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Join EV Drama for our bi-annual production of A Christmas Carol, coming in December 2017! Come see this redemptive adaptation of Dickens' classic story at the historic King Opera House in Van Buren, AR.

Our adaptation of A Christmas Carol is a little different than Dickens' traditional "ghostly little book". As in the original story, Scrooge realizes what his life has become, and literally comes to the end of himself. But instead of merely deciding to change his miserly ways, our Scrooge chooses to make God the center of his life, and "nothing will ever be the same again!"

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Photos taken during 2015 production
Courtesy of Brad and Kim Kidder
— Cast Auditions —
ACC 2015
Returning Cast
  Public Auditions
Fri. March 317 pm – 9 pm   Sat. April 111 am – 5 pmBy Appointment
AND Drop In
Sun. April 22 pm – 5 pmBy Appointment
Auditions Will Be Held At:
Shady Grove Baptist Church
416 Hwy 348 (corner of Hwys 59 & 348) Van Buren, AR 72956
Schedule An Audition / More Info:
Actors Needed:
All ages welcome (some roles already filled)
  • 8 to 12 Boys (age 4-14)
  • 4 to 9 Girls (age 4-14)
  • 3 to 5 Young Men (age 15-20)
  • 4 to 9 Young Women (age 15-20)
  • 4 to 8 Men (age 20 and older)
  • 7 to 9 Women (age 20 and older)
(Weekly rehearsals start in August)
  • Non-Speaking Extras: Any Age
  • Caroler Choir: Men, Women and
    Children (no audition necessary)
(Rehearsals start in September)

Cast is made up of about 35 characters with lines, a few extras with no lines, and some Caroler-Only choir members.

Audition Type:
Readings from the Script
Production Dates:
Thursday - Sunday
Nov. 30 - Dec. 3 2017
An EV Drama Tradition:
Earthen Vessels Drama Company, a ministry of Shady Grove Baptist Church, has performed their adaptation of A Christmas Carol in the King Opera House in Van Buren every other year since 2005. Jon Harvey will reprise his role as Scrooge, bringing this story of God’s redemption to the stage for the 7th time!
Jolene Barker