A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - Fifth Avenue Theatre Auditions

Posted: August 6, 2014

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A Christmas Story - Youth Open Call
Fifth Avenue Theatre | Seattle, WA
Date of Audition:
8/18/2014



Call Type
Non-Required Principal
Time(s)
Monday, August 18, 2014
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Contract
WCLO
WCLO Minimum $1029/wk
Location
5th Avenue Theatre DAT5
1308 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

Seeking
Strong singers, actors, and dancers age 7-14 for ALL CHILD ROLES in A CHRISTMAS STORY.
Preparation
Please have your child prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. They should also be prepared to dance and wear movement clothes (jazz shoes or sneakers).
Other Dates
Tentative first rehearsalOct 20, 2014openingDec 4closingDec 31.
Other
www.5thavenue.org/auditions
Personnel
Bill Berry-Producing Artistic Director
Kelsey Thorgalsen-Casting Associate
Taryn Darr-Dance Call Choreographer
· A monitor willnotbe provided. The producer will run all aspects of this audition.
Appointments
By appointment only
Call206 625 1418 ext 262or emailkidsauditions@5thavenue.org
Details provided with appointment.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.
Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Breakdown
RALPHIE: Principal. 9-12 (to play 9, going on 10) Caucasian. His voice must be UNCHANGED. MUST on the short side. Possibly a bit pudgy; a regular kid – cute but not handsome, winsome but not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; a kid you wouldn’t mind living next door to. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but real. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high D. Must be able to tap. *Please prepare an uptempo Broadway belt song that displays range, personality and strong lyric interpretation.

RANDY: Principal. 8-9. Caucasian. Ralphie’s younger brother. Smaller than Ralphie; the cuter the better. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother, Ralphie but won’t admit it. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but real. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high C#. Must be able to tap. *Please prepare an uptempo Broadway belt song that displays range, personality and strong lyric interpretation.

SCUT FARCUS: Principal. 12-14. A meanie – the bully; lean, taller than the other kids; there’s nothing about him you want to like. He’s that kid you always made sure to avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap.

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#. Must be able to tap.

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#. Must be able to tap.

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#. Must be able to tap.

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. Must be able to tap.

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. Must be able to tap.

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. Must be able to tap.

ENSEMBLE GIRL 4/Asian 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. Must be able to tap.

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


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