Directed by Jeanne Smith
Assisted by Anthony Paola
Attleboro Community Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for the Christmas show of ACT’s 62nd season. The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge will be directed by Jeanne Smith and auditions will take place on September 9th and 10th from 7pm-9pm at Attleboro Community Theatre, located in the basement of the Ezekiel Bates Lodge at 71 N Main St, Attleboro, MA.
Please prepare a one-minute comedic monologue. Auditions will also consist of cold readings from the script. Attending both nights is not required, but highly recommended.
ACT is looking for 8 adult males, 5 adult females, and 5 children.
Show dates include November 30, December 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, and 16.
*All actors must be able to perform in all 9 shows and be available for tech week leading into opening night.
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About the Show:
It’s the Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ghosts employ Solomon Rothschild, England’s most charismatic, savvy, and clever barrister. Scrooge, that old penny pincher, represents himself. One by one, Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s nephew Fred, solicitor and philanthropist Sara Anne Wainwright, and the ghosts themselves take the witness stand to give their account of the night in question. How will Judge Pearson rule? What good could come of the spirits of Christmas being put on trial?
Bailiff (Mr. Connolly) – Sarcastic, funny, aiming to please (30+)
Judge Stanchfield R Pearson – Cold, irritable, been doing this a long time (60+)
Scrooge – Grouchy, overbearing, unhappy (50+)
Solomon Rothschild – Jewish Lawyer, proud, sympathetic (40+)
Bob Cratchit – Humble, dedicated employee, husband (30’s)
Jacob Marley – Ghost, loud, instigator, ring leader (30’s+)
Mrs. Cratchit – Dynamic wife to Bob Cratchit (30’s)
Mrs. Dilber – Homeless, crass, funny (30’s)
Fredrick Fitzpatrick – Scrooge’s nephew, proud, “Mr. Niceguy” (30’s)
Sara Ann Wainwright – Charity Worker. snobbish, uppity (20’s+)
The Ghost of Christmas Past (FEMALE) – Bright Light, spirit (Teens – 20’s)
Fan Fitzpatrick – Scrooge’s Sister, ghost (Teens – 20’s)
Belinda Worthington (Belle) – Scrooge’s ex-girlfriend/true love (Teens – 20’s)
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come – Dark Spirit, speaks “Gibberish,” works w/Translator (Teens – 20’s)
The Translator (FEMALE) – Translates Future’s Gibberish to English, funny (20’s – 30’s)
Tiny Tim – Bob Cratchit’s son, one line at the very end of the show (6ish)
Orphan Leader (9-12)
4 Orphans (6-10)
*Logo designed by Chris Sabatino