Metro Theatre is holding Auditions for

A CHRISTMAS CAROL RADIO PLAY

An original work by writer Erik Gow (Based on the Charles Dickens novel)

Directed by: Chris Adams

Stage Manager: Kat Palmer

Producers: Catherine Morrison and Alison Schamberger

When: Saturday, August 22 & Saturday, August 29

Time: by appointment only sometime between 10am to 4pm

Where: Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Drive, Vancouver

Synopsis: The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. The magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring sees a handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage. As the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying “Bah Humbug!”

Show Run Dates: December 3, 2020 to January 3, 2021

Evening Performances at 7:30 pm

December 3,4,5,10,11,17,18,19 and January 2 at 7:30 pm

Matinee Performances at 2:00 pm

December 6,12,13,20,21,26,27,28 and January 1 & 3

 

Callbacks: TBA

Characters Needed

6 cast members total.

Please note: the role of Ebenezer Scrooge is already cast and will be played by David Adams.

Additionally, we require 4 non-union adults to play all other adult roles in the show. We will not be casting based on gender, age, size, colour, or any other physical factor, but casting solely based on being able to portray these characters.

All roles will require a British accent.

Cast members will be asked to play genders opposite to their own.

As well, cast members will need to feel comfortable taking on the responsibility of performing live sound effects.

If you play a musical instrument, we may incorporate this, but it is not required.

We are looking for a true ensemble of 4 four non-union adults to really bring the entire story to life.

We are also casting one non-union child actor, to play any and all children in the piece, including Tiny Tim. We are happy to see older actors that can play young, along with actual children. If interested in this track, please make a special mention when you submit.

Rehearsal period:   November 8, 2020 through Opening Night

Rehearsals will typically be held Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings/afternoon,

Requirements:

  • You will be emailed a scene or two of the director’s choosing from the script to audition with prior to your audition date.

Notes: This is a NON-EQUITY production.

All roles at Metro Theatre, are Volunteer positions.

Audition Notes:

You will be given a time on either Saturday August 22nd or Saturday August 29th, sometime between 10am to 4pm. Please let us know if you have a preference.

You will be emailed a scene or two from the script to audition with prior to your audition date.

All Auditions will be held at The Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver. We will have one way arrows on the ground, so please follow the guidelines as to stay 2 meters apart at all times. You are encouraged to wear a mask for the sign-in process and welcome to remove it for the actual audition, where you will be at least 10 meters away from anyone else.

All auditionees will be given a specific time, to avoid the need to be near anyone else.

Rehearsals will be part time for 4 weeks. Rehearsals will typically be held Tuesday/Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings/afternoon, please note any conflicts on your audition sheet.

Additional evening rehearsals will be needed during Tech Week. A full rehearsal schedule, including these added dates, will be provided before rehearsals begin.

Please note any conflicts with auditions/rehearsals or the run at this time.

Please let us know if there is a specific track you are interested in.

Please let us know if you have worries or comments about social distancing and Metro Theatre’s plans for reopening. We welcome and accept all communications regarding this and will do everything we can to make everyone feel safe and respected.

Ethno-cultural casting statement:
We encourage submissions from artists with a broad range of backgrounds including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, indigeneity, gender, and sexuality. We encourage anyone to audition for any role as we will be casting on who is best for the role.

Submission Deadline:  August 21, 2020

Resume and Headshots:

  • Please note any conflicts with auditions/rehearsals or the run at this time.
  • Please let us know if there is a specific track you are interested in.
  • Please let us know if you have worries or comments about social distancing and Metro Theatre’s plans for reopening. We welcome and accept all communications regarding this and will do everything we can to make everyone feel safe and respected.

You can indicate your interest by filling in the Christmas Carol Radio Play_Fillable audition form

and SUBMITTING it with the application below

  • Stage Manager, Kat Palmer  will reply to your submission to schedule your appointment time and a scene or two from the script to audition with.

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 COVID-19 SAFETY PLAN PROTOCOLS for AUDITIONS

Let’s work together to keep our community safe and protect production staff , performers and volunteers:

  • Auditions are by appointment only
  • Please comply with the signage posted in the lobby stating current physical distancing guidelines  as set by the Provincial Health Authority.
  • You are welcome to wear a mask
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the lobby, please use it prior to entry to the auditorium
  • Washrooms are cleaned and disinfected prior and after each session
  • Doors to access the auditorium are left open to minimize the handling of door handles
  • Lobby maximum occupancy – 6 (including production manager)
  • Pens and clipboards to be wiped down before and after each use.
  • Audition forms along with resumes and headshots to be placed in ‘sheet protectors’
  • ‘Sides’ in sheet protectors instead of the scripts; recommended: that sides be printed from home to bring to the audition
  • Upon arrival the actor will be allocated a seat, to provide physical distancing; performer will immediately proceed to the auditorium.
  • All items ‘packed in’ to the theatre are to be ‘packed out’ at the end and/or placed in the appropriate trash receptacle
  • Common sense, mutual respect, and genuine care for each other inform our decisions regarding health and safety for one another.