A CHRISTMAS CAROL auditions
Valley Center Stage
About the project and the company
A Christmas Carol
Written by Charles Dickens
Adapted and directed by Dustin Trabert & Caitlin Sussman
Valley Center Stage’s beloved annual tradition returns with a new production of A Christmas Carol. Ebenezer Scrooge is a businessman whose lonely Christmas is invaded by a series of encounters that force him to examine his life. Join us for our celebration of Charles Dickens’ timely and timeless tale about choices and connections, character and community, and ghosts.
- September 9th, 6:30–9:30pm
- September 10th, 10:30am–1:30pm
- Callbacks are September 17, 10:30am–1:30pm
All auditions will be at Valley Center Stage’s home space at the Sallal Grange, 1060 Stilson Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045. The building is on the southern corner of the intersection of SE North Bend Way and SE Mt Si Road. Parking is available.
Rehearsals begin on Sunday, October 9. Weekday rehearsals will be in the evening between the hours of 6:30 and 9:30pm, and weekend rehearsals will be from 11am to 2pm or from 6pm to 9pm. We will be scheduling rehearsals no more than 5 days in a row until tech week, the week leading up to our opening on December 2nd. Valley Center Stage is a volunteer organization; as such, all positions, cast and crew, are volunteer positions. We will strive to be respectful of your time and energy in every way possible.
All rehearsals will be at Valley Center Stage’s home space at the Sallal Grange, 1060 Stilson Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045. The building is on the southern corner of the intersection of SE North Bend Way and SE Mt Si Road. Parking is available.
Evening performances will take place at 7:30 pm. The matinee performances are at 2 pm. Call times TBD.
- Friday, 12/2 – opening night, evening show
- Saturday, 12/3 – matinee
- Sunday, 12/4 – matinee
- Thursday, 12/8 – evening showFriday, 12/9 – evening show
- Saturday, 12/10 – matinee AND evening shows
- Sunday, 12/11 – matinee
- Wednesday, 12/14 – POTENTIAL evening show, depending on cast/crew availability/interest
- Thursday, 12/15 – evening show
- Friday, 12/16 – evening show
- Saturday, 12/17 – matinee AND evening shows
- Sunday, 12/18 – closing matinee
While our play is set in mid-nineteenth century London, we do not feel beholden to Dickens’s descriptions of his characters’ genders, races, ages, or sexual orientations. We are excited to reflect our community in our casting, and we will cast our telling of his story with an active intention to portray a diverse and inclusive population that reflects that. All roles (except Scrooge, which has been cast) are open to any who feel a connection to them. Some roles may be doubled.
Location of Audition
All auditions are at Valley Center Stage’s home space at the Sallal Grange, 1060 Stilson Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045. The building is on the southern corner of the intersection of SE North Bend Way and SE Mt Si Road.
Rehearsals will be in person and everyone must be vaccinated in order to audition or participate in this show. Please be prepared to show documentation in order to audition. For more health and safety information, please see our full policy on our website https://valleycenterstage.org/health-safety/.
Email us at email@example.com to schedule an audition. Please come prepared with two distinct approaches to either (A) reading from one of the sides provided, or (B) a memorized monologue of your choice. By “approach,” we mean a set of choices about character and/or circumstance—in other words, be ready to do the piece two different ways. There are no “bad” choices in this—have fun with it! We’ll also have a brief conversation about your interest in the material and what you’re hoping to get out of the show. Sides will be emailed to you when we confirm your audition time, and will be provided onsite on the day of auditions. Callbacks will involve reading a variety of sides from the play. We will let you know which sides we’d like you to work with in advance. If you have any questions or concerns about participating in this audition process, please email; this process only works for us if it works for you, and we will make what accommodations we can.
Character breakdown / Project needs
Ghost of Christmas Past
Ghost of Christmas Present
Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
2 Charity Collectors
Various Carolers, Party Guests, and Laborers
Preferred method of submission
September 9th, 6:30–9:30pm | September 10th, 10:30am–1:30pm | Callbacks are September 17, 10:30am–1:30pm
North Bend WA
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
Callbacks are September 17, 10:30am–1:30pm
Email to schedule a time slot. Please include a headshot/ resume in the email if you have them.
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