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Auditions

Candlelight will be holding auditions for:

Scrooge! The Musical

Direction by Chas Lederer

Choreography by Matthew Dailey

Music Direction by Zerek Dodson

Actors of all abilities, ethnicities and gender identities are encouraged to audition.

Scrooge! The Musical

Rehearsals begin October 22, 2024

Show run is November 21, 2024 to January 12, 2025

Auditions for adults (18 and over) will take place on May 21, 2024,10 am – 6 pm.
Callbacks will take place on May 22, 2024, by invitation only.

Those that receive a callback may be given materials to prepare.

Performers under 18 that are auditioning for a child role are asked to submit a virtual audition including 1 minute of a prepared vocal selection and a 1 minute monologue. Please include a resume and headshot. Send the materials to kate@coloradocandlelight.com by May 10th. Callbacks will be given by invitation only.

AUDITIONERS SHOULD:

  • Prepare a musical selection in the style of the show (16 bars).
  • Bring sheet music with the appropriate key and cuts. An accompanist will be provided.
  • Prepare a 60 second monologue.
  • Bring a current headshot and resume.
If you have questions, please contact Kate Vallee (Artistic Director) at KATE@COLORADOCANDLELIGHT.COM

SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL

Character Descriptions

Actors of all ages, ethnicities, gender identities, and abilities are encouraged to audition. In reference to the character descriptions below: Most characters we encounter currently are presented in the binary he/him or she/her pronouns, and you will see that in the following descriptions. However limiting the descriptions may be, our casting seeks to be as inclusive as possible and we invite gender non-conforming, genderqueer, transgender, and non- binary actors to submit for the roles they most identify with. We will also list race/ethnicity when specific to the character but are otherwise seeking all races and ethnicities. Please let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or if there is any accommodation we can provide.

Ebenezer Scrooge

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 45+)

A human whose great wealth has turned his heart to stone. Ignorant to the needs of his fellow men, he must journey through the past, present, and future to regain the spirit of charity and kindness he once had as a young man. As the vehicle of the show, Scrooge takes us with him on his journey of redemption so that we too might be better. Strong acting, singing, and movement is a must.

Bob Cratchit

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 30+)

A hardworking clerk employed by Scrooge. He is dedicated to his family, especially to his young and very ill son Tiny Tim. Bob maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge’s evil temper and mean-spiritedness. A man of little fiscal wealth, Bob is motivated by the love of his family. His riches at home far outweigh that of his purse.

Harry (Scrooge's Nephew) / Young Ebenezer

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 25 - 30)

Harry is the warm, compassionate nephew of Scrooge. He feels sorry for Scrooge and longs for a connection to his mother’s brother. This actor also doubles as young Scrooge, a warm and loving young man turned to stone gradually by fear and fortune.

Mr. Fezziwig / Hugo Harty / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 30+)

Mr. Fezziwig is a jovial man, and Ebenezer and Dick Wilkin’s boss. He is a man rich in both wealth and kindness. This actor doubles as Hugo Hearty, a rich man of town looking to obtain donations for the poor. Also a member of the ensemble. Must be able to dance.

Jocelyn Jollygoode / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - All Gender Identities - Age 30+)

They are a wealthy townsperson and partner to Hugo Harty, who canvas the town looking for donations from those that are well off. A gentle soul with a large personality. Also a member of the ensemble.

Tom Jenkins / School Teacher / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 25+)

Jenkins is a hot soup merchant who owes money to Scrooge. He plays a vital part in helping Scrooge realize his wrongdoings. Tom represents the “everyman” in town. This actor doubles as a schoolteacher and member of the ensemble.

Jacob Marley / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 45+)

Jacob Marley is Scrooge’s deceased business partner. He is the first spirit to visit Scrooge and the impetus for Scrooge’s journey toward redemption. His story is a haunting reminder of what can happen if you spend too much time taking instead of giving. Also a member of the ensemble.

Ghost of Christmas Past / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting - Age 25+)

The Ghost of Christmas past is our first guide into the life of Ebenezer Scrooge. Past is a beautiful and haunting presence and provides Scrooge with the first of many lessons. She is grounded and ethereal. Also a member of the ensemble.

Ghost of Christmas Present / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - All Gender Identities - Any Age)

The Ghost of Christmas Present is a larger-than-life presence. Present’s mission is to help Scrooge take stock of his life as it stands, accepting the good and the bad. Present is a glowing and warm spirit who must make Scrooge see the way he lives is not sustainable. Also a member of the ensemble.

