Audition For A Christmas Carol

In this unique presentation of the Charles Dickens classic, we will be casting just five actors to play dozens of roles!

Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit The 39 Steps, has retold Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This thrilling adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens’ most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow’s A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation.,


Directed by Andrew Cummings

Audition Dates

  • Friday, May 5, 8:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 6, 10:00 am
  • Sunday, May 7, 3:00 pm
  • and by appointment if needed


Rehearsals and Performances

  • There will be a kick off  and initial blocking May 17=21. Due to the unusual memorization burdens of this show, there will be monthly line check-ins, July 8, August 5, and September 9.
  • Regular evening rehearsals begin September 27 and will be held Monday through Thursday evenings (with the occasional Friday) at the Gilroy Center for the Arts (7341 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA)
  • Evening Performances: December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8:00 pm
  • Matinee Performances: December 10 and 17 at 2:00 pm.


Scheduling and Preparing for Your Audition

  • Click here for descriptions of the roles we will be filling.
  • Click here for a complete audition packet.containing links to all forms and sides to be learned in preparation for your audition.
  • Click here to reserve an audition slot. Please contact the producers at if you would like to audition but are unavailable to do so during any of the above times.
  • If you prefer to fill out your form on paper, rather than using the online sign up form noted above, please click here for an audition form. Please complete the form and bring it to your audition, along with a headshot and a list of all potential conflicts..

Covid Protocols

Full vaccination is required for all participants in this production. If you are not yet vaccinated, please check to schedule an appointment at a vaccination site near you. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the
show’s producer at  In person rehearsals may use masks based on the COVID risk assessment for the cast. Cast will need to be able to minimize their exposure risk for COVID, and be willing to take COVID tests as necessary.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

South Valley Civic Theatre expects that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual identity, culture, age, gender expression, background, ability, economic status, education, credentials and experience have the opportunity to be engaged in our programming. .We encourage all actors to audition.