A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL - Edmonds Driftwood Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted: September 17, 2019
Audition Location: Edmonds, WA

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AUDITION NOTICE

A Christmas Story, The Musical

Book by Joseph Robinette; Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

Based upon the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd.

 

Director Diane Johnston

Choreographer Laura McFarlane

 

Audition Dates

Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Monday, September 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.

 

Audition Location

Edmonds Driftwood Players Annex located at 200 Dayton, Edmonds

 

Callbacks (By invitation only)

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm

 

Rehearsal Dates

October 6 – November 27, 2019.

Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (occasional Friday and/or weekend rehearsals as needed, based upon cast availability)

 

Performance Dates

November 29-December 22, 2019 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm – Saturday matinees on 12/7 & 12/21)

 

Synopsis

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.

Audition Requirements

Song: Prepare 32 bars (no more than one-minute in length) of a musical theatre song.

Note – an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. Recorded music is also acceptable.

Monologue: Prepare a 1 to 2-minute monologue (Children’s monologues may be 1-minute)

Dance: No dance at the initial audition, but there will be dance/movement at the callbacks. Please reference any tap skills on your audition information form.

Headshot and Resume: Please bring one copy.

 

Casting

JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: (Male, 40s to 60s) A charismatic storyteller

RALPHIE: (Male, 9 to 13 years old) A bright kid who is a bit mischievous

MOTHER: (Female, 30s to 40s) Warm and affable, but not a pushover; secret engine that keeps the family running

THE OLD MAN: (Male, 30s to 40s) Gruff exterior with a good heart

MISS SHIELDS: (Female, mid 30s to late 50s) Prim and proper school teacher (who becomes a brassy belter and dancer)

SANTA: (Male, early 30s to early 60s) Ill-tempered and slightly inebriated

RANDY: (Male, 7 to 10 years old) Cute, cuddly and whiney

SCUT FARKUS: (Male, 14 – 16 years old) School yard bully; loud and intimidating

GROVER DILL: (Male, 9 to 12 years old) Farkus’ sidekick

SCWARTZ: (Male, 9 – 13 years old) Ralphie’s good buddy

FLICK: (Male, 9 – 13 years old) Friend of Ralphie

ESTHER JANE: (Female, 9 – 13 years old) Classmate

MARYBETH: (Female, 9 – 13 years old) Classmate

ENSEMBLE:

3 GIRLS (9 – 15 years old)

2 BOYS (9 – 15 years old)

3 FEMALE ADULTS (20s to 70)

3 MALE ADULTS (20s to 70s)

 

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Edmonds Driftwood Players is an inclusive community that is committed to providing opportunities for actors from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Call the office at 425.774.9600 Tuesday – Friday from noon until 5pm, if you have questions.

 

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