Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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

The cast of A Christmas Carol at Ford's Theatre, 2017 (Photo: Carol Rosegg)

From our friends at Ford's Theatre...

Ford's Theatre Society Announces Open Auditions for Children's Roles in A Christmas Carol, Saturday, August 25th

Children ages 7-13 encouraged to attend

The Ford's Theatre Society announced that auditions for children's roles in the company's productions of A Christmas Carol will be held August 25 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 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.

Children between the ages of 7 and 13, who reside in the Washington, DC, and Baltimore metro areas, must prepare an a cappella verse/chorus from a 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 https://www.fords.org/work-with-us/auditions.

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.

Please review the rehearsal and performance schedule (October 26 through December 30, 2018) prior to auditioning. Those with conflicts should not attend the open auditions on August 25.

A Christmas Carol Auditions:
A Christmas Carol features 14 participating children, ages 7-13: two teams of seven children who will split performances and must be able to perform at all performances. The rehearsal and performance commitment dates for this year's A Christmas Carol cast are October 26 to December 30, 2018.

Rehearsals will be held after school (4:00 PM - 8:00 PM) on weekdays, and all day (10:00 AM - 6:00 PM) on Saturdays and Sundays. Most Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are normal days off. Technical rehearsals begin November 11 and the span of day shifts from noon to 10:00 PM or noon - 11:30 PM (times subject to change.) All performances of A Christmas Carol are at Ford's Theatre (511 10th Street, NW.).

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: https://www.fords.org/work-with-us/auditions. No phone calls please.

About Ford's Theatre Society:
Since reopening in 1968, more than a hundred years after President Abraham Lincoln's assassination, Ford's Theatre has celebrated Lincoln's legacy and explored the American experience through theatre and education. Under the leadership of Director Paul R. Tetreault, Ford's Theatre has been recognized for the superior quality of its artistic programming. With works from the Tony-nominated Come From Away and the nationally acclaimed Big River to the world premieres of Meet John Doe, The Heavens Are Hung In Black, Liberty Smith, Necessary Sacrifices, The Widow Lincoln and The Guard, Ford's Theatre is making its mark on the American theatre landscape. For its accomplishments, the organization was honored in 2008 with the National Medal of Arts. For more information, please visit www.fords.org.