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Call for Auditions

A Christmas Carol

Auditions for Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol will be held on Monday, September 27, and Tuesday, September 28. Auditions for children, ages 5-14, and those auditioning for the role of Bob Cratchit will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 PM on both dates. Auditions for adults will be from 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM on both dates. Auditioners must have completed their online audition form and reserved an audition slot prior to arrival. Auditioners will be cold-reading from the script or from the selected sides. Auditions will be held at PM&L Theatre, located at 877 Main Street in Antioch, IL.

A Christmas Carol will open on Friday, December 3, and will run for three weekends until Sunday, December 19.

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About The Production

A Christmas Carol tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter old miser, who receives visits from his former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, and becomes a kinder, gentler, transformed man because of the encounters.

Audition Notes

Auditioners should be prepared to read selections from the script.

All cast members will be required to complete an online audition form which includes an agreement to follow PM&L’s COVID-19 guidelines prior to entering the building.

Audition Scheduling

  • Complete the audition form below.
  • After completing your form you will be emailed a link to schedule your audition. It is important you use this link in order to schedule your proper audition time slot.
  • Appointments for youth actors and men auditioning for the role of Bob Cratchit will be available between 6:30 and 7:30 PM on both dates, four to a group.
  • Appointments for adult actors will be available between 7:30 PM and 9 PM on both dates, four to a group, at 15-minute increments.
  • Appointments for those auditioning for the role of Ebeneezer Scrooge will be available between 7:30 and 9:00 PM on both dates, no more than two to a group, at 30-miniute increments.

Script Sides

TitleSummaryLink
Adults – Fred’s Party

Characters: Fred Fred’s Wife Topper Phoebe John John’s …

Adults – Slum Scene

Characters: Charwoman Laundress Old …

Cratchits & Kids – Dinner Scene

Characters: Mrs. Cratchit Cratchit Children Peter Belinda Martha Bob Cratchit …

Scrooge – Bob Cratchit – Office Scene

Characters Scrooge Bob …

Scrooge – Fred – Office Scene

Characters: Scrooge …

Scrooge – Ghost of Christmas Past – Scrooge’s School

Characters: Scrooge Ghost of Christmas …

Scrooge – Marley – Scrooge’s Bedroom

Characters Scrooge …

About PM&L

As stated in the preamble to our bylaws:

The purposes for which the corporation is organized are: to promote the fine arts by producing plays, art exhibits, music concerts, musical comedies and instructing the same. PM&L, Inc. does not discriminate against any prospective member or participant because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, order of protection status, marital status, physical or mental disability, military status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or unfavorable discharge from military service.

The Cast

PM&L is looking to cast strong character actors, who are able to play a variety of ages and roles. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is adapted by Lou Jones and directed by Casey Audrain.

Available Roles

Ebeneezer Scrooge
Male – Lead
Bob Cratchit
Male – Supporting
Mrs. Cratchit
Female – Supporting
Tiny Tim
Youth – Supporting
Fred
Male – Supporting
Ghost of Christmas Present
Flexible Casting – Supporting
Ghost of Christmas Past
Flexible Casting – Supporting
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
Flexible Casting – Supporting
Jacob Marley
Male – Featured
Emily
Female – Featured
Mrs. Fezziwig
Female – Featured
Mr. Fezziwig
Male – Featured
Ensemble
Open for All Ages

Audition Form

Auditions Signup

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