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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! **Updated** - Broadway Theatre TBA Auditions

Posted: June 4, 2012

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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL!- ECC/Singers
Jerry Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri & Pat Addiss
New York, NY



Call Type
Equity Chorus
Date of Audition
6/8/2012
Location
Pearl Studios NYC "519"
519 8th Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY

Time(s)
Friday, June 8, 2012
10 AM - Equity male singers who dance.
2 PM - Equity female singers who dance.
> Chorus rules are in effect.
> A monitor will be provided.
Personnel
Dir: John Rando
Choreo: Warren Carlyle
Book: Joseph Robinette
Score: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Mus Dir: Ian Eisendrath
Assoc Choreo: James Gray
GM: John Corker, Corker Group LLC
Other Dates
ECC/Dancers: 6/7. ECC/Singers: 6/8. EPAs: 6/11 - 6/13. See separate notices.

1st reh: 10/1/12. Runs 11/6-12/30 at a Broadway theatre to be announced.
Contract
Production (League)
$1,754/week minimum.
Seeking
Singing actors (m/f, adults and children) who dance for the Ensemble of this Broadway production. See Breakdown for details.
Breakdown
A breakdown has been added for this notice.
Preparation
Please see Breakdown for preparation instructions.
Other
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting

www.achristmasstorythemusical.com/
Performers of all ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Posted:5/25/2012




Update,posted 6/4/12: GREEN EQUITY CARDS WILL NOW REMAIN VALID UP TO AND INCLUDING JUNE 30, 2012.

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Preparation:
Adults:Please prepare two 16-bar selections(NOT by Pasek & Paul):
1) A bright up-tempo that displays personality, style and strong lyric interpretation, and
2) A legit ballad with sustained phrases that displays range.
Notethat not all singers will be asked for their second selection. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Kids:Please prepare sixteen bars of an uptempo Broadway belt song(NOT by Pasek & Paul)that displays range, personality and strong lyric interpretation. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose. Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

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About the Show:
After a successful US tour last year, A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL! is coming to Broadway this holiday season.

This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations— including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” this is a tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas.

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Seekingall ethnicities to add to a strong ensemble to create an interesting, multiracial, off-beat, quirky group. The following positions must sing, dance and act to a high standard and must exude personality, warmth, and be tremendously talented: Seeking a high-caliber cast.

This score requires strong ensemble singers who have bright, present, contemporary voices that can run the gamut from contemporary musical theatre chorus voice to legit, choral voice. (It is crucial that these singers are able to sing tight harmonies at the top of their registers with and without vibrato.)

THE FOLLOWING ENSEMBLE POSITIONS REQUIRE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SING, DANCE AND ACT TO A HIGH STANDARD (character ages: 20s-50s)

ADULTS:
MALE ENS 1: Tenor who sings up to a high A.

MALE ENS 2: Tenor who sings to a high A.

MALE ENS 3 (Santa & Old Man U/S): Tenor who sings to a high G.

MALE ENS 4: Tenor who sings up to a high G.

MALE ENS 5 ELF/WAITER: High baritone who sings to a high F#.

MALE ENS 6: High baritone who sings to a high F#.

FEMALE ENS 1/US MISS SHIELDS: Mezzo w/strong belt and legit mix. (Must belt up to a C and have a strong legit F above).

FEMALE ENS 2/FEMALE ELF: Mezzo w/strong belt and legit mix. (Must belt up to a C and have a strong legit F above).

FEMALE ENS 3: Soprano who sings up to a high A.

FEMALE ENS 4/US MOTHER: Soprano who sings to a high A.

FEMALE ENS 5: High soprano who sings up to a high C.


Also seeking two Swings:

Male Swing: Must be able to cover all tenor and baritone parts.

Female Swing: Must be able to cover all soprano and alto vocal parts. Flexible singer with strong legit voice and belt required.


CHILDREN:
NOTE:The kids carry a HUGE part of a HUGE production. Seeking boys and girls with natural star quality. Seeking CHILDREN OF ALL ETHNICITIES. BOYS MUST HAVE UNCHANGED voices. All must be able to tap.All must be 4'11" or under.

CD states, "For the following [parts], it is IMPERATIVE THAT WE CAST CHILDREN OF ALL ETHNICITIES."

FLICK: 10 to 13. Children’s chorus with chorus part of Flick. He’s the kid who gets his tongue stuck to the pole. In this version, he will sing a song with his tongue “stuck” to a flag pole. Must also carry one or two production numbers. Tough on the outside but a little boy on the inside. Not cute but not evil. He should be funny – has a lot of laugh lines – and he sings a lot. VOICE: Belter (unchanged voice) low B to high C#.

SCHWARTZ: 10 to 13. Children’s chorus with chorus part of Schwartz. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but still real. He’s the kid who “double dog dares” Flick to stick his tongue to the flag pole. Tough on the outside but a little boy on the inside. Not cute but not evil. He should be funny – has a lot of laugh lines – and he sings a lot. VOICE: Belter (unchanged voice) low B to high C#.

GROVER DILL/US RANDY: 10-12. Children’s chorus with chorus part of Grover. Farcus’s sidekick. He is smaller than Scut and has a "Napoleon Complex." He compensates for his shortcomings with extreme meanness. Like Farcus, a bad egg. VOICE: Belter (unchanged voice) low B to high C#.

MARY BETH (ENSEMBLE GIRL 1): 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must be a high belter. Sings from a low B to high D#. Must be a strong/engaging performer.

ESTHER JANE (ENSEMBLE GIRL 2): 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must be a high belter. Sings from a low B to high D#. Must be a strong/engaging performer.

ENSEMBLE GIRL 3: 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must be a high belter. Sings from a low B to high D#. Must be a strong/engaging performer.

ENSEMBLE GIRL 4/Waitress: 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must be a high belter. Sings from a low B to high D#. Must be a strong/engaging performer.

ENSEMBLE BOY 1: 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must have an unchanged voice. Sings from a low B to high D#.

BOY SWING: 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must have an unchanged voice. Sings from a low B to high D#.

GIRL SWING: 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must be a high belter. Sings from a low B to high D#. Must be a strong/engaging performer.


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