All auditions at JCCT are open to the public and no show is pre-cast, no matter your age or experience we welcome you!
Open Call for A Christmas Story: The Musical
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.
Directed by David D. Hyde Jr
Assistant Directed by Jeanette Bess
Stage Manager- Nicole Intagliata
Choreographer- Ronnie Jenkins
Please prepare a one minute uptempo music piece, please bring a pre-cut track, no accompanist will be provided. No audition monologue is required.
A dance will be taught, please come prepared to move.
Schedule: Please note that both nights of auditions children will be auditioned first before adults.
Sunday, September 16 @ 6PM
Monday, September 17 @ 7PM
Anyone interested in working tech on the show should come to auditions.
JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: Late 40s to early 50s. A 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.
THE OLD MAN: Late 30s-40s. 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. VOICE: high baritone or tenor, must sing to a high G.
MOTHER: 30s-40s. 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 low G to high Db. MISS SHIELDS: Mid 20’s – 40’s. Soprano 1. 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. Great mover and comfortable with tap.
RALPHIE: 9-12 (to play 9, going on 10) 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. Being able to tap dance is a big plus.
RANDY: 8-9. 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.
The Kids- Must be able to sing and dance. Tap is a plus
Schwartz- a classmate
Flick- a classmate
Esther Jane- a classmate
Mary Beth- a classmate
Scut Farkus- older class bully
Grover Dill- Farkus’ sidekick and classmate
The Adults- must be able to sing and move/dance
Evles/ Townpeople/ Customers
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