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AUDITIONS

AUDITION LOCATION

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK.

AUDITION DATES

FRIDAY, JUNE 7th, 2025 from 7:00-10:00 PM
SATURDAY, JUNE 8th, 2025 from 2:00-5:00 PM

CALLBACK DATE (BY INVITATION ONLY) 
SUNDAY, JUNE 9th, 2025 from 2:00-5:00 PM
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Knox Presbyterian Church (Preston) 
132 Argyle St. North. Cambridge, Ontario, Canada

SHOW SYNOPSIS

Raise your skirt and bob your hair with this unique retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic from Distel & Distel (Curiouser, Little Heaven.

Set in Depression-era New York City, this favourite with a twist follows curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge- a miserly Wall Street darling with a hatred for the holidays and a troubled past that comes back to haunt her. Visited by three spirits, Scrooge is forced to confront her past and face her future, while looking at her life link-by-link. 

Complete with beloved characters and a score of toe-tapping new songs, MISS SCROOGE is a feminist retelling of an old tale, sure to chase away the holiday humbugs!  

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO AUDITION? 

MISS SCROOGE is open to performers of all ages and levels of experience! 

Penny & Pound Theatre Productions is a safe an inclusive youth and young adult production company with a mission to offer the best in community arts and youth theatre education in the Waterloo Region and beyond. We encourage full participation from performers identifying as members of the IBPOC community and the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, as well as performers with disAbilities, and those of all gender identities, social and economic backgrounds and beliefs. We are looking for enthusiastic performers with a keen knack for singing, acting, dancing or all three! No previous experience is necessary. All we ask is that all performers enjoy creative challenges, are hardworking and have a love of the theatrical arts! 

WHAT TO PREPARE

We ask that all auditionees prepare the following: 
- A Broadway-style song less than 2 minutes in length. 

IMPORTANT DATES

PERFORMANCE DATES: November 7th-10th, 2024 at Guelph Little Theatre 
TECH WEEK: November 4th-6th, 2024 
REHEARSALS: Wednesday evenings beginning in July; Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday evenings beginning in August. 
FIRST REHEARSAL: TBD

WHAT TO EXPECT

At Penny & Pound, it is our goal to make all performers feel as comfortable and confident as possible during the audition process. Below is a detailed account of what your audition will look like. 
  • Please arrive at the audition venue 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled audition slot. You will be greeted by a volunteer who will ask that you fill out an audition form and/or a photo release form. They will be welcome to answer any questions you might have about the company or show process. If you are under 18 years of age, please ensure that a parent or guardian arrives with you to fill out the registration form.
  • When your audition time comes, you will be asked to enter the audition room where you will be greeted by THE CREATIVE TEAM. This team may consist of THE DIRECTOR, THE STAGE MANAGER, THE CHOREOGRAPHER and THE MUSICAL DIRECTOR. 
  • You will be asked to present your chosen song. In addition, you may be asked to complete a short movement routine provided by THE CHOREOGRAPHER. Do not worry if you aren’t a dancer! These routines are designed to test a performer’s comfort level when it comes to various types of choreography. 
  • After the audition, you will be welcome to ask THE CREATIVE TEAM any questions you might have about the company, show vision or process. 
  • In total, all auditions should take less than 10 MINUTES to complete.



     

SHOW FEE 

Those cast in MISS SCROOGE are asked to pay a show fee of $80.
As a not-for-profit, education-based company, Penny & Pound Theatre Productions relies heavily on the support of grants and donors in order to operate. Show fees are used to cover the costs associated with producing a full-scale production, including (but not limited to): licensing rights, venue rental, sound and lighting rentals, costuming, marketing and set construction. Show fees DO NOT pay THE CREATIVE TEAM or STAFF.

THE CHARACTERS

* We are currently casting for the following roles in MISS SCROOGE.

