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 width=Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) Theatre will hold evening auditions Wednesday, Aug. 31 and Thursday, Sept. 1 for the first annual, fully-staged production of Charles Dickens’ “Christmas Carol,” newly-adapted and directed by Mark Hardiman, LLCC assistant professor of theatre.

Auditions will begin at 7 p.m. in the Workforce Development Center on the LLCC campus. Persons unable to audition those evenings should email mark.hardiman@llcc.edu. Callbacks are Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. at the same location.

“Christmas Carol” will be staged Dec. 2, 3, 4, 9 and 10 at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site Visitor's Center, and is presented in association with the Visitor’s Center, Theatre in the Park and the Lincoln League.

This new adaptation embraces Dickens’ intent to create a “ghost story of Christmas.” The acting ensemble will play multiple roles, in addition to the Ghosts of Christmas Past and Present and the Spectre of Christmas Yet-to-Come. These will inhabit other spirits visited by Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey laid before him by the spirit of his departed business partner, Jacob Marley.

All roles are open in this ensemble production. Auditions will include reading from the script and movement exercises. Actors should come dressed comfortably and be prepared to sing a verse a cappella from a favorite song. While English dialects are not required to audition, actors will be asked to try one while reading for a role.

LLCC Theatre is committed to education in theatre, emphasizing not only performance but also growth in those involved in the production.

Questions may be directed to mark.hardiman@llcc.edu or by calling 217-786-4942.

 
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