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Auditions: 'A Christmas Carol' the musical at Chatham Community Players

Scene from 'A Christmas Carol' at Chatham Players 2012
Scene from 'A Christmas Carol' at Chatham Players 2012
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The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for Philip Wm. McKinley's original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' most famous work, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This biennial event has been pleasing audiences in Chatham since 1988.

Director Jeffery Fiorello seeks a large cast of varying types and ages, all of whom need to sing and move well. Megan Ferentinos is the Choreographer. Production dates are December 5 thru 21, 2014.

Auditions will be held for CHILDREN (16 years and younger) on Saturday, September 13th from 1-4 pm at Stanley Congregational Church - 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham.

Auditions will be held for ADULTS (17 years and older) on Saturday, September 13th from 4-6 pm at Stanley Congregational Church - 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham and on Thursday, September 18th at 7:00pm at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham.

Musical Director, Jack Bender, asks that auditioners be ready to sing a song, which shows their vocal range, and must bring sheet music in the appropriate key and marked with chord changes. An accompanist will be provided. Child actors without previous audition experience or material can choose a traditional holiday song or another non-rock song that they know well.

PRINCIPAL ROLES
Charles Dickens - a tenor who narrates the show
Scrooge - the center of the production, requires a character baritone voice and an actor with both comic and dramatic range
Tiny Tim - a young boy (or girl) soprano with a winning smile
Bob Cratchit - a warm baritone
Mrs. Cratchit - requires a mezzo soprano with a big heart
ADDITIONAL CAST MEMBERS
The Ghost of Christmas Past - (a young girl or boy with a lilting soprano) Should be a dancer or have had dance training.
The Ghost of Christmas Present - (an imposing character tenor) Must be comfortable with music and be physically fit.
Belle - an ingénue soprano age 18-24
Mr. and Mrs. Fezziwig - comic character actors needed

Various Other Ensemble members portray a variety of roles including the Pawnbroker, Charwoman, Undertaker, Laundress, Cratchit Children, the Ghost of Marley, Young Scrooge, Fan, Scrooge's Nephew and Niece and Carolers.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Leslie Reagoso at (973) 769-3886 or email her at ccpcasting@gmail.com. For directions or additional information, visit www.chathamplayers.org