Theatre Puget Sound Audition Listing Service
Prefered method of submission: Arrive for audition
Edmonds Driftwood Players Annex located at 200 Dayton, Edmonds
Director Diane Johnston
Choreographer Laura McFarlane
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.
October 6 – November 27, 2019.
Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (occasional Friday and/or weekend rehearsals as needed, based upon cast availability)
November 29-December 22, 2019 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm – Saturday matinees (2pm) on 12/7 & 12/21)
Character Breakdown / Project Needs
JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: (Male, 40s to 60s) A charismatic storyteller
RALPHIE: (Male, 9 to 13 years old) A bright kid who is a bit mischievous
MOTHER: (Female, 30s to 40s) Warm and affable, but not a pushover; secret engine that keeps the family running
THE OLD MAN: (Male, 30s to 40s) Gruff exterior with a good heart
MISS SHIELDS: (Female, mid 30s to late 50s) Prim and proper school teacher (who becomes a brassy belter and dancer)
SANTA: (Male, early 30s to early 60s) Ill-tempered and slightly inebriated
RANDY: (Male, 7 to 10 years old) Cute, cuddly and whiney
SCUT FARKUS: (Male, 14 – 16 years old) School yard bully; loud and intimidating
GROVER DILL: (Male, 9 to 12 years old) Farkus’ sidekick
SCWARTZ: (Male, 9 – 13 years old) Ralphie’s good buddy
FLICK: (Male, 9 – 13 years old) Friend of Ralphie
ESTHER JANE: (Female, 9 – 13 years old) Classmate
MARYBETH: (Female, 9 – 13 years old) Classmate
3 GIRLS (9 – 15 years old)
2 BOYS (9 – 15 years old)
3 FEMALE ADULTS (20s to 70)
3 MALE ADULTS (20s to 70s)
Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Monday, September 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Callbacks or second audition/interview?
(By invitation only) Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 3, 2019
Song: Prepare 32 bars (no more than one-minute in length) of a musical theatre song.
Note - an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. Recorded music is also acceptable.
Monologue: Prepare a 1 to 2-minute monologue (Children’s monologues may be 1-minute)
Dance: No dance at the initial audition, but there will be dance/movement at the callbacks. Please reference any tap skills on your audition information form.
Headshot and Resume: Please bring one copy.
A Christmas Story, The Musical added September 17, 2019, 12:10 pm
|This listing will be deleted on: Thursday, October 3, 2019|