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Auditions For "A CHRISTMAS CAROL"!

“Become a part of a holiday tradition!” The Chatham Community Players will hold open auditions for Philip Wm. McKinley's original musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' most famous work, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. This biennial event has been pleasing audiences in Chatham since 1988. Director Jeffery Fiorello seeks a large cast of varying types and ages, all of whom need to sing and move well. Megan Ferentinos is the Choreographer. Production dates are December 5 thru 21, 2014.

Auditions will be held for CHILDREN(16 years and younger) on Saturday, September 13th from 1-4 pm at Stanley Congregational Church - 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham.

Auditions will be held for ADULTS (17 years and older) on Saturday, September 13th from 4-6 pm at Stanley Congregational Church - 94 Fairmount Ave, Chatham and on Thursday, September 18th at 7:00pm at The Chatham Playhouse 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham.

Download the AUDITION FORM prior to the auditions.

Musical Director, Jack Bender, asks that auditioners be ready to sing a song, which shows their vocal range, and must bring sheet music in the appropriate key and marked with chord changes. An accompanist will be provided. Child actors without previous audition experience or material can choose a traditional holiday song or another non-rock song that they know well.


This version, produced exclusively at the Chatham Playhouse since 1988, Dickens serves not only as narrator, but also as a character that befriends Scrooge and walks beside him during his life-changing journey through memories and premonitions. While the script remains true to the original story, the playwright also pulled from letters that Dickens wrote to family and friends. The story of Ebenezer Scrooge has become one of the most beloved of all holiday tales, and this unique production also reminds us that Dickens’ inspiration for penning the story goes much deeper.

Character Breakdown

CHARLES DICKENS a tenor who narrates the show. SCROOGE the center of the production, requires a character baritone voice and an actor with both comic and dramatic range. TINY TIM a young boy (or girl) soprano with a winning smile. BOB CRATCHIT a warm baritone. MRS CRATCHIT requires a mezzo soprano with a big heart. THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST (a young girl or boy with a lilting soprano) Should be a dancer or have had dance training. THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT (an imposing character tenor) Must be comfortable with music and be physically fit. BELLE an ingénue soprano age 18-24. MR and MRS FEZZIWIG comic character actors needed. VARIOUS OTHER ENSEMBLE ROLES to portray a variety of roles including the Pawnbroker, Charwoman, Undertaker, Laundress, Cratchit Children, the Ghost of Marley, Young Scrooge, Fan, Scrooge's Nephew and Niece, and Carolers. r.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please call Leslie Reagoso at (973) 769-3886 or email her at


AUDITIONS FOR "The Goose That Laid The Golden Egg"

Chatham Community Players’ (CCP) Fantasy Theater, the Theater for Young Audiences branch of CCP, is pleased to announce auditions for “The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg” by Stacy Lane. This play is based on one of Aesop’s best known fables, this clever story is told from the perspective of a poor farmer’s wife named Gretchen. For additional information about the play/script, please visit Pioneer Drama Service -

Auditions will be held on Monday, October 13 and Thursday, October 16 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at The Chatham Playhouse, 23 North Passaic Ave., Chatham. Production dates are January 10 - 11, 2015.

We are looking for a multi-generational cast ages 10 and up to play the 16+ characters. Those auditioning will be asked to read from sides. Eric Holgerson will be directing. Rehearsals will begin in late October.


Gretchen – (25-45) Poor and greedy farm lady, very self-centered. Actress should be able to be physical on stage.

Wendell – Young traveler who is very determined.

George – (25-45) Gretchen’s husband. He is the complete opposite of Gretchen. The voice of reason.

Golda : (any age) overwhelmed by what is going on around her/him. Not quite sure why any of this is happening.

The Chickens – : (Any Age) (Scrambled, Omelet, Poached, Benedict , and Sunny Side Up) Each has his or her own personality. Sarcastic, worried, in awe, and just not with it somewhat describes this group. I am looking for a group of people who have great timing and can work well together.

All Merchants – (25+) (Millie, Jewel, Percy, Colby, Umberto and Taylor) very street wise and ready to pull one over on the least suspecting person. They could be played very “down and dirty”.

Orella – (17-30 female, part could double with one of the merchants) Golden Fairy. Looking to play her strait up fairy like a “Glenda” type.

Townspeople – These characters have no lines and will be chosen as needed.

This version is an ensemble piece and most of the parts can be played by someone of any age or gender. Those determinations will be made during the audition and casting process.

The Chatham Players have an open call casting policy. ALL roles are open, none are precast, and everyone is encouraged to audition. Any questions, please contact Maybelle Lincoln at For directions or additional information, please visit