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June 6, 2023

Playhouse Auditions

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will hold auditions on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, for children interested in performing in the theatre’s 2016 production of the annual holiday favorite A CHRISTMAS CAROL, presented by U.S. Bank.

Nine area children will be cast to fill speaking and non-speaking parts in the show. Roles are available for boys and girls 8 to 13 years old. Additionally, the part of Tiny Tim requires a boy 6 to 8 years of age. Those cast in previous productions of A CHRISTMAS CAROL will need to submit their information again to be considered for this year’s show. To be eligible, children must not turn 14 before Dec. 31, 2016.

Children should provide a resume of any experience to the Playhouse, along with a photograph (a good quality school or family photo is acceptable). The resume and photo must be submitted again even if they have been sent in the past. The resume must include exact birth date and height, as well as an email address and telephone number. At the audition, children will be asked to share a one-minute monologue, story or poem and to demonstrate a British accent.

Interested children must be available for all rehearsals of the production, most of which are scheduled around school hours. Children must also be available for all performances, which are scheduled Tuesdays through Sundays and include some weekday student and public matinees. Performance dates are available on the Playhouse website at

Visit the Employment section, Auditions tab in the footer of the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park website for details about how to schedule an audition and submit photographs and resumes. The deadline for consideration is June 3. Audition times will be confirmed by the Playhouse. All auditions will be held at the Playhouse, located in Eden Park at the edge of Mt. Adams.

Adapted by Howard Dallin, A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a faithful retelling of Charles Dickens’ beloved tale of a miserly humbug’s redemption that is enjoyed each season by multiple generations of Cincinnatians. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be performed from Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2016, in the Playhouse’s Robert S. Marx Theatre.

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