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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - National Tour Auditions

Posted: May 10, 2013

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A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - ECC/Dancers

Jerry Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri & Pat Addiss|New York, NY

Date of Audition:
5/23/2013



Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call / Dancers who sing

Thursday, May 23, 2013
10 AM - Equity male dancers who sing.
2 PM - Equity female dancers who sing.

Contract
Production (League)
Tier C pending approval Minimum salary is $1,112.

Location
Pearl Studios NYC "519"
519 8th Avenue
12th Floor
New York, NY

Seeking
Dancing actors (m/f, adults and children) who sing for the Ensemble of this Tour production
See Breakdown for details.

Preparation
Please see Breakdown for preparation instructions.

Other Dates
1st reh: 10/21/13. Runs 11/12-12/29
Tour will play in Hartford, Boston, and TBD.

ECC/Singers: 5/22 EPA: 5/20 See separate notices.

Other
www.achristmasstorythemusical.com/
www.pasekandpaul.com/

GM: John Corker, Corker Group LLC

Personnel
Dir: John Rando
Choreo: Warren Carlyle
Book: Joseph Robinette
Score: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Mus Dir: Ian Eisendrath
Assoc Choreo: James Gray
Casting: Stephanie Klapper Casting
· Chorus rules are in effect.
· A monitor will be provided.
Performers of all ethnic and racial background areencouraged to attend.Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.

Preparation:

Please bring a photo and resume, stapled back-to-back.

Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. Women: jazz shoes, tap shoes and high-heel character shoes. Men: jazz shoes, tap shoes, and character shoes. Kids: jazz shoes and tap shoes.

Some may be asked to stay and sing after all have danced.

Adults:Please prepare two 16-bar selections:
1) A bright up-tempo that displays personality, style and strong lyric interpretation, and
2) A legit ballad with sustained phrases that displays range.
Note that not all will be asked for their second selection. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.

Kids:Please prepare sixteen bars of an uptempo Broadway belt song that displays range, personality and strong lyric interpretation. Bring sheet music in the correct key; an accompanist will be provided, but may not transpose.

About the Show:

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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Seeking all 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:

FEMALE ENS 2/FEMALE ELF: African American. Strong alto and strong dancer.

FEMALE ENS 3: Strong legit soprano who easily sings up high A and strong dancer.

MALE ENS 1: Tenor who sings up to a high A. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

MALE ENS 2: Tenor who sings to a high A. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

MALE ENS 3 (Santa & Old Man U/S): Tenor who sings to a high G. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

MALE ENS 4: Tenor who sings up to a high G. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

MALE ENS 5 ELF/WAITER: High baritone who sings to a high F#. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

MALE ENS 6: High baritone who sings to a high F#. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

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). Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

FEMALE ENS 4/US MOTHER: Soprano who sings to a high A. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

FEMALE ENS 5: High soprano who sings up to a high C. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

Also seeking two Swings:

Male Swing: Must be able to cover all tenor and baritone parts. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

Female Swing: Must be able to cover all soprano and alto vocal parts. Flexible singer with strong legit voice and belt required. Strong dancer. Has already been cast.

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.

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#. Must be able to tap. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be able to tap. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

BOY SWING: 9-12. Children’s chorus. Must have an unchanged voice. Sings from a low B to high D#. Must be able to tap. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.

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. Must be able to tap. Must be 4’ 11” or shorter.


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