Auditions for Playhouse 2000 shows are roughly 8-12 weeks prior to the opening weekend of the show. Everyone is invited to audition, but we do our best to work very professionally. Actors should expect approximately 6 weeks of rehearsals. A full rehearsal schedule is typically available after auditions. Auditioners for each show are only expected to attend one audition session unless specially informed about call-backs.
Fill out the form at the bottom of this page for any P2K show you are interested in auditioning for. You still need to attend the auditions. The director will have your form when you come to auditions but may ask for some additional information. Thanks.
This adaptation is very faithful to the original script, using Dickens’ powerful language, humor and warmth and a small group of actors (and potentially live sound effects) to carry the audience across time and place in ways that many stage adaptations fail to do. The play begins with a modern-day, harried father trying to find a way to get his kid interested in reading the classic story, and we see it come to life as He/She does. Running about 100 minutes, it’s a wonderful, “feel-good” telling that drew the largest Holiday Audience in P2K history when it ran a few years back.
- Ebenezer Scrooge: The old “humbug” himself, also the “Dad.”
- A group of players create the rest of the characters. A sample breakdown is:
- Actor 1 – Schoolboy, Dick Wilkins, Tiny Tim, Turkey Boy
- Actor 2 – Bob Cratchit, Marley’s Ghost, Fezziwig, Old Joe
- Actor 3 – Fred, Christmas Present, Peter Cratchit
- Actor 4 – Fan, Mrs. Fezziwig, Belle, Martha, Laundress
- Actor 5 – Christmas Past, Mrs. Cratchit, Charwoman
- Actor 6 – Sound Effects & Christmas Future
- A Fiddler (or maybe a flutist, or recorder player? No lines – musical interludes and etc.
- (And maybe some singers?)
Thanks for your interest in appearing in A Christmas Carol at Playhouse 2000! It’s great to feel like we can get back to work again.
Because we’ll be gathering in the comparatively large VK Garage Theater space, there’s plenty of room for everyone to allow for the recommended “Social Distancing” – so please go ahead and arrive in time for either the 6:30 audition on Monday, or the 2:30 audition on Sunday. Allow a few extra minutes to fill in the paperwork, or pre-fill it HERE.
We’re very aware that we’re not “out of the woods” in relation to the possible spread of the Covid-19 virus, so we’ll ask you to please:
- Wear a mask that covers your mouth and nose when you arrive. You’ll be asked to wear a mask when it is appropriate. (We’ll have some, in case you don’t.)
- Be prepared for Kerri Sparkman to take your temperature when you arrive – just to confirm that you’re not currently running any kind of fever.
- Avoid our natural inclination and desire to hug – or even shake hands with – your fellow auditioners
- Follow the instructions Kerri will give you regarding clip-boards, pencils, and the rest
We’re deep-cleaning the space before every use – so you can feel confident that the chairs, doorknobs, faucet handles, restrooms, etc. are as germ-free as we can make them.
We’re also keeping an eye on the news. We all need to know that our ability to safely gather for rehearsal could be compromised at any time. If that happens, of course, we will need to alter our plans.
We believe we can offer a safe place to be part of the exciting process of creating theater. But your health is our prime concern.
Thanks, again, for being part of this audition! Good luck!
AUDITIONS FOR THE 2021 PLAYHOUSE 2000 SEASON will be listed here as soon as information is available – thank you.