Isabel/Helen

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting - Age 25+)

Isabel is the daughter of the Fezziwigs and the apple of Ebenezer’s eye. She is his first and last love. Isabel is a woman unlike any of her time. She is independent and educated and loves Ebenezer with all of her soul. This actor also doubles as Helen, the wife of Scrooge’s nephew.

Dick Wilkins / Peter Cratchit / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 20+)

Dick is Ebenezer’s co-worker and best friend, and a parallel to Scrooge’s nephew. He is hard working and Christmas loving and provides Scrooge with the first real family outside of his sister. This actor also doubles as Peter Cratchit, the eldest son of Bob and Ethel. A man full of duty and honor, Peter works hard to help provide for and celebrate with his family. Also a member of the ensemble.

Topper / Punch and Judy Man / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting - Age 25+)

Topper is a friend of Scrooge’s nephew, Harry. He provides a much- needed look at how Scrooge is perceived outside of his tiny circle. He is an antagonist to Scrooge’s ego. This actor also doubles as Punch and Judy Man, a children’s performer whose puppet show delights the urchins and annoys Scrooge. Also a member of the ensemble.

Ethel Cratchit / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting - Age 25+)

Ethel is a fiercely devoted family woman. She is full of love (and opinions) and acts as an incredible advocate for her husband. She truly loathes Scrooge, as he cannot see the potential in her husband. Also a member of the ensemble.

Mrs. Fezziwig / Mrs. Dilber / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting - Age 30+)

Mrs. Fezziwig is a larger than life woman and the life of any party. She was a dear friend to Ebenezer as a young man, and her relationship with her husband is one that Scrooge longs for but ultimately loses. This actor also doubles as Mrs. Dilber, who operates a knitwear business with her daughter. She and her daughter have owed Scrooge money for a long time and long to escape from under his boot. Also a member of the ensemble.

Miss Dilber / Mary / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting - Age 20+)

The daughter of Mrs. Dilber, who helps operate a knitwear business with her mother. They have owed Scrooge money for a long time and long to escape from under his boot. This actor also doubles as Mary, a friend of Scrooge’s nephew. Also a member of the ensemble.

Miss Pringle / Ensemble

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting - Age 25+)

Miss Pringle is the owner of the toy shop in town. She is a client of Scrooge and her exquisite toys are longed for by the Cratchit children. Also a member of the ensemble.

2 Featured Ensemble Members

(Any Race/Ethnicity - All Gender Identities - Any Age)

Seeking two incredible physical storytellers to help usher Scrooge on his journey. Superb dancing and singing is a must.

SEEKING TWO SWINGS. SWINGS WILL COVER ALL ENSEMBLE TRACKS AND ARE EXPECTED TO BE IN ATTENDANCE OF EVERY SHOW AND ARE PAID AS SUCH.


Pay starts at $60 per show and increases to $75 per show based on how many productions a performer has been in at Candlelight. Rehearsal fee is $600. Generally there are a minimum of 5 shows per week, with a minimum run of eight weeks of performances. We are a dinner theater and additional opportunities for compensation are available if you choose to work in the restaurant side of our business in addition to performing.

Candlelight has an Operations Handbook and therefore does not use the Community Theater Standards document. Our Operations Handbook will be available at auditions for perusal.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE FOR YOUNG PROFESSIONALS
(SEEKING PERFORMERS AGES 10 OR OLDER)

Tiny Tim

(Any Race/Ethnicity - All Gender Identities)

Tiny Tim is the youngest child of Bob and Ethel Cratchit. Tiny Tim is the best of us. They have an illness that affects their motor skills but that doesn’t stop them. A precocious and honest child, Tiny Tim is the antithesis to Scrooge. Must be able to sing well.

Kathy Cratchit / Urchin

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting)

Kathy is the oldest daughter of Bob and Ethel Cratchit. She is finding her way in the world as a young woman. This actor also doubles as an urchin. Must be able to sing well.

Jenny / Urchin

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting)

Jenny is Scrooge’s sister and Scrooge’s favorite person. She is smart and strong, and her positivity keeps Ebenezer going. Scrooge’s love for her is the only reason he tolerates his nephew. This actor also doubles as an urchin.

Martha Cratchit / Urchin

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Female Presenting)

Martha is the youngest Cratchit daughter. She is Tiny Tim’s best friend. Their relationship echoes that of Jenny and Ebenezer. This actor also doubles as an urchin.

Little Ebenezer / Sled Boy / Urchin

(Any Race/Ethnicity - Male Presenting)

The youngest version of Ebenezer, who is a lonely, sad, and poor child whose memory haunts present-day Scrooge. He loves his sister Jenny more than anything in the world. This actor also doubles as the sled boy and an urchin.

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