AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CAROL
An original Script written by Merri Biechler
From Charles Dickens’ Classic Tale
Director: Trish Clark
Stage Manager: Alberta Labrillazo
Assistant Director: Emma Becker
Set Designer: Todd Pickett
Lighting Designer: Clifton Grimm
Costumes: Robin Dickerson, Darlene Drayer
Saturday, August 26, noon until 3:00PM (We would LOVE to see everyone auditioning on this date if possible!) Sunday August 27, 1:00PM until 4:00PM at Woodford Theatre. (Will be for anyone who cannot make Saturday auditions and CALLBACKS from Saturday.)
Individual auditions may be set up for those with conflicts with this weekend. Contact to schedule an appointment at 859-873-0648 during the hours of 11AM – 3PM workdays.
You need only to attend one audition date. Please attempt to come at the beginning time in order to see groups of ages read together.
Cold readings only – If you would like to read the script, you are welcome to call 850-873-0648 to set up a time to come into the theatre and read the script here or pay $10 deposit to take a script home for 24 hours.
Rehearsals begin the second week of October. One “Read Thru” in early September.
Please bring a photo and resume if you have one. Be prepared to list any foreseen conflicts. The Christmas season is very hectic and we can’t afford conflicts once the casting is set and the ensemble knows the rehearsal schedule. The show relies heavily on the full ensemble. Please email email@example.com to sign up for a Saturday or Sunday audition.
ABOUT THE SHOW
This original script, taken from the Charles Dickens story, is set somewhere in Appalachia in 1907 Ebenezer Scrooge owns the local coalmine and Bob Cratchit helps organize the mineworkers. Spinning the traditional ghost story and tale of redemption, An Appalachian Christmas Carol honors Appalachia’s rich coal mining and labor union heritage, while simultaneously celebrating the spirit of the season. This is a joyful story of redemption, rooted in rural storytelling and intertwined with regional traditional music as we celebrate local musicians playing live onstage before curtain and during the show. It is not a musical.
20+ actors total with 7+ roles for women, 7+ roles for men. Also, 6+ roles for young artists! Specific casting: one elementary – middle school actress and one high school male actor who plays the fiddle. Tiny Tim role – 6-8 years old.