MRT Hosts Young Actor Auditions for its production of A Christmas Carol

~ Submitted by Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT)

Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) will host auditions for young actors between the ages of eight and 16 for A Christmas Carol on

  • August 1 in Lowell;
  • August 6 in Nashua; and
  • August 8 in Concord, MA,

The auditions were recently announced by Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale.

MRT will present this world premiere production of A Christmas Carol, adapted and directed by Sale, from November 30 to December 24, 2022.

Students will need to prepare a one-minute monologue, poem, or story, and bring a recent picture and short resume to the audition. Students will be called in groups of 12 for a one-hour group audition. Sale said the audition is meant to be a fun, supportive, and collaborative workshop.

Children of all cultures and ethnicities are highly encouraged to audition. Students must be fully vaccinated to participate.

Auditions will be at MRT’s rehearsal hall from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 1, at 132 Warren Street, Lowell; Peacock Players at Janice Street Theatre from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, at 14 Court Street, Nashua; and Umbrella Stage Company’s Black Box Theatre from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on August 8 at 40 Stow Street, Concord, MA. Callbacks will be at 5:30 p.m. on August 15 in Lowell.

A Christmas Carol will begin rehearsals on Thursday, November 3, and tech days will be from November 26- 29 with an adjusted schedule for young actors. The first preview performance will be November 30, and the show opens on December 3 (rehearsals end). All performances will be at MRT’s Liberty Hall at 50 East Merrimack St., Lowell, MA. The show closes on December 24.

For further details and to register, visit For other questions, email Courtney Sale at with ACC Youth Auditions 2022 in the subject line.


Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) celebrates 43 years this season as the Merrimack Valley’s professional theatre. With a steadfast commitment to new plays, MRT normally produces seven works, including several premieres, in the 279-seat Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall.

Under the leadership of Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas, MRT strives to fulfill its mission to “create remarkable new and contemporary plays that bring joy to our art form while engaging, entertaining, and enriching our community.” The non-profit company guarantees that shows are accessible to audiences of all incomes; partners with businesses and other non-profits to fully engage the community; and contributes to the economic vitality of Lowell by attracting diverse audiences from throughout the region.

MRT recently welcomed Free Soil Arts Collective as the theatre’s first Company in Residence and Malika Oyetimein as the 2021-22 Artist in Residence.

MRT’s production of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End recently earned Boston Theatre Critics Association/Elliot Norton Award nominations for Best Solo Performance for Karen MacDonald and Best Design Team, Midsize Theatre, for Daniel Zimmerman, Scenic design; Teresa Snider-Stein, Costume Design; Joel Shier, Lighting Design; Scott Stauffer, Sound Design; and Kathy Wittman, Filmmaker.

Recent acclaimed productions include Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, the bestselling production in MRT’s history, and The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, both by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon; Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee and KNYUM by Vichet Chum, works in celebration of Lowell’s Cambodian community; The Haunted Life, a world premiere adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s unfinished novel; the world premiere of The Rise and Fall of Holly Fudge by Trista Baldwin; and plays honoring the Black experience, including Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith and Nina Simone: Four Women by Christina Ham.

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