Theatre Statesville Needs YOU!


Hello, friends of the Theatre!
 
WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE OUR NEXT SHOW:
 
Theatre Statesville presents A WALKING TOUR
OF CHARLES DICKENS' "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"!
 

We're partnering with the Iredell Health System, City of Statesville and the Downtown Statesville Development Corp. (who also put on the wildly popular Haunted Statesville Ghost Tour every year!) to add some zest to the holiday offerings which bring folks to the Downtown area in December. We describe the production as a "progressive play". This unique format will have scenes from the beloved story performed at various Downtown locations. Each tour group will be led by its own Narrator as they follow Ebenezer Scrooge through his night of reckoning with the three Spirits of Christmas. Each group will have their own Scrooge, who travels with them to maintain continuity of their experience of the story. The shows will take place December 8,9,15,16 and will begin at 6:30pm. (Start time may be moved to 6pm.) There will be five tours of 20 people each, spaced every half hour.

As you can imagine, a show of this magnitude, stretched across nearly a dozen inside and outside locations Downtown, will require more cast and crew members than anything we've done so far. Including multiples of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit, there will be nearly 30 speaking parts, 20 non-speaking parts and some carol singing/musical groups. Nine of the roles are children, some speaking, some not. We will require at least 5-6 tour guide/Narrators and 5-6 non-speaking assistant tour guides to help them, 6 stage managers, and around 12 stage hands for set-up and take-down each evening. Many of the speaking roles in this show have single scenes with minimal lines. That makes it an ideal show for nervous newbies! If you've enjoyed what you've seen from the audience and have been considering getting your feet wet ON the stage, you will not find a better show for getting started! Come out and play with us!

AUDITIONS for this show will take place:
October 25, 26, 27 from 6:30-8:30 each evening. 
Show dates December 7, 8, 9 & 14, 15, 16
 
Auditions open to adults and children 8 years old and up.
 
at rehearsal space in downtown Statesville
224 North Center Street
beside Special Treasures.

Click HERE for a copy of the show script
 
In addition to actors, we will be in need of techs and support for this show. If you are interested in being on the ground floor of a production team making cutting edge theatre in our area, drop in during auditions and speak with our production crew to get signed up!
 
Thank you for your support of local theatre!

Auditions are open to everyone. 

Theatre Statesville encourages anyone with an interest in performing to audition for our productions.

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HOW AUDITIONS WORK:
 
Please arrive promptly at the start of the audition time. You do not need to attend both nights.  Auditionees will be reading from the script. 
 
For musicals, prepare a song you feel confident in singing. Try to select a song that is the same style as the show for which you are auditioning. (Melodic songs like show tunes, church music, folk songs, etc. are better than jazzy pop songs.) Bring sheet music if possible; no recorded accompaniment.
 
There may be dancing or improvisation as part of the audition. Please dress in clothes you can move in. Please, no flip-flops. Please look carefully at the performance dates. Being in a show at Theatre Statesville requires a great time commitment. If you will only take a larger or smaller role because of your own time concerns, or if you are auditioning for just the experience, you are WELCOME!--but please let the director know your intentions.
 
ALL ACTORS MUST BE AT ALL PERFORMANCES
 
 

Theatre Statesville
P.O. Box 1741
Statesville NC 28687

 


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