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Audition for The Little Theatre

READY FOR THE SPOTLIGHT?

Audition for one or more of our shows this season!

We keep auditions as easy and stress-free as possible. No appointments, and everyone is welcome! As a community theatre we encourage non-traditional casting, and encourages all who are interested to audition. 

At the audition you will fill out an audition form and conflict sheet when you arrive, so please bring your calendar.  Your photo will be take for reference. 

For plays, you'll be asked to do cold readings ("sides"); for musicals, you'll sing a song you've prepared and possibly learn a short choreography routine. 

At The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem everyone is welcome to audition and no role is cast before auditions take place.

Questions about auditions? Email kristina@ltofws.org

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Little Theatre Audition Dates

AUDITIONS FOR

A Christmas Carol


Adapted for the stage by Charlie Lovett
from the novel by Charles Dickens


Directed by Ben Baker​


AUDITION DETAILS

Monday, October 9 & Tuesday, October 10, from 6:30-8:30 pm
Callbacks on Thursday, October 12, from 6:30-8:30 pm

at The Little Theatre’s offices,

419 N. Spruce Street in downtown Winston-Salem.


There are roles available for 7+ men (ages 16+), 6+ women (ages 14+), 3 boys (ages 5-12), and 2 girls (ages 10-15), plus ensemble.


Please read the character descriptions and performance schedule below. Auditions will consist of reading from sides. Certain characters will have prominent singing roles, others will not, but everyone will be a part of a choir during the show. Bring your Christmas cheer! Please also bring your calendar and be prepared to list all potential conflicts for the rehearsal and performance period.


The first read-through will be held Monday, October 16, from 6:30-9:30 pm.

Rehearsals will tentatively be held Mondays-Fridays from 6:30-9:30 pm, with occasional Saturday rehearsals. We plan to take Halloween night and the week of Thanksgiving off.


PERFORMANCES

December 7-10 & 14-17, 2023
Thursday-Saturday performances at 7:30 pm
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2 pm
School performances: Thursday, December 14 & Friday, December 15, at 10 am
All performances will be held at the Reynolds Place Theatre,

251 N. Spruce Street in Winston-Salem.

SHOW DESCRIPTION


This vibrant adaptation by Winston-Salem native and New York Times best-selling novelist, Charlie Lovett, played to sold-out houses last season! Imprisoned in the dark and miserly life he has chosen, Ebenezer Scrooge faces a fateful night of ghosts, memories, visions, and fears. Will the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come help him find the way to a kinder heart and a brighter future? The Little Theatre is pleased to bring this hopeful and merry adaptation of everyone’s favorite Christmas classic to the stage this holiday season.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS


All characters can be portrayed by any ethnicity. 
All characters, with few exceptions, will also play multiple roles and be a part of the Ensemble. All characters are British and will need to have either a Standard British or Cockney accent. Feel free to “bring” yours to the audition!  We will also teach and work on accents during the rehearsal process.


Ebenezer Scrooge (50+)
The Ghost of Jacob Marley/Matthew/Undertaker/Gravedigger (50+)
The Ghost of Christmas Past/Mrs. Dilbert/Clara (21+)
The Ghost of Christmas Present/Mrs. Gridley (30+)
The Ghost of Christmas Future/Young Belle (18+)
Freddy/Mr. Fezziwig (20-30)
Young Scrooge/Mr. Portly (40+)
Belle/Mrs. Fezziwig (40+)
Bob Cratchit (35-50)
Mrs. Cratchit (35-50)
Martha Cratchit/Sarah/Rachel/Pudding Vendor (14 - 20)
Belinda Cratchit/Fan/Pie Vendor (10-15)
Peter Cratchit/Child Scrooge (8-12)
David Cratchit/Chestnut Vendor (8-12)
Tim Cratchit (5-10)
Doctor Lutwidge/Murdstone/Old Joe/Gravedigger (40+)
Jane/Mrs. Pleasant
Topper/Luke/Dick Watkins
Child in the Street/Beggar Child
Caroline/Margaret

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