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Auditions Ages 5-13 for A Christmas Carol

Hartford Stage will hold auditions for children of all ethnic backgrounds, ages five to 13, for the Tony Award-winning theatre’s 19th annual production of A Christmas Carol - A Ghost Story of Christmas. A Christmas Carol is Connecticut’s premier holiday entertainment. Originally adapted and directed in 1998 by former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson, the show is enjoyed by tens of thousands of adults and children annually. This year’s production will be directed by Rachel Alderman, the Artistic Associate for Hartford Stage.

Auditions will be on Tuesday, September 20, and Wednesday, September 21, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Callbacks for some roles will be on Thursday, September 22, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Children must be between the ages of 5 to 13 and may not turn 14 years of age until after December 31, 2016.

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 under the Residence Inn awning, and take the elevator to the second floor (Rehearsal Studio 2).

Children must prepare a monologue, poem or speech that is under 1 minute long and will be expected to sing several bars of a song, preferably a Christmas carol, a cappella (without piano accompaniment). Children are asked to wear casual and comfortable clothing and shoes to the audition.

Rehearsals begin Tuesday, November 11 with performance dates from Friday, November 25 through Saturday, December 31. Parents should be aware that participation in this production will require children to miss some school.

For questions, please email No phone calls, please.