Hartford Stage to audition child actors for the 21st anniversary production of A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas

Hartford Stage will hold auditions for children of all ethnic backgrounds, ages 5 to 13, for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s 21st 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.

Children interested in auditioning must be non-union between the ages of 5-13 and may not turn 14 years of age until after December 31, 2018. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, September 25, and Wednesday, September 26, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Callbacks for some roles will be held on Thursday, September 27, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Auditions are by appointment only, with a limited number of appointments available. To schedule an audition, email Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage Offices, 942 Main Street, Hartford, Connecticut 06103. Enter the Residence Inn Marriott, and take the elevator to the second floor.

Children must prepare a monologue, poem or speech that is under 1 minute long and sing a Christmas carol or short holiday song, a cappella (without piano accompaniment). Children are asked to wear casual, comfortable clothing and shoes and should bring a recent photograph (does not have to be a professional headshot) and short bio or resume to the audition.

Rehearsals begin Friday, November 9 and will be held Tuesday through Sunday. Performance dates for A Christmas Carol – A Ghost Story of Christmas are Friday, November 23, through Saturday, December 29. Parents should be aware that participation in this production will require children to miss some school. Members of the youth ensemble receive a small honorarium. Housing is not provided.

For questions, please email  No phone calls, please.