Auditions begin Aug. 19 for Theatre-at-Tusculum’s production of ‘A Christmas Carol’

Posted on 05 August 2013 by

Auditions will begin Aug. 19 for Theatre-at-Tusculum’s next production, “A Christmas Carol.”

Charles Dicken’s beloved tale of how mean, hard-hearted old Scrooge is miraculously transformed into a fun-loving, generous fellow will be brought to life in this stage production, adapted by John Mortimer for the Royal Shakespearean Company. The production uses narrators, carolers, urchins, phantom dancers and a host of personalities for Scrooge’s transforming journey into his past, present and possible future life. Performance dates will be Nov. 15-17 and 21-24.

Parts are available for actors, singers and dancers of all ages. Director Marilyn duBrisk needs a minimum of 25 children and 40 adults for this production, including 14 leads and 33 supporting roles, all with lines to learn and characters to portray.

Some special effects are planned by duBrisk and Technical Director Frank Mengel. Costume Director Barbara Holt is already designing costumes and gathering her talented volunteers together. The production team will also include the talents of Music Director Angie Clendenon, Choreographer Kim Berry and Accompanist, Arranger and Composer Chris Best.

Auditions will take place in the auditorium of the Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Building. Auditions for adults (9th grade and up) will be 6-8:30 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 19-20. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m.

The auditions for dancers (8th grade through adults) will be 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 20. Registration will be at 4:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Aug. 22, auditions will be held for youth second grade through eighth grade. Registration will be at 2:45 p.m. with the auditions taken place from 3:30-6:30 p.m.

Call backs as needed will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.

For more information, please call Tusculum College’s Arts Outreach at 423-798-1620 or email Arts Outreach Coordinator, Jennifer Hollowell at


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