Audition

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“Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol” is directed by Concord composer, David MacAdam who wrote the adaptation while living in England, where it was first produced in 1984.

 

New Life Fine Arts' spiritually uplifting musical adaptation of the 1843 Charles Dickens' classic tells the story of the tight-fisted curmudgeon, Ebenezer Scrooge, and his personal transformation as he is supernaturally confronted with the haunting truth of his wounded past, his spiritually impoverished present and his woeful future.

 

Auditions for our December 2018 production of "Ebenezer Scrooge: A Christmas Carol" will be held at 54 Hosmer St. Acton, MA (Faith Evangelical Free Church).

 

Thursday, Sept. 6th @7 p.m. - Adults (17+) (or families by appointment only)

Saturday, Sept. 8th @9 a.m. - All Ages (5+) (children under 7 must be able to sing a solo)

 

Please use our brand new online registration, available now.

 

Registration Form 

 

Anyone auditioning with us for the first time is encouraged to contact us: email: audition@newlifefinearts.org (please include your full name, phone and registration form)call/text: 978.369.0061 (please include your full name, email and questions)

 

What We Expect

We are looking for performers suited to the roles of this particular musical theater piece which requires acting, singing and, for a portion of the cast, dancing ability. It is not mandatory that all auditionees are experienced singers and dancers, but they must sing reasonably well and on pitch and they need to move well if they are to be in a dance scene.

 

Any conflicts with the schedule must be addressed at auditions.
All absences can greatly affect the entire staff and cast and will weigh heavily on casting decisions. Everyone auditioning is required to confirm on their registration form that they have reviewed and are in fact available for all dates on the ensemble schedule. Although rare exceptions are at times negotiable, you must be able to participate in all tech week rehearsals and performances, otherwise we ask that you refrain from our public audition and instead contact our office to inquire about special arrangements. Absences from regular rehearsals can be planned for in advance but you must list all planned absences on your registration form at the time of your audition.

All participants invited to join the cast will be required to again sign a contract of committment to the rehearsal schedule at our first rehearsal. Any absence not listed on your audition form or brought to our attention via email prior to your confirmed entrance into the cast may result in the loss of an assigned role(s) or involvement in the production.

 

What You Can Expect

The audition will begin with a plenary session to welcome auditionees and hopefully make them feel comfortable!

The team of directors will have an opportunity to hear and observe performers in a variety of settings:

?A simple song will be introduced in a group setting and this will be sung together as a choral piece. Afterward everyone will take part in some exploratory acting exercises and improvisation.

Most auditionees will have an opportunity to sing for our vocal director privately, but not all who audition will be selected to read for parts with our producing director. Some auditionees will also be selected to take part in a short and simple dance routine.

Selected individuals will be assigned readings to perform with others before our producing director which may be held at the time of the audition or, if the director has need, at a later callback to accomodate matching specific persons together for scene work and stage chemistry.

 

Performances

Friday, December 7 @ 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 8 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 9 @ 2:30 p.m.

*Wednesday, December 12 @ 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 14 @ 7:30 p.m.  

Saturday, December 15 @ 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 16 @ 2:30 p.m.

Cast required ti arrive 2 hours prior to curtain.

 

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will begin Thursday Sept. 20 - Saturday Dec. 1 in Acton, Concord or Carlisle, MA.
Thursday evenings 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday mornings 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and stretching later toward 2/3pm by November.

Private rehearsals may be scheduled in advance on alternate evenings for specific scenes involving principal casting roles.

Some ensemble members or specific roles may not be required every Thursday, but all cast members must be prepared to attend each rehearsal until notice is given.

Tech Week: Sunday December 2 - Thursday December 6 from 5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
at the Groton Dunstable Performing Arts Center (344 Main St. Groton, MA).

 

Production Crew Needed

If you have a desire to use your God-given gifts in an exciting and redemptive ministry,
New Life Fine Arts Musical Theater might be for you!

We are looking for those who are creative, eager to serve, teachable, and flexible.

Our teams consist of our all-important Prayer Team, Lighting, Sound, Publicity, Music & Orchestral Directing, Set Design & Construction, Stage Crew and House Crew: (Ushering, Ticket Sales & Hospitality).

 

Orchestra Musicians

French horns, flutes, trumpet, oboe, clarinet, cello, string bass, violin, & keyboards.
In addition to the dress rehearsal and performance dates the orchestra rehearses together Tuesday December 5, 2018.

 

All orchestral auditions are by appointment only:
email: audition@newlifefinearts.org
call/text: 978.369.0061

 

 

Though we have completed our first round of scheduled auditions for the Esther musical,

we are still searching for additional talent of all demographics,

especially men with good vocal tone and pitch 

 and people of all ages with dance or gymnastics experience or

who can demonstrate some skill and ability and are willing to learn.

 

If you are interested in scheduling an  Audition  for our April 2019 Esther musical,
please fill out a registration form and email it to audition@newlifefinearts.org
Note: Starting Monday August 27 we hope to introduce a new online registration...

 

For information about the next scheduled opportunity to Audition for the Esther musical:

email: audition@newlifefinearts.org (please include your full name, age & phone)
call/text: 978-369-0061 (please include your full name, age & email)

An audition form and other materials are available in the Audition Helps (rightside panel).

 

This is an original production which will require a willingness of the cast to adapt 

as we experiment with our developments of dramatic and musical material.

 

Full Cast Rehearsals will begin January - April 2019

being chiefly scheduled on Saturday mornings and one weeknight TBD.

 

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