By Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.
Produced by April Bridgeman
Directed by Leah Daily
Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.
September 14 from 7:30 – 9:30pm
September 15 from 7:30 – 9:30pm
Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue, preferably memorized. There will also be cold readings from the script.
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All auditionees who reserve an audition time should email a CURRENT photo or headshot and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos do not need to be professionally taken; we just need to recognize you!
ALL auditionees should be available for callbacks on September 17 from 7:30 – 9:00pm if needed. Seven performances will be held from December 12 – 23. Ages 8+ with 7-8 roles for children and 5 roles for adults. Everyone cast will need to be at ALL performances and at ALL rehearsals during the two weeks prior to opening. This will include late nights; children and parents should plan accordingly.