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Theatre

Keeping the Arts Alive

A New Era of Theatre

Community theatre is active and thriving in the Real North. We boast two beloved theatre organizations, Theatre on the Bay and Children's Theatre, that have been entertaining residents and visitors for decades with engaging comedy, enduring drama and toe-tapping musical performances. Come experience a new era of theatre. 

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Children's Theatre

Children's Theatre

Children's Theatre offers theatrical opportunities for children ages 6-18. Since 1993, the theatre has proudly staged performances of our best-loved stories.

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Theatre on the Bay

Theatre on the Bay

Since 1966, Theatre on the Bay has been a community mainstay, representing the best of Marinette and inspiring community pride, inclusion and enrichment.

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The Last Five Years

The Last Five Years

Funny, Poignant and Devastatingly Honest

A modern musical that ingeniously chronicles the five-year life of a marriage, from meeting to break-up and from break-up to meeting. The musical has won awards and other accolades with critics calling it "honest, emotional and poignant." 

Friday & Saturday, September 24 & 25, 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, October 1 & 2, 7 p.m.

The Last Five Years is written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, originally produced for the New York stage by Arielle Tepper and Marty Bell, originally produced by Northlight Theatre, Chicago, Illinois.

The Last Five Years is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.

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Call for Auditions

A Christmas Carol
September 27, 5- 9 p.m. & September 28, 5-7 p.m.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song. You must provide your own accompaniment or track. No acapella auditions. A script will be provided. Click SIGN UP to register for a time.

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Audition Info

Theatre on the Bay is proud to present A Christmas Carol. Show dates will be December 9-12, 2021. The show will be directed by Heather Olsen and Brittany Welch. Once you sign-up for an audition time, you will be forwarded to an audition form to complete, including a bio and current headshots. Call backs, if needed will be on Wednesday, September 29. Rehearsals for dance will be after 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, after 5 p.m. on Fridays and most Saturdays. Please note availability for those timeframes. Not everyone will be called to or needed for all dance rehearsals. 

Characters needed:
 
Scrooge

A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father's advice to save his money. Until he realizes how terrible he's become, he is a grumpy unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything. Gender: Male. Age: 45-65. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Mr. Cratchit

A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge. Gender: Male. Age: 30-40. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Mrs. Cratchit

Tiny Tim's mother and Mr. Cratchit's wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she's got. Gender: Female. Age: 30-40. Vocal range top: E5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Tiny Tim

Mr. And Mrs. Cratchit's youngest son. He is crippled and sick but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy. Gender: Male. Age: 9-12. Vocal range top: 35. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Fred

Scrooge's nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world. Gender: Male. Age: 25-35. Vocal range top: F5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Ghost of Christmas Present

A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love and celebration he is missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man. Gender: Male. Age: 35-45. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Ghost of Christmas Past

An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge's past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter. Gender: Male. Age: 40-60. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Blind Old Hag/ Ghost of Christmas Future

A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading. Gender: Female. Age: 50-65. Vocal range top: G5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

 
Marley

Scrooge's former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife. Gender: Male. Age: 45-55. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Emily

Scrooge's fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money. Gender: Female. Age: 18-25. Vocal range top: B5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

Mrs. Fezziwig

The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig's wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful. Gender: Female. Age: 50-60. Vocal range top: A5. Vocal range bottom: A3. 

Mr. Fezziwig

A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge's first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became. Gender: Male. Age: 55-65. Vocal range top: B5. Vocal range bottom: A3.

 
Scrooge's Mother

 

Young Scrooge

 

Fan

 

Ensemble

Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Monks