OPEN AUDITIONS

JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

October 5 thru 7



Abilene Community Theatre is pleased to announce open auditions for JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL by Tom Mula, and directed by Mike Stephens, to be held on Monday, October 5th thru Wednesday, October 7th, from 7 to 9PM, via Zoom Meetings, by appointment. Performance dates are December 13th thru 15th and December 20th thru 22nd. JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, as well as all the productions in ACT’s 2020-2021 season, is sponsored by the Excelsior Foundation.

“Marley was dead to begin with. That must be clearly understood or nothing wonderful can come of this story.” But there are always two sides to every story. In Tom Mula’s JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, we finally get to hear the tale of Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL told from Marley’s perspective. Desperate and locked in a torment of his own creation, Marley gets one chance for redemption: he must redeem his former partner, Ebenezer Scrooge. This begins a journey of laughter and terror, redemption and renewal, during which Scrooge’s heart is certainly opened, but not before Marley – in his irreverent, funny and deeply moving story – discovers his own. JACOB MARLEY’S CHRISTMAS CAROL is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Each actor will perform multiple characters; gender of actors is non-specific.

CHRISTMAS CAROL is being produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Each actor will perform multiple characters; gender of actors is non-specific.

The cast consists of:

  • ACTOR 1 – plays JACOB MARLEY, as well as CHRISTMAS PAST, CHRISTMAS PRESENT, A BOY, and YOUNG MARLEY
  • ACTOR 2 – plays BOGLE, and A LITTLE GIRL
  • ACTOR 3 – plays SCROOGE, YOUNG SCROOGE, and A DAMNED SOUL
  • ACTOR 4 – plays RECORD KEEPER, FEZZIWIG, A DAMNED WOMAN, FRED, CRATCHIT, DICK WILKINS, MARLEY’S FATHER, and THE SHADOW

Auditions are for all parts, and no previous acting experience is necessary. Auditions for this show will consist of a 30 second to one-minute dramatic monologue from a published play (self-composed monologues will not be accepted). Auditions will be virtually conducted via Zoom by appointment. Appointments may be made by emailing getintheactproduction@gmail.com, with 3 desired dates and 10 minute time slots (example: Tuesday, October 6th at 8:10pm; Monday, October 5th at 7:30pm; or Wednesday, October 7th at 8:30pm). A confirmation email with additional audition information, audition application, and ACT’s COVID-19 operations information will be sent to you. If the auditionee cannot audition via Zoom, a video of the monologue may be submitted via email – please email getintheactproduction@gmail.com for information. 


For more information about these productions, to request posters or graphics, and to arrange interviews or appearances, please contact Mike Stephens, ACT Vice President of Production Support and Media Contact at getintheactproduction@gmail.com or at 325-513-2706.

Abilene Community Theatre is a 100% volunteer-driven, non-profit theater (501c3) established to share and promote theatre arts in Abilene and the Big Country. With a mission “to entertain, engage, and educate”, involvement in Abilene Community Theatre has been spearheaded by those who feel strongly about creating a space to develop art in the community. Formed in 1954, the 2020-21 Season is ACT’s 66th year of operation. Abilene Community Theatre is located at 809 Barrow, Abilene, Texas 79605.


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getintheACTproduction@gmail.com

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