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The Great American Melodrama will audition young local actors for this year’s production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL. Auditions will be held at the theatre on Saturday, August 26 at 10 am. Actors should come prepared to recite a memorized rhyme or monologue and to sing a verse from their favorite Christmas carol or other song. An accompanist will not be provided; songs may be sung a capella. Audition pieces shouldn’t exceed a total of 2 minutes. We are seeking 8 actors to play Cratchit children:

Tiny Tim: a small boy aged 5-7
Belinda: a girl aged 6-12
Peter: a boy aged 10-17
Martha: a girl aged 12-17

All positions are paid

Rehearsals begin October 24, 2017. A Christmas Carol runs from November 16 through December 31, 2017.

For more information please email



The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville (TGAM) is a professional non-Equity theatre that has run year ‘round in Oceano, CA since 1975. Our shows are high-energy comedies or musicals followed by song, dance and comedy revues, so we look for strong actor/singers who can move. Our company size varies from 5 to 9.

The Melodrama hires professional actors from around the country.  Our primary source of talent is the Unified Professional Theatre Auditions (UPTA), which are held each February in Memphis, TN.  (Information on these auditions can be found at their website at  Please note that actors wishing to work at TGAM need to be available for daytime rehearsals and evening performances.  All roles are paid.
Those wishing to audition should prepare 1-2 short monologues, at least one of which must be comic, as well as 2 contrasting songs (32 bars each). The entire audition cannot exceed 3 minutes. An accompanist will be provided so make sure to have clean, readable sheet music for your songs. We will also need a copy of your headshot and resume.

Those unable to attend UPTAs may send a picture and resume to:

Dan Schultz, Artistic Director, TGAM, PO Box 1026, Oceano, CA 93475 or email as .pdf attachments to

No phone calls, please. If Mr. Schultz is interested in seeing you he will contact you to arrange an audition.