Auditions “Scrooge’s Christmas” Sept. 12th and 13th

The MMAS Black Box Theater is proud to announce auditions for Scrooge’s Christmas, an intimate and ensemble-based version of Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol, adapted by Ken Jones. 

DATES: Wednesday, September 12th and Thursday, September 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Call Backs (If necessary) will be Sunday the 16th at 5:00 p.m.

PLACE: MMAS Arts Center at Great Woods
888 South Main Street, Mansfield, MA MMAS  (opposite the Xfinity Center)

Audition contact: Alfred Fortier (Director) – fortieriii@verizon.net

To schedule an audition time, please e-mail the Audition Contact with preferred audition slot. (please note as times fill up you may not get to request day or time), please note any times you are not available. When requesting audition slot please submit Head Shot and Resume. Slots are as follows:

Wednesday 6:00 – 7:30 Thursday 6:00 – 7:30

Wednesday 7:30 – 9:00 Thursday 7:30 – 9:00

If you are unable to attend the audition days and times but are still interested, please let us know and we will try to schedule for an alternate time.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script and a brief Accapella song from the script. (script excerpt can be found on-line. Scrooge’s Christmas by Ken Jones.)

Synopsis: In Ken Jones’ adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A Christmas Carol, a group of actors portray all the characters of this Christmas tradition. The ensemble provides the songs and sounds as the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is confronted by the Spirits of Past, Present, and Future.

Actor 1……………………..Scrooge

Actor 2 …………………………Bob Cratchit, Marley

Actor 3 …………………………Nephew [Fred], Christmas yet to come

Actor 4 …………………………Gentleman 1, Christmas Present

Actor 5 …………………………Gentleman 2, Fezziwig, Mr. Haversham

Actor 6 …………………………Mrs. Cratchit

Actor 7 …………………………Niece, Christmas Past

Actor 8 …………………………Young Scrooge, Joe (20-25 years), Thomas

Actor 9 …………………………Peter Cratchit, Boy-in-the-street (15-18 years)

Actor 10 ……………………….Fan, Martha Cratchit (18-22 years)

Actor 11 ……………………….Tiny Tim, Boy Scrooge

Actor 12 ……………………….Belinda, Belle’s Daughter

Actor 13 ……………………….Dick Wilkins, Belle’s Husband, Balladeer

Actor 14 ……………………….Woman 1, Fiancee (Belle), Polly

Actor 15 ……………………….Woman 2, Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Haversham

Depending on cast availability, rehearsals will largely be scheduled on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m. and Sundays from 5-8:00 p.m. beginning after a final cast has been secured. Typically this takes up to 2-weeks following the initial audition. Tech week will run from Dec 2-5th with shows starting on Dec 6th and running through Dec 16th.

Performance dates are Dec 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, & 16th. Evening performances are at 7:30.

Performances will be at the MMAS Black Box Theater, 377 North Main St, Mansfield, MA (near the commuter rail station)

Please let us know of any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule when submitting headshot and resume.