Casting Call - A Wicked Christmas Carol

by

Bobby Keniston

Inspired by the works of

Charles Dickens and L. Frank Baum

Produced by

Michael A. Muller & Emily M. Muller

Directed by:
Holly Lessing

Sponsored by:

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Director Holly Lessing is seeking the following:

8 to 10 Adults (Male & Female)
10 to 15 Young Actors (ages 10+ including teens)

 

JEMKIPH

M

Adult

A kind Winkie man who works for the Wicked Witch of the West. He is a “Bob Cratchit- type character. He has a family that he loves very much, and, while he does not agree with her wicked ways, he is very forgiving of the witch.

WEE WILLIE

M

Child

Jemkiph’s son, who is very gentle and good. He walks with a bright yellow crutch. He is the “Tiny Tim”-type character in the play.

WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST

F

Adult

She rules over Winkie Country with cruelty. She wears an eye patch, just like in the book, and is, of course, quite wicked, especially to begin with. In our story, she is like the “Scrooge” character. A very large role, in almost every scene. After her redemption, she is known as  “PRESENT LINA” in the script..

WEATHERBY

M/F

Flexible

Works for the Wicked Witch of the west, and is always flattering her out of fear.

WILLOW

M/F

Flexible

Also works for the Wicked Witch and is very flattering toward her.

WINDY

M/F

Flexible

The third Winkie Attendant. Wants to be part of a revolution, and doesn’t conceal her dislike for the Witch.

ZUZZY

M/F

Adult

A flying monkey who prefers to walk, as he gets air sickness.  Gender flexible.

GLINDA

F

Adult

The Good Witch of the South. (Yes, the south.) She is dressed in red, the color of Quadling Country, which she rules over with kindness. She is powerful, but gentle, perhaps even dainty at times. She wants the Wicked Witch of the West to come to her Christmas party.

WINKIE CAROLERS

M/F

Flexible

Age and gender flexible Each have a few lines, but do sing the Ozian Christmas Carols.

EURESTIA

F

Adult

In life, she was known as the Wicked Witch of the East. She appears, like Jacob Marley appears to Scrooge, to offer the Wicked Witch of the West a chance at salvation. Instead of wearing chains, however, she is laden with the remains of the  house that fell on her—some pieces of lumber, perhaps bricks from a chimney, etc. She is the Wicked Witch of the West’s sister, but not by blood.

TIP / OZMA

F

12-15

The Ghost of Christmas Past. Though she first appears to be the boy Tip, she is later revealed to be Ozma, the true princess of Oz.

YOUNG LINA

F

10

Age 10 or thereabouts. This is the Wicked Witch of the West as a child, before she was wicked. She is smart, sweet, and wears an eye patch and poor clothes.

YOUNG EURESTIA

F

10

Also around 10 or so. She looks up to Young Lina, and wants to think of her as a sister.

ROQUAT

M

Adult

He took Lina off the street, but is not kind to her. He is stern, stuck-up, and reminds Eurestia that Lina is not her sister by blood.

TEENAGE LINA

F

Late Teen / Young Adult

The Wicked Witch of the West as a young woman. In her first appearance she’s a teenager, perhaps around 17, then appears in her mid-20s in the following scene. She is shy, studious, but beginning to show some darkness.

MOMBI

F

Teen

A snobby, cruel teenage witch who goes to school with Lina and Glinda, but does not have their dedication or talent.

TEENAGE GLINDA

F

Late Teen

Much like adult Glinda, she is kind and powerful, but you do not want to make her angry She is very  good friends with Teenage Lina.

OOGABOO

M

Late Teen / Young Adult

A shy, awkward prince from Winkie Country. He appears first at 17 or 18, and then appears in his mid-20s in the following scene. He falls in love with Lina, but loses her when she chooses the path of wickedness.

ADELE

F

Young Girl

Oogaboo’s daughter. She has had a nightmare about the  Wicked Witch of the West.

SCARECROW

M

Adult

Made of straw. Does not have a brain but is very  smart. He is one of the Ghosts of Christmas Present

TIN WOODMAN

M

Adult

Doesn’t have a heart, but is very kindhearted and sensitive He is made of tine He is also one of the Ghosts of Christmas Present.

THE COWARDLY LION

M

Adult

Like his name suggests, he is a lion who is  very cowardly, but can be brave when he needs to be. He is the last of the three Ghosts of Christmas Present.

MRS. JOCELYN SOFORTH

F

Adult

The wife of Jemkiph, and the mother of Wee Willie, Jol, and Mary Ann. She is a strong woman, a good mother, and a good wife, who has fond memories of what life used to be like before ‘the Wicked Witch of the West was in power.

MARY ANN SOFORTH

F

Young Teen

Jemkiph’s daughter. She is a big fan of Glinda the Good, and loves her family and Christmas.

JOL SOFORTH

M

Teen

The eldest of the Soforth children. Studious, and would love to work in the castle.

LOCASTA TATTYPOO

F

Adult

The Good Witch of the North. She doesn’t understand why Glinda holds out hope for the Wicked Witch of the West ever changing her ways.

THIRD GATEMAN

M/F

Teen

A breathless young man, with a message  from the Wizard. Gender flexible—if casting a female, call the character THIRD GATEKEEPER

VOICE OF THE WIZARD OF OZ

M

Adult

A powerful, even scary voice in the dark. Can be pre-recorded Male

DOROTHY GALE

F

Young Teen

The Ghost of Christmas Future. She is a kind, brave girl from Kansas.

EXTRAS

F/M

All

Party goers and Winkie Carolers.

Auditions will be held at the 

SOMERSET VALLY PLAYERS

Located at 689 Amwell Road, Hillsborough. 

Directions to SVP

Sunday, September 11 at 6 PM
and
Tuesday, September 13th at 7 PM

*** Readings will be from the script. ***

** Please bring acting resume and headshot as available. **

CALL BACKS BY INVITATION ONLY:  Wednesday, September 14th

 

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

December 2nd through December 18th

with a special matinee on Saturday, December 10th at 2 p.m.

For further information call 908.369.7469