Thursday, September 19, 2019

audition notice A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE PLAY - Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre - October 4


Directed by Chris Chavez

AUDITION DATE & TIME:
Friday October 4th at 6pm
Check-in begins at 5:30pm

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to audition please email Chris Chavez at crc0377@gmail.com.

WHAT TO BRING:
Completed registration form https://forms.gle/MDycLw83x5oXnaZj9
Headshot or current photo
Resume

This show has not been pre-cast.  All roles are open.  Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

SHOW PERFORMS:
Nov 29th-Dec 22nd, 2019
Friday-Sundays with some added performances December 17th-19th, 2019

CASTING:
RALPH/THE COWBOY/ THE TREE LOT OWNER/THE DELIVERY MAN/THE VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR [Male, 30-45]The adult version of Ralphie and the narrator of the play. Charismatic, an engaging storyteller, full of life.Must be able to carry the entire play.

RALPHIE PARKER [Male, 8-12]Observant, mischievous, bright, with a vivid imagination and ability to come up with schemes. Must play nine years old.

MOTHER [Female, 30-45]The glue that holds the house together. More intelligent than she lets on, vibrant, warm, and caring.

THE OLD MAN/SANTA CLAUS [Male, 35-50]Ralphie’s father, a typical “family man”.  Gruff and grumbly with a good heart. He loves his family, but does not overtly show it.

RANDY [Male, 6-11]A typical kid brother. Messy, needy, whiny, and immature, yet loveable. Needs to be able to snort like a pig. Must play six/seven years old.

MISS SHIELDS [Female, 25-45]Ralphie’s teacher. No nonsense, proper, strict, yet caring and at times, humorous. Character actor that can flip from fantasy to reality seamlessly.

FLICK/DESPERADO ONE [Male, 8-12]Ralphie’s best buddy and classmate. Outspoken, humorous, a push over with a lot of heart.Must play nine/ten years old.

SCHWARTZ/DESPERADO TWO [Male, 8-12]Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Accused of teaching Ralphie the four-letter word. Just as much personality as Flick.  Must play nine/ten years old.

ESTHER JANE ALBERRY [Female, 8-12]Shy and sweet, with a slight crush on Ralphie.  Must play nine/ten years old.

HELEN WEATHERS [Female, 8-12]Extremely intelligent, high-achiever, confident. A non-nonsense type of girl.  Must play nine/ten years old.

SCOUT FARKAS/BLACK BART [Male, 9-13]The Stereotypical School yard bully who constantly harasses Ralphie and his friends.  Wears a permanent scowl on his face. He should appear very intimidating, slightly older and bigger than the rest of the kids.

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