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Auditions Scheduled for A CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS CAROL

August 30, 2010

Get ready, kids! NBYT is holding its first auditions! The production is the holiday classic, A Children’s Christmas Carol, and auditions are on Sunday, September 12, 2010, at Trinity-on-Main Performance Space at 69 Main Street in New Britain.  Ages 8 to 12 will be scheduled between 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.; ages 13 to 18 will be scheduled between 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Make-up auditions (for those unable to attend on Sunday) will be scheduled on Monday, September 13, with callbacks on Tuesday, September 14. The production will be presented on December 4 and 5, 2010.

No prior experience is required, and auditions are open to children from any town. Both males and females between ages 8 and 18 are encouraged to audition.  No prepared monologue is required, but those auditioning will be asked to read from the play.  Comfortable clothing and footwear should be worn. To schedule an audition, call (860) 515-8115 or email auditions@nbyt.org. Pre-scheduled auditions are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Those cast will be asked to pay a participation fee of $50, but will receive two complimentary tickets for the production. No child or family, however, will be turned away for inability to pay, so please ask about financial assistance if necessary. Students age 13 and up may also call with interest in stage crew and technical positions.

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens, A Children’s Christmas Carol is the classic holiday story of Ebenezer Scrooge and one night’s life-changing visits to Christmases past, present and future. All roles will be performed by young actors ages 8 to 18. The stage adaptation has been written by Denise Clapsaddle; the production will be directed by David Sousa.

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