Child Actor Auditions for A Christmas Carol
Hartford Stage will hold auditions for children of all ethnic backgrounds, ages 5-13 years old, for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s 18th anniversary production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas. A Christmas Carol is Connecticut’s premier holiday entertainment. Inaugurated in 1998 by former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson, the show has quickly grown to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of adults and children annually.
Ages: Children must be between the ages of 5-13 and many not turn 14 years of age until after December 27, 2015.
Audition Dates: Auditions will be held on Tuesday, October 13 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday, October 14 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Callbacks for some roles will be held on Thursday, October 15 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Where/How: Auditions are by appointment only, and there are a limited number of appointments available. To schedule an audition, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage Offices, 942 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103. Enter under the Residence Inn awning, and take the elevator to the second floor (Rehearsal Studio 2).
Audition Preparation: Children must prepare a monologue, poem or speech that is under 1 minute long. Please also prepare to sing a few bars of a song, preferably a Christmas carol, a cappella (without piano accompaniment). Children should wear something casual and comfortable.
Please bring a recent photo or a headshot. This does not have to be a professional picture, a simple snapshot will do just fine. Additionally, please bring a short resume or short biography. We just want to get a sense of your child’s interests and after-school activities.
Commitment: Rehearsals begin Saturday, November 7 with performance dates from Friday, November 27 through Sunday, December 27. Please be aware that participating in this production will require your child to miss some school.
For questions, please email email@example.com. No phone calls, please.