'A Christmas Carol' & "It's a Wonderful Life" Auditions for Kids - 
10/22/22 - By Appointment ONLY

1 BOY for the role of TIM CRATCHIT, 5 – 8 years old
1 BOY for the role of BOY SCROOGE/PETER CRATCHIT/TURKEY BOY, 9 – 14 years old
1 GIRL for the role of FRAN/BELINDA CRATCHIT, 10 – 14 years old
1 GIRL for the role of MARTHA CRATCHIT, 16 – 19 years old

1 BOY for the role of YOUNG GEORGE BAILEY/PETE BAILEY, 12 years old
1 BOY for the role of YOUNG HARRY BAILEY/TOMMY BAILEY, 9 years old
1 GIRL for the role of YOUNG MARY HATCH/JANIE BAILEY, 10 years old
1 GIRL for the role of ZUZU BAILEY, 8 years old
1 GIRL for the role of YOUNG VIOLET BICK, 10 – 12 years old
Please note that we are seeking children that are RACIALLY and PHYSICALLY diverse.


(with potential callback on Sunday afternoon October 23rd, at a time to be announced)

Audition Location: Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Audition Preparation:
1-Please prepare one song, not more than 24 bars in length. Select a song that demonstrates your voice, that you know well and that you enjoy singing. Bring your sheet music in the correct key. A piano accompanist will be provided (no cds or pre-recorded music).
2-Bring a current photo - a school picture or snapshot is fine (photos will not be returned.)
3-Bring a brief informal bio listing recent performing experience, if any (bio helpful but not required to audition).

4-Prepare a one-minute monologue, story or joke.
5-Children should dress comfortably, sneakers or dance shoes (no costumes or make-up).

Call backs:
There will be required call backs for finalists on Sunday afternoon October 23rd. Following your audition, we will let you know if we would like you to return for the call back audition the following day.

Children cast in shows receive a small performance stipend and a limited number of complimentary tickets.

We appreciate that this is a large time commitment for young performers and their families. To be considered, you must be available for all rehearsals and all performances. Shows are not double cast, and not all roles have understudies. We are unable to accommodate schedule conflicts. Every effort is made to ensure as little school missed as possible, but some missed school will be unavoidable. If offered a part, it will be the responsibility of the parent/guardian to ensure that their child’s school is amenable to all missed school time. Those young performers who are offered parts will be given time to talk with school officials to see if missed days of school are permissible before accepting.

You will also want to consider transportation arrangements, as this commitment will affect the schedule of your family.

Rehearsal schedule:
Rehearsals for IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE will be held November 10 – November 25, 2022. Rehearsals for A CHRISTMAS CAROL will be held November 25 – December 2, 2022. A finalized rehearsal schedule will be distributed to all cast members no less than two weeks prior to the start of rehearsal for each show.

Performance Schedule:
There are 5 weeks of performances of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. Evening shows start at 8pm every TUE, THU, FRI, SAT and 7pm on SUN. In addition, Matinee shows start at 1pm every WED and every SUN, plus added matinees on selected THUR & SAT. A CHRISTMAS CAROL has 10 total performances scheduled between December 2nd – 20th on select days and evening.

The most current and complete performance calendar can be found at www.beefandboards.com

Audition Day is SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd only, and by appointment only.
Sorry, there are no alternate dates offered at this time for those who cannot attend on October 22nd..

APPOINTMENTS CAN BE SCHEDULED HERE. https://beefandboards.net/auditions/auditionformkids-2022.html

    Casting Office
    Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
    9301 Michigan Rd.
    Indianapolis, IN 46268