On Stage:


The beloved classic adapted into modern-day English. 

Coming to the stage

December 9th & 10th

Doors Open @ 7:00 pm

Show Starts @ 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 per person

Children under 2 years are free.

Tickets go on sale November 1st.

Interested in auditioning? Click here!

Children's Performing Arts in Jacksonville

Riverside Children's Arts Center is proud to have one of Jacksonville's fastest-growing theatre programs for children! Our first show was Rumplestiltskin in 2019. It was a short, 10-minute show with a cast of six that presented as part of a showcase demonstration of all our spring classes. The stage was being used as a storage space at the time, and the kids used a tiny corner of the stage to perform with no set, no costumes, and minimal props. Now, just three years later, we have got a truly unique educational theatre program with complete sets, costumes, and props. Our program is designed to build confidence, poise, and teamwork skills that will be useful no matter what they choose to do in their life ahead. 


What makes our theatre program different? To put it simply, our realistic, albeit kinder representation of the way things work "in the real world." Our main stage shows are audition only; not everyone who auditions will always get a part or have lots of lines. Actors who miss rehearsals or are disruptive can be re-cast. This all might sound scary, but it is genuinely beneficial! The only way to truly understand how a theatre works is to experience it firsthand. 


Not quite ready for the scary-fun thrill of an actual audition? Riverside Children's Arts Center offers excellent acting classes; all children enrolled will perform on stage at the end if they feel ready. 

Colored Theatre Lights

Mommy's a Zombie! - Spring 2022


Simply Cinderella - Fall 2021


Belle And That Beast Guy - Spring 2021


Upcoming Auditions!


The beloved classic adapted into modern-day English. 

Open to ages 5 - 17


September 22, 2022

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

You may show up any time before 8:00 pm. 

Cast Orientation & Read Through

October 13, 2022

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Parents strongly encouraged to attend with their child.


10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Cast and crew only, please.


December 9th & 10th

Call Time: 5:30 pm

Can't be at auditions? Submit a video audition.

Note: There is no cost to audition or participate in this program, however, everyone age 2 years and older, including families of the cast, must purchase a ticket in order to attend the performance. 

Auditions consist of reading from the script.

Here is what we will have you read from at the auditions:


Character Breakdown

Some characters will also play the role of singing carolers. All roles are open to all genders and ethnicities.


Ebenezer Scrooge - A grumpy old man that hates Christmas and only cares about money. 85 Lines.

Bob Cratchit - Works hard for his family and always tries to be positive no matter what. 13 Lines.

Mrs. Cratchit - Bob’s wife, she’s supportive, but she doesn’t like Scrooge. 8 Lines.

Jacob Marley - The ghost of Scrooge’s former business partner, he’s suffering in the afterlife. 12 Lines.

Fred - Scrooge’s nephew. He loves Christmas and tries his best to cheer up his uncle. 11 Lines.

Gentleman Visitor - He collects donations for the homeless shelter. 12 Lines.

First Spirit - The ghost of Christmas past. A joyful spirit. 13 Lines.

Second Spirit - The ghost of Christmas present. Loud but sensible. *Also plays Fezziwig. 17 Lines.

Third Spirit - The ghost of Christmas yet to be. Does not speak. 

Fezziwig - The life of the party always. *Also plays Second Spirit. 2 Lines

Young Ebenezer - Scrooge as a young man. 2 Lines.

Sweetheart - Young Ebenezer’s fiance. 2 Lines.

Tiny Tim - The Cratchit’s very sick son. Believes in the magic of Christmas. 2 Lines.

Child - Tiny Tim’s sibling. 2 Lines.

Boy - A random boy on the street. 6 Lines.

Woman - A random woman on the street. 1 Line.