Auditions for Roles in Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol”

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On Monday August 12th at 7:30 p.m. the Minstrel Players of Northport will be holding auditions for Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol.”   All parts are open except for Mrs. Dilber and Scrooge. Men, women, and children (ages 5 and up) are needed. Rehearsals will either be on Sunday afternoons, Monday or Tuesday nights.

Performances will be on Friday, December 13 and Saturday, December 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m., at Houghton Hall Theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 130 Main Street in Northport Village. Please bring a resume and a headshot. For more information, please call 631-732-2926 or visit us online at

About Minstrel Players of Northport:

The Minstrel Players have been around as a Long Island Theatrical Troupe since early 2000. The original concept of The Minstrel Players was developed by Executive Producer Ray Palen and his sister Tara. Ray and Tara have a lifetime of performance experience and Ray and his wife and Co-Producer, Debbie, sat on the board of a popular theatre group in Queens before starting their own venture.

The Minstrel Players mission is to provide “World Class” entertainment at an affordable price. Above and beyond that, The Minstrel Players seek to work with other actors and theatre professionals who share the same love of the craft that they have. This includes buying into the concept of “checking your ego at the door” – an ideology that has worked well for this tight-knit group. We truly believe that putting together the right chemistry of individuals makes for a better performance in every way!

In addition to those already mentioned, the backbone of The Minstrel Players include: Rob Cashman – our brilliant Technical Director, and Bernie Caprera – one of the top Lighting Directors on Long Island. We also are eternally grateful to the late Nicky Star – our personal videographer for years and creator of many of our signature props and set pieces – his legacy lives on the Minstrel Stage!

The Minstrel Players on-stage talent is made up of a mix of regulars and newcomers. We apply an “open-door” policy to all who want to be a part of our productions and encourage new talent/backstage help to join us. Some key members who have contributed to The Minstrel Players success in this capacity are: Karen Mercorella – the on-stage backbone of several Minstrel productions; Roseann Baldanza – an original Minstrel and frequent actor; and many, many other hard-working and wonderfully talented actors who are too numerous to list individually.

Some Minstrels have gone above and beyond in way of creativity, extra effort or pure talent. The Minstrels recognize them by induction into The Minstrel Players Hall of Fame

We enjoy what we do and hope it shows in each and every performance. Please come and see a Minstrel Players production and find out what we’re all about! Enjoy!

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