A CHRISTMAS STORY - Lower Ossington Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: September 7, 2019
Audition Location: Toronto, ON

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Production name: A Christmas Story

Rehearsals start: October 5th, 2019
Performances: November 8th – December 29th, 2019
Audition date: September 14th & 15th, 2019
Callback dates: September 21st, 2019
Deadline to submit: September 12th, 2019
All roles are paid, non-equity.

Rehearsals are part time through until opening. Performances are five to six shows per week Thursday through Sunday.

Lower Ossington Theatre is committed to gender equity and cultural diversity in all of our practices. We invite gender non-conforming actors to apply for the role with which they most identify.

Lower Ossington Theatre is casting all roles in our upcoming production of A Christmas Story

Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, A CHRISTMAS STORY chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle. 

An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

Hailed by The Associated Press as “a joyous Christmas miracle,” The New York Times writes “I was dazzled. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.” 

A CHRISTMAS STORY is a triple-dog-dare of a good time and it is sure to warm your heart this holiday season!

Produced by: Joseph Patrick
Directed by: Alan Kinsella

Character Breakdown – All performers may be asked to perform multiple roles.

Ralph – as an adult – Narrator
A charismatic storyteller who has the ability to weave a spell and draw an audience into his nostalgic world. Good natured, humorous, great comic timing, maybe a little curmudgeonly… but he has a huge heart and such sweet memories of his childhood.

Ralphie Parker
Ralph at 9 years old a regular kid – 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. 

More in charge of the family than The Old Man is, but she would never let him know it. Warm, affable, a bit daffy. Quirky and offbeat version of your typical vintage TV mom. Always busy, she is the secret engine that keeps the family running.

The Old Man
Devoted father with a good heart, which is often buried beneath a gruff, impatient exterior. Loves his family dearly but doesn’t overtly show it. He usually expects the worst but is secretly a dreamer and is prone to flights of fancy (like his son Ralphie). His fantasies transform him from grumbling blue-collar dad to true song-and-dance man. Movement skills a plus.

Ralph’s little brother

Miss Shields
The local elementary schoolteacher. Seemingly stereotypical 1940’s educator; prim and proper, stern when necessary, warm underneath. In Ralphie’s fantasies, she becomes a dynamic, show-stopping belter and tapper… among other things.

Ralph’s friend and classmate

Ralph’s friend and classmate

Ether Jane Alberry
Ralph’s classmate

Helen Weathers
Ralph’s classmate

Scut Farkas
The class bully

General Information
The Lower Ossington Theatre is committed to supporting developing professionals by creating a space that enables them to refine their craft and to surprise, delight, challenge and inspire audiences. Lower Ossington Theatre provides great roles for great performers. Our professional teams set high expectations for cast members. 

Lower Ossington Theatre does not consider personal measurements as part of the audition process.


Please submit a headshot and resume (in PDF format only) by September 12th, 2019. 
Only those granted an audition time will be contacted.

Submit headshot and resume in PDF form to: lotheatreauditions@gmail.com
Video submissions may be accepted by request ONLY. Please contact us if you cannot attend, and wish to make a video submission.

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