Auditions

Open Auditions for The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Directed by Marilee Ensign
Production Dates: December 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15 &16 (evenings at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.)

  • AUDITION DATES: Sunday, October 14 and Monday, October 15
  • TIME: 7:30 to 9 p.m.
  • PLACE: Players of Utica, 1108 State St., Utica, NY
  • ROLES: 4 women, 1 man

NOTES FOR AUDITIONS:

  • Readings from the script
  • British accent required
  • Anyone who would like to help with the very active backstage maneuverings, please come to the auditions to speak with Marilee.
  • Come ready to laugh and stretch your comedic delivery and timing!

The Play: As silly as its name. The ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount an assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from this Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren’t), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system, and wrap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show-stopping songs.

Review of previous production:
“Not since the Monty Python mob dressed up as The Batley Townswomen’s Guild and re enacted the Battle of Pearl Harbor with their handbags have I tittered so much.” – The Daily Mail

For more information or script sides, email [email protected]

Characters:

  • Mrs. Reece: Elegant. bossy, enterprising, middle-aged Chairman of the Dramatic Society (playing Tiny Tim, Fred’s Wife, A Gentleman, Mrs. Dilber, The Ghost of Christmas Yet to come)
  • Thelma: Quick-tempered middle-aged prima donna (playing Ebenezer Scrooge)
  • Felicity: Nervous housewife, well-meaning but incompetent actress (playing Half of the Ghost of Christmas Present, Fred, Little Fan, Old Joe)
  • Mercedes: Composed, yet determined – getting on in years (playing Bob Cratchit, Belle, A Boy)
  • Gordon: Long-suffering stage manager, frozen-faced and monotonous when acting – age immaterial (playing Mrs. Cratchit, Jacob Marley, Half of The Ghost of Christmas Present, The Ghost of Christmas Past, Mr. Fezziwig) Note: Must be a capable of carrying fellow actor on shoulders.

Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!

Players of Utica holds open auditions for all of our Subscription Season performances and for season extras. The general public is welcome to audition for any production that has been posted to this page. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for casting without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We thank you for your interest in and support of Players of Utica!