Auditions for "The Christmas Carol Radio Broadcast of 1942".
Alister Quinn , A BBC radio executive, back to work after returning from the war with a permanently damaged leg, finds a renewed sense of purpose in his work after he is assigned with assembling a collection of talented young people from across Great Britain and producing a special Christmas radio broadcast to raise the spirits of both the fighting forces and the country at large.
Rehearsal Dates: November 12 - December 8, 2016.
Performance Dates: December 9-18, 2016.
Please email to schedule a time.
Please prepare one short traditional Christmas Song and bring sheet music in correct key.
Headshot and resume requested.
NOTE: As this is an original work, the specifics of character are subject to change as the piece develops.
Alister Quinn: An executive with BBC radio. (40's. Warm. Driven to make a difference. A singer. Plays Fred in the A Christmas Carol portion of the broadcast)
Sir Reginald Wallace Edgars: Senior Producer BBC (late 50's. Harmlessly bombastic. Amateur Shakespeare enthusiast, Very excited about the coming broadcast. Plays, the narrator in the A Christmas Carol portion of the broadcast)
Florence Masters: beleaguered chief wrangler of The Christmas Bells. (early 20's. Has to take over the sound effect foley table during the A Christmas Carol portion of the broadcast) Could potentially be a singer)
Penelope Evans: an aging and forgetful star of the stage. (70's. Great comic timing, good comic singer. Special Guest Star of the A Christmas Carol portion of the broadcast)
Edward "Eddie" Bunning: Young stage manager and fiance of Florence. (20's. Earnest, eager to please. When the scheduled star doesn't arrive, he is forced to assume the part of Scrooge in the featured dramatization of A Christmas Carol. Surprisingly credible character actor after he warms up)
Additional BBC Radio Staff (Including sound engineer etc.)
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