A CHRISTMAS CAROL: The radio show @ The Phipps | Paid role

A Phipps Center for the Arts Special Project

A Christmas Carol: The Radio Show

By David Alberts

Directed by: John H. Potter

Audition Dates: September 14 & 15 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. and September 16 6:30-9:00 p.m.


Looking for adult actors over the age of 18. Thank you.

Please bring a resume and headshot (if you have one) and complete the audition form. The audition form can be found below in "related files".

Callbacks: September 17 (if necessary)

Location: Black Box Theater at The Phipps Center for the Arts, 109 Locust Street, Hudson, Wis. 54016

Masks are required at The Phipps Center.  You may remove your mask at your audition time.

Rehearsal Dates: September 21 through November 5, schedules will be determined by the performers’ availability. Please note your availability when you sign up.

Performance Dates: Opening November 6. Performances could run up to 8 weeks with a possible end date of December 20. Performance schedule will be split between performers. We are looking at a "4 show" weekend schedule (to be confirmed shortly).

Is there pay? Yes. Due to the increased number of performances, we are offering a per performance stipend for this special project at The Phipps. This is a non-union show.

Play Details: It's Christmas Eve, and with the actors snowed in and unable to make it to the studios of WXMS for the live radio performance of A Christmas Carol, the sound effects person decides to take the audience through the classic tale themselves. In an impressive and amusing feat, this telling is performed as a 1940s radio play with one person providing all of the characters' voices and sound effects. This rollicking, creative adaptation of Dickens' classic work is sure to warm the hearts of even the chilliest audience members.


This is a one-person show.

We are looking to cast multiple performers.

Non-gender specific role.

Adult performers of all ages, gender identities, racial and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

COVID-19 / Physical Distancing Precautions

For performances:

Audiences will be required to wear masks.

We will utilize a socially distanced seating plan.

The performer will be more than 10’ away from any audience member at any time.

Show runtime is approximately 70 - 90 minutes, with no intermission.


Audition Sides: (sides coming soon...)

Actors will be asked to read all sides.

pp. 13 & 14  Scrooge & Cratchit

pp 18 & 19  Marley & Scrooge

p 24  Fezziwig's ball

p 26  Scrooge & Belle

pp 28 & 29  Scrooge & Ghost of Christmas Present

pp 36 & 37  Old Joe & Old Woman

p 38  Cratchits & Scrooge

Contact information

The Phipps Center for the Arts
Collin Geraghty
Web site


PDF icon Audition Form - ACC2020.pdf (77.74 KB)

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Monday, September 14
Posted September 1