A Christmas Story

Audition!

Monday, July 16 & Tuesday, July 17

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November 2018: 24+, 25*, 30
December 1+, 2*, 7, 8+, 9*

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm
+ Shows at 2 pm and 8 pm
Performed at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn

adapted by Philip Grecian

written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark

Directed by Ken Kemp

Christmas is just around the corner, and Ralphie Parker wants a shiny, new Red Ryder Air Rifle more than anything in the world. In the weeks leading up to Christmas Eve, he wages a full-scale campaign to convince his parents that he just HAS to have one, enlisting the aid of his school chums, his unwitting teacher, and even SANTA himself. This live action show is true to the classic, beloved holiday movie.

Setting: Hohman, Indiana (1938)

Cast of Characters

NOTE: All 1938 characters (especially the boys/men) will be required to get appropriate (i.e. short) period haircuts. Women/girls will also need period appropriate hairstyle/color. Some parts will also voice/play other roles.

Ralphie Parker - Typical young schoolboy, circa 1938. More than anything, he wants a Red Ryder Air Rifle for Christmas, and he spends the entire play scheming how to get one. (M - 9-11)

Ralph Parker - Ralphie as an adult. He narrates the story, sets the stage, and occasionally interacts with the characters in the story. Warm and folksy - he's like the Stage Manager in Our Town, but more fun and lighthearted. (M - late-20s-late-40s)

The Old Man - Ralphie's father, a good provider who isn't always aware of what goes on around him. Typical 1930's and 40's dad. (M - mid-30s-late-40s)

The Mother - Ralphie's mother, the calm voice of reason in the Parker home. Needs good comic timing, especially with subtle actions, gestures, and visual "bits" - she runs the household (F - mid-30s-late-40s)

Randy - Ralphie's younger brother. Tags along with Ralphie and his friends, and likes to hide in different places around the house (cupboards, behind furniture, etc.). Strong visual humor skills and facial expressions. (M - 6-8 [or play/read that age])

Miss Shields - Ralphie's teacher (F - 20s-70s)

Scut Farkus - Neighborhood bully (M 9-12)

Flick - Ralphie's friend (M 9-11)

Schwartz - Ralphie's friend (M 9-11)

Esther Jane Alberry - Ralphie's classmate (F 9-11)

Helen Weathers - Ralphie's classmate (F 9-11)

Production Staff

Director

Ken Kemp