Auditions for A Christmas Carol (A Radio Play)

By Philip Grecian
Directed by Sean Anderson

Presented Online and at the Pumphouse Theatre Dec 11 – 19, 2020

This year’s Christmas family production is the classic story of A Christmas Carol, told as a radio drama onstage, complete with sounds effects and music cues. A cast of 11 performers will take on the role of nearly 50 characters.

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Storyteller / Ebenezer Scrooge (older male)
Bob Cratchit and others (male)
Fred, Jacob Marley and others (male)
Mrs. Cratchit and others (female)
Ghost of Christmas Past and others (female)
Ghost of Christmas Present and others (male)
Tiny Tim, Fan and others (younger male or female)
Fezziwig, Whitlow and others (male)
Peter Cratchit, Dick Wilkins and others (younger male)
Charity Woman, Martha and others (female)
Belinda Cratchit, Mrs. Dilber and others (female)

We will also be casting two understudies to fill in if a cast member needs to isolate.

Individuals of all genders, ethnicities, and abilities are encouraged to audition. All performers should be over the age of 16 and able to play/voice multiple characters.

Performers will participate in the creation of the sound effects live on stage.  Auditioners are encouraged to let us know if you play a musical instrument.

Audition Requirements:

  • Auditioners are asked to prepare a Self-Tape audition from one of the sides below.  Audition tapes should highlight your ability to clearly voice multiple characters.
  • Note, it is unlikely that you will be asked to hold a conversation with yourself in the show.
  • Self-Tapes should be uploaded as “Unlisted” to You-Tube (or other platform), with a link provided in the audition form.
  • Auditioners may be requested to attend an online callback to read with other performers.
  • Please provide an acting resume and headshot with your audition form.

Audition Materials:

Rehearsal and Performance Requirements:

    • The first two weeks of rehearsals will take place online.
    • The second two weeks will take place at the Morpheus Rehearsal Centre in Parkdale.
    • Cast members, along with the director and stage manager, will form a performance cohort.
    • Members of the cohort will be asked to commit to being part of only this cohort during the time of the rehearsals and performances, other than  your family, work and/or school cohort.  Specifically, there should be no other in-person extracurricular activities.
    • Production team members will remain masked when meeting in-person.
    • Performances will take place live and in-person at the Pumphouse Theatres.
    • As a Radio Play, performers will have a script on stage, and do not need to be off-book.

Self-Tape Audition Tips:

Audition Form

Open auditions for all roles will take place via Self-Tape Audition.

Submission deadline is Monday November 2, 2020 (12:00 Noon)

Self-Tape submissions should be submitted per the Audition requirements section.

Callbacks will take place on Wednesday November 4th from 7:00 to 10:00pm, on Zoom.  Invites will be sent out Tuesday evening.

Rehearsals will take place from November 8th through December 10th.  Rehearsals will be Sunday afternoons, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Morpheus Theatre requires that auditioners come prepared to commit to the rehearsal and performance schedule.

Note: Morpheus Theatre is a volunteer theatre company.

Please complete this Audition Form when your audition tape is ready.

Audition Form

Call 403-246-2999 or send an e-mail for more info.