FSHS Thespians Announce Annual Children’s Christmas Play Auditions
The Fort Scott High School Thespians will hold auditions for “A 21st Century Christmas Carol” for children in 1st through 8th grades.
Auditions are from 6:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 13 or 14 in the high school auditorium. Performers only need to attend one of the sessions and no preparation is necessary, although children should come prepared with a list of any rehearsal conflicts. Rehearsals are generally Monday through Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. Performances are at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and 15 and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 15. Auditions will consist of warm-up theatre games and cold readings from the script.
“A 21st Century Christmas Carol” is a new twist on a familiar tale. “Eleanor Scrooge, a greedy old spinster, spends her days barking orders at her gift shop employees. Though the mall will be closed, she still wants them to work on Christmas Day! Then she’s visited by the ghost of her old boss, Mr. Marley, and a parade of zany spirits who materialize from cheesy collectible figurines. … With great humor, contemporary references, and crazy characters, … audiences will fall in love with the classic story all over again,” according to Pioneer Drama Service. Previews of the script can be found on the Pioneer Drama Service website.
Performers who are cast in the play will have a $30 performance fee to assist with expenses. The show is directed by FSHS Thespians and Thespian Director Angie Bin. For more information, contact Bin at 620-719-9622 or [email protected].