Audition Information for A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol begins rehearsals in October, and plays December 13-15, 2022 in the Dryden Theatre. Show times are 7 PM. *There is an opportunity to add a matinee performance if cast availability allows.*

Rehearsals will take place in a hybrid format. October rehearsals will be twice a week, one in-person and one virtual. November rehearsals will move to in-person, two to three times per week (predominantly in-person). December rehearsals will increase to four to five rehearsals per week (in-person).

About the Play:
Patrick Barlow, writer of the Broadway and West End hit The 39 Steps, has retold Charles Dickens’ holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. This thrilling adaptation uses only five actors to bring some of Dickens' most beloved characters to life. From Scrooge and Tiny Tim to Bob Cratchit and Mrs. Fezziwig, Barlow's A Christmas Carol uses nothing more than some simple props, fresh physicality, and the power of imagination to convey this timeless story of redemption. Witness Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation from a stingy miser to a man who generously celebrates the spirit of the season all year long, in this highly theatrical adaptation.

Audition Needs: A one-minute prepared monologue is highly encouraged, but not required. Audition monologues should demonstrate flexibility of characterization and physical dynamics. Also, be prepared to read from the script.

Casting 3 male actors and 2 female actors. Actors play a variety of characters with a range of ages. Child characters are portrayed with puppets. Actors should consider each role/track regardless of the perceived age of the characters.


- Actor One (Male): Ebenezer Scrooge

- Actor Two (Male): Bob Cratchit, Marley, Young Scrooge, Little Scrooge, Katie Cratchit, Boy in the Street, Frederick’s Children, additional ensemble roles

- Actor Three (Female): Mrs. Lack, Lavinia Bentham, Mrs. Grimes, Fanny, Isabella, Ghost of Christmas Present, Martha Cratchit, Frederick’s Housemaid, additional ensemble roles

- Actor Four (Female): Hermione Bentham, Ghost of Christmas Past, Constance, Mrs. Cratchit, Scrooge’s Mother, additional ensemble roles

- Actor Five (Male): Frederick, Mr. Grimes, Mr. Fezziwig, George, Peter Cratchit, Abigail Cratchit, Ursula Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come, additional ensemble roles

The Central Lakes Community Performing Arts Center and Central Lakes College are committed to a supportive environment for the growth and development of students and artists from diverse cultural, ethnic, economic and educational backgrounds.

RSVP for an audition on Thursday, September 29

RSVP for an audition on Friday, September 30

Virtual auditions may also be requested. Please contact [email protected] to schedule.

Brainerd Community Theatre Fall 2022

Graphic Design by Julie Berczyk

Brainerd Community Theatre
October 25-27 and November 1-3, 2022
Chalberg Theatre
all performances begin at 7pm

'Brighton Beach Memoirs'
by Neil Simon

'Brighton Beach Memoirs': Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche and her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style.

Please note: This play contains mature themes. Parental discretion is advised.

Brighton Beach Memoirs tells the story of 15-year-old Eugene Morris, a young man dealing with many challenges common to adolescence. Neil Simon approaches this topic from a frank perspective, and as such the play does not shy away from discussions of puberty and sex. Parents and younger viewers should be aware that this play contains profanity and discussions of mature subject matter. The website Common Sense Media provides a detailed description of the content in the 1986 film adaptation, which closely resembles the play script. You are also welcome to contact us if you have any additional questions or concerns.


Eugene: Olivia Armstrong

Jack: Kevin Yeager

Kate: Jana Johnson

Blanche: Erin Caswell

Stanley: Joey Haasken

Nora: Lydia Jendro

Laurie: Isabel Pence

Director and Costumer: Corrine Johnson, CLC Theatre Faculty
Stage Manager: Shawna Sylvester

Assistant Stage Manager: Brian Rhett
Technical Director: Curtis Jendro

Set Design and Carpentry: Tim Leagjeld
Assistant Costumer: Rachel Kline

Online Tickets

Rehearsal scenes from Sister Act Summer 2022:
Photography by Rachel Martin

Clarence Darrow rehearsal images Spring 2022:
Photography by John Erickson, Art Matters Gallery and Studio

Patrick Spradlin as Clarence Darrow

Elf - The Musical, Cast Rehearsal Fall 2022:
Photography by John Erickson, Art Matters Studio and Gallery

Cast images from Wait Until Dark...
photography by John Erickson, Art Matters Studio and Gallery

Maren (Goff) Martin as Susan

Kevin Yeager as Roat

Nick Kory as Mike

Brainerd Community Theatre's productions of 'Amadeus', 'Elf - The Musical' and 'Wait Until Dark' are recipients of grant funding provided by:  Five Wings Arts Council

Brainerd Community Theatre Company
2021-2022 Season

The BCT company hails from towns throughout the area. “We have members from Brainerd and Baxter, of course, but we also have several from Little Falls, Crosby, Pillager, Staples, Crosslake, Jenkins, Pine River, Nisswa, Fort Ripley, Breezy Point, Merrifield, Buffalo, and Minneapolis,” said Patrick Spradlin, BCT Director.

BCT’s season opens on October 21 with the suspense thriller ‘Wait Until Dark.’ The cast for the production includes Lily Cameron, Dave Endicott, Macy Judd, Nick Kory, Maren Martin, Brian Rhett, and Kevin Yeager. Spradlin will direct.

‘Elf: The Musical’ will premiere on December 9, directed by Travis Chaput. The cast includes Phyl Bell, Jesse Brutscher, Ryan Deblock, Jake Denning, Lindsey Derry, Mya Frank, Peyton Freeman, Jaydon Friedel, Lydia Jendro, Cy Johnson, Jana Johnson, Macy Judd, Rachael Kline, Maren Martin, Rachel Martin, Katie Nelsen, Regina Nelsen, Marc Oliphant, Maureen Paulus, Melissa Peterson, Abby Pratt, Emily Pratt, Mackenzie Pratt, Brian Rhett, Martha Rustad, Elli Salo, Rhonda Schmidt, Anika Seitzer, Attly Speer, Krystin Wiseley, and Lauren Yeager.

‘Amadeus,’ a drama based on the last 10 years of Mozart’s life, will open on February 10 under the direction of Spradlin with a cast of Isaak Anderson, Phyl Bell, Deb Binda, Gary Binda, Alan Bock, Brianna Engels, Sharon Hartley, Larissa Hynes, Bri Keran, Kevin Klawitter, Nick Kory, Lisa LeBlanc, Maren Martin, Matt Munoz, Shelly Munoz, C.J. Nichols, Marc Oliphant, Mike Paulus, Nicole Rothleutner, Erik Sanbeck, Patti Scott, and Kevin Yeager.

The history-based drama ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ will conclude the season when it opens on April 21. Directed by Beth Selinger, the cast is comprised of Isaak Anderson, Alan Bock, Jesse Brutscher, Dave Endicott, Mya Frank, Jaydon Friedel, Macy Judd, Jenny Kiffmeyer, Nick Kory, Marc Oliphant, Mike Paulus, Rhonda Schmidt, Rebecca T