The holidays are about traditions, and one of the longest running holiday traditions in the Monmouth area is the community production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” a partnership between the Monmouth College theatre department and the Buchanan Center for the Arts.
Open auditions for the show will be held Oct. 7 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. and 7 to 9:30 p.m., and Oct. 8 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. in the college’s Wells Theater, located at Ninth Street and Broadway. Because auditions will be held in groups, participants can come at any time.
According to theatre professor Bill Wallace, who will direct the production, all are welcome to audition, and no previous experience is necessary.
“There are over 40 parts available,” he said. “We are looking for actors, dancers, Christmas carolers. Everyone from Tiny Tim on up is welcome.”
Rehearsals will begin Oct. 21, with performances Nov. 21-23. Because most parts are small, rehearsals for those parts will be minimal until the final week.
“In the past, entire families have been in the show, and grandparents have brought grandkids and grandkids have brought grandparents,” said Wallace. “It is a joy to see members of the Monmouth-area community interact with members of the college community.”
More information about the shows or the auditions is available from Wallace at 309-457-2374 or firstname.lastname@example.org