Auditions for A Christmas Carol

September 27th, 2018

Audition time and place:
Saturday, October 6, 2018
11 am – 1:30 pm
Oak Park Public Library
834 Lake St., Oak Park, IL
Small Meeting Room (2nd Floor)

Actors and musicians needed for one-off “radio theatre” charity event (Oak Park)

For the third year, Moebius Theatre will perform its “steampowered” live audio theatre adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story, A Christmas Carol, to raise donations for local food pantries. The performance will take place Friday evening, December 7, at the beautiful Nineteenth Century Club in Oak Park. This event has grown in popularity each year, and we are expanding the show and moving to a larger venue to accommodate the response.Seeking actors of all ages (there are even several roles available for children), as well as musicians and production staff. These are NOT paid positions – proceeds will be donated to the food bank. The performance is similar to “old-time radio” – with music and sound effects created live. Most of the roles use scripts onstage and will not need to be memorized. However, good reading and vocal interpretation skills are essential for actors (actors may play multiple roles), and ability with one or more British dialects is preferred. The form of the auditions is cold reads.If you wish to be considered as a musician, please contact director Kate Graham at acc@moebiustheatre.net.

If you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled audition, it may be possible to make other arrangements, but you MUST contact the director at acc@moebiustheatre.net prior to the audition time.

Audition, rehearsal, and performance locations are all convenient to Green and Blue Line El stations.

It will help us better plan the auditions if you could please contact the director at acc@moebiustheatre.net to let us know you will be attending. If you are interested but cannot attend the scheduled audition, it may be possible to make other arrangements, if you contact the director PRIOR to the scheduled auditions.

Again, these are not paid positions. We’re just trying to have a little fun and do some good in the world. ūüôā

Moebius Revives Its Steampunk Christmas Classic

November 15th, 2017

Moebius Theatre is revving up its steam engines and reviving its 2015 live audio production of the Charles Dickens classic tale, A Christmas Carol. Join us at one (or more!) of four performances and experience…

Grand elocution!

Festive music!

A spectacular person-powered sound effects machine!

… and a Great Many Hats!

Adapted and directed by K Zo√ę Graham

Performed by a cast of fantastic actors and actor/musicians:

  • Joseph Adlesick
  • E. Michael Blake
  • Lisa Golladay
  • Peter Pollack
  • Erin Lynn Ransford
  • Nicholas Scotese
  • Ralph Scotese
  • Brian Sebby
  • Alan Ziebarth

Performance dates and times

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 3:00 pm

Friendly Coffee Lounge

6731 Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 4:00 pm

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 7:00 pm

Eastgate Café

102 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017, 7:00 pm

Westside Improv Studio


123 W Front Street, #100, Wheaton, IL

Moebius Theatre to Present “A Christmas Carol” this December

November 9th, 2015

Moebius Theatre is currently in rehearsals for a “steampunk themed” live audio production of an original adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday classic, “A Christmas Carol.” Eight actor/musicians will take on approximately 38 roles as well as sound effects and music. The aim of the production is to provide holiday entertainment while soliciting donations to a local anti-hunger charity.

Performances*:

Eastgate Café
102 Harrison Street, Oak Park, IL
Friday December 4, 2015: 7:30 PM

Director and Adapter: K. Zoe Graham
Musicians: Lisa Golladay, E. Michael Blake, Ralph Scotese, and Katharine Graham
Sound Effects Machine Creator: Ralph Scotese
Audio Engineer: Pete Pollack

Performers:

  • Alan Ziebarth (Ebenezer Scrooge)
  • Ralph Scotese (Fred, Marley’s Ghost, Ghost of Christmas Present, Fezziwig, Businessman)
  • E. Michael Blake (Bob Cratchit, Ed,¬†Party Guest, Businessman, Old Joe, Caroline’s Husband)
  • Brian Sebby (Charity Collector, Bertie, Young Scrooge, Peter Cratchit, Party Guest, Businessman, Undertaker’s Man)
  • Karen Bergquist (Young Caroler, Fan, Mrs. Fezziwig, Mrs. Cratchit, Party Guest, Caroline)
  • Rachel Bonarek (Ghost of Chrismas Past, Belinda Cratchit, Fred’s Wife, Laundress, Fred’s Housekeeper)
  • Lisa Golladay (Belle, Martha Cratchit, Party Guest, Charwoman)
  • Katharine Graham (Narrator/Boy)

*Interested in hosting a performance?

If you have the space, we have¬†4 more open time slots for performances of this show, which runs approx. 1 1/2 hour, which includes a brief intermission. We will also require approximate 1/2 hour to set up and 15 minutes to tear down. We charge nothing for the performance, but we ask that we may “pass the hat” to solicit donations for an anti-hunger charity. We would also happily perform for a¬†less public¬†audience who are in special need of some cheer – long-term-care facilities. The open time slots are any 2 1/2 hours within the following:

  • Sunday, Dec. 6, 5pm-10pm
  • Friday, Dec. 11, 6pm – 10pm
  • Saturday, Dec 12, Noon – 5 pm
  • Sunday, Dec 13, 5pm¬†– 10pm

Interested? Contact Kate at shows@moebiustheatre.net