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Audition Dates: October 7th & 8th, Callbacks October 9th

 

Rehearsals begin: The week of November 5th (we are starting early to allow for a less intensive schedule around all of the holidays)

 

Performance dates: December 20th-24th

 

  1. To schedule an audition please email audition@broadwayolympia.com

  2. Please provide

    1. your name

    2. phone number

    3. Email

    4. pdf of your resume

    5. headshot

  3. Please prepare 32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.

  4. Accompaniment will be provided.

  5. All roles are open and actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

 

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; the Chinese restaurant; 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.

 

ROLES AVAILABLE:

 

JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR – A charismatic storyteller who has the ability to weave a spell and draw an audience into his magical world. A good-natured curmudgeon with a deadpan sense of humor. (Age Range 45-60)

 

RALPHIE – Cute and winsome, but not precious. He’s a bit mischievous and rascally but with a twinkle in his eye.. (High belter, unchanged voice, low F# to high D, Playable age 9 going on 10)

 

THE OLD MAN – A guy with a good heart, through it is buried beneath a sometimes gruff exterior. He’s a devoted husband and father who loves his family but doesn’t overtly show it. (High Baritone or Tenor, must sing to a high G, Age Range 35-50)

 

MOTHER – More in charge of the family than the Old Man is, but she would never let him know it. A vibrant woman that is always busy. (Contemporary Mezzo with a strong mix, low G to high Db, Age Range 35-45)

 

RANDY – Ralphie’s younger brother. Admires his big brother but won’t admit it.  (High belter, unchanged voice, low F# to high C#, Playable age 7-9)

 

MISS SHIELDS – The local elementary school teacher, prim and proper. In Ralphie’s fantasy she becomes a dynamic, show-stopