AUDITIONS

What You Need for Your Audition:

  • Please prepare a monologue of no more than one (1) minute.

  • Please bring a headshot and resume, if available.

  • Please see any additional notes below.

  • Actors should review their schedules to ensure they are available on the listed show performance dates. Most performances follow the time schedule of 3:00 p.m. or 3:30 p.m. for matinees on Sundays (with the possibility of Saturday matinees) with most evening performances taking place Thursday to Saturday evenings at 7:00 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

A Christmas Carol (Play)

Auditions:

Saturday, September 18, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Sunday, September 19, 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Friday, September 24, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Virtual Submissions Allowed

810 Caroline Street, Downtown Fredericksburg

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Ebenezer Scrooge, obsessed with solitude and greed, collides in a nightmare with his own youth and his lost love. In this traditional theatrical adaptation of Charles Dickens’s story, Scrooge is visited by the spirits of Christmas Past, Christmas Present, and Christmas Yet to Come in A Christmas Carol. Carolers sing fragments of joyous Christmas songs in the corners of Scrooge’s mind as the audience accompanies him on the street and joins him on his dream-journey. The visiting spirits of Christmas force Scrooge to confront people and scenes from his life that remind him of his friendlessness – he even sees his home and his future corpse being rifled by his own servants. Finally, he awakens to the reality of Christmas morning and discovers the joy of giving, loving, and caring for others. The costumes, based on fashions of nineteenth-century London, provide color and texture against the abstract setting of Scrooge's life of greed and isolation.

CAST of CHARACTERS

Ebenezer Scrooge A bitter old miser

Mr. Bentley A business associate

Bob Cratchit Scrooge’s Clerk

Fred Scrooge’s Nephew

Mr. Granger A philanthropist

Mr. Harrington A client of Scrooge’s

Boy A poor boy

Mrs. Dilber Scrooge’s cleaning lady

Ghost of Jacob Marley Scrooge’s business partner

First Spirit Ghost of Christmas past

Cook The Cook at Scrooge’s school

Scrooge as a young boy A nice quiet boy

Scrooge as a young man Scrooge was a different man

Fan Scrooge’s sister

Mr. Fezziwig Scrooge’s old boss

Mrs. Fezziwig Fezziwig’s wife

Jacob Marley Scrooge’s business partner

Belle Scrooge’s Fiancée

Dick Wilkens Belle’s husband

George Belle & Dick’s youngest boy

Grace Belle & Dick’s youngest girl

Second Spirit Ghost of Christmas present

Mrs. Cratchit Bob Cratchit’s wife

Peter Cratchit Oldest Cratchit son

Abigail Cratchit Youngest Cratchit daughter

Martha Cratchit Oldest Cratchit daughter

Tiny Tim Cratchit Youngest Cratchit son

Emma Fred’s wife

Topper Friend of Fred and Emma’s

Rose Emma’s sister

Ignorance A scrawny boy

Greed A scrawny girl

Third Spirit Ghost of Christmas future

First Man Businessman

Second Man Businessman

Mr. Newbury The undertaker

Old Joe Receiver of stolen goods

Thomas A young man

Caroline Thomas’s wife

Boy Boy in the Street on Christmas morning

Girl Girl in the Street on Christmas morning

All actors (Except Scrooge) will play multiple roles

6 M 4W, 2 Acts

We are looking for all experience levels, all ethnicities, and all genders.

Rehearsals: Wednesdays and Thursdays 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Beginning September 22nd


Performance Dates:

Fri. Nov 26th 2021, 8:00 pm

Sat. Nov 27th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sat. Nov 27th 2021, 8:00 pm

Sun. Nov 28th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sun. Nov 28th 2021, 8:00 pm

Fri. Dec 3rd 2021, 8:00 pm

Sat. Dec 4th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sat. Dec 4th 2021, 9:15 pm

Sun. Dec 5th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sun. Dec 5th 2021, 8:00 pm

Fri. Dec 10th 2021, 8:00 pm

Sat. Dec 11th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sat. Dec 11th 2021, 8:00 pm

Sun. Dec 12th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sun. Dec 12th 2021, 8:00 pm

Fri. Dec 17th 2021, 8:00 pm

Sat. Dec 18th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sat. Dec 18th 2021, 8:00 pm

Sun. Dec 19th 2021, 3:00 pm

Sun. Dec 19th 2021, 8:00 pm


Youth Workshops (Education)

Enrollment Opens in December

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One Act Festival (Play)

Auditions:

Sunday, October 24th, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Monday, October 25th, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

For the auditions, no is monologue needed; readings will be from the provided scripts.

Needed: Actors who can play ages 14-107.


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Rehearsal will take place on Mondays and Tuesdays between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. beginning November 15th.

