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'A Christmas Carol' Character Breakdown

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Scrooge

A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and has grown up heeding his father's advice to save his money.  Until he realizes how terrible he's become, he is grumpy, unsympathetic man and has no time for anyone or anything.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 65

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Younger Scrooge

A man who lost his father to creditors as a kid and is beginning to harden to his to save his money.  He is still a sympathetic man and in love with Emily.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 40

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Mr. Cratchit

A father and husband who cares deeply for his family, particularly his youngest son. He works hard to provide for them but is mistreated by his employer, Scrooge.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Mrs. Cratchit

Tiny Tim's mother and Mr. Cratchit's wife. She is a loving mother who tries to provide the best for her children with what she's got.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Tiny Tim

Mr. and Mrs. Cratchit's youngest son. He is crippled and sick, but is the definition of loving Christmas spirit. He constantly reminds his family that as long as they all have each other, they will be happy.

Gender: Male

Age: 9 to 12

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Grace Smythe

The younger daughter of Mr. Smythe

Gender: Female

Age:

Vocal range Db4 - Db5, Soprano

Vocal range bottom:

 

Fred

Scrooge's nephew and only living relative. He is a pleasant young man who believes in the good a joyful Christmas spirit can make in the world.

Gender: Male

Age: 22 to 35

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Ghost Of Christmas Present

A jovial, larger-than-life ghost who comes back to show Scrooge all the joy, love, and celebration he his missing out on while those around him celebrate Christmas. Actor doubles as Sandwichboard Man.

Gender: Male

Age: 35 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Ghost Of Christmas Past

An ever cheerful, sprightly ghost who comes back with the history book of Scrooge's past to show him the events that led to his current state. Actor doubles as Lamplighter.

Gender: Male/Female

Age: 25 to 55

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Blind Old Hag / Ghost Of Christmas Future

A beautiful, and terrifying wrath, the Ghost of Christmas Future is strong and silent as she shows Scrooge what will happen to him and those around him if he continue down the path he is currently treading.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 65

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Marley

Scrooge's former business partner who, before his death, was exactly like Scrooge. Comes back as a ghost in chains to warn Scrooge of how his life decisions will bind him in the afterlife.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 60

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Scrooge's Mother (in the past)

A sad woman who must send her young children into workhouses, after her husband is sent to debtor’s prison.

Gender: Female

Age:  35 to 55

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Adolescent Scrooge (in the past)

A youngster, whose family is torn apart when the father is sent to debtor’s prison.  He is separated from his family and sent to a workhouse at the age of 12

Gender: Male

Age: 10 - 13

Vocal range top: E5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Fan (younger sister of Scrooge in the past)

A youngster, whose family is torn apart when the father is sent to debtor’s prison.  She is separated from her family and sent to a workhouse at the age of 10

Gender: Female

Age: 10 - 13

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Emily

Scrooge's fiancé from when they were young. She is a beautiful girl, not impressed or in need of money.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 25

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Mrs. Fezziwig

The consummate hostess and Mr. Fezziwig's wife, she loved to help throw the Christmas party every year. She is prideful.

Gender: Female

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: A5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Mr. Fezziwig

A portly, jolly man who used to throw a huge Christmas party every year for the community. He was Scrooge's first boss and after teaching him all he knew, he became deeply disappointed in the man Scrooge became.

Gender: Male

Age: 50 to 70

Vocal range top: B5

Vocal range bottom: A3

 

Ensemble

A Children’s Chorus; Mrs. Mops (Scrooge’s Housekeeper); Cratchit Children; Sally (Fred’s Wife); Banker Trio; Charity Elves; Bankers; Street Vendors; Sailors; Ghosts; Jailers; Clerks; Gravediggers

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