What to Prepare:
- One monologue of your choice
- A monologue demonstrating a British accent
- Include any examples of other accents you are capable of: Irish, Scottish, Cockney, etc. Anything that could be used in the reading parts of a Christmas Carol.
- A song of your favorite Christmas Carol
- Fill out the audition form and submit the items above as a video submission with the link below.
- Deadline to submit is Sunday, November 8 by 5:00 p.m.
- Written and directed by: Joey Lay
- The show will go up in mid-December with traditional blocking where you will be in contact with other actors.
- Current plan is 4-6 performances at The ACT Studio Theatre, the weekend of Dec 11-13 or 18-20.
- Masks will be required at each rehearsal until the week of the show, with the exception of photographed rehearsals.
- This is a workshop show. Be prepared for changes to the script at any time.
- ALL CHARACTER NAMES ARE STILL UP FOR REVISION/CHANGE.
- Rehearsals will begin Monday, November 9.
What happens when a struggling radio station is unable to air their annual Christmas show because an Uber drive backed into a power pole knocking out the internet? What does a live broadcast of a Christmas Carol sound like when performed by the miserable station manager, his meek secretary, the struggling dad working as an overnight disc jockey to make ends meet, a tow truck driver, and several others, shall we say colorful characters? Will the station survive the night of snowfall, power surges, and live sound effects?
Maximillian Cagney Lockwood (Max): The Station Manager/Owner. Pompous, loud, imposing, a true larger than life example of an overwhelming boss. He is Scrooge in real life. Plays Scrooge in the reading sequence.
Eleanor Doyle: Max’s Secretary. The building caretaker and the real brains behind the station. Soft-spoken. Possibly an Irish woman who came with the station. Her father, Mr O’Connell, was the manager/Foley artist years ago when the station started. Takes charge and puts together the whole show, saving the station and living out her dream of following in her father’s footsteps.
John David Jenkins (JD the DJ): Super meek and quiet. Dreamed of being an on-air radio host, but all he does is push buttons at WACT as a way to make extra money for his family. The Bob Cratchet of the story both literally and figuratively.
Sully Sanderson: The Uber driver who works on Christmas Eve to spread a little cheer. Jovial. Did a little theatre in college. Plays Santa in the show. Also plays a lot of the fun character roles in the show sequence.
Rose Jenkins: John David’s Wife. Arrives with the Uber driver because son/daughter wanted to see his dad more on Christmas eve.
Dawson: John David’s Son/Daughter, 6-10 years old. The younger the better, but old enough to watch Dr Who./The Walking Dead. The Tiny Tim of the story.
Jimmy Wallace: The Janitor/Handy Man. Older. Extremely quiet but always humming. We discover he comes alive in front of a microphone. Think James Earl Jones radio announcer or the guy that does the voices for movie trailers.
Rian Waters (Tow truck Driver): Male or female. Think Barney Fife, Carol Burnett, Melissa McCarthy drives a tow truck. Modeled from our own Ryan Rainwater that we all loved so dearly.