Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol
Set in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, mining company boss Ebenezer Scrooge meets the spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, rekindling a spark of humanity in his hardened heart. A live acoustic band brings Parton’s original score to life in this “concert style” presentation of a musical reimagining of a holiday classic.
The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is seeking both AEA and non-AEA actors to play multiple characters in a staged reading presentation of a new musical with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton entitled: Dolly Parton’s SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CAROL. This will be the world premiere of this new musical and will be presented in the Ordway Concert Hall with minimal staging in a concert style / “reading” format.
We are casting:
8 adult roles and 1 child role age 9-12 as Tiny Tim (either male or female)
AEA, non-AEA and actors of all genders and self-identified ethnicities are encouraged to apply.
The employment term is for one week including rehearsals and three performances scheduled as follows:
Rehearsals will be Tuesday, November 13 through Friday, November 16.
Performances dates are:
Saturday, November 17 (evening) and Sunday, November 18 (matinee and evening)
The contract pay rate is $994 for the week and includes AEA benefits (health and pension)
Auditions for adults will be held July 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm. Please prepare a 1-minute monologue and 16-bars of a vocal selection in a country music, bluegrass or Appalachian style and provide sheet music with an updated headshot and resume.
Auditions for child actors will be held July 26, 27 and 28 from 10:00am to 1:00pm. Child actors should prepare either a short monologue or short story (memorized) and sing a short song with provided sheet music. Headshot and resume are not required, but photos will be taken on site.
Auditors will be a representative of the Ordway, the Director, Curt Wollan, and Casting Director, Sheena Janson Kelley.
Email email@example.com with name, contact information and timeframe preference (i.e. July 27 anytime between 3:00pm and 5:00pm).