FOREST CITY | Auditions for A Christmas Carol will be held from 7-9 p.m. on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, Sept. 23-25, in BrickStreet on Clark located at 122 N. Clark Street.
This classic holiday story will be the first main stage production to be performed in the new Boman Fine Arts Center. Those interested in auditioning do not need to sign up. Actors should come prepared to cold read a few scenes, however, the show will cast both non-speaking and speaking roles.
The large cast will be comprised of actors of all ages, with parts available for those 5 to 105. The show offers an opportunity for families to enjoy participating in community theatre together whether onstage or as part of a production crew: set, props, paint, and more. Rehearsals are held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings beginning in October with some roles not needing to rehearse regularly until the performances near.
BrickStreet’s production of A Christmas Carol is based on the story written by Charles Dickens in 1843 but adapted for the stage by Troy Thompson of Forest City. This version was previously performed by BrickStreet in 1999. In this tale of redemption, a bitter moneylender named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited on Christmas Eve by four spirits. They take him on journeys where he revisits his past, reflects on his present, and regards what might come of his future. This timeless story embodies the magic of Christmas and the power it possesses to change hearts.
A Christmas Carol will be directed by Julie Keely who also serves as BrickStreet’s artistic director. Tickets will soon be on sale for five performances: Dec. 8, 9, 15, 16, 17. All shows will begin at 7 p.m., except Sunday matinees which begin at 2 p.m.