A Christmas Story
by Georgetown Palace Theatre

Sep. 07 - Sep. 10

Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: A Red Ryder BB gun. Despite pleading his case to his mother, teacher, and even Santa Claus himself, he gets the same response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” When the big day arrives he gets lots of present under the tree including a lovely gift from his aunt that his mother just adores. But what about the BB gun?

Based on the 1983 movie, join us for a fun-filled night where you’ll laugh yourself right out.

Written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.


 

SPRINGER STAGE 
Director: Richard Cerato
Music Director: David Blackburn
Choreographer: Korinda Lee

Auditions September 7 - 10, 2019

 A Christmas Story Sides/Character Breakdown

Roles: 5 Principal, 5 Supporting, Male & Female Adult and Youth Ensemble to play additional members of the Hohman, Indiana community.

Adult Roles:


Jean Shepherd/Narrator (Lead) Male 45-65 SIDE
Storyteller with a deadpan sense of humor, who weaves in and out of scenes.

Mother (Lead) Female 30-50 SONG SIDE
A warm sense of humor, loving, no-nonsense. The glue that holds the family together. Contemporary mezzo, low G to high Db.

The Old Man (Lead) Male 30-50 SONG SIDE
Good-hearted, stern, devoted. Song and Dance Man. High baritone to G.

Miss Shields (Supporting) Female 30-60 SONG SIDE
Elementary School Teacher, Prim, and Proper. Strong Singing Voice, belter. Tap dancing skills a plus.

Santa: (30-60) SIDE
The Santa Claus at Higbee’s Department Store. Ill-tempered, slightly inebriated and very unhappy with his job. Baritone to G.

Adult Ensemble (Audition will consist of singing a current contemporary Christmas Song)
Strong singing voices low B to high D#. Tap dancing skills a plus, over 5’2’’.

Child Roles:

Ralphie (Lead) Male, 9-12 SONG
Principal role. Average, Pudgy, Honest, Mischievous. Strong Singing Voice low F# to high D. Under 5’0’’.

Randy (Lead) Male, 7-11
Principal Role. Cute, Funny, Awkward. Strong Singing Voice low F# to high C#. Under 5’0’’.

Flick/Ensemble (Supporting) Male, 9-12
Funny, Confident. Strong Singing Voice low B to high C#. Tap dancing skills a plus. Under 5’0’’.

Schwartz/Ensemble (Supporting) Male, 9-12
Boyish, Scrawny. Strong Singing Voice low B to high C#. Tap dancing skills a plus. Under 5’0’’.

Scut Farkus/Ensemble (Supporting) Male 12-16
Bully, Trouble Maker. Strong Singing Voice low B to high C#. Tap dancing skills a plus. Under 5’2’’.

Grover Dill/Ensemble (Supporting) Male, 9-12
Farkus’s sidekick. Strong Singing Voice low B to high C#. Tap dancing skills a plus. Under 5’0’’.

Kids Ensemble SONG
Strong singing voices low B to high D#. Tap dancing skills a plus. Under 5’2’’.