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Aida: November 2-18, 2018


So you want to be on stage?

Then come and join us for one of our auditions this season! The information below will be updated regularly with dates and times for both initial auditions and callbacks. And as we get closer, we'll also give you a sense of what you need to prepare - either a monologue or a short piece of music or some special skills that only you possess. We'll try to provide a list of roles that are available, so you know if there's something in the cast that's right for you, but it's always a good idea to read the play or listen to the soundtrack as well. Regardless, always bring a headshot or photograph of yourself, along with a theatrical resume, if you have one.  (please note, headshots and resumes become the property of the Players Guild Theatre and will not be returned).

AUDITION notice:




Saturday, October 20th

Producing Artistic Director: Joshua Erichsen

Managing Director: Beth Knox

Resident Director: Jon Tisevich

Rehearsals begin Sunday, November 4th and will be held Sundays - Thursdays 6:30-10:30 PM.

The production is scheduled to open December 7th and will run through December 23rd; with performances on Fridays @ 8:00 PM, Saturdays @ 2:00 PM & 8:00 PM, and Sundays @ 2:00 PM.

There will be six 10AM Student Matinee performances on December 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th.


Please see the full breakdown of roles available below.

Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song that best shows off your vocal ability.  Please bring sheet music in the appropriate key, double sided, in a three ring binder. An accompanist will be provided.  In addition, please bring a current photo or headshot/resume if available. 

Auditions are by appointment only.  Time slots available are as follows:  

Saturday, October 20th: 1:00, 1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30.

If needed, Dance Callbacks will be held on Sunday, October 21st.

Principal Callbacks will be held on Monday, October 22nd.

Please make an appointment for an audition time by filling out the online audition form HERE. Leave your name, age, phone number, and preferred half-hour time slot.

If you have any questions, please contact: jonathantisevich@gmail.com.

The Players Guild Theatre is located in the Cultural Center for the Arts,1001 Market Ave North, Canton, OH 44702


Bob Cratchit - PAID ROLE (Male, any ethnicity, 30s-50s) A warm, compassionate, hardworking clerk in Scrooge's employment. Dedicated to his family, especially his young son, Tiny Tim. Cratchit maintains a kind heart, even in the face of Scrooge's mean-spiritedness. Tenor.

Belle/Elizabeth – PAID ROLE (Female, any ethnicity, late teens-30s) BELLE: Full of strength and beauty, lovely, and goodhearted. Truly in love with young Ebenezer. Happy with the simple things in life. ELIZABETH: Doubles as Belle; Strong, supporting wife of Scrooge's nephew, Fred. Mystified and confused by Fred’s willingness to strive for a relationship with his curmudgeon uncle. Soprano.

Tiny Tim (Male, any ethnicity, 6-11yrs old) The young son of Bob Cratchit. Weak and crippled, but full of true goodness and hope. More than anyone, Tiny Tim embodies the Christmas Spirit.

Mr Fezziwig  (Male, any ethnicity, 30s-60s) The jovial merchant with whom the young Scrooge apprenticed. Fezziwig was renowned for his wonderful Christmas parties. Baritone.

Mrs. Fezziwig  (Female, any ethnicity, 20s-60s) The cheerful wife of Mr. Fezziwig.  Happy to reach out and help her fellow man. Alto-Mezzo.

Jacob Marley/Old Joe  (Male, any ethnicity, 30s-60s) Marley: In the living world, Ebenezer Scrooge's equally greedy partner. Marley died seven years before the narrative opens. He appears to Scrooge as a ghost condemned to wander the world bound in heavy chains. Marley hopes to save his old partner from suffering a similar fate. Baritone. Old Joe: Unsavory scavenger who thrives and profits from collecting goods from the deceased.

Dick Wilkins/Topper  (Male, any ethnicity, 20s-40s) Dick Wilkins: Energetic and enthusiastic best friend of Young Eb & Fred respectively.  Topper: Friend of Fred, always up for a party, foppish, believes he’s quite ‘the ladies man’. Bari-Tenor.

3 Collecting Men  (Male or Female, any ethnicity, 20s-60s) At once entertaining and boisterous.  Each with a benevolent heart for the poor and marginalized.

Mrs. Dilber (Female, any ethnicity, 20s-50s), Scrooge’s servant.  A sarcastic and blunt  woman at her wits end with her employer. 

Mrs. Cratchit  (Female, any ethnicity, 20s-40s), A warm, hard working, and loving mother and wife who strives to stay positive and provide the best life possible for her family with all that she has. 

Bessie Fezziwig  (Female, any ethnicity, teens-20s) Fun loving and flirtatious best friend of Belle.

Martha Cratchit  (Female, any ethnicity, Teens-20s) Beautiful and hard working; Oldest Cratchit daughter who respects and deeply loves her family.

Fan (Female, any ethnicity, 6-12 yrs old), Sweet and beautiful.  Scrooge’s sister who radiates goodness and light. 

Boy Scrooge  (Male, any ethnicity, 6-12 yrs old) Troubled and isolated child who longs for connection with friends and family. 

Cratchit kids, Turkey Boy, Ignorance & Want (Boys & Girls, any ethnicities, 6-13)

Ensemble, Townspeople, Carolers, Rogues, Party Guests (Males & Females; any ethnicities, Teens – 60s)