Audition for "A Christmas Story"
All Roles Available
Saturday, September 9 from 4-7 pm (Shawnee Inn - WARING ROOM)
Tuesday, September 12 from 7-9 (Shawnee Inn - PAYETTE ROOM)
Thursday, September 14 from 4-6 pm (On Stage at the Shawnee Playhouse)
JEAN SHEPHERD (40-60yo) Charismatic and good-natured curmudgeon. Narrates the story, but also assumes minor character roles at times. Non singing / non dancing role. Must work well with young actors
MOTHER (30-40yo) Straightforward, in charge, no nonsense. Also warm and likable. A devoted wife and mother. Vocal range mezzo-soprano, low G3 to high Db5. Must work well with young actors
THE OLD MAN (35-45yo) Devoted father and husband, good-natured with a gruff exterior. Vocal range high baritone Bb2-G4 Must work well with young actors
MISS SHIELDS (25-50yo) Ralphie's school teacher. Prim, proper, and stern when necessary. In the dream sequence she transforms into a dynamic and show stopping belter. Vocal range F#3-D5. Must work well with young actors
ENSEMBLE OF 12 (20-50yo) to play Chief Elves, Santa Claus, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick's Mother, Nancy's Mother, Fantasy Villain, Waiters, Bank Robbers, Firefighter, Police Officer, Doctor, Nurse, Delivery Persons, Townspeople, Can Can Girls, and Others. Strong, comedic, singer / dancers. Tappers encouraged to audition. All vocal ranges. Must work well with young actors
RALPHIE (9-13) A regular kid with a dream. Bright and mischievous, his one wish is to get a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas. Vocal range F#3-D5, voice not yet changed
RANDY (7-9) Ralphie's younger brother. Lovable and stubborn. Vocal range F#3-D5
SCHWARTZ / BANK TELLER 1 (9-13) Ralphie's best friend, he becomes the scapegoat Ralphie when he gets in a tight spot. Appears as a bank teller in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
FLICK / BANK TELLER 2 (9-13) Ralphie's other best friend, he accepts a triple dog dare to stick his tongue to a frozen flagpole. Appears as a bank teller in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
SCUT FARKUS / BLACK BART (12-15) The classic neighborhood bully, obnoxious and intimidating. Appears as Black Bart in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
GROVER DILL / (10-13) Farkus' side kick. Delights in the fear he inspires from the neighborhood kids. Vocal range F#3-D5 ESTHER JANE / (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie, neighborhood kid. Vocal range F#3-D5
MARY BETH / (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie, neighborhood kid. Vocal range F#3-D5
NANCY/ (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie. Vocal range F#3-D5
ENSEMBLE (9-13) to play classmates, neighborhood kids, tap dancers, and others. All vocal ranges.
"A Christmas Story" the musical - Auditions!