Pay Rate: Rehearsals – $500 Flat rate (Scrooge); $400 Flat rate (Adult & Youth - Supporting roles); $200 Flat rate (Youth Ensemble). Shows – $50 Per show (Scrooge); $40 Per show (Adult & Youth – Supporting roles); $25 Per show (Youth Ensemble). 23 shows total. Additional pay for internal understudies. Travel stipend applications available.
Audition Date and Time: Tue 10/11, 7-10:30pm; Wed 10/12, 6:30-10:30pm; Fri 10/14, 12-6:15pm. Callbacks: Tue 10/18, 7-10pm; Wed 10/19, 6:30-10pm.
Audition Location: Metropolis PAC, 111 W. Campbell Street, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Contact Person Email: casting@metropolisarts.com

A Christmas Carol, adapted by Krista Scott and musically arranged by George Maurer, will be directed by Robin M. Hughes (she/her), assistant directed by Michelle Tibble (she/her), music directed by Ken McMullen (he/him), and choreographed by Emily Brookes (she/her). Seeking fully vaccinated/ boosted adult and youth non-Equity actors/singers who move well.

Material to Prepare:

Please prepare for auditions 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song and a 1-2 minute monologue. If you have one prepared in a British dialect, that would be welcome. Bring a hard copy of your headshot/ resume to your audition.

Please let us know if we can assist with any accessibility accommodations or questions to facilitate the casting process.

Time Commitment:

- Mon 10/24: 1st rehearsal
- Wed 11/16: Tech starts
- Thu 12/1: Opening
- Sat 12/24: Closing

Weekly rehearsals could include: 6-10pm Mondays-Fridays, 1-6pm Saturdays, and/or 1-6 or 6-10pm Sundays. Actors will not be needed for every rehearsal. Youth rehearse less hours per week and are released by 9pm and released by 10pm during tech. There will be at least one day off per week. Understudy rehearsal is TBD. During Tech, rehearsal times will change (see link to full notice for schedule).

Character Type/Restrictions:

To sign up, please go to https://calendly.com/metropolis-casting/christmas-carol-auditions to choose an audition time.

Then submit an email to mailto:casting@metropolisarts.com with CHRISTMAS CAROL in the header. Include the following:

  • Any conflicts with the rehearsal schedule (no pre-arranged tech or show conflicts will be allowed)
  • A headshot & resume
  • A description of any dance or movement training/experience (styles, years of training, etc.)
  • Additional links to any of your work are also welcome, but not required

FULL NOTICE: For show & character descriptions and more submission & Metropolis details, please go to https://www.metropolisarts.com/work-with-us/

Metropolis Casting is dedicated to upholding Metropolis PAC’s values of equal opportunity and engages in a policy of promoting a positive model of inclusion and equity. As such, Metropolis Casting confirms our commitment to equitable hiring practices in order to achieve that goal. We celebrate inclusivity and encourage actors of all genders, ethnicities, body types, and abilities to submit for the roles to which they most identify.

To apply for this job email your details to casting@metropolisarts.com