Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Auditions

We are pleased to announce open auditions for our upcoming production of Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, the classic holiday tale recounting the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come whose visits transform him into a kinder, gentler man.  

This production is a beloved annual tradition for Hilliard Arts Council. One of the hallmarks of our production is a family friendly environment featuring a  multi-general cast and the opportunities it presents for experienced and novice actors of all ages.

 Auditions are open to adults and children in first grade and up. There are 30 speaking roles available including Bob Cratchit and his family, various ghosts, and townspeople. The role of Ebeneezer Scrooge has been pre-cast.   There are also opportunities available for children to sing in a children’s chorus who sing various carols during the show. In order to participate in the production, you must sign-up in advance for a audition slot at bit.ly/HACCarol23auditions

Our productions strive for a more diverse cast.  Auditioning is open to all regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, or age.  HAC directors utilize an identity-conscious casting philosophy  where casting decisions are made with intent. For A Christmas Carol, we will be casting female-presenting and male-presenting actors for all roles based on the characters as written. 

Audition dates: 

  • Wednesday, November 8 from 7pm-9pm
  • Saturday, November 11 from 9am-11am


Hilliard Civic and Cultural Arts Center, 5425 Center Street, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

What to Bring

  • Completed audition form including any known conflicts during the rehearsal period
  • Signed behavior contract (for minors)
  • Photo and theater resume  (if you have one)

Forms (including a Auditions Q&A) can be downloaded from our Auditions page at https://www.hilliardartscouncil.org/auditions/ or at the audition sign up site bit.ly/HACCarol23auditions 

We will have limited paper copies on hand, but to streamline your appointment, please complete ahead!

What’s an Audition Like? 

Auditions will consist of a cold reading from the script for speaking roles. Children wanting to be included in the children’s chorus will participate in a brief vocal audition.  No advanced preparation is required.

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