A Christmas Carol

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First Assembly, who presented Scrooge every year for years until 2003 is now bringing this legacy back to life with a brand-new, original, modern musical-adaptation of the classic A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Adapted and directed by Matthew Dunham with original music by Nate and Amy Jo Mattison, this 2-hour and 15-min show has 19 exciting song and dance numbers with thrilling flashbacks to 1940s and 1960s. If you appreciated the classic, you’re going to love this modern musical adaptation.


SHOW DATES: 5 Performances in December 2017, TBA


GETTING INVOLVED

This is a musical! There are many places for you and your entire family to get involved and create something spectacular together. From acting, singing, and dancing to set construction, costumes, hospitality, and production, take a look through the list and see what fits you.  Below you will find more information about auditions and other volunteer areas for you to get involved in.


AUDITIONS

There are 16 lead roles, 9 lead singing parts, and an adult chorus of 30 and a children’s chorus of 30. Auditions will be held Tuesday, August 29th at 5:00 PM at First Assembly; enter through Door 1. There are three categories within the play:

  • Lead Acting + Singing (Adults & Children) 
  • Chorus Singing  (Adults & Children) 
  • Dancing  (Adults & Children) 

AUDITION NOTES FOR ADULTS:
ACTING: On Sunday, August 20th, four excerpts from the script will be made available on this page. ADULTS wanting to audition should prepare one of the excerpts. It is not mandatory that the script be memorized.
SINGING CHORUS or LEAD: Those auditioning for a lead singing role should come prepared with a song to sing that best showcases range, technique, diction, and stage presence. In addition to the piece you have prepared you may be asked to sing a section of either O Holy Night or A Whole New World.
On Tuesday, August 29th, at the auditions ADULTS will sign up for an 3-5 min audition time slot (first come first serve). The categories above will dictate what room your audition will be in. There will be two judges and a timekeeper in the room along with the individual auditioning; no one else will be allowed inside. During the audition time slot, friends or family will not be allowed in, unless those auditioning have children with them.

AUDITION NOTES FOR CHILDREN:
ACTING: On Sunday, August 20th, one excerpt from the script will be made available on this page. CHILDREN wanting to audition should prepare this excerpt. It is not mandatory that the script be memorized. One of the judges will read the other part of the dialogue.
SINGING LEAD: Those auditioning for a lead singing role will be asked to prepare a piece.
SINGING CHORUS: Those auditioning for the singing chorus will be asked to sing Jingle Bells.
On Tuesday, August 29th, at the auditions CHILDREN will sign up for an 3-5 min audition time slot (first come first serve). The categories above will dictate what room your audition will be in. There will be two judges and a timekeeper in the room along with the individual auditioning; no one else will be allowed inside. During the audition time slot, friends or family will not be allowed in.

This 2 hour and 15 minute musical has 19 musical numbers and will involve a full live band.
If you have an interest in playing in the pit for First Assembly’s original production of A Christmas Carol, please email the production’s Band Director, Nate Mattison (namattison@gmail.com)

With a cast of 30 adults and 30 children this 2 hour and 15 min show is staged in modern times with exciting flashback scenes to the 1940s and 1960s. To make this show happen we are in need of a army of volunteers who are passionate about a variety of areas. There are greater skill breakdowns after each general category for those who might have a special skill. If you don’t know where you fit, but you want to help, don’t worry. Contact us and we will find the perfect place for you and your gifts!

Set Construction (construction, painting, welding, wiring, foam-carving)
Costumes (shopping, sewing, modifying, management)
Makeup
Hair (wigs, and styles period 1840, 1930, 1960, 2016)
Props (shopping, building, painting, electrical)
Cast and Crew Hospitality (food/drink for rehearsals,
Children’s Assistants (Assisting children during rehearsals)
Stage Crew (Scene changes)
Production (Lights, Sound, spotlight, video)
Marketing (Community advertising, news/media stations, poster delivery etc)