SCROOGE: THE MUSICAL- AUDITION INFORMATION
PERFORMANCE DATES: DECEMBER 1, 2, 3, AND 4, 2011
Book Director - Bob Williams
Assistant Director - Jodi McGinn
Music Director - Cindy Ramos-Parmley
Choreographer - Valeree Pieper
Costume Designer - Cindy Monroe
Set Designer - Mark Holmes
Lighting Design - Kevin PIerce
Make Up Design - Sue Starr-Taylor
Producer - Dave Blakey
The joyous spirit of Christmas becomes a musical celebration of life in the rousing adaptation of Charles Dickens' beloved family classic, A Christmas Carol, adapted for the stage in "SCROOGE; THE MUSICAL."
Mean-spirited and stingy, Ebenezer Scrooge has a sour face and a "humbug" for anyone who crosses his path. But on this Christmas Eve, he will learn of the horrible fate that awaits him if he continues his miserly ways. One by one, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future take the startled Scrooge on a journey through time - showing him in one magical night what takes most people a lifetime to learn.
Brimming with heartwarming characters, including the beloved Tiny Tim, "SCROOGE; THE MUSICAL" is the stage adaption of the now classic 1970 holiday movie musical starring Albert Finney with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse. It brings to the stage not just the joy and wonder of Christmas, but a reminder of the impact each and every one of us has on those around us."God Bless Us, Everyone!"
CAST OF CHARACTERS
EBENEZER SCROOGE - "Bah Humbug!" is an understatement. Christmas? Who needs it? Gold is more important than the Golden Rule. Scrooge is the central figure of the story. Scrooge appearance is harsh and unattractive. His many songs are character and emotion driven. Scrooge also experiences extreme growth and change through the course of the show.
EBENEZER - Scrooge as a young man. The character starts as a romantic young adult and slowly turns from love to money as his primary drive. Songs; "Happiness" and "You - You."
BOB CRATCHIT - Scrooge's downtrodden employee and father of five. Nothing is more important to Cratchit than providing for his family, even if it means accepting Scrooge's verbal and emotional abuse. Songs include "Christmas Children," and "The Beautiful Day."
KATHY CRATCHIT - approximately 9-12 years old and constant companion to her younger brother. Songs include "Christmas Children"
TINY TIM - Tim should appear to be about 7 - 8 years old, slight and sickly. Songs include "Christmas Children" and "The Beautiful Day"
TOM JENKINS - A young man who is in debt to Scrooge. Tom is a lead singer and dancer. Songs include Father Christmas," "The Milk of Human Kindness," and "Thank You Very Much"
HARRY - Scrooge's adult nephew. Songs include "The Minister's Cat."
JACOB MARLEY - Scrooge's now deceased former business partner and the first ghost to make an appearance. His character, personality and demeanor would be similar to Scrooge. Songs include "Make The Most of This World"
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST - A beautiful woman who shows Scrooge the mistakes of youth. Song: "Love While You Can."
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT - A loud, larger than life presence with a booming laugh and joy in the world. Song: "I Like Life."
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS YET-TO-COME - A large, but silent presence. A non verbal, but integral character.
MR. & MRS. FEZZIWIG - Young Ebenezer's former employers. Happy people who believe money brings joy to others. Song: "December the Twenty-Fifth" which is also a large ensemble production number.
ISABEL - Fezziweg's daughter and Ebenezer's love interest as a young adult' Song; "Happiness."
Additional characters include Mr. Jollygoode, Mr. Harty, Mrs. Dillgood, Dick Wilkins, Mrs. Cratchit, various vendors and street merchants, spirits and urchins. Many ensemble characters may be cast in multiple roles/characters. Plans are to cast approximately 25 adults.
Children include the 5 Cratchit children, Ebenezer and his sister as young children, street urchins and a children's church choir. Plans are to cast 10-12 children, both boys and girls.
Prepare 32 bars of a song that best shows off your vocal talents. Christmas carols are welcome. Why not put us in a holiday mood? Also dress comfortably and be prepared to move. It may be Dickens London, but it is also a musical. Large production numbers include "December the Twenty-Fifth," "Thank You Very Much," "Father Christmas," and Finales at both Act I and Act II.
Rehearsals will begin on or around the second week in October. An actual rehearsal schedule will not be finalized until after casting is complete. We know the holiday season is a busy time. If you have conflicts, don't let them discourage you from auditioning. If we want you, we will find a way to work around your schedule.
'SCROOGE; THE MUSICAL" reminds the audience and performers the importance of the impact each of us has on those around us and that redemption is never too late. So why not share in the milk of human kindness as we celebrate the joys of Christmas in "SCROOGE; THE MUSICAL."
AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011, FROM 6:00 - 8:30 P.M.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011, FROM 1:00 - 5:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011, FOR CALLBACKS IF NEEDED.
Audition information forms may be downloaded from the Quad City Music Guild web site. There will also be blank forms at the sign-in table on the days of auditions.