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CURRENT AUDITIONS

Auditions for our first production of our 53rd season as Calgary's longest running community theatre company.

Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol

Written by Matthew Thompson

Directed by Jacquie Goth Brennan & Hamish Crawford

A father tells his young daughter a story of Ebenezer Scrooge on his terrifying and exhilarating journey to discover the true meaning of Christmas. But we do not realize until the end that the characters in this adaptation are more real than ever before. The covetous old miser who finds his heart turns out to be the little girl’s Great-Uncle Scrooge, and her father is Tiny Tim, an even kinder, more insightful soul as an adult than he was as a child. This unique adaptation, infused with popular Christmas carols, is sure to make your audience feel alive with holiday spirit.

 

AUDITION DATES

Saturday September 17th & 18th, 2022

*This link will redirect you to our secure Google Forms page for registration*

CHARACTERS DESCRIPTIONS

Some roles may be combined to be portrayed by one actor or actress. This will be determined during the casting process.

EBENEZER SCROOGE

The miserly owner of a London counting-house, a nineteenth century term for an accountant's office. The three spirits of Christmas visit the stodgy bean-counter in hopes of reversing Scrooge's greedy, cold-hearted approach to life.

BOB CRATCHIT

Scrooge's clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family. Though treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee.

TINY TIM

Bob Cratchit's young son, crippled from birth. Tiny Tim is a highly sentimentalized character who Dickens uses to highlight the tribulations of England's poor and to elicit sympathy from his middle and upper class readership.

THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST

The first spirit to visit Scrooge, a curiously childlike apparition with a glowing head. He takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past. The spirit uses a cap to dampen the light emanating from his head.

THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET TO COME

The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. He presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death.

JACOB MARLEY

In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge's equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suffering a similar fate.

THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT

The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a majestic giant clad in a green robe. His lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. He escorts Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries' Holiday celebrations.

FEZZIWIG

The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties.

FRED

Scrooge's nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle.

BELLE

A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed and the lust for wealth. She later married another man.

MRS. CRATCHIT

Bob's wife, a kind and loving woman.

CHARITY MAN #1 & #2

Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the tale seeking charitable contributions. Scrooge promptly throws them out of his office. Upon meeting one of them on the street after his visitations, he promises to make lavish donations to help the poor.

PETER CRATCHIT

Bob's oldest son, who inherits his father's stiff-collared shirt for Christmas.

MARTHA CRATCHIT

Bob's oldest daughter, who works in a milliner's shop. (A milliner is a person who designs, produces, and sells hats.)

FAN

Scrooge's sister; Fred's mother. In Scrooge's vision of Christmases past, he remembers Fan picking him up from school and walking him home

ENSEMBLE/YOUNG SCROOGE/BOY ON THE STREET

Additional roles that may be combined with another character to be portrayed by one actor

 
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Auditions done with cold reads from selected sides in group form. Sides are not available for preview prior to auditions. You may be released early or asked to stay later or additional reads. Please come prepared to be present for majority of the day.

  •  You will be emailed with your confirmed date and time if available.

  • If your first choice is unavailable, you will be scheduled and confirmed for your second pick. If both dates/times are unavailable, you will be contacted to arrange another time.

Performance Dates

Tech Week Dates (mandatory for all cast to be available): December 4th - 7th, 2022

*Exact tech schedule with call times TBD*

Performance Dates (mandatory for all cast to be available): December 8th (E), 9th (E), 10th (M/E), 13th - 16th (E) & 17th (M/E), 2022

*Exact performance schedule with call times TBD*

Rehearsal Dates*

Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 

Tues/Thurs: 7pm-10pm

Sat: 11am-3pm

*Please note this schedule is subject to change*

*Rehearsals will be held at the Workshop Theatre space.