Wylie Acting Group
A Seussified Christmas Carol
by Peter Bloedel
A whimsical reinvention of Dickens’ most beloved Christmas story in wacky Seuss-rhymed couplets. With zoot fruited juices and binka bird geese, from Bed-Headed Fred to Timmy Loo Hoo, this tale of glorious holiday cheer is like something Dr. Seuss might have come up with — if he ever had his way with this story…
Directors: Melissa Harbison & Michelle Smith
Production Manager: Amanda Sturgeon
Roles: Character and Ensemble roles are open to youth ages 5 to 18
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST
THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT
TIMMY LOO WHOO
BED-HEADED FRED’S WIFE
VOICE AT PARTY #1-4
SVEN, THE GHOST OF CHIRSTMAS FUTURE (Non-speaking)
OLD FEZZIWIG (Non-speaking)
THERE ARE ALSO MANY OTHER ENSEMBLE ROLES LIKE: STREET PEOPLE, ROCK BAND MEMBERS, SWOONING GIRLS, DANCERS, THE NEDS, THE CRATCHIT CHILDREN, THE PARTY PEOPLE, AND OTHERS.
Audition Date: Saturday, September 15th
Auditions will be held in the Wylie Acting Group theatre at 205 Industrial Court in Wylie. Arrive ready to have your photo taken and to sign some paperwork. Photos will be used for the Starboard. Please do not bring props to the audition. Also, the casting committee requests that you do not wear costumes or face paint.
Youth ages 5-18
Arrive at 8:30 a.m.
Auditions begin at 9:00 a.m.
Plan to stay until about 1:00 p.m. with a couple of short breaks. Child and an adult representative must check-in at the box office. Both child and adult will be expected to stay through completion. Bring water and a lunch/snack!
Auditions include a memorized monologue selected from the list provided below. Please do not necessarily choose a monologue of the character you would like, rather choose a monologue that best showcases your talents.
Begin Tuesday September 18th
and will be held weekly on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday for the most part. Generally, weekday rehearsals will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and Saturdays will be 8:30 am to 11:30 am until costume parade. Beginning at costume parade, Saturday rehearsals will be 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. An in-depth rehearsal schedule is provided at the time of registration beginning three weeks before the audition date. Attendance by child and adult representative at the first rehearsal is required and nonnegotiable. Rehearsal attendance is crucial, but no absences are allowed on any rehearsal marked mandatory unless disclosed in registration form conflicts. Inability to attend rehearsals affects casting eligibility.
- Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 10th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, November 16th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
- Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Uncle, I know that I don’t make much money.
I like a good nap, and my hairdo is funny.
But Christmas. It’s like we’re all on the same train,
Of goodwill, and joy, and hair unrestrained.
Christmas has not put a dime in my pocket,
But has done me good and so I say, God bless it!
Everyone is…. but there’s more to your clothes.
Ghost fashion experts have found what is trendy.
That thing that is in are pants that are bendy.
Ghost bendy pants are so bendy it’s nutty.
They’ll bend both your legs into pretzel-shaped putty.
You’ll roll like a ball with each step and then stall,
Because, you’ll recall, your hat’s tight…and too tall.
Uh-huh. Did you miss me?
Dear Brother! You must put that gar-guitar down.
I’ve come here to bring your buns straight out of town.
The rest of yourself too, is welcome to come.
Pack all your stuff, bro, ‘cuz we’re going home.
We’ll be fam-ly. We’ll sit and eat cereal.
With folks who share are generic material.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
YES! He’s so poor all his children have jobs.
Ringo’s a lawyer and Sally’s a dentist,
And Buff is a garbage collector’s apprentice.
Tuley builds houses, and Jen fixes cars.
And Nip studies meteors that fall from Mars.
If you don’t stop all of that Christmasy racket,
I’ll be forced to use my racket whack racquet.
I’ve got it programmed to whack and attack
Any rackety noise I’m too cranky to hack.
So if you want to test me and see what’s the matter,
Just keep up that caroling, clamorous, clatter.