“Marley was dead, to begin with…”—and what happens to Ebenezer Scrooge’s mean, sour, pruney old business partner after that? Chained and shackled, Marley is condemned to a hellish eternity. He’s even given his own private tormentor: a malicious little hell-sprite who thoroughly enjoys his work. Desperate, Marley accepts his one chance to free himself: To escape his own chains, he must first redeem Scrooge. So begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart, indeed, is opened; but not before Marley—in this irreverent, funny and deeply moving story—discovers his own. Three Brothers Theatre is seeking 4-6 actors of any gender for it’s upcoming production of JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL. Each actor will portray a host of characters in Marley’s life throughout the play so versatility and physicality are a must. Looking for ages 15-99. Please find a list of characters below. Callbacks will be sides from the script. Auditions will take place at 221 n Genesee ave, Waukegan IL, on Sunday September 22nd from 1-5. Callbacks will be September 23, beginning at 7pm.
Material to Prepare:
Please email your resume and headshot with a request for an audition time slot and please prepare a monologue that will show you’re strength through honest character work.
Potential Actor and Character Breakdown:
Actor 1 Jacob Marley; awful; sour, proud, lonely, angry old pill Christmas Past, the Artful Dodger obnoxious Christmas Present, as in Dickens: God. A Boy, very young, very sad little Marley Young Marley
Actor 2 (please note this is not a child's role) Bogle a small demon, He's mean enough. Lots of energy; enjoys his work. And there's more here than meets the eye he's got something at stake too. A Little Girl
Actor 3: Scrooge as bad as they say Young Scrooge A Damned Soul Actor
4 Record Keeper comfortable old Rumpole type, and a lot more, too Fezziwig as in Dickens Narrator
Actor 5 A Damned Woman Fred Scrooge's nephew Cratchit a lowstatus office clerk Narrator Actor 6 Dick Wilkins a bully Marley's Father terrible The Shadow
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