Although we are still two weeks away from opening night (September 30th) of To Kill A Mockingbird, tomorrow will be Christmas at the Farmington Players Barn Theater! (No, I haven’t come unstuck in time, although my personal space-time continuum is feeling a bit warped these days due to seemingly non-stop rehearsals.) I am talking about auditions for A Christmas Carol, which are scheduled for 2:00PM Saturday September 17th (registration at 1:30) at the Barn (32332 West Twelve Mile Road, Farmington Hills, MI 48334).
This version is not your grandfather’s Christmas Carol. In our adaptation, Charles Dickens' beloved ghost story comes to life in a whole new way, as seen through the eyes of Dickens himself. The author gathers his family and friends for a Christmas Eve celebration and draws them into the process of creating A Christmas Carol. As the people in Dickens' life are transformed into the familiar characters of the classic tale, we are reminded of the real meaning of the holiday season.
Each actor will need to create a number of characters from the classic tale, as well as portray members of the Dickens family (for complete character descriptions, see the audition notice at http://www.farmingtonplayers.org/documents/ACCauditions_000.pdf). Readings will be selections from the script. A British dialect will be required. Email any questions to AChristmasCarol@farmingtonplayers.org.
Dickens’ London bears little resemblance to Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, so it may seem incongruous to hear British accents on the Mockingbird set, but no more bizarre than holding auditions for A Christmas Carol in mid-September! Tickets at www.farmingtonplayers.org or call 248-553-2955. Find us on Facebook at "Farmington Players" http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000154976336