What should I prepare for auditions?
The director will choose excerpts from the script to be read by those at auditions. These will be distributed at the audition. Generally, no monologue or other materials will be needed for non-musical auditions. Scripts are available for check out 1-2 weeks before the audition. We highly recommend that you read the script ahead of time to familiarize yourself with the story and characters.
For a musical, you will need to prepare roughly 30 seconds, or 16-bars of a song that showcases your voice. An accompanist will be present if you have sheet music, or we will have a speaker available if you are using a pre-recorded track. There will also be a choreographer present to teach a simple dance routine.
Who can audition?
Anyone! We produce a variety of shows, all of which require different and diverse casts. As a community theatre, we welcome everyone to come be a part of our season.
When are auditions?
Auditions are generally held 2 months before a show is set to open. Depending on the show, this can vary. Audition dates for each show can be found further down on this page.
Where and when will the cast be announced?
The cast list will be emailed out to all of those that auditioned, and will be posted to The Point Theatre’s Facebook page. The list is typically posted within 1 week of the audition date.
What is the rehearsal schedule?
Rehearsal schedules can vary depending on what works best for the director and cast. Typically, rehearsals take place on weekdays in the evenings; usually beginning at 6pm. Depending on the role you are cast in, you may not be required to attend every rehearsal. Technical rehearsals are held the week leading up to opening night. Tech rehearsals are mandatory for all cast and crew of a show, and will normally run later than other rehearsals.
What if I have no prior experience?
That’s no problem! We encourage everyone to come and audition! The Point Theatre is a place where lovers of the performing arts can come together, regardless of experience, to learn and create. We are an educational facility, with many knowledgeable people that can help you grow as an artist!
What if I don’t get cast?
Don’t give up! We have all been there, and we know how it feels. Unfortunately, there are only so many parts in each show and, though we’d like to, we can’t cast everyone. Don’t let that discourage you! Ask us about ways you can still be involved in the production. We are always looking for volunteers to help with painting, lighting, sound, costumes, backstage crew, and other vital roles to help our productions get on their feet. Also don’t forget, we are always moving forward and the next round of auditions will be here before you know it!
Saturday, September 3 @ 10 AM & Monday, September 5 @ 6:30 PM
Directed by Treston Mack in the indoor theatre
The miserly owner of a London counting-house, a nineteenth century term for an accountant’s office. The three spirits of Christmas visit the stodgy bean-counter in hopes of reversing Scrooge’s greedy, cold-hearted approach to life.
Scrooge’s clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family. Though treated harshly by his boss, Cratchit remains a humble and dedicated employee.
Bob Cratchit’s young son, crippled from birth. Tiny Tim is a highly sentimentalized character who Dickens uses to highlight the tribulations of England’s poor and to elicit sympathy from his middle and upper class readership.
In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge’s equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suff ering a similar fate.
The Ghost of Christmas Past
The first spirit to visit Scrooge, a curiously childlike apparition with a glowing head. He takes Scrooge on a tour of Christmases in his past. The spirit uses a cap to dampen the light emanating from his head.
The Ghost of Christmas Present
The second spirit to visit Scrooge, a majestic giant clad in a green robe. His lifespan is restricted to Christmas Day. He escorts Scrooge on a tour of his contemporaries’ Holiday celebrations.
The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come
The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge, a silent phantom clad in a hooded black robe. He presents Scrooge with an ominous view of his lonely death.
Scrooge’s nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas. He invites Scrooge to his Christmas party each and every year, only to be refused by his grumpy uncle.
The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties.
A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man. Belle broke off their engagement after Scrooge became consumed with greed and the lust for wealth. She later married another man.
Bob’s oldest son, who inherits his father’s stiff-collared shirt for Christmas.
Bob’s oldest daughter, who works in a milliner’s shop. (A milliner is a person who designs, produces, and sells hats.)
Scrooge’s sister; Fred’s mother. In Scrooge’s vision of Christmases past, he remembers Fan picking him up from school and walking him home.
The Gentlemen (or Women)
Two gentlemen who visit Scrooge at the beginning of the tale seeking charitable contributions. Scrooge promptly throws them out of his office. Upon meeting one of them on the street after his visitations, he promises to make lavish donations to help the poor.
Bob’s wife, a kind and loving woman.