Performance Dates:

Fri. Jan 7th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sat. Jan 8th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sun. Jan 9th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sun. Jan 9th 2022, 8:00 pm

Fri. Jan 14th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sat. Jan 15th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sun. Jan 16th 2022, 3:00 pm


Two Trains Running (Play)

Auditions:

Saturday, October 9, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Sunday, October 10, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm


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CHARACTERS (6m, 1f) African-American Actors Only Please

  • MEMPHIS: Memphis Lee is a self-made seasoned man whose values of hard work, diligence, persistence and honesty have been consistently challenged by the circumstances of his life. His greatest asset is his impeccable logic. He owns a restaurant that the city intends to demolish. He is determined to negotiate a fair price out of the demolition. He is confident in playing the White man’s game as long as he knows the rules. With little patience for those who preach the “black is beautiful” mantra—he claims it sounds as if those black people are trying to convince themselves.

  • STERLING: A young man of thirty, he appears at times to be unbalanced, but it is a combination of his unorthodox logic and straightforward manner that makes him appear so. Only recently released from the penitentiary after serving some time for robbing a bank, Sterling is new to the scene of Two Trains Running. He is in search of work, and when he finds Memphis Lee’s restaurant and the group that hangs there it gives him the chance to seek advice from a colorful group of characters.

  • WOLF: He is a Numbers Runner—someone who carries the money and betting slips between the betting parlors and the headquarters or “Numbers Bank.” He enjoys the notoriety and popularity that comes with this work. While he manages to keep money in his pocket and a decent pair of shoes on his feet, his inability to find secure female companionship is the single failure that marks his life.

  • HOLLOWAY: A retired house-painter, who, in his retirement, has become a self-made philosopher of sorts. He is a man who all his life has voiced his outrage at injustice with little effect. His belief in the supernatural has enabled him to accept his inability to effect change and continue to pursue life with zest and vigor. He is equally enraged by white men who exploit black men, and any black men who try to fight back. If anyone happens to come to him with a problem, he will send them on over to the oldest woman in town—an Aunt Ester—to sort it out.

  • WEST: A widower in his early sixties, he is the owner of the wealthiest business on the block. West runs the funeral parlor across the street from the restaurant. His wife’s death has allowed his love of money to overshadow the other possibilities of life. It is his practical view of death that has earned him the title of perhaps the sharpest social observer in the play.

  • RISA: As the only woman in the play has a particular character choice that she’s made — and this is revealed pretty early on in the play — she has cut into her legs. A woman who wants to be taken on her own terms. She recognized that the way most men in the world treat most women is as objects. As something to be conquered. As a sexual conquest. She instinctively knew she was more than that and demanded to be seen as such.

  • HAMBONE: Hambone represents the ultimate commitment to justice as promised by the U.S. Constitution and also the human, innate moral sense of justice if we actually choose to listen and practice that. Interestingly, Hambone is limited to one phrase. A great wrong has been dealt him nine years prior to when the play began. And his pursuit of righting that wrong has quite literally driven him out of his mind - or has he? Hambone is a compelling reminder to all of us, of our duty as citizens within a community and our duty as Americans.

Rehearsals will take place beginning November 8th on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays from 6-9 p.m.

Performance Dates:

Thu. Feb 3rd 2022, 8:00 pm

Fri. Feb 4th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sat. Feb 5th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sun. Feb 6th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sun. Feb 6th 2022, 8:00 pm

Thu. Feb 10th 2022, 8:00 pm

Fri. Feb 11th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sat. Feb 12th 2022, 8:00 pm

Sun. Feb 13th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sun. Feb 13th 2022, 8:00 pm


Over the River and Through the Woods (Play)

Auditions:

Saturday, December 4, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday, December 5, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Monday, December 6, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Virtual Submissions Allowed

810 Caroline Street, Downtown Fredericksburg

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MARCH 4-13 (Two Weekends Fri-Sun)

Performances:

Friday 3/4 and 3/11 at 7:30pm

Saturday 3/5 and 3/12 at 7:30pm

Sunday 3/6 and 3/13 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm


Spring Awakening (Musical)

Auditions:

January Dates to Be Announced

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Sing On (Musical)

Auditions:

Saturday, March 5, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday, March 6, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Monday, March 7, 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Virtual Submissions Allowed

810 Caroline Street, Downtown Fredericksburg

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Performance Dates:

Thu. Jun 30th 2022, 7:30 pm

Fri. Jul 1st 2022, 7:30 pm

Sat. Jul 2nd 2022, 3:00 pm

Sat. Jul 2nd 2022, 7:30 pm

Sun. Jul 3rd 2022, 3:00 pm

Sun. Jul 3rd 2022, 7:30 pm

Thu. Jul 7th 2022, 7:30 pm

Fri. Jul 8th 2022, 7:30 pm

Sat. Jul 9th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sat. Jul 9th 2022, 7:30 pm

Sun. Jul 10th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sun. Jul 10th 2022, 7:30 pm

Thu. Jul 14th 2022, 7:30 pm

Fri. Jul 15th 2022, 7:30 pm

Sat. Jul 16th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sat. Jul 16th 2022, 7:30 pm

Sun. Jul 17th 2022, 3:00 pm

Sun. Jul 17th 2022, 7:30 pm

Youth Camps (Education)

Enrollment Opens in May

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Shakespeare's A Midsummer's Night Dream (Play)

Auditions:

February Dates to Be Announced

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