DOWNTOWN — The Goodman Theatre is looking for children to perform in this year’s “A Christmas Carol.”
This will be the theater’s 41st year of putting on the play, and it’s hosting an open casting call as it looks for child performers. “A Christmas Carol,” based on Charles Dickens’ famed novella, tells the story of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and how he learns to put family and generosity first during Christmas.
All children ages 5-17 can participate in the open auditions. The play will select six young performers to play the roles of Tiny Tim Cratchit, Scrooge as a child, Peter Cratchit, Emily Cratchit, Belinda Cratchit and Turkey Child.
Children who are auditioning should memorize a poem or monologue that can be recited in one minute or less, should sing one verse from a song a capella (preferably a holiday song or Christmas carol) and should provide a photo and resume or a list of their past theater experience, if any.
Experience with performing is not required to audition, and children will need to be registered in person before auditioning on a first-come, first-served basis.
If a child is selected, rehearsals will begin in late October. Opening night for the play is Nov. 25 and it will run through Dec. 30.
Registration for the auditions is 8:30-10:30 a.m., and the auditions run 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.