Milwaukee Rep Seeks New ‘Tiny Tim’ for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
In addition to the role of Tiny Tim, several other Young Performer roles are available.
June 30, 2016– [Milwaukee] – Milwaukee Repertory Theater is on the hunt for a new “Tiny Tim” capable of delivering the most memorable and spirited line in the World Premiere Adaptation of A Christmas Carol – “God Bless us Everyone!” In addition to the role of Tiny Tim, several other Young Performer roles are available. Boys and girls of all ethnicities, ages 5 – 17, are encouraged to audition for the rare opportunity of performing alongside seasoned professionals in this Milwaukee Holiday tradition. The role of Tiny Tim can be performed by a male or female.
Parents who would like their children to audition should send a separate photograph of each child, along with height, weight, age, clothing and shoe sizes, address, parent’s home and cell phone numbers as well as e-mail address to: Young Performer Auditions; Milwaukee Repertory Theater; 108 East Wells Street; Milwaukee, WI 53202. Or submit via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Children should also include a brief note telling the theater about themselves and why they would like to be in A Christmas Carol. All information must arrive at The Rep by Monday, July 25.
Young performers invited to audition will be asked to sing 30 seconds of their favorite Christmas carol. Select young performers called back to audition for Tiny Tim and other specific roles will be asked to read short scenes from the script and/or collaborate on brief improvisations.
All auditions will be held on Saturday, August 13. Those chosen from submitted photos will be notified of an audition time. No one will be seen without an appointment. A Christmas Carol, presented by Wells Fargo, rehearses Tuesdays through Sundays from November 1 to November 28 and performs November 29 – December 24 at the Pabst Theater.
About A Christmas Carol:
Featuring the same traditional story, Milwaukee Rep presents a new, World Premiere Adaptation of A Christmas Carol written and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements. This immersive take on the holiday favorite features the production team that realized recent hits like Dreamgirls and Ragtime, and features brand new musical orchestrations by Associate Artist John Tanner. The festive, family-friendly, ghost story takes place on the largest and most complicated set in Milwaukee Rep’s history designed by Associate Artist Todd Edward Ivins with lush new costumes by Alexander B. Tecoma, masterful lighting design by Associate Artist Jeff Nellis, thoughtful sound design by Barry G. Funderburg and lively stage movement by Michael Pink. Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carol as Mr. Cratchit), will make his debut as Scrooge becoming the 12th actor in Milwaukee Rep history to portray one of Dicken’s most recognizable characters. Tickets go on sale Monday July 25 with a “One Day Sale” that offers tickets up to 25% off standard prices. Tickets can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep’s Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee.
About Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Milwaukee Rep is a nationally-recognized company that presents compelling dramas, powerful classics, award-winning contemporary works and full-scale musicals housed in its three unique performance venues – the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. The Rep also produces an annual production of A Christmas Carol, featuring a World Premiere of a new adaptation in 2016, at the historic Pabst Theater. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman, Milwaukee Repertory Theater ignites positive change in the cultural, social, and economic vitality of its community by creating world-class theater experiences that entertain, provoke, and inspire meaningful dialogue among an audience representative of Milwaukee’s rich diversity.
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