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 Casting Calls

Current Casting Calls

A CHILD’S CHRISTMAS IN WALES AUDITIONS

September 24 at 10:00 AM

September 28 at 6:00 PM

 

In-Person at Bay City Players

1214 Columbus Ave.

Bay City, MI 48708

Directors: Erin Frye
Assistant Director: Rusty Myers

THE STORY:

Did it snow “six days and nights when I was twelve or was it twelve days and nights when I was six”? A totally delightful evening of whimsy and charm finds young Dylan Thomas trying to retell a “perfect” Christmas from his childhood in Wales. Was it the one where he and the other chaps created hours of fun in the snow? Or was it the one where the firemen came to the house Christmas day to rescue the turkey from the smoke-filled kitchen? Not always sure of the details, the audience can be sure of a warm and wonderful family, sweet moments from a time gone by, and lovely, lovely singing as only the Welsh would have it. We are producing Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell’s stage adaptation of “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” by Dylan Thomas

“If the play has a plot, it is the story of Christmas Day itself, from its quiet, magical beginning full of thrilling expectations to the end when the boy Dylan creeps up to the bed, replete with the joy of a perfect Christmas.” -Dramatic Publishing Company

CHARACTER LIST:

    • Dylan Thomas– Child role (10yr+), young boy narrator outgoing, smart, quick-witted but respectful
    • Mother and Father of Dylan– Adult role, traditional hard-working, fun loving-not strict. Dylan’s mom the glue that held the family together.
    • Postman– Adult role, jovial
    • Jim, Jack, Tom– Child roles (10yr+), Dylan’s friends who admire him
    • Smoky-the Park Keeper– Adult role, kind and wise
    • Hannah– Adult role, the father’s sister (Dylan’s Aunt)
    • Gwyn– Adult role, Dylan’s Uncle, grateful but not imposing
    • Nellie– Adult role, Gwyn’s Wife
    • Glyn– Adult roles, Dylan’s Uncle, a bachelor
    • Brenda and Glenda– Child roles (10yr+), Dylan’s Cousins
    • Tudyr and Bessie– Adult roles, parents of Brenda and Glenda
    • Elieri– Adult role, Dylan’s Aunt, spinster, forlorn and butt of the joke at times
    • Murgtroyd– Adult role, a hotel Chauffeur-stately
    • Fireman 1, 2, and 3– Adult roles, helpful and kind
    • Constable Lloyd-Jones– Adult role, proud and good natured
    • Town Hill Boys– Child roles (10yr+), a bit of a mystery
    • Hunchback– Adult role, fixture in the background

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Those attending will do cold readings of scenes from the Script as well as some vocal for range determination. Scripts can be previewed prior to auditions at Bay City Players. There is a $20 refundable deposit required. The office is open from 10 – 2 p.m.  from Monday through Thursday.

AUDITION STEPS:

Review the Child Christmas Rehearsal Schedule as you must include all known conflicts on your audition form.

  1. Complete the Audition Form before coming to auditions.
  2. Consider reading the full script before auditions.
  3. Come to ONE of the audition dates: September 24th 10:00 AM or 28th 6:00 PM at Bay City Players. Doors will be open 30 minutes prior to auditions starting.

A member of the production team will call with results by end of the day on Friday, September 30th. If you have additional questions, please contact the director, Erin Frye, efrye@breckhuskies.org. We look forward to working with you!

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Script Checkout
 
It is not required to checkout a script to audition but more of a preference. Play scripts are available to check-out for auditions. $20 refundable deposit is required and scripts can only be checked out for ten days and must be returned prior to auditions. Musical materials are not available to checkout for auditions. If cast in a musical, there is a $25 refundable deposit for music materials. The deposit will be collected when materials are handed out.

Bay City Player’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Vision Statement:

The theatre has long been a haven for self-expression and restoration of the spirit. However, we recognize there is great inequity in our world. We embrace the opportunity to learn from the worldwide call for allyship with respect to the voices of all marginalized people. We understand that impactful and long-lasting change takes time and a shared commitment. Bay City Players is dedicated to authentic Diversity, Inclusion and Equity across all spectrums and will continue to seek innovative ways to achieve this.


Bay City Player’s Makeup Policy

Bay City Players has implemented a new Makeup Policy for the safety of cast members. Each cast member is asked to purchase their own Ben Nye makeup kit to keep with intent to reduce the spread of germs resulting from sharing makeup. Cast members do not have to purchase a kit if they have a Ben Nye kit from a previous show. The kit cost approximately $26 per kit. Kits last approximately two years if taken care of properly and Ben Nye has colors for EVERY skin tone. Should you not be able to cover the cost of your kit, scholarships are available and kept confidential. Scholarships can be requested after casting on the Cast Bio form. The Makeup Chair will meet with cast to help them select the correct kit and Bay City Players will order all the kits. Payment will be collected when the kits are handed out via cash, check, or credit card.