Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Open Auditions for Children's Roles in A Christmas Carol

Photo of the young cast of A Christmas Carol at Ford’s Theatre by Scott Suchman

From our friends at Ford's Theatre...

Auditions Scheduled for Saturday, August 22nd

Children ages 6 to 13 encouraged to attend

The Ford’s Theatre Society announced that auditions for children’s roles in the company’s production of A Christmas Carol will be held August 22 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM at the Ford’s Theatre Center for Education and Leadership (514 10th Street, NW.Those interested in auditioning may sign up for an audition time slot on site beginning at 8:30 AM. Callbacks will be held on August 23, 2015. Children between the ages of 6 and 13, who reside in the Washington, DC and Baltimore metro areas, must prepare a verse from a traditional Christmas song of their choosing and the scene materials for their specific age group, which are available for download on the Ford’s Theatre website at Children also should bring a photo and résumé to auditions. Detailed information and conflict sheets also are posted on the Ford’s Theatre Auditions webpage.

The rehearsal and performance commitment dates for this year’s A Christmas Carol cast are November 3 to December 31, 2015. Rehearsals will be held after school (3-8 PM) on weekdays, and all day (10 AM - 6 PM) on Saturdays and Sundays. Most Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are normal days off. Technical rehearsals begin November 14 and the span of day shifts from noon - 10 PM or noon - 11:30 PM (times subject to change.) All performances of A Christmas Carol will be held at Ford’s Theatre (511 10th Street, NW).

Those with conflicts during the show rehearsal and performance period should not attend the open auditions on August 22.

Families will be notified if their child is requested for a callback. Those with questions should visit the Auditions page of the Ford’s Theatre website for detailed information: No phone calls please.