Welcome to the home for the Pickwick Players production of

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play

This is a website for information about the Pickwick Player Production of A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play in Santee California from December 6 through December 15, 2019 at Carton Oaks School.

See the links at the top of the page for audition information, the production calendar, character list, and other information.

See the "AUDITION INFORMATION" page for the audition readings AND audition sign-up procedures. Also, please be prepared to sing your version of the "Happy Birthday" song.

HERE is a copy of Charles Dickens' ORIGINAL TEXT.

NOTE: There will be TWO CASTS for this show.

1. ADULT CAST - All roles have been cast and are not open for auditions. Adults perform December 6, 7, 13, 14 at 7:30pm.

2. TEEN CAST - All speaking roles are OPEN. Teens perform December 8 and 15 at 2pm.

A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry

with permission from Playscripts, Inc.

Directed by Bill Deerfield

Produced by Heather Deerfield


Auditions for the TEEN CAST are by appointment only.

Auditions are a THREE STEP PROCESS.

Please be sure to complete ALL of the steps at



Sunday, September 8 at 12:00PM at Carlton Oaks School 9353 Wethersfield Rd, Santee, CA 92071

We will discuss what we are looking for as well as answer questions about the process, the show, and Pickwick.


Tuesday, September 17, 2019 from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Callbacks by invitation only on

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 6:30pm.

Auditions and Callbacks will be held at

Carlton Oaks School - 9353 Wethersfield Rd, Santee, CA 92071.

Auditions will consist of prepared readings that are on the audition website. We will ask you to do voices, and show us what characters you can create with your voice. We will also be listening for volume and clarity. The audition reading does NOT have to be memorized. We may also ask you to perform cold readings from the script.


The Charles Dickens holiday classic comes to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast, complete with vintage commercials for fruitcake (extra-fancy), and the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. A handful of actors bring dozens of characters to the stage, as the familiar story unfolds: Three ghosts take Ebenezer Scrooge on a thrilling journey to teach him the true meaning of Christmas. A charming take on a family favorite that will leave no one saying "Bah Humbug!"


Auditions are open to AGES 12-18.

At this time we are anticipating roles for 5 Men and 3 Women, who will play multiple roles. (This breakdown is for both casts.)

All roles are OPEN for the TEEN PRODUCTION.

All roles are PRECAST for the ADULT PRODUCTION.


PERFORMANCE DATES - NOTE: If there is only one cast, they will perform on all of the following dates.


Friday, December 6, 7:30pm - Call - 6pm

Saturday, December 7, 7:30 - Call - 6pm

Friday, December 13, 7:30pm - Call - 6pm

Saturday, December 14, 7:30 - Call - 6pm


Saturday, December 7, 2pm - Call - 12:30pm

Sunday, December 8, 2pm - Call - 12:30pm

Sunday, December 15, 2pm - Call - 12:30pm