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“The Gospel According to Scrooge” – Auditions

September 8 @ 1:00 pm

FBBC 990 Manitou Rd
Hilton, NY 14468
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We will be holding auditions for this year’s Christmas show “The Gospel According to Scrooge” on Saturday, September 8th from 1-4 p.m. in the sanctuary. We need children, teens, & adults of all ages to fill a variety of speaking, singing, and choir roles. Stop by either Welcome Center for more information.

Q: What is the Christmas play this year?
A: We are presenting the musical, “The Gospel According to Scrooge.”

Q: When are the performances?
A: Friday—Sunday, December 14th—16th

Q: When are auditions?
A: Auditions will be held on Saturday, September 8th, at 1 p.m. in the FBBC Sanctuary.

Q: What roles are you looking to fill?
A: There are a variety of roles for both men and women: speaking only and characters that speak and sing solos. See the cast list on the back of this form for a description of the characters. We will also need a large choir for this production.

Q: What is the choir’s role this year?
A: It’s SUPER important! The choir will be onstage a lot; there are several big choir numbers that will involve movement. Also, there are many small speaking roles for both men and women that will be filled by choir members. So, this year get ready for choreography & costume changes; you can kiss backstage down time goodbye!

Q: Are children involved in the production this year?
A: Yes! We will be auditioning for two key singing/speaking roles for boys: Tiny Tim and Young Scrooge. All other roles will be filled by children of adult cast/production team members (2nd—6th grade).

Q: Are there any roles for teenagers?
A: The roles of Young Adult Scrooge and Belle can be filled by older teens or 20-somethings. Teens are also welcome in the choir!

Q: I would like to be considered for a speaking/singing part. What should I prepare for the auditions?
A: Nothing–you just need to show up & fill out the audition form accordingly. You will be given all audition materials that evening.

Q: What is the time commitment involved?
A; Not gonna lie, it’s intense. Some of it depends upon your casting, but everyone can plan on weekly rehearsals and at-home practice in addition to tech week & performances. So be aware, but please don’t let that discourage you from participating. Ask anyone who has been involved before—seeing God work as souls are saved and Christians grow in the Lord is worth every minute spent in this ministry!

KeyCasting Roles

Adult Male Speaking roles:    
  • Ebenezer Scrooge (singer, baritone)
  • Bob Cratchit (singer, bass)
  • Mr. Fezziwig (singer, bass)
  • Ghost 1 (could be either male or female)
  • Ghost 2 (same as Ghost 1)
  • Young Scrooge (older teen/20’s: singer, tenor) 
  • Jacob Marley
  • Pawnbroker (singer)
Adult Female speaking roles:
  • Mrs. Cobbler (singer)
  • Ghost 1 (could be either male or female)
  • Ghost 2 (same as Ghost 1)
  • Caroline Cratchit (singer)
  • Mrs. Fezziwig (singer)
  • Schoolteacher (singer)
  • Belle (older teen/20’s: singer)
  • Laundress (singer)
  • Charwoman (singer)
Children Speaking Roles
Boy Scrooge: 10-12 years old, singer (tenor)
Tiny Tim: 6-8 years old, singer (boy soprano)
*All other roles will be filled by children of adult cast/production team members.
   
Choir Roles
There are a variety of additional speaking roles & small singing solos that will be filled by choir members in addition to the large musical numbers.  

Details

Date:
September 8
Time:
1:00 pm
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Venue

FBBC 990 Manitou Rd
Hilton, NY 14468
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Phone: 585-392-0777 Website: www.fbbc.info