Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in 2nd Space Theatre, 928 E. Olive, Fresno, CA.
A Christmas Carol
Rehearsals Begin: September 25, 2017 Performs: November 2 – December 23, 2017
Directors: Dan Pessano
Charles Dickens’ classic story about mean, stingy Ebenezer Scrooge who happily collects rents, interest, and penalties from those unfortunate enough to have borrowed from him and has no mercy or charity in his heart for anyone. Set in 19th century London, there are wonderful parts for adults and children in this beloved Christmas classic. Vocal and dance skills are a plus as Christmas carols will be sung and dances are called for in the script. Many roles are doubled.
EBENEZER SCROOGE (Male, 30+) Bitter, cruel, and greedy, he has a quick wit, but is unmovable.
BOB CRATCHIT (Male, 25+) Scrooge’s capable, yet impoverished, employee. A kind, warm, humorous family man, Bob is afraid for his position – all the time.
MRS. CRATCHIT (Female, 25+) A strong, loving, outspoken woman. Devoted to her family.
MARLEY (Male, 25+) Scrooge’s “ghostly” and remorseful business partner. Wishes to help Scrooge.
FRED (Male, 18-30) Scrooge’s nephew. Full of life, patience, kindness, and the spirit of the season.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST (Male/Female, any age) Wise, kindly, with a dry humor and understanding of the human condition.
GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT (Male/Female, any age) Filled with the joyful spirit of Christmas, loud and fun, but aware of the suffering that exists on this day as well.
CHRISTMAS YET TO COME (Male/Female, Adult) Silent & sinister.
BELLE (Female, 16-25) Beautiful, possesses great moral courage. In love with young Ebenezer.
SCROOGE AS A YOUNG MAN (Male, 16-25) Awkward and shy. In love with Belle – and money.
SCROOGE AS A BOY (Male, 8-14) Shy, frail and unhappy.
FAN (Female, 14-18) Scrooge’s older sister. Kind and loving.
FEZZIWIG (Male, 35+) Young Scrooge’s boss. Very jolly and a prankster. Good comic ability.
MRS. FEZZIWIG (Female, 30+) Merry and full of life.
BOY (Male, Young) Should have strong comic ability and vocals. Come prepared to sing “The First Noel.”
THE CRATCHIT DAUGHTERS: MARTHA (18 & under) the eldest, BELINDA (16 & under, 2nd oldest), MIRANDA (16 & under, 3rd daughter), GILLIAN (youngest Cratchit daughter).
CRATCHIT SONS: PETER (young) Loveable, funny, a bit of a rapscallion. TINY TIM (Male, very young) The youngest of the Cratchit children, very frail, with an old soul.
ENSEMBLE Will play numerous roles, including some of the main roles.