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Syracuse Stage seeks youths for ‘A Christmas Carol’

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SYRACUSE — Syracuse Stage plans a second round of youth auditions for boys and girls ages 6 to 13 for eight roles in this year’s holiday show, “A Christmas Carol.”

Auditions are from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 13. To schedule an audition and for more information, contact Chris Botek of Syracuse Stage at 443-4008.

Those auditioning should prepare a short (one minute) monologue or speech. All actors must try a British accent. Actors may be asked to sing a portion of a traditional Christmas carol. Actors should appear to be the ages of the characters as described below. Children from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition, and older actors who look younger are encouraged to audition.

Those cast must be available for all rehearsals (Oct. 22 to Nov. 22) and performances (Nov. 23 to Dec. 29) and must be age 13 or under through Dec. 29.

Children who auditioned in May should not re-audition.

Roles to be cast:

Boys

Orson/Ignorance (8): Orson is a rambunctious schoolboy. Ignorance is small, ragged and frightened. He does not speak.

Peter (12-13): Proud, good and dependable.

Scrooge as a boy/boy who carols (8): Scrooge as a boy is sad, his soul turned inward. Boy who carols is open, brave, sweet-faced and has a musical soul; he sings. Actor must be able to create two different characters.

Tiny Tim (6-7): A sweet, big-hearted, small-statured, optimistic little boy. He walks with the aid of a crutch.

Valentine (8): A rambunctious schoolboy.

Girls

Belinda (13): Good, helpful and full of caring.

Gillian/Want (8): Gillian is kind and finds wonder in things big and small. Want is a dirty and ragged little girl. She does not speak.

Miranda (6): Playful and bright.

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