Triad Stage launches search for their next Tiny Tim for production of A Christmas Carol
(Greensboro, NC) — Triad Stage, the Triad’s largest professional theater, is launching a Triad-wide search for the next actor to play Charles Dickens’ timeless tot Tiny Tim in their annual production of A Christmas Carol. The two most recent Tiny Tims are now both performing in national touring productions, which has led the company to launch this search for the next breakout child star. Auditions for the next Tiny Tim will be held on Monday, September 17 and Tuesday, September 25 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. or by appointment at Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro.
The child actor should between 7 and 13 years old who is under 50 inches tall. Auditions are open to all ethnicities and genders, though actors must be willing to cut their hair for the role. Audition, rehearsal and performance details can be found at triadstage.org/workwithus under Auditions.
“One of my favorite parts of directing A Christmas Carol is working with such talented young performers,” says Triad Stage Associate Artistic Director Sarah Hankins, who has directed the production since 2016. “Every year I look forward to welcoming them to the Carol family and showcasing their incredible personalities in our production.”
Previous Tiny Tims have been able to launch themselves to larger stages after performing in A Christmas Carol. Christian Harmston (2015-2016) was handpicked to perform as “Gustave” in Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Brody Bett (2017) is now playing “Jack/Michael” in Finding Neverland, the story of author J.M. Barrie and the family who inspired the timeless Peter Pan.
“I’m so proud of all of our past Carolers and their achievements — from national tours to acceptances at arts magnet schools to their academic achievements,” says Hankins. “We all become very close and so it’s wonderful to keep up with them and to see their successes.”
Triad Stage’s 6th annual production of A Christmas Carol at Hanesbrands Theatre in Winston-Salem runs Nov. 30 – Dec. 23, 2018.
All Triad Stage productions feature the bold acting and breathtaking design that have been nationally recognized by The Wall Street Journal and by the American Theatre Wing, founder of the Tony Awards®, which named Triad Stage one of the top ten most promising theatres in the country as a recipient of the 2010 National Theatre Company Grant. Triad Stage has also earned accolades including “Best North Carolina Production of 2010” for The Glass Menagerie by Triangle Arts & Entertainment magazine; “One of the Best Regional Theatres in America”, New York’s Drama League; “Best Live Theater” (thirteen years running), Go Triad/News & Record; and “Professional Theater of the Year” (2003, 2011), North Carolina Theatre Conference.
PHOTO CREDITS: 1 – David Sitler and Brody Bett in 2017. 2 – David Sitler, Christian Harmston, Paul Gunter, Anthony Costello, Isabella Ellis in 2016. Photos by VanderVeen Photographer.