Show: A CHRISTMAS STORY
Theater: TOWN AND COUNTRY PLAYERS
Theater Website: https://townandcountryplayers.org/index.html
Theater Phone: (215) 348-7566
Start date of auditions: 08/25/2019
A CHRISTMAS STORY
Play by Philip Grecian
Based upon the motion picture “A Christmas Story” written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark
DIRECTOR: Annamarie Hughes
Actors in A Christmas Story are unpaid. This is a non-Equity production.
Sunday, August 25 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Monday, August 26 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
(by invitation only)
Tuesday, August 27 from 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Auditions and Call backs will be held at
Buckingham Township Building
4613 Hughesian Dr
Buckingham, PA 18912
Auditions are by appointment.
Appointments can be scheduled by sending an e-mail to producer Joe O’Neill at email@example.com.
Appointment requests should include: the role you are auditioning for, your theatrical resume, your headshot, if available, and the date you prefer for your audition.
Your audition date and time will be confirmed by e-mail.
Walk-ins are welcome, however, audition
appointments will be honored first.
November 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8:00 PM
November 10, 16, 17 and 23 at 2:00 PM
This production may require weekday benefit performances on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings at 7:30 Audition Requirements:
Prepare a 1-2 minute dramatic monologue showcasing your abilities.
In addition to your monologue, you will be asked to read sides from the show. Sides will be emailed to you prior to your audition. Printed sides will also be available during auditions. Sides do not have to be memorized.
Children and teens auditioning for ensemble roles should be prepared to do a basic dance/movement combination as they may be included in a dance ensemble. Formal dance training is not required.
Bring with you:
a non-returnable photograph
your theater resume
a list of your conflicts from the beginning of Rehearsals on Thursday, September 5th to end of show Striking of the set on Sunday November 24th.pm for the weeks in between public performances and on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm of the second week. All cast members are expected to perform in all benefit performances scheduled.
ABOUT THE SHOW
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.
RALPH as an adult. – A storyteller. Adult male, Also plays:
TREE LOT OWNER
VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR
RALPHIE PARKER – Ralph at 9 years old. Child male age 9-12.
MOTHER – Ralphie’s mother. Adult female
THE OLD MAN – Ralphie’s father. Adult male
SANTA CLAUSE (heard, never seen)
RANDY PARKER – Ralphie’s little brother. Child male age 6-8.
MISS SHIELDS – Ralphie’s teacher. Adult female
Schwartz’s mother’s voice is doubled by the actor playing Miss Shields.
FLICK – Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Child male age 9-12.
SCHWARTZ – Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Child male age 9-12.
Also plays DESPERADO TWO
ESTHER JANE ALBERRY – Ralphie’s classmate. Child female age 9-12
HELEN WEATHERS – Ralphie’s classmate. Child female age 9-12
SCUT FARKAS – A bully. Child male age 9-12.
ENSEMBLE DANCERS & ACTORS
Teens/children comfortable with on stage movement/dancing to fill roles in several basic dance numbers and also serve as extras in the classroom, playground etc.
Children and teens auditioning for these ensemble roles should be prepared to do a basic dance/movement combination as they may be included in a dance ensemble. Formal dance training is not required.
Those coming to audition for these roles should come prepared in comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear.
The opportunity also exists to cast the 19 roles above with 19 actors.