Community invited to audition for 'Mr. Scrooge'

FOR RELEASE
2008-10-09
Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University invites the community to audition for “Mr. Scrooge” on Oct. 19. Acting and singing auditions will run from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m., and dancing auditions will take place from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. All auditions will be held in room 160 of the Merillat Centre for the Arts on the university’s campus.

Those auditioning should bring a 30- to 60-second monologue, 16 to 32 bars of a song and clothing suitable for dancing. An accompanist will be provided.

“Mr. Scrooge” is a “Town Hall Production,” a project of Huntington University’s Theatre Ensemble course.

For more information, contact Alicia Bonham. If the issue is pressing, Bonham may be reached at (706) 231-2844.

Characters in “Mr. Scrooge” include Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Mrs. Cratchit, the Cratchit children (Tiny Tim, Harry, Elsie, Martha), Fred (Scrooge’s nephew), Mrs. Dilber, (Scrooge’s housekeeper), Marley’s Ghost, Ghost of Christmas Past, Mr. Fezziwig, Mrs. Fezziwig, Young Scrooge, Isabel, Ghost of Spirit of Christmas, Ghost of Christmas Future, Mr. Sharkey, The Undertaker, Undertaker’s Assistant, School Marm, First Lady and Second Lady.

If cast, most actors will play multiple roles.

“Mr. Scrooge” features a book by Richard Morris and Ted Wood, music by Dolores Claman, and lyrics by Richard Morris. This production tells the familiar holiday tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, a cold-hearted miser who is visited by three ghosts on a magical Christmas Eve. The ghosts, by revealing Scrooge’s past, present and future, initiate a transformation that opens Scrooge’s heart and warms it to the beauty of kindness, humanity and the spirit of Christmas. Mr. Scrooge features all the classic Dickens’ characters including Jacob Marley, the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs and, of course, Tiny Tim.

The dates of the performances for “Mr. Scrooge” are Dec. 5 at 9 p.m. and Dec. 6 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre of the Merillat Centre for the Arts.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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