September 13, 2020

A Christmas Carol

The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials, sound effects, and musical underscoring. A handful of radio actors bring dozens of characters to the stage as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. The live sound effects will be performed on-stage by Foley (sound effects) artists creating the bells, footsteps, ghostly chains, and thunder effects. This unique experience of “A Christmas Carol” as a live radio drama is sure to delight.

COVID-19 Note: With only 4 performances and modified seating arrangements, we recommend that you order your tickets early! Auburn ACT is committed to the safety of our AACT family, patrons, and community. All recommended protocols will be followed at the time of auditions and performances. We have adjusted our seating arrangements, etc. to provide a safe, comfortable, entertaining experience. Details can be found at AuburnACT.org.

Directed by Terry Kelley | (334) 521-8123 | tkelley@auburnact.org

Announcing open auditions for AACT’s Christmas production. No experience necessary! Actors of any race are invited to audition for “A Christmas Carol.” This play-within-a-play requires up to 6 men, 5 women (ages 16 and up) to portray the actors of a 1940’s radio station, who will bring to life all the characters in a live radio performance of Dicken’s “A Christmas Carol.” Any production volunteers are welcome to come to auditions! Auburn ACT is committed to the safety of our AACT family, patrons, and community.

COVID-19 Note: All recommended protocols will be followed at the time of auditions and performances. We are currently planning to have auditions in-person at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center where the room dimensions are more than adequate to maintain physical distancing. The staging of this radio drama also lends itself to safe distancing.

Auditions will be October 6th and 8th from 6 – 8 PM at Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.

Rehearsals will start on October 13th and continue through November 23rd from 6:30 – 9 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center.

The tech rehearsals will be held on Monday, November 30th and Tuesday, December 1st from 5 – 10 PM.

There will be a dress rehearsal on Wednesday, December 2nd from 5 – 10 PM.

Performance Dates:

December 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th

Tickets can be purchased at auburnact.org starting on November 1st. Tickets will be $10 for adults and $8 for students and seniors.