Upcoming Auditions

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Each show has different casting requirements. See the individual show breakdowns for age limitations and roles available. Not all students who audition are guaranteed a role. The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep prides itself on smaller cast sizes and individual student focus. 

There is a production fee of $400.00 required for each student after being cast. There is no fee for auditioning, and cast is not required to take classes with the Theatre School @ North Coast Rep. Production fee is discounted, however, to $200.00 if the student is also enrolled in a regular six-week class or two-week summer camp that runs parallel to show rehearsal/performance schedule.

A limited number of scholarships are available for need-based performers. Please request a scholarship application if you require financial assistance.

Unless otherwise noted, all auditions and rehearsals are held in our Theatre School space located two suites north of
North Coast Repertory Theatre:
987 Lomas Santa Fe Dr., Suite D
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Next to audition is:

The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge 

By Mark Brown

Performances – November 17-20, 2022 in Theatre School Studio Space
985 Lomas Santa Fe Dr. Suite D, Solana Beach, CA 92075
November 17th: 10AM & 5:30PM
November 18th: 10AM & 5:30PM
November 19th: 2PM & 5:30PM
November 20th: 2PM
*There is a possibility of an extension week of performances Dec. 1st-4th

The Trial of the Century! A year after his miraculous transformation, Ebenezer Scrooge is back to his old ways and is suing Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future for breaking and entering, kidnapping, slander, pain and suffering, attempted murder and the intentional infliction of emotional distress. The ghosts employ Solomon Rothschild, England’s most charismatic, savvy, and clever barrister. Scrooge, that old penny pincher, represents himself. One by one, Bob Cratchit, Scrooge’s nephew Fred, solicitor and philanthropist Sara Anne Wainwright, and the ghosts themselves take the witness stand to give their account of the night in question. But the Spirit of Christmas Future breaks down under heavy questioning and confesses that Jacob Marley forced the spirits to break one of the rules of redemption: Do not use a dead body to scare someone into redemption, for the consequences could prove fatal. Judge Stanchfield Pearson gives his verdict: Jacob Marley and the Spirits of Christmas, guilty! Pearson fines the spirits 40,000 pounds apiece and terminates their redemptive duties. Rothschild desperately pleads with the judge not to terminate the spirits of Christmas. It’s a death sentence. But in another staggering turn of events, Scrooge makes the spirits an offer: work every day, not just one day a year, and he’ll drop the charges. The spirits agree and, to everyone’s amazement, Scrooge does drop the charges. But he’s keeping the money the ghosts owe him to start a fund to help the poor. Everyone stares at Scrooge. And then … a twinkle in Scrooge’s eye, a smile and giddy, joyously delirious laughter. Scrooge confesses that Jacob Marley and the Spirits of Christmas had to go to extraordinary measures to change him, so he had to go to extraordinary measures to change the Spirits of Christmas. The spirit of caring and giving should be every day, not just once a year. Scrooge then leads the stunned crowd to his house for a wondrous party.

Time period: 1843
Settings of play: London
Run-time: 120 minutes, 1 intermission.
Type of Play: Holiday
Suggested rating: PG – recommended for grades 2nd & up, but all audiences may enjoy.
          Open to students ages 10-19 to audition
Auditions: 
Tuesday & Wednesday, Oct. 11th – 12th with callbacks Thursday, Oct. 13th
Rehearsals:
 
Tuesdays through Fridays 4:30-8:30PM Oct. 18th – Nov. 11th
Tech/Dress Rehearsals:
 Tuesday & Wednesday 4:30-8:30PM Nov. 15th & 16th
*Note that actors may not be called every rehearsal or for the entire time each day. Times listed reflect the window in which an actor may be called.

Purchase the script
Characters in The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge
Need a refresher on Scrooge’s original adventures, or just want to get in the holiday spirit?
Check out one of our favorite film versions: The Muppet’s Christmas Carol

Looking for imaginative actors who are excited to tell stories physically, make big choices, take risks, and work together as part of an ensemble. Audition requirements are a single one-minute dramatic monologue.

Also looking for applications for students interested in tech operation!

*Monologues are a short speech delivered by one character and can be from any play, musical, movie, or book. If you’re having difficulty finding a monologue, you might check out audition monologues books at your local library or bookstore, or try online at a monologue site like this, or for Shakespeare monologues try here.

Initial Audition appointments should only take about 5-10 minutes. This is a NON-Musical production.

CONTACT Ben@NorthCoastRep.org with additional questions, to submit a tech application, or to schedule an audition appointment.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois, and with support from our very special Theatre School donors!

Conflicts:

Putting on a live theatre production with kids is a rewarding and educational process that is more than just practicing for a performance. Like much of life, the rehearsal process is most of the experience. The golden moments on stage are great, but rehearsal is where we find out what we can do together. And then the performances shine!

For this reason, we tend to request most or all actors to most of the rehearsals. We do our best to make sure that students are active and engaged while they are with us, while still allowing for breaks and socializing. Students may also use time off stage or during breaks to do homework.

It is possible that not all actors will be called at all times for all rehearsals, but please list any conflicts within this rehearsal period on audition form. Knowing a student has a conflict allows us to make the best use of student’s time while they are in rehearsal. Some conflicts may be acceptable within the rehearsal period, but no conflicts will be allowed during Tech/Dress rehearsals or performances. Conflicts may influence casting decisions.

Students/parents will be asked to fill out an audition form with general student contact information and ALL POSSIBLE CONFLICTS during our process. No additional conflicts will be accepted beyond what is offered on the audition form. If frequent or repeated lateness and/or unexpected absences occur during the rehearsal process this may lead to a student’s lines being reassigned, student being removed from scenes, songs or even the dismissal from the entire production, and will affect future casting consideration. There is no refund in production fee if student is asked to leave the production.

Headshots and resumes are not required at auditions, but are always encouraged. If no headshot is provided at auditions we may ask to take a photo of the student to better reference their appearance in connection with their audition form during casting decisions.

This is an advanced level Theatre School @ North Coast Rep production. As with all Theatre School productions, it is possible that not all students who audition will be cast.

General Audition Information:

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  • Auditions held on a show by show basis in the Theatre School Space located two suites down from: North Coast Repertory Theatre – 987 Lomas Santa Fe, Suite D – Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Auditions are open call, but scheduling an appointment is required.
  • We recommend bringing a current headshot and resume, and insist that students know all conflicts within the rehearsal period.
  • No conflicts will be permitted tech week or for the run of the performances.
  • Rehearsals for student productions are typically after school hours during the school year, Tuesdays through Fridays usually 4:30PM to 8:30PM.
  • Extended rehearsal times may be scheduled the week before the show opens for “Tech Rehearsals” and “Dress Rehearsals.” Rehearsal/Performance times may vary depending on the production or time of year. See specific rehearsal schedule for each show.

For questions, please contact: Ben@northcoastrep.org or call 858-481-2155 ext. 216 for any questions, more details about production fee, and parent involvement.