Davori Productions Co.
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
Please bring sheet music for a song you have already learned. Mankato Playhouse will provide a pianist at auditions to accompany you.
Do not use a song from the show.
Do not sing to taped music or sing a cappella.
You do not have to sing an entire song. Sixteen to 32 measures should be sufficient. We only want to get an idea of how well you can carry a tune and follow accompaniment. If you are "called back" we will ask you to sing some more.
Ebenezer Scrooge [40+]: A cold-hearted miser who despises Christmas. [M]
Past/Present/Future [20-35]: Spirits that guide Scrooge through his life events [M/F]
Young Scrooge/ Fred/Michael [18-30]: Younger version of Scrooge/ Nephew of Scrooge/Son of Mr. Cratchit [M]
Belle/ Martha [18-30]: Former partner of Scrooge/Eldest daughter of Mr. Crachit [F]
Boy Scrooge/ Tiny Tim [10-15]: Youngest version of Scrooge/ Injured son of Mr. Cratchit [M]
Mr. Cratchit/ Jacob Marley/Fezziwig/Old Joe [30-45]: Underpaid clerk of Scrooge/ Deceased business partner of Scrooge/Employer of Young Scrooge/A pawn broker [M]
Mrs. Cratchit/ Mrs.Fezziwig/Char Lady/Mission Lady 1 [30-45]: Wife of Mr. Cratchit/Wife of Mr. Fezziwig [F]
Sarah/ Fan [10-15]: Young daughter of Mr. Cratchit/Young sister of Scrooge [F]
Mrs. Dilber/ Mission Lady 2 [30-45]: Laundress [F]
Unless posted prior to auditions, anyone can audition. It is suggested that you review the show information and character descriptions prior to deciding to audition.
All auditions for the 2019/2020 season will be held at:
12 Civic Center Plaza
STE 1700 in the Mankato Place Mall
Mankato MN 56001.
Please bring sheet music for a song you have already learned. A pianist will be provided to accompany you.
You do not have to sing an entire song. We only want to get an idea of how well you can carry a tune and follow accompaniment. Sixteen to 32 measures is all that is needed. If you are "called back", we will ask you to sing some more.
Bring comfortable shoes in case you are asked to dance. We do not expect you to be an expert dancer unless you are auditioning for dancing role.
Please be prepared to list any and all conflicts you have for rehearsals. All rehearsal conflicts must be disclosed at the time of auditions. Conflicts are NOT allowed during Tech Week or for any of the performances.
Your audition form will have the question, "Will you accept ensemble? Yes or No". Please do not mark "yes" unless you truly intend to accept an ensemble role in the production. You will have a much better chance of getting cast if you are willing to accept any role or ensemble part offered to you as opposed to only wanting particular roles. The fewer roles you indicate you will accept, the fewer options the director has for casting you.
Some actors auditioning will be asked to return for a "callback," that is, a second look. The called back actors may be asked to sing from the show and to do more extensive readings than in the "regular" audition phase .
Please remember that an actor may still be cast even if not called back, and an actor may be called back but still not cast depending on what was marked on the audition form. The director may choose to call the actors and offer roles, however, the cast list will be posted on the website by end of day on the Friday following auditions, unless there is a need for additional auditions.