A Christmas Carol: The Musical - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.26.21)

A Christmas Carol: The Musical - Equity Video Submissions (Deadline: 10.26.21)

CATEGORY: Performer

White Plains Performing Arts Center
White Plains, NY

Job Details

DESCRIPTION

CALL TYPE
Submission

CONTRACT
LOA
$476 weekly minimum (plus pension/health)

PERSONNEL
Music by: Alan Menken
Lyrics by: Lynn Ahrens
Book by: Mike Ockrent & Lynn Ahrens
Director: Frank Portanova
Music Director: Stephen Ferri
Choreographer: Lexie Frare

OTHER DATES
1st Rehearsal: November 15th (rehearses in NYC, usually 10am-6pm)
Tech: 11/27-12/2 (in White Plains)
Shows: December 3-5, Dec. 9-12, Dec 16-19, Dec 27-30
Total of 4-5 performances/week
*There are no performances the week of Christmas

Please bring any and all conflicts to the auditions and note that the rehearsals times may vary. You must be available for all shows and tech week to audition.

OTHER
Questions email: auditons@wppac.com

Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

SEEKING
Equity actors for roles in A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE MUSICAL (see breakdown).

Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to apply.

Theatre’s casting note: Because of the short, intense rehearsal schedule, we are open and interested in seeing performers who may have done the show before. But it is NOT a requirement.

BREAKDOWN

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please prepare no more than a one-minute cut of a song from the show (preferred) or in the style/from the composers of the show. We have provided a few options with accompaniment you can use should you want to.

MATERIALS: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fjw9zy6c3hm9zns/AAC13QbwAp_40bV8aH7wTATOa?dl=0

Videos must be uploaded to (youtube, vimeo etc) and sent as a link. Please No password protected videos etc.
1. Include Headshot and Resume (In one file not separate files)
2. Record in landscape format. Smaller file size preferred.
3. In your recording, slate your name
4. Make sure we see you head to toe and with as little movement from the camera as possible.
5. Accompaniment should be played on a separate device and be sure there is no editing, effects etc to your vocal recording.

SYPNOPSIS :
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.

BREAKDOWN

Scrooge
A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father's advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he's become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 65
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Cratchit
A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.
Gender: Male
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Cratchit
Tiny Tim's mother and Mr. Cratchit's wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she's got.
Gender: Female
Age: 30 to 40
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Fred
Scrooge's nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world.
Gender: Male
Age: 25 to 35
Vocal range top: F5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ghost Of Christmas Present
A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Doubles as Sandwichboard Man.
Gender: Male
Age: 35 to 45
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ghost Of Christmas Past
An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge's past to show him the events that led to his current state. Doubles as Lamplighter.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: G5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Marley
Scrooge's former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.
Gender: Male
Age: 45 to 55
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Emily
Scrooge's fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.
Gender: Female
Age: 18 to 25
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mrs. Fezziwig
The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig's wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.
Gender: Female
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: A5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Mr. Fezziwig
A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge's first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.
Gender: Male
Age: 50 to 60
Vocal range top: B5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Ensemble
(20-40’s) Strong Singer/Dancers
Should be good tappers

Tiny Tim
Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit's youngest son. He is physically disabled (chronically ill and uses a crutch as an adaptive mobility aid). He is the definition of loving Christmas spirit and constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy.*This is a stipend Position
Gender: Male
Age: 9 to 12
Vocal range top: E5
Vocal range bottom: A3

Children
Total of 4-5 boys and 4-5 girls to double roles throughout show
Ages 8-12 (these are unpaid roles)
Young Scrooge, Fan, Martha and other ensemble children

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
SEE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS IN BREAKDOWN. Submit all materials via this link https://airtable.com/shr2sdkKomRIfhxl7

Deadline: 10/26/2021

SUBMIT TO
https://airtable.com/shr2sdkKomRIfhxl7

Union

AEA

SALARY

LOA $476 weekly minimum (plus pension/health)