“A CHRISTMAS CAROL” AUDITIONS FOR YOUNG ACTORS:
SATURDAY, OCT 15 from 10am-12pm
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Maryland Ensemble Theatre and The Fun Company produces “A Christmas Carol” annually. It is a professional theatre production that will be performed at The Weinberg Center for the Arts. The show requires actors to be available for daytime and evening performances the weekend prior to Christmas.
Seeking young actors (ages 7-17) to fill the following roles:
Tim Cratchit*- Male or female presenting. 8-12. Cratchit’s frail and very ill son who still believes in everything around him, despite his physical condition.
Ella Rose Cratchit*- Female presenting, 7-9. Cratchit’s youngest daughter.
Belinda Cratchit*-Female presenting, pre-teen. Cratchit’s younger daughter
Peter Cratchit*-Male, early teens. Cratchit’s oldest son, on the brink of adulthood but not quite there yet.
Martha Cratchit*- Female presenting. Cratchits oldest daughter, late teens or older and is a milliner’s apprentice.
Fan*- Female presenting, pre-teen, Scrooge’s sister. Her warmth is such that she can make even Boy Scrooge’s saddest day better.
Boy Scrooge*- Male presenting Scrooge as a young boy 8-12.
Turkey Boy- Female or Male presenting, young street wise kid with spunk.
Caroler- Female or male presenting young child. Will sing short carol.
Youth Ensemble- Female or male presenting teens who will narrate and perform ensemble duties in various scenes.
*The characters noted will be choreographed in moments of close familial relationships that will include hugging.
Please bring a photo/resume to be attached to audition sheet. Be prepared to do a cold read from the script. Also note that our covid policy recommends masks, but are not required to enter the building. For more information see below &/or call 301.694.4744
CASTING: There will only be 1 cast of children/youth this year. Because of that there are ½ the number of roles available than in years past. Please be aware that this will make for some very difficult decision making for us. We know there may be some disappointments and for that we are very, very sorry!
PRODUCTION DATES (At Weinberg Center for the Arts):
(Please note that there are daytime school performances this year.)
Thursday, December 15 (10am)
Friday, December 16- (10am and 7:30pm)
Saturday, December 17- (2pm and 7:30pm)
Sunday, December 18- 2pm
REHEARSALS: This is a tentative rehearsal schedule, subject to change: Please be ready to have conflicts ready to include on audition sheet.
Saturday, October 15, 2022 10-12 Children’s Auditions
Sunday, November 13, 2022 4p-6p Kids Ensemble (not Jr’s)
Monday, November 14, 2022 7p-9p Adult Ensemble
Tuesday, November 15, 2022 6-7:30p Jr. Ensemble
Tuesday, November 29, 2022 7p – 9p Full Cast Act 1-Staging
Wednesday, November 30, 2022 7p – 9p Full Cast Act 2-Staging
Sunday, November 20, 2022 3p-5p Kids Ensemble/Cratchits
Thursday, December 1, 2022 7p-9p Full Cast Work Thru
Saturday, December 3, 2022 10a-12p Kids Ensemble-TBA
Monday, December 5, 2022 7p – 9p Full Cast Run
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 7p – 9p Full Cast Run
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 7p – 9p Full Cast Run
Thursday, December 8, 2022 7p – 9p Full Cast Run
Sunday, December 11, 2022 7p All Available Adults/Parent Volunteers
Monday, December 12, 2022 6p – 9p Full Cast- Tech
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 6p – 9p Full Cast- Dress
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 6p – 9p Full Cast-Dress
Thursday, December 15, 2022 10:00 am GO FULL CAST – PERFORMANCE
Friday, December 16, 2022 10:00 am GO
7:30 GO FULL CAST – PERFORMANCE
Saturday, December 17, 2022 2:00 GO
7:30 GO FULL CAST – PERFORMANCE
Sunday, December 18, 2022 2:00 GO FULL CAST – PERFORMANCE
LOAD IN: Cast and crew are expected to assist in loading the show in and out of the theatre. 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 have a merchandise table at The Weinberg. Volunteers who work our merch table may stay to watch the show for free in the rear of the auditorium.
This is an extremely huge but rewarding endeavor. For questions contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
MET’s DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION PLEDGE: Maryland Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to creating anti-oppressive artistic spaces and producing work that is representative of and accessible to our entire community. It is imperative that we make our spaces open to and affirming of all people. We realize that our past actions did not consistently fuel the deeper work and progress needed to create a truly inclusive theatre, specifically of traditionally marginalized populations. We aspire to reflect the community around us by fostering and maintaining diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our efforts must be continuous, intentional and evolving.
2022-2023 25th Anniversary Season MET Mainstage!
Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is seeking video audition submissions for our 2022-2023 25th Anniversary Season!
Videos submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis to be considered for projects not yet cast.
Slate your full name, pronouns, and introduction of pieces using a full body camera shot.
Provide 2 contrasting contemporary monologues (memorized) up to 90 seconds each. Both monologues should be camera framed with shoulders up unless specific movement is essential.
Those who wish to be considered for musicals should present 16 bars of an uptempo show tune with a backing/karaoke/accompaniment track with no leading vocals.
All materials should be emailed to MET’s Production Manager, Melynda Wintrol, at email@example.com.
Use the Subject Line “FIRST NAME LAST NAME – AUDITION” (Example: Melynda Wintrol AUDITION)
Please, provide a headshot or snapshot and resume.
In your email, please indicate the roles for which you wish to be considered.
YouTube and/or Vimeo links are preferred for video submissions. However, attachments and/or shared drive links will be accepted. We want to see you!
Should alternative methods of submission or accommodations be needed to audition, please contact Melynda Wintrol, Production Manager, at MWintrol@marylandensemble.org.
Artists will be contacted directly to schedule in-person callbacks at our downtown Frederick, MD location at a later date.