Cottonwood Shores/Marble Falls/Horseshoe Bay, TX - The Hill Country Community Theatre announce open auditions for their production of “A Christmas Carol.” Auditions are Monday September 22 and Tuesday September 23 at 7:00 PM at the theatre, 4003 W FM 2147, Cottonwood Shores, TX 78657.
Focusing on Dickens’ powerful language, humor and warmth, this charming version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of a human soul. The play follows the ever-powerful story of Scrooge, a lonely miser, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being. Adapted for a company of six actors, accompanied by a fiddler, the play requires a minimum of sets, costumes and props. It begins with a child reading the story for the first time. As the scenes are played out behind him, the child becomes totally caught up in the story and is finally invited by the other characters to enter the play as one of them. With traditional carols and English folk tunes creating the proper atmosphere, the world of Scrooge, Fezziwig and Tiny Tim comes alive, igniting the holiday spirit for young and old alike.
Rehearsals for “A Christmas Carol” begin September 29, 2014. Production dates are December 4 through 14, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sunday matinees at 2:15 PM.
The roles are: Scrooge – your typical Scrooge. Actor #1 – boy or girl - plays Schoolboy, Dick Wilkins, Tiny Tim and Turkey Boy. Actor #2 – male - plays Bob Cratchit, Marley’s Ghost, Fezziwig and Old Joe. Actor #3 – male – plays Fred, Christmas Present and Peter Cratchit. Actor #4 – female – plays Gentlewoman #1, Fan, Mrs. Fezziwig, Belle, Martha and Laundress. Actor #5 – female – plays Gentlewoman #2, Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit and Charwoman. Fiddler – The scenes are underscored and tied together by the Fiddler. The musical selections are ancient carols and traditional folk tunes chosen to create the proper atmosphere. The Fiddler fiddles and has one line in the Fezziwig scene.
The Hill Country Community Theatre’s mission is to present and promote quality theatre activities and programs that entertain, educate and encourage community participation in the support of performance and related cultural arts. Since 1985, the Hill Country Community Theatre has served the public as a showcase for extraordinary local talent. HCCT is one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in Texas.