Bellport, September 29, 2022 — The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County is holding an open call by appointment for youth and adult actors of all ages, ethnicities, and genders for its upcoming mainstage production of A Christmas Carol: The Musical. Actors must move and sing well.
Grace Smythe– female identifying, must believably play 9-12 year old. Daughter of Mr. Smythe.
Martha Cratchit- female identifying, must believably play 10-11 year old. Oldest daughter of the Cratchit family.
Tiny Tim– male identifying, must look 6-8 years old. Youngest and sickly child of the Cratchit family, but always full of hope.
Jonathan– male identifying, must believably play 10-12 year old. Street urchin.
Scrooge at 8– male identifying, youngest version of Scrooge when he was still full of hope and dreams.
Scrooge at 12– male identifying, middle version of Scrooge. Lonely, misses his family and sister.
Fan at 10- female identifying, Scrooge’s younger sister. Must sing well.
Nicholas– male identifying, 10-14 years old.
Ensemble children- 8-16 years old to play various roles including Cratchit children, Fred and Sally’s children, street children, etc. Must sing well. Will also be considered for understudy roles.
Ensemble adults- 20-40 years old to play various roles including townspeople, party guests, etc. Must sing well. Will also be considered for understudy roles.
Youth Audition Information: We will be holding auditions BY APPOINTMENT ONLY on Tuesday, October18th , beginning at 4:00pm. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for your audition time. Please prepare 32 bars in the style of the show and bring a headshot and resume for the casting team. All youth must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. To see if you are up to date with your vaccinations, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
Adult Audition Information: Adult actors must submit a prescreen tape of a 32 bar audition cut to email@example.com by Saturday, October 15th at 5:00pm and include a headshot and resume. If there is further interest, callbacks will be held by appointment on Tuesday, October 18th beginning at 4:00pm. All adults must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. To see if you are up to date with your vaccinations, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/stay-up-to-date.html
Production Information: A Christmas Carol, The Musical, will be directed by David Ruttura (Associate Director, School of Rock, Phantom of the Opera, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark) and choreographed by Debbie Roshe. Rehearsals begin November 29 and run through December 16. Performances run December 16-28, with no performances on December 24 and 25.