A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL - Fireside Theatre Auditions

Posted: May 21, 2019

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A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL - NYC EPA
Fireside Theatre

AUDITION DATE

Mon, Jun 17, 2019
10:00 am - 6:00 pm (EDT)
Lunch 1 to 2

CONTRACT

Dinner Theatre $683/week minimum.

SEEKING

Equity actor/singers for various roles. See breakdown.

PREPARATION

Please prepare a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is fine. Those actors coming in for Jean Shepherd should prepare a short story-telling monologue.

Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION

Open Jar Studios
1601 Broadway 11/12th floors
New York, NY 10019
12th floor.
Enter on 48th St; Studio entrance on 11th floor. (check lobby upon arrival for exact studio assignment or changes)

PERSONNEL

Music and Lyrics: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Book: Joseph Robinette
Director: Ed Flesch
Musical Director: Mary Ehlinger
Choreographer: Shanna VanDerwerker

OTHER DATES

1st rehearsal: October 14, 2019; Runs October 31 – December 22, 2019

OTHER

EPA Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN

Seeking:

Jean Shepherd (Narrator) Male 40 – 55 Charismatic storyteller with a dynamic speaking voice who can draw the audience into the world of the play. Non-singing.

The Old Man (Lead) Male 30-45 High baritone or tenor to a high G. Good comic ability. He has a good heart but is buried under a rough exterior.

Mother (Lead) Female 28 – 40 Mezzo – soprano Low G to high Db. Good comic ability. She is more in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but strong–willed, straight forward, no nonsense, likable, midwestern – a kind of every-mom.

Miss Shields (Supporting) Female 25-40 Alto belter She is Ralphie’s elementary school teacher. Great with comedy. Character woman. Flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway. Great mover and a strong tapper.

Santa (Supporting) Male 30-55 Tenor Ill-tempered, inebriated, unhappy with his job.

Additional Adults (Supporting) Male and Female all ages Various ensemble roles as well as covers. All adults need to sing and move well


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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