Auditions for “A Christmas Story the Musical” will be held October 3rd and 4th. Kids will audition from 5:30 pm-6:45 pm on both nights, and adults from 6:45 pm-8:00 pm on both nights. Callbacks will be on Thursday, October 6, in the evening if needed.
Auditions will be held at: First Christian Church, 202 South 6th Street, Chickasha. The show dates are: December 15-18, 2022. There will be roles available for 15 adults and 15 kids as follows:
8 men and 7 women – ages 18 and up and 6 girls and 9 boys – ages 7-13 years old.
The breakdown includes: Ralphie (kid), Randy (kid), Old Man (adult), Mother (adult), Miss Shields (adult), Santa Clause (adult), Flick (kid), Schwartz (kid), Esther Jane (kid), Mary Beth (kid), Scut Farkus (kid), and Grover Dill (kid); as well as the rest of the kid and adult ensemble.
For auditions, everyone will be required to prepare a preselected cut from the show for the desired role. The audition packet which contains the sheet music, backing tracks with vocals and without vocals, and the audition forms can be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-13C3JcMd1TAU3HwtDx1QhVjFwJKBNTU.
There will also be a movement audition taught at auditions (closed toe shoes will be best for this portion of the audition).
Questions about auditions can be emailed to the creative team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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; 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.