A Christmas Carol Auditions

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Auditions for A Christmas Carol
by Christopher Schario, adapted from the book by Charles Dickens and directed by Pam Dudley

Saturday, October 3 at 9am (during your audition, let us know if you are not able to attend the callback)

Callbacks on Sunday, October 4 at 2pm


Ennis Public Theatre
113 N. Dallas Street
Ennis, TX 75119
**Masks required**

If you are unable to attend Saturday but would like to audition, please email the director at pamcdudley@gmail.com.

All ethnicities are welcome. Auditions will consist of reading from the script.

3-4 males
2-3 females
1 young man age 9-15 for Tiny Tim
1 male or female able to play fiddle or violin

A Christmas Carol is one of the most famous Christmas plays of all time. This adaptation strips down the excess and leaves us with a small cast playing several characters, and lots of humor and wit! Through visits from ghosts of the past, present, and future, Ebeneezer Scrooge wades through his lifetime of regrets and finds joy in the spirit of Christmas. In the words of the playwright, Christopher Schario, “Almost every word of this adaptation is Charles Dickens’ own beautiful language, which simply and directly tells the story of the redemption of a human soul.”

The play creatively incorporates a story within a story and breaks through the fourth wall to connect with the audience. Though the play is often done with a British accent, the dialect will be confirmed once the cast is selected, so, don’t let it be a deterrent. Actors will play multiple roles, so be prepared to audition for multiple characters.

Rehearsals begin Wednesday, October 14 And are scheduled for Mondays and Thursdays 7-9pm, and Saturdays at 9:30am (some rehearsals may run until 9:30pm on weeknights and some additional rehearsals may be added).
Final Tech/Dress rehearsals take place November 16-21 and Wednesday, December 2 (mandatory)
No rehearsals will take place the week of Thanksgiving!

The show runs December 3-13, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30pm (must be available for all dates)

All of our plans are subject to evolve as new information comes into play.

Please check our Facebook page for the most up to date information about auditions.

Upcoming auditions:

Usually, shows are open auditions at the theatre, and consist of cold readings from the script.

Musical auditions feature cold readings from the script. Please be prepared to sing one song with a CD or phone. Accompaniment will not be provided.

Quarantine Comeback Campaign

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We are looking past these unpredictable times and hope that we can return to our fun-filled fundraisers in the coming year. Until then, contributions of all amounts, large and small, will assist us in getting things back to normal.

Your tax-deductible donations allow us to continue producing the diverse entertainment experiences that have helped us thrive for more than 16 years.

Theatre is a huge undertaking…and even though we are grateful to our volunteers and patrons, there are bills and expenses that simply aren’t covered by the cost of a ticket. In addition to the costumes, props and sets that we all enjoy seeing onstage, EPT also must pay for scripts and royalties, posters, advertising, playbills and publicity for each production. Concessions have to be purchased, rent and utilities must be paid, box office supplies and software, and web support and maintenance are the ongoing expenses that may not be glamorous but are essential to the life of our theater.

Art and entertainment can transport us and lift our spirits. Thanks in advance for your generosity. Please know that you are appreciated, and that you will receive an acknowledgement of your donation.

You can make a difference and be a part of the team that produces amazing theater right in the heart of Downtown Ennis.

Click the button in the upper right corner to be a part of the Quarantine Comeback Campaign today!

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

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by Barbara Robinson

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant are faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history.

You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Noises Off

Noises Off

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by Michael Frayn

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

Premature Corpse

Premature Corpse

May 17th – June 2nd

by Mike Johnson

This masterfully plotted show has so many twists and turns which on the surface, is a ”love triangle” tale: State’s witness Evan Jorris, is under a government protection program after testifying against the mob. His wife, Francine, who, along with her lover, lawyer Larry Craig, contrives to do away with her husband. They are confident that Evan’s protector, federal agent Bert Marshak, will logically assume that the mob did the deed and never suspect them.This deceptively simple setup, however, is not at all what it seems.

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR

Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR

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adapted by David Simpatico

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice, one of literature’s most beloved heroines, in her madcap adventures. Featuring updated songs from Disney’s thrilling animated motion picture, Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR. is a fast-paced take on the classic tale.

Exit the Body

Exit the Body

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by Fred Carmichael

A mystery writer rents a New England house that is the rendezvous point for some jewel thieves. A body found in the closet promptly disappears only to be succeeded by another. The hunt for the jewels reaches a climax at two A.M. when four couples unknown to each other turn up to search.

This comedic mystery is sure to please!

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

Thurs. Dec. 3, Fri. Dec. 4, Sat. Dec. 5 – 7:30 pm

Sun. Dec. 6 – 2:30 pm

Thurs. Dec. 10, Fri. Dec. 11, Sat. Dec. 12 – 7:30 pm

Sun. Dec. 13 – 2:30 pm

With traditional carols and English folk tunes creating the proper atmosphere, the world of Scrooge, Fezziwig and Tiny Tim comes alive in this charming version of the classic tale, igniting the holiday spirit for young and old alike.

The play follows the story of miserly Scrooge, who, through the help of spirits and visions from his past, present and future, finds a second chance to become a loving, generous human being. 

Young Frankenstein – the musical

Young Frankenstein – the musical

October 4 – 20

by Mel Brooks

The comedy genius, Mel Brooks, adapts his legendarily funny film into a brilliant stage creation – Young Frankenstein!

With such memorable tunes as “The Transylvania Mania,” “He Vas My Boyfriend” and “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” Young Frankenstein is scientifically proven, monstrously good entertainment.

The Ennis Public Theatre is the jewel in the crown of our Downtown.  It has been through much passion, work, and dedication by so many that this theatre is thriving and ever evolving.

Angie Juenemann, Board President and Ennis Mayor