9315 State Ave. #J • Marysville, WA 98270 • (360) 322-7402
The ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of A Christmas Carol. They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favorite (and a few which aren't), engineer some novel audience participation while bravely contending with an intrusive PA system and, in a real Farndale first, wrap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.
Auditions will be held group-style in 1-hour increments, with several auditioners reading from the script and interacting with each other and the directing team. Improv skills are a plus, but not required. No prepared monologue is necessary. Register for your audition at signupgenius.com.
The play has roles for 4 women and 1 man. There's a bit of inherent gender-bending, as the women play all the Dickens characters, male and female. Please note that the ages listed are those of the characters, not necessarily the actors.
Mrs Reece is a take-command, energetic woman who is sure she knows how everything should be run. A woman in her 50's or 60's, she has been running her little community theatre group for years.
Thelma is the ultimate amateur prima donna. Somewhere in her 40's or early 50's and ill-tempered, she considers herself the greatest actress to ever grace the Farndale stage.
Gordon - poor Gordon is the over-worked, under-appreciated and less than perfectly talented stage manager/tech/prop man. He can be be any age, but whatever the age, he is out of his depth working on this show.
Felicity - is a younger woman, maybe late 20's to early thirties. Well meaning, hard working,, riddled with stage fright and rightfully so because she is a terrible actress.
Mercedes - a woman who is not young, who goes along with everyone in her droll unemotional, almost non-committal way.