EBENEZER SCROOGE 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: 30-35; Range: Alto Belt) 

A self-made Wall Street tycoon who is immensely despised by those around her. Cold and somewhat aloof, Scrooge has learned to take care of herself.

BOB CRATCHIT 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 30-35; Range: Tenor) 

Scrooge’s long-suffering clerk. A devoted father attempting to keep his family afloat. 


THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST 
(Gender: Any; Age: 18+; Range: Alto/Tenor) 

The spirit who shows Scrooge her past. Ethereal and all-knowing. 

THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT 
(Gender: Any; Age: 18+; Range: Alto Belt/Tenor Belt) 

The spirit who shows Scrooge her present. Fun-loving; a Jazz cat. 

FRED
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 18-25; Range: Tenor) 

Scrooge’s nephew. A struggling actor with a fun loving, devil-may-care outlook on life. 

HARRY HARPER 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 30-35; Range: Tenor) 

Scrooge’s lost love. The host of a local radio show. A hopeless romantic. 

TINY CRATCHIT 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: 10-12; Range: Treble) 

Bob Cratchit’s young daughter who suffers from Polio. A tomboy with an unbreakable spirit. 

MARTY CRATCHIT 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 16-18; Range: Any) 

The eldest Cratchit son. Street-smart and wise beyond his years. 

PETER CRATCHIT 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 16-18; Range: Any) 

The second eldest Cratchit son. Nervous. A bit of a pill. 

BILLY CRATCHIT 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 14-16; Range: Any) 

The youngest Cratchit son. Goofy and carefree. 

GRUMPS CRATCHIT 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 60+; Range: Any) 

Bob Cratchit’s Italian-American father. The quick-tempered patriarch of the Cratchit clan. 

CLARA 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: 20-25; Range: Mezzo-Soprano) 

Fred’s wife. A fellow actor. Bright and likeable. 

MRS. FEZZIWIG
(Gender: Feminine; Age: 40-55; Range: Alto Belt) 

The wife of Scrooge’s first boss. A confident and bold woman whom Scrooge admires. 

FEZZIWIG
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 45-65; Range: Baritone) 

Scrooge’s first Wall Street boss. A slimy manipulator. 

PA SCROOGE 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: 25-45; Range: Tenor) 

Scrooge’s father. A country bumpkin who desperately wants a son. 

MA SCROOGE
(Gender: Feminine; Age: 25-45; Range: Any) 

Scrooge’s mother. The uppity type. 


MADGE 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: Any; Range: Any) 

One of Scrooge’s tenants. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

TOPPER
(Gender: Masculine; Age: Any; Range: Baritone/Bass)

An actor who portrays ‘Miss Havisham’ in Fred’s pantomime. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

IOLA 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: Any; Range; Any) 

A fellow actor in the pantomime. May double as ENSEMBLE.

RUTHIE 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: Any; Range: Any) 

A fellow actor in the pantomime. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

ANNE 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: Any; Range: Any) 

A fellow actor in the pantomime. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

OLD JOE 
(Gender: Masculine; Age: Any; Range: Baritone/Bass) 

A suspicious proprietor. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

LAUNDRESS 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: Any; Range: Alto) 

A low-bred woman who sells Scrooge’s belongings to Old Joe. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

SINGING SWEETIES (4) 
(Gender: Feminine; Age: 16+; Range: Soprano/Mezzo-Soprano/Alto) 

Harry Harper’s background singers. May double as ENSEMBLE. 

ADULT ENSEMBLE 
(Gender: Any; Age: 14+; Range: SATB) 

May portray TOWNSFOLK, FLAPPERS and JAZZ CATS, PAPARAZZI, REPORTERS, WANDERING SPIRITS. 

CHILDREN’S ENSEMBLE 
(Gender: Any; Age: 10-13; Range: SATB)

The children of NEW YORK CITY. 

DANCE ENSEMBLE 
(Gender: Any; Age: 14+) 

A group of six to eight strong dancers. 




 

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