A CHRISTMAS CAROL AUDITIONS:
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 from 10am-Noon
(at Maryland Ensemble Theatre)
Maryland Ensemble Theatre and The Fun Company produce “A Christmas Carol” annually. It is a professional theatre production that tours to The Weinberg Center for the Arts and The Carroll County Arts Center. The show requires actors to be available for daytime and evening performances the 2 weeks prior to Christmas.
Seeking young actors (ages 7-16) to fill the following roles:
Ella Rose Cratchit
Youth Ensemble (6 teen actors)
Please bring a photo/resume to be attached to audition sheet. Be prepared to do a cold read from the script.
For more information see below &/or call 301.694.4744
CASTING: There will be 2 casts of children (Cast A & Cast B) for this production that will split the performances. It is a rigorous show schedule. Please keep in mind that one cast will be the understudies for the other, so if a child is sick or cannot perform, your child may be called upon to go on for any given performance. Please consider this before auditioning. The cast will be given a schedule of the shows in which they will be performing at the beginning of the rehearsal process.
(Please note that there are daytime school performances. Children will be required to miss school or a portion of school for scheduled performances. A letter will be available for actors to take to school for absences.)
Carroll Arts Center
Wednesday, December 5- 9am and 12:30pm
Thursday, December 6- 9am and 12:30pm
Friday December 7- 9am, 12:30pm and 8pm
Saturday, December 8- 3pm and 8pm
Tuesday, December 11- 10am
Wednesday, December 12- 10am
Thursday, December 13- 10am
Friday, December 14- 7:30pm
Saturday, December 16- 2pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, December 17- 2pm
REHEARSALS: Rehearsals will begin in November and be held 2-3 times per week until the week before each performance. These will be week nights and some weekend afternoons. Tech week we will hold rehearsals each evening throughout this time. There will be times that only one cast will be called for rehearsal. Every effort is made to send the children home as early as possible, but there can be some rather late evenings. *There will be rehearsal at The Weinberg on Monday, December 10 at 6:30pm
LOAD IN: Cast and crew are expected to assist in loading the show in and out of the respective theatres. Children should not attend these work calls, however, we do require a parent or representative from each family to assist us in each load in and out.
OTHER PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES: We rely on parent volunteers for a number of tasks throughout our production. The stage manager will be sending around a sign-up sheet the first week of rehearsals. For example, we need a parent “monitor” for each performance backstage. We also need parent help for Set/Costume load in & load out at each theatre. This is an extremely huge but rewarding endeavor.
REHEARSALS WILL BEGIN NOVEMBER 4. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO LIST CONFLICTS FOR WEEKDAY EVENINGS 6PM-10PM AND ANY WEEKEND CONFLICTS.