st, 2022, with six to seven shows per week: Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30pm and some Saturday and Sundays at 2:30pm.
ZACH is intending to operate as a fully vaccinated workplace. AEA members will be expected to follow strict health and safety protocols set forth in accordance with Actors Equity Associations guidelines.
We are seeking men and women of all ethnicities and ages, equity and non-equity; all actors will be considered for all roles. Please film your audition, beginning with a slate, followed by 2 contrasting 16- to 32- bar cuts of a pop/R&B song (à la Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, etc.) that show off your vocal range and a contrasting song of your choosing. There will be a dance callback scheduled for a later date.
Please film your audition in front of a clean background, with no backlighting. As much as possible, limit ambient noise including air conditioners and other electronics.
Please submit your video, headshot, and resume via the following link.
Submission Deadline: Tuesday September 27th by 6 pm CST
ROLES TO BE CAST:
Seeking Men and Women of all ethnicities and ages for the following roles:
Fred / Freddie : Male/ Female, 20s and up. Fred is the opposite of his uncle Scrooge— upbeat and optimistic, he celebrates his life, even though he’s not well off financially.
Ghost of Christmas Present / Mrs. Gilchrist: Female, adult. Loud and boisterous, The Ghost lives in the moment but mixes her good nature with a serious understanding of the weight of time.
Mrs. Fezziwig / Mrs. Cratchit / Ensemble: Female, 30s and older. Mrs. Fezziwig is a big personality who turns everything she touches into a celebration/ Bob Cratchit’s supportive wife and mother to their large brood.
Apprentice Scrooge / Stockbroker Three / Ensemble: Male, late teens-early 20s. Unlike his older self, Young Ebenezer tempers his drive to succeed with a dash of wide-eyed romance.
Gwendolyn / Gwyn: Male/ Female, 20s and up. Married to Fred/ Freddie. Ghost / Ensemble: Male, 20s and up.
Seeking Children of any gender and ethnicity for the following roles:
Tiny Tim/ Tiny Tina
Belinda Cratchit / Ensemble Martha Cratchit / Ensemble Peter Cratchit / Ensemble Student Scrooge
Turkey Boy / Ensemble Ensemble