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Auditions

Auditions for Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre’s (BDACT) Christmas Main Stage production of A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS CAROL will be held on Monday, October 13 and Tuesday, October 14 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm both nights.  Please use the side entrance of the theatre located at 219 N. Spring St. in Beaver Dam.  If you are unable to make either audition, but are interested in a role contact show director Heidi Freeby at 920-344-0160 or freeby4x@charter.net.

You may review a script ahead of time at the Beaver Dam Community Library located at 311 N. Spring St.  The evening of the audition will include cold readings from the script either by you or as part of a group.  A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS CAROL is a comedy play so actors will need a good sense of comedic timing.  Please arrive with enough time to fill out paperwork including contact information and past acting experience.  Your photo may be taken. 

A FAIRY TALE CHRISTMAS CAROL was written by Flip Kobler and Cindy Marcus. Everyone’s favorite classic holiday tale gets the fractured fairy-tale treatment.  All the famous fairy-tale characters take on all of the memorable roles of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.  You’ll never know who will show up next as the Big Bad Wolf (as Ebenezer Scrooge) meets his old business partner Jacob Midas (Marley), who could turn anything to gold.  Midas warns Big Bad that he’ll be visited by The Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future (played by a Fairy Godmother, Old King Cole, and the Queen of Hearts respectively).  The ghosts make Scrooge realize what a scoundrel he’s been to the Charming (or Crachit) family — including Prince Philip, Cinderella and their kids, Hansel, Gretel and Tabitha, their Little Match Girl — and help him to remember what the Christmas spirit is all about.  This fun-filled adaptation stays true to the warmth and heart of the classic.

There are several roles to fill.  Potentially two to three adult male and two to three adult female:

BIG BAD WOLF - Scrooge; mean, old, greedy and just plain humbuggy

MOTHER GOOSE - kind, cuddly narrator with a sharp tongue

PHILIP CHARMING - our Bob Cratchit; all around good guy and former prince who lost his kingdom and now works for Scrooge

MERIWETHER - the Ghost of Christmas Past; she’s Cinderella’s bibbity, bobbity fairy Godmother

OLD KING COLE - the Ghost of Christmas Present; a merry old soul and a merry old soul is he

QUEEN OF HEARTS - the Ghost of Christmas future; shrill and mean; don’t cross her or it’s off with your head
There are several children’s roles.  Age 9 and up.  Includes the three little pigs, Hansel and Gretel, Jacob Midas, Little Bo Peep and Humpty Dumpty.
 
Rehearsals will begin on Thursday, October 16 at 6:30.  A complete calendar of rehearsal dates will be available at auditions.  There will be 6 performances December 5,6,7,12,13,14.





About BDACT

The Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre has become a vital organization for our communities, offering so much opportunity for education and entertainment to everyone of all ages. For our youth, it is a “door” to explore their talents and future career choices, as well as a way to build their self-esteem and enjoy positive childhood experiences. For adults, it gives opportunities to discover and show talents, to build skills, to establish new friendships, and to gain a great sense of pride in their accomplishments.



Contact

Beaver Dam Area Community Theatre
219 N. Spring Street
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 885-6891

David Saniter, Managing Director
info@bdact.org


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