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A CHRISTMAS STORY and THREE VIEWINGS - New Repertory Theatre Auditions

Posted: June 28, 2011

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A CHRISTMAS STORY

andTHREE VIEWINGS

– Equity Principal Auditions by

APPOINTMENTin MA

New Repertory Theatre Watertown MA NEAT (salary level pending; currently $350/week minimum).

Managing Dir: Harriet Sheets

Shows run at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown, MA,

Equity Principal Auditions by

APPOINTMENT:

Friday, July 15, 2011 Arsenal Center for the Arts

10 AM – 2 PM321 Arsenal Street

Watertown, MA 02472

For an

appointment,call Bridget Kathleen O’Leary at 617/923-7060, x204 (M–F, 10–6). Equity Members without appointments will be seen throughout the audition session as time permits.

Five-minute appointments. Each Equity Member has a minimum of three minutes to audition. Please prepare material of your choice (including, if you wish, selections from these plays). For those who wish to perform a scene, a reader will be available. Please be prepared to state your starting and stopping places. Scripts are available at StageSource, 88 Tremont St., Boston.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

All roles are available unless otherwise specified. No understudies are being cast. All roles are available for non-traditional casting.

Mainstage:

A CHRISTMAS STORY Adapted/written by Philip Grecian. Dir: Diego Arciniengas. 1st reh: 11/18/11. Runs 12/11–12/24.

Ralph/Narrator:

30s-40s. Ralphie’s adult self. Reminisces, overcome with holiday nostalgia for the enormity of his childhood. Speaks with the seriousness of an adult about the all-important trivialities of his youth, the combination of which is the source of the play’s charm.

The Old Man:

40s. Ralphie’s father. A man of thrift and proud of it, with a philosophy or complaint about anything. He’s the King of his castle, with an impressive lexicon of curse words, and somewhat diluted sense of adventure and intellectual prowess.

Mother:

Late 30s-40s. Ralphie’s mother. Maternal and a tad over-protective, most especially with Randy. Quietly intelligent, she is practiced in her husband’s typical-male habits and does her best to indulge him.

Miss Shields:

30s-50s. Ralphie’s class teacher. An old-fashioned and practiced air in her classroom.

Santa:

40s–60s. The town’s department-store Santa. The jolly air is repetitive and disingenuous.

Randy:

6. Ralphie’s little brother. Monosyllabic, pampered, humorously helpless, and too young to understand the importance of Ralphie’s adventures.

Schwartz:

9. One of Ralphie’s best friends. Quick to make his point with a punch, he’s the instigator of a number of problems in his group.

Flick:

9. One of Ralphie’s best friends. The frequent punching bag of Schwartz, nursing a constantly sore arm, and often the scapegoat of plots gone wrong and the town bully, Scut Farkas.

Scut Farkas:

11-13. The merciless town bully, and object of absolute terror for the third grade class.

Helen Weathers:

9. The brain of her third grade class.

Esther Jane:

9. Helen’s friend. Has an eye for Ralphie.

Desperados:

20s–40s. A caricatured gang of robbers.

Black Bart:

30s-40s. The leader of the desperados. Defeated by Sheriff Ralphie, but vows revenge.

Neighbor:

15–20s. Passerby who admires The Old Man’s prize lamp.

Elf:

20s–30s. Santa’s helper, shuttling the children along the Santa line.

Ralphie Parker:

CAST. Auditioning performers will be considered as possible replacements, should any become necessary. Age 9. The epitome of the delusional nine-year-old, constantly living in his own fantasies of greatness, on a quest for his dream Christmas present.


Black Box:

THREE VIEWINGSby Jeffrey Hatcher. Director: Jim Petosa. 1st reh: 11/8/11. Runs 11/27–12/18.

Emil:

Man, 40s-50s. The funeral director. Timid, obsessive, kind. Desperately in love with a real estate agent in town.

Mac:

Woman, 30s-40s. Woman with an edge. Independent and forceful. Uses her wit to hide her past.

Virginia:

Late 50s - mid 70s. Pleasant, conversational. Re-tells how she finds herself unequipped for business after her husband’s death.


Theatre’s mailing address: New Repertory Theatre, 200 Dexter Avenue, Watertown , MA 02472

Theatre states that the Arsenal Center is accessible by major routes and the #70 bus.


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