College of DuPage’s College Theater Holds Young Actor Auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol’ Oct. 13 at the MAC

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By Ann Fink

College of DuPage College Theater will hold open auditions for young actors, both girls and boys, between the ages of 4 and 14 for “A Christmas Carol” Saturday, Oct. 13, at the McAninch Arts Center on the Glen Ellyn campus, 425 Fawell Blvd.

Auditions will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (or until the last actor is seen) in Room 188.

Audition details:

  • No prior experience is necessary. Actors should be dressed in comfortable clothing and be prepared to move.
  • Auditions will be improvisation and short scene work with adult actors and the director.
  • Cast must be available for rehearsals in October and November (including Thanksgiving weekend) which will be scheduled primarily on weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. More information about rehearsals will available at the auditions.

 COD’s production of “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens, adapted by William J. Norris, directed by Amelia Barrett, COD professor of theater, comes to the MAC at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23; at 3 and at 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 24 and 25. (A performance for school groups take place at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 26.) This family-friendly, 70-minute play brings to life the classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, who learns that change is always possible and the great joy of caring for those less fortunate. With an exuberant cast of 50 people from the community, this marks the 15th time College Theater has presented this classic tale to usher in the holiday, in what has become a MAC tradition. Tickets and more information is available at

For more information, contact Director Amelia Barrett at (630) 942-2100 or email


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