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CHILDREN - Schedule Your Christmas Carol AUDITIONS
Children: Friday, September 26, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Children will not be asked to dance or sing at the audition. Children will read one short scene which will be provided at the audition.

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol playing December 4th – 24th. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by David Dietlein, music directed by Lincoln Wright and choreographed by Cambrian James. Performances are Monday – Saturday nights with 5pm afternoon shows and Saturday matinees.

Call Back’s
Will be held Saturday, October 4th with rehearsals beginning Saturday, October 18th.

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert. Auditions are by appointment only.

Payment
Each adult actor 16 years of age and older will receive a payment of $25 per performance. All 5PM performances will be paid $45. Child actors will be paid $12.50 for each performance regardless of time.

Double Cast
This show will have two separate casts (Red and Green) which accounts for approximately 19 performances for each cast. Mark Kleinman will be returning as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Green cast.

Other notes
This show is an energetic musical adaptation which has great choral work, dance and acting. Each actor will be very busy throughout the show as there are 22 scenes within 1 hour and 55 minutes.

CASTING

BOB CRATCHIT: (35 - 45) Gentle, loving father and husband. Scrooge's overworked underpaid clerk. A hardworking clerk in Scrooge’s employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge’s mean-spiritedness.

FRED: (25 - 35) Warm and compassionate, Scrooge’s nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family. He is full of Christmas cheer, energetic. Must sing.

FRED’S WIFE: (28 - 35) Tired of the thought of inviting "Uncle Scrooge" over for Christmas dinner each year.

MARLEY’S GHOST: (30 - 55) Scrooge's deceased business partner. Tormented, enslaved sinner. Returned from the grave to warn Scrooge of the consequences of living the life of a miser.

MRS. CRATCHIT: (30 - 40) Strong, kind, Tiny Tim's mother. A wonderful wife and mother, hopeful and generous.

THE CRATCHIT CHILDREN

MARTHA CRATCHIT: Oldest daughter in the Cratchit family. A mature and happy young woman.

PETER CRATCHIT: The oldest son. Fun loving proper English boy who has heart.

BELINDA CRATCHIT: The second oldest daughter, happy, sweet, loving, energetic.

CAROL CRATCHIT: The third oldest daughter, happy, sweet, loving, energetic.

DOUG CRATCHIT: The second oldest boy, happy, sweet, loving, energetic.

TINY TIM: (6 - 9) Optimistic and gentle spirited. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope. More than anyone Tiny Tim embodies the Christmas Spirit.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: (20-35) Female, ethereal, whimsical and sensitive. Full of the Christmas spirit.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: (30 - 60) A large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head.

MR. FEZZYWIG: (35 - 55) Robust, optimistic, full of the Christmas spirit. , a portly, jolly man.

MRS. FEZZYWIG: (30 - 50) Robust, loving, energetic wife. the cheerful wife of Mr. Fezzywig the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Later, become poor and can't understand why Scrooge won't help her husband.

DICK WILKEN’S: (17 - 22) Young Scrooge's best friend. Energetic. Stage fight combat a plus.

OLD JOE: (40 - 60) Crooked pawnshop owner.

CHARWOMEN: (30 - 50) Character roles, energetic.

BOY SCROOGE: (7 - 12) Lonely, quiet and sensitive. He desperately misses his parents and wants to find a home of his own.

YOUNG SCROOGE: (20-30) Ambitious, selfish.

BELLE: (18-30) Beautiful, kind, sensitive. Young Scrooge's Fiancé. Young, beautiful and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life - friends, family, and the joy that comes from loving someone and being loved in return.

LITTLE FAN: (10 -14) Happy, sweet. Boy Scrooge's little sister.

NARRATORS: (20 - 50) Male and female. Strong, resonant voices.

CHORUS: (16-45) Male and female singers, actors and dancers. Some character roles will be cast from the chorus.
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SYNOPSIS
This is Hale’s adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ novel. This is a play with music including a few production numbers. This optimistic Christmas message shows us that the human spirit is capable of renewal. It’s hopeful message has earned a place of honor in the hearts of generations.

DIRECTOR BIO
David Hale Dietlein (Director) has been involved with theater ever since his early days in California where his parents and grandparents commandeered him onstage as a child actor. David is the Artistic Director of the Hale Theatre - Arizona. Originally from Los Angeles, David has produced over 300 stage productions. He has received many awards for his artistic acheivements, most recently he garnished two ariZoni awards for best director for a musical: The Price of Freedom, and best director for a non-musical for The 39 Steps. This will Dave’s 11 year directing A Christmas Carol at Hale Theatre. David and Corrin Dietlein own and operate the Hale Theatre.
ADULTS - Schedule Your Christmas Carol AUDITIONS
Adults: Saturday, September 27, 9 AM - 1 PM
+Readings will be cold from the script when you arrive at the theater.
+Adults need to sing 16 bars of music, an accompanist will be provided.
+Dance will not be required at the audition
+A head shot and resume is required

Hale Centre Theatre will hold auditions for Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol playing December 4th – 24th. The show is produced by David and Corrin Dietlein, directed by David Dietlein, music directed by Lincoln Wright and choreographed by Cambrian James. Performances are Monday – Saturday nights with 5pm afternoon shows and Saturday matinees.

Call Back’s
Will be held Saturday, October 4th with rehearsals beginning Saturday, October 18th.

Audition Location
Auditions will be held at the theater located at 50 West Page Avenue in Gilbert. Auditions are by appointment only.

Payment
Each adult actor 16 years of age and older will receive a payment of $25 per performance. All 5PM performances will be paid $45. Child actors will be paid $12.50 for each performance regardless of time.

Double Cast
This show will have two separate casts (Red and Green) which accounts for approximately 19 performances for each cast. Mark Kleinman will be returning as Ebenezer Scrooge in the Green cast.

Other notes
This show is an energetic musical adaptation which has great choral work, dance and acting. Each actor will be very busy throughout the show as there are 22 scenes within 1 hour and 55 minutes.

CASTING

BOB CRATCHIT: (35 - 45) Gentle, loving father and husband. Scrooge's overworked underpaid clerk. A hardworking clerk in Scrooge’s employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge’s mean-spiritedness.

FRED: (25 - 35) Warm and compassionate, Scrooge’s nephew, feels sorry for the old man, yet still obligated to him, being family. He is full of Christmas cheer, energetic. Must sing.

FRED’S WIFE: (28 - 35) Tired of the thought of inviting "Uncle Scrooge" over for Christmas dinner each year.

MARLEY’S GHOST: (30 - 55) Scrooge's deceased business partner. Tormented, enslaved sinner. Returned from the grave to warn Scrooge of the consequences of living the life of a miser.

MRS. CRATCHIT: (30 - 40) Strong, kind, Tiny Tim's mother. A wonderful wife and mother, hopeful and generous.

THE CRATCHIT CHILDREN

MARTHA CRATCHIT: Oldest daughter in the Cratchit family. A mature and happy young woman.

PETER CRATCHIT: The oldest son. Fun loving proper English boy who has heart.

BELINDA CRATCHIT: The second oldest daughter, happy, sweet, loving, energetic.

CAROL CRATCHIT: The third oldest daughter, happy, sweet, loving, energetic.

DOUG CRATCHIT: The second oldest boy, happy, sweet, loving, energetic.

TINY TIM: (6 - 9) Optimistic and gentle spirited. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope. More than anyone Tiny Tim embodies the Christmas Spirit.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST: (20-35) Female, ethereal, whimsical and sensitive. Full of the Christmas spirit.

GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT: (30 - 60) A large jovial man who wears a long cape and has a wreath on his head.

MR. FEZZYWIG: (35 - 55) Robust, optimistic, full of the Christmas spirit. , a portly, jolly man.

MRS. FEZZYWIG: (30 - 50) Robust, loving, energetic wife. the cheerful wife of Mr. Fezzywig the banker. Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Later, become poor and can't understand why Scrooge won't help her husband.

DICK WILKEN’S: (17 - 22) Young Scrooge's best friend. Energetic. Stage fight combat a plus.

OLD JOE: (40 - 60) Crooked pawnshop owner.

CHARWOMEN: (30 - 50) Character roles, energetic.

BOY SCROOGE: (7 - 12) Lonely, quiet and sensitive. He desperately misses his parents and wants to find a home of his own.

YOUNG SCROOGE: (20-30) Ambitious, selfish.

BELLE: (18-30) Beautiful, kind, sensitive. Young Scrooge's Fiancé. Young, beautiful and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life - friends, family, and the joy that comes from loving someone and being loved in return.

LITTLE FAN: (10 -14) Happy, sweet. Boy Scrooge's little sister.

NARRATORS: (20 - 50) Male and female. Strong, resonant voices.

CHORUS: (16-45) Male and female singers, actors and dancers. Some character roles will be cast from the chorus.
______________________

SYNOPSIS
This is Hale’s adaptation of the classic Charles Dickens’ novel. This is a play with music including a few production numbers. This optimistic Christmas message shows us that the human spirit is capable of renewal. It’s hopeful message has earned a place of honor in the hearts of generations.

DIRECTOR BIO
David Hale Dietlein (Director) has been involved with theater ever since his early days in California where his parents and grandparents commandeered him onstage as a child actor. David is the Artistic Director of the Hale Theatre - Arizona. Originally from Los Angeles, David has produced over 300 stage productions. He has received many awards for his artistic acheivements, most recently he garnished two ariZoni awards for best director for a musical: The Price of Freedom, and best director for a non-musical for The 39 Steps. This will Dave’s 11 year directing A Christmas Carol at Hale Theatre. David and Corrin Dietlein own and operate the Hale Theatre.
Directions 50 W Page Ave, Gilbert, AZ
480-497-1181