Be Part of an ACT Production

We want you! The Argenta Community Theater exists to provide dramatic storytelling that illuminates our collective human journey. We are a community theater that welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds.

All auditions will take place at:

Argenta Community Theater
405 Main St
North Little Rock, AR 72114

A CHRISTMAS CAROL

The Argenta Community Theater is pleased to announce performances for the final production of A Christmas Carol, first produced as its holiday show in 2017. Arkansas playwright, Judy B. Goss has adapted the ACT script from Charles Dickens’ popular classic, A Christmas Carol. Performances will held December 8-12 and 14-18, including two student shows and a Sunday matinee.

Production Team

Director: Jamie Stewart

Technical Director: Sara Cooke 

Costumer: Shelly Hall             

Stage Manager: Kristen Knight

Lighting Designer: Dena Kimberling     

Photography and Social Media: Warren McCullough

Prop Master: Lauren Nicholas          

ACT Executive Director: Laura Grimes

ACT Producing Artistic Director: Vincent Insalaco

Audition Information

Auditions will be held Saturday, October 9, 2021, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, October 10, 2021, 2-5 p.m. at:

Argenta Community Theater

405 Main Street, N. Little Rock

Interested actors should email casting@argentacommunitytheater.org for an audition appointment, which will be confirmed by email reply. ACT holds open auditions and encourages ethnic diversity in casting roles for characters from ages 7 to senior citizens. A rehearsal schedule will be released after casting; evening rehearsals are 6-9 p.m. weekdays; there will be Saturday rehearsals during the day and one Sunday rehearsal prior to opening the show on December 8.

All roles require distinct British Accents; a dialect coach will be available. All actors appear in ensemble scenes, and several will play multiple characters. Singing and dancing is required in some roles. Audition sides for cold readings will be available at auditions. Suggested preparation includes becoming familiar with the story and characters and practicing singing a verse of “We wish you a Merry Christmas”.

Character Breakdown

Ebenezer Scrooge –  The miserly owner of a London counting-house (age mid 40’s – 60s but looks older)

Young Clerk Scrooge – The Scrooge of “promise,” who clerked for Fezziwig and loved Belle (age 16-20)

Bob Cratchit  –  Scrooge’s clerk, a kind, mild, and very poor man with a large family (age 30 – 40)

Tiny Tim –  Bob Cratchit’s young son, crippled from birth (age 7 – 10 but must be small for his age)

Jacob Marley –  In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge’s equally greedy partner (age 30 – 50)

The Ghost of Christmas Past  –  The first spirit to visit Scrooge (Female – age 25 – 35)

The Ghost of Christmas Present  –  The second spirit to visit Scrooge (Male – age 35 – 60)

The Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come  –  The third and final spirit to visit Scrooge (Male – nondescript)

Fred –  Scrooge’s nephew, a genial man who loves Christmas (age 20 – 30)

Fezziwig –  The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed (age 30’s – 50’s)

Belle –  A beautiful woman who Scrooge loved deeply when he was a young man (age 30’s – 40’s)

Mrs. Cratchit – Bob’s devoted wife (30-40)

Peter Cratchit –  Bob’s oldest son (age 12 – 16)

Martha Cratchit –  Bob’s oldest daughter, who works in a milliner’s shop (age 17 – 25)

Belinda Cratchit – Bob’s daughter at home (age 14-16)

Fan –  Scrooge’s devoted sister; Fred’s mother (age 12 – 18)

Ensemble will also include children and adults of all ages and genders – 3 young children are needed ages 7+