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"A Christmas Story" Play In Search Of Actors

Budd Lake, NJ, United States
ID: 193378Exp: 10/18/2022

Auditions for "A Christmas Story". Seeking actors. Please see the breakdown below. About the project: Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. Additional info: All roles open. Please come prepared to read from the script. Must be vaccinated. Performance dates: December 3 - 18 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM and Sundays @ 2PM).

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5 roles

NarratorMale45-56 y.o.All ethnicities

(Lead), 45+. Storyteller with a deadpan sense of humor, who weaves in and out of scenes.

MotherFemale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

(Lead). A warm sense of humor, loving, no-nonsense. The glue that holds the family together.

The Old ManMale30-50 y.o.All ethnicities

(Lead). Good-hearted, stern, devoted.

Miss ShieldsFemale30-60 y.o.All ethnicities

(Supporting). Elementary School Teacher, Prim, and Proper.

Department Store SantaMale30-60 y.o.All ethnicities

Ill-tempered, slightly inebriated and very unhappy with his job.