Auditions Announced for
MRS. BOB CRATCHIT'S WILD CHRISTMAS BINGE by Christopher Durang
Friday, November 24, 2017 | 8PM
Saturday, November 25, 2017 | 8PM
Sunday, November 26, 2017 | 3PM
Friday, December 1, 2017 | 8PM
Saturday, December 2, 2017 | 8PM
Sunday, December 3, 2017 | 3PM
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 8PM
Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 8PM
Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 3PM
Sunday, September 10th, 2017 from 7:00-9:00pm
Monday, September 11th from 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Auditions will be held at the theater,. located at 133 Main Street in Oakville, CT.
We are seeking 6 Men & 4 Women for this production. All auditioning will be asked to read from the script.
About The Show
In this departure from Dickens, young Scrooge's exclamations of "Bah, humbug!" are an undiagnosed "kind of seasonal Tourette's Syndrome," and The Ghost of Christmas Past is played by a sassy woman with enough attitude to portray all three spirits (which she does). She tries to show Scrooge his past, present and future in order to change him, but her magic keeps malfunctioning in Durang's version of the beloved holiday classic, and they consistently find themselves transported to the wrong time and place. She tries to take Scrooge back to see his old employers, the Fezziwigs—"always an audience favorite"—but instead she and Scrooge keep appearing in the present at the Cratchit's pathetic home. Mrs. Bob Cratchit, a minor character in the Dickens, takes center stage here. No longer loving and long suffering, Mrs. Bob is in a rage: She's sick of Tiny Tim (the goody-goody crippled child), she hates her twenty other children (most of them confined to the root cellar), including oversized Little Nell, and she wants to get drunk and jump off London Bridge. As the Ghost loses more control, the plot morphs into parodies of Oliver Twist, "The Gift of the Magi" and It's a Wonderful Life. And to make matters worse, Scrooge and Mrs. Bob seem to be kindred souls falling in love. With a dénouement that is two parts Touched by an Angel and one part The Queen of Mean, Scrooge's tale of redemption and gentle grace is placed squarely on its head.
The cast above consists of 10 adult actors (4 women, 6 men) and 2 children (1 boy, 1 girl).
We are not holding auditions for the children's roles in this production.
Five of the adults play only one part: Ghost, Scrooge, Mrs. Bob Cratchit, Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim.
The other five adults double in various parts; and two children share five parts among them: Young Ebeneezer, Young Jacob Marley, Cratchit Child 1, Cratchit Child 2, and Zuzu.
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the theater at 860-417-2505