Date(s) - 09/14/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
StageCoach Theatre Company
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
A young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. Whenever he tells someone how much he wants it, he/she tells him that he will shoot his eye out and refuses to get it for him. Even a department store Santa Claus tells him the same thing. After Ralphie gets a C+, he gets teased again by Scut. In response, Ralphie beats him very badly while cursing loudly. However, his parents do not get mad at him, and on Christmas morning, he gets the BB gun, since his father had one at that age. When he goes to try it out, the bullet ricochets and knocks off his glasses, which he accidentally steps upon while looking for them. He makes up a story about an icicle, and his parents believe him. In the end, a horde of dogs come in and steal the Christmas turkey, so his family goes out for “Chinese turkey,” or duck.
September 14 and 15 from 7:00 – 9:00pm
Callbacks September 17 from 7:00 – 9:00pm. All auditionees should be prepared to attend, if necessary.
Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue, preferably memorized. There will also be cold readings from the script.
To reserve an audition time, please use Sign-Up Genius. Walk-ins will be seen as schedule permits.
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! Please bring a calendar to the auditions to note any rehearsal conflicts.
Performances will run from December 12 – 23 with both afternoon and evening show times, once per day. Everyone cast will need to be at ALL performances and at ALL rehearsals during the two weeks prior to opening – this includes a Halloween night performance. This will include late nights; children and parents should plan accordingly.