Audition: A Christmas Story - The Musical

Auditions: Friday, August 24 at 7pm or Saturday, August 25 at 2pm
Callbacks: Sunday, August 26 at 2pm

All auditioning should prepare a one-minute vocal selection and bring sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

From the songwriting team behind the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story – The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage!

Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite,  A Christmas Story – The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”).  An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN FOR A CHRISTMAS STORY – THE MUSICAL:

Jean Sheperd/Narrator
Charismatic storyteller with a dynamic speaking voice who can draw an audience in to the world of the play. Radio personality. He (like his younger self) has a twinkle in his eye. An actor with presence and spark. A good-natured curmudgeon. Midwestern. This is a non-singing role.
Speaking Role
Late 40s to early 50s

The Old Man
He has a good heart, but it is buried under a rough exterior. He’s not the perfect father by any means – he is happiest when he’s tinkering in the basement. He usually expects the worst, but is secretly a dreamer. A devoted husband/father, who loves his family but does not feel the need to show it. Actor must be comfortable working with kids.
High Baritone or tenor to a high G
Late 30s to 40s

Mother
She is more in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but tough. Strong willed, straight forward, no nonsense, likable, midwestern – a kind of every-mom.
VOICE: contemporary mezzo with a strong mix, sings.
MezzoSoprano low G to high Db
30s-40s

Ralphie
A regular kid – cute but not overly handsome, not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; the boy next door. Ralphie above all is a dreamer. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. tap dance is a big plus
High belter, low F# to high D
9-12

Randy
Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother, Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage, cute, cuddly, & whiny but not a brat. Must be able to tap.
High belter, low F# to high C#
8-9

Miss Shields
She is Ralphie’s elementary school teacher. Perhaps a little boring looking at first –ah but underneath! Great with comedy. Character woman. An actress with a flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway – a belter.
Great mover and a strong tapper.
Alto belter
Mid 20’s – 40’s

Scut Farcus
Must be 5’ or shorter.
The classic bully; tough, perhaps taller than the other kids; there’s nothing about him you want to like. He’s that kid you always made sure to avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap.
12-14

Grover Dill
Farcus’ toady, smaller
8-12

Santa
ill-tempered, inebriated, unhappy with his job
Tenor 30s to 60s

Tap Specialty
Strong tap dancer – performs a featured tap solo.
8-14

Additional Roles for Adults and Kids
Schwartz
Flick
Esther Jane
Mary Beth
Nancy
Goggles Kid
Can-Can Girls
Can-Can Girlfriend
Waiter’s Daughter
Kid Ensemble
Elves
Delivery Men
Townspeople (Men and Women)
Prairie Ensemble
Villain
Bankrobbers
Escaped Prisoner
Mrs. Schwartz
Flick’s Mom
Nancy’s Mother
Bartender
Policeman
Fireman
Doctor
Nurse
Waiter
All kids need to sing and dance (tapping experience preferred)
All adults need to sing and be comfortable with some dancing. Strong dancers also needed.

Admission
Free
Event contact

Chuck Rogers

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