General Auditions

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Youth Auditions

Hartford Stage is holding auditions for children ages 5-13 years old for A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1. See detailed audition information below. 

Hartford Stage will hold auditions for children ages 5-13 years old for A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas. The beloved production returns after a 3-year hiatus. Inaugurated in 1998 by former Hartford Stage Artistic Director Michael Wilson, A Christmas Carol has quickly grown to be enjoyed by tens of thousands of adults and children annually. Wilson is returning to Hartford Stage to direct the 2023 production.


Children must be between the ages of 5-13. They may not turn 14 years of age until after December 24, 2023.

Audition Dates:

Auditions will be held on Monday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 1 from 3:30pm-6:30pm. Callbacks for some roles will be held on Friday, August 4 from 3pm-6pm.


Auditions are by appointment only, and there are a limited number of appointments available. To request an audition appointment, applicants should complete and submit the online form at: Auditions will be held at Hartford Stage Offices, 942 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103. Enter the Residence Inn Marriot and take elevator to the second floor.

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 or other holiday song, a cappella (without piano accompaniment). Children should wear something casual and comfortable. Please bring a recent photograph (does not have to be a professional headshot) and short bio or resume.


Rehearsals begin Tuesday, October 24. Rehearsals are held Tuesday through Sunday. Performances are Friday, November 24 through Sunday, December 24. Please be aware that participating in this production will require your child to miss some school. Hartford Stage will provide your child with a letter outlining the commitment that can be shared with their school. Youth actors will receive a small honorarium for their participation in the production.

Auditions for the child’s role in All My Sons will take place in the winter. To keep up to date on these – and other opportunities –  please sign up for Audition Notices. If you already receive our youth audition notices, you do not need to sign up again.

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