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A Christmas Story the Musical

**AUDITION NOTICE**

“A Christmas Story the Musical”

🎄“A Christmas Story the Musical” is the delightful musical version of a beloved Christmas tale. The story centers around a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of nothing more than getting a Red Ryder 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 yellow-eyed bullies, a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Set in the 1940’s, this production is a wholesome, all American Christmas adventure!

🎁AUDITIONS:
Auditions will be held on...
• AUGUST 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
• AUGUST 25, 2019 at 5:00 pm

¿WHERE?
• McCoy’s Grand Theatre, 121 N. Main St., Moorefield, WV

Please bring a bottle of water, tennis or dance shoes and comfortable clothing. If you are interested in auditioning but are unable to make one of these audition times, please contact the director, Betty Stickley on FB, at heybet80@yahoo.com or message her by phone at 304-257-7659 for special arrangements.

🎁SHOW DATES:
• November 29 – 31, 2019
• December 6 - 8, 2019

Anyone who is auditioning for a lead character will be required to sing one of that character’s songs from the play (see song list below). We will be evaluating your performance on vocal quality as well as your portrayal of the character while singing. If you download an instrumental version of your song for auditions, we will have a Bluetooth sound system available to link to your device. 🎁

🎄SONG LIST FOR AUDITIONS:
• Jean Sheperd (Narrator) – No song required
• Ralphie – “All Comes Down to Christmas” (from opening scene) OR “Red Ryder Carbine-Action BB Gun”
• Randy – (Same as Ralphie)
• Mother – “Just Like That”
• The Old Man – “The Genius on Cleveland Street”
• Miss Sheilds (Teacher) – “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!”

🎄LEADING ROLES:
• JEAN SHEPERD – (lead male/narrator, approx. 40 – 60 years old: can be played by younger person - spoken)
• RALPHIE – (lead, approx. 9 – 12 years old – high belter – low F# - high D)
• RANDY – (lead, approx. 9 – 11 years old – high belter – low F# - high C#)
• MOTHER – (lead, approx. 30 – 40’s – Mezzo Soprano)
• THE OLD MAN – (lead, approx. late 30 or 40’s – high baritone or tenor)

🎄FEATURED ROLES:
• MISS SHIELDS – (featured, mid 20’s – 40’s – alto)
• SCUT FARKUS/ENSEMBLE - (featured, approx. 9 – 12 years old)
• GROVER DILL/ENSEMBLE - (featured, approx. 9 – 12 years old)
• SANTA – (featured, 30’s – 60’s – tenor)
• TAP SPECIALTY BOY – (featured, 8 – 14 years old – strong tap)

🎄SUPPORTING ROLES:
• FLICK/ENSEMBLE – (supporting, approx. 9 – 12 years old)
• SCHWARTZ/ENSEMBLE – (supporting, approx. 9 – 12 years old)
• ESTHER JANE – (supporting, approx. 9 – 12 years old)
• NANCY – (supporting, approx. 9 – 12 years old)

🎄ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR CHILDREN:
• GOGGLES BOY
• CAN-CAN GIRLS
• CAN-CAN GIRLFRIEND
• WAITER’S DAUGHTER

🎄ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR ADULTS:
• ELVES
• DELIVERY MEN
• TOWNSPEOPLE
• PRAIRIE ENSEMBLE
• VILLAIN
• BANK-ROBBERS
• ESCAPED PRISONER
• MRS. SCHWARTZ
• FLICK’S MOTHER
• NANCY’S MOTHER
• BARTENDER
• POLICEMAN
• FIREMAN
• DOCTOR
• NURSE
• WAITER


🎄NOTE: Besides the roles listed above and below, all children/adults (excluding the leads) will be involved in multiple ensemble scenes/musical numbers/dances.


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