Riverside Community Players
Riverside Community Players will be holding auditions for the Christmas Classic, “A Christmas Carol”, adapted by Kathryn Gage and directed by Cindi East. This production about the curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge who finds redemption through a series of ghostly visits, is part of the Family Series. Auditions will be held in the RCP arena on Monday, November 8 and Tuesday, November 9 at 7:00 pm and will consist of cold readings from the script. You only need to come to one night of auditions but may come to both if you choose. There may be callbacks at a future date if needed.
Rehearsals will begin Monday, November 15 at 7:00. Future rehearsal dates will be posted at auditions. They will mostly be Monday through Thursdays at 7:00 pm but there may be some Friday evening or Saturday and/or Sunday rehearsals as needed (TBD). There will only be one weekend of performances from Friday, December 17 through Sunday December 19, 2021. However, there may also be several benefit and/or school performances on Wednesday, December 15 and 16. The school performance, if done, would be during the day.
Due to the abundance of characters portrayed in the play, there will be a number of actors playing multiple parts. Below is a general character breakdown.
NARRATOR: Adult, non-age, non-gender specific
EBENEZER SCROOGE: Male, 50’s-70’s
FRED/YOUNG EBENEZER/PETER: Male, 20’s +/-
BOB CRATCHIT/TOPPER: Male, 30’s +/-
BELLE/MARTHA/FRED’S WIFE/LAUNDRESS/FRED’S MAID: Female, 20’s +/-
JACOB MARLEY/MONEY MERCHANT #2: Male, 50’s-70’s
SOLICITOR/FEZZIWIG/MONEY MERCHANT #1: Male, 50’s-70’s
CHRISTMAS PRESENT/OLD JOE: Male, 40’s +
CHRISTMAS PAST/UNDERTAKER/CHRISTMAS YET TO COME: Adult, non-age, non-gender specific
MRS. FEZZIWIG/MRS. CRATCHIT/TOPPER’S LADY/MRS. DILBER: Female, 30’s +
LITTLE FAN/BELINDA/WANT: Female, 12 +/-
BOY EBENEZER/IGNORANCE/BOY WITH TURKEY: Male, 12 +/-
TINY TIM: Typically male but could be played by female to look male. Small 12 year old preferred.
COVID PROTOCOL: RCP requires all cast and crew to be fully vaccinated. Auditioners should be masked unless reading.