Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre

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Auditions for Farndale...Christmas Carol

Play: The Farndale Avenue Housing Estates Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Production of 'A Christmas Carol'

Synopsis:  The Farndale... Christmas Carol is the 4th show of the inaugural season of Tacoma Actors Repertory Theatre (TART). 
In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and -- a real Farndale first -- rap their vocal chords and feet around two original, show-stopping songs.

Rehearsals are scheduled to begin October 19, 2015 with the opening performance on November 19, 2015. The play will run in repertory with TART's other holiday offering, a one-man production of "Dickens".

We are seeking:  Mercedes - a woman of indeterminate age… somewhere between 30 and 70. She’s recently been in an accident and has limited mobility. But she’s game for the performance. 

MUST BE IN GOOD SHAPE PHYSICALLY and able to take pratfalls. Also plays Bob Cratchit, A school girl, Little Fan, Belle, the Turkey Boy, and a party guest. 

Women of color preferred. 

MUST be able to perform a convincing British accent, specifically the UK "RP" (Received Pronunciation).

Audition Date:  Email for appointment; jtidwell@tacomarep.org

Callbacks: Yes

Please prepare the following: 

  • (1) 60 second modern comedic monologue
  • 16 Bars of a song of your choice (musical theater selections preferred).

Please note: There will NOT be an accompanist on site, so you will need to bring a CD or MP3 of your accompaniment. A Capella performances will be allowed.

Compensation: Yes, contract

Other Information:
·         Equity/Non-AEA Theatre
·         Tacoma, WA