‘Christmas Carol’ auditions are this weekend

Center Stage Theatre will hold auditions for the Broadway version of A Christmas Carol from 10 to noon on Saturday, Sept. 22, for adults and teens; then from 10 to noon on Sunday, Sept. 23, for children, ages 9 to 12.

"We are looking for talented children, teens, and adults between the ages of 9 and 90 to fill our cast for one of the greatest Christmas plays ever written," said Gary Scarpa, the director.

Candidates will be required to sing one minute of a song of their choice and may participate in an optional dance audition. All roles are open and newcomers, as well as experienced actors are welcome to audition.

This Broadway version of A Christmas Carol, which played at Madison Square Garden to sellout crowds, features music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens.

Center Stage is located at the former Lafayette School at 54 Grove Street. For further information, visit www.centerstageshelton.com or call 203-225-6079.

Center Stage Theatre is a non-profit organization, founded in 2005 by directors Gary and Francesca Scarpa. The theater presents a full season of five productions, using age-appropriate casting. Center Stage's purpose is to enhance the cultural environment within its community; to present high quality theatrical productions at affordable prices; to encourage growth and education through the performing arts; and to provide a means for interested adults, teens and children to experience and participate in various aspects of live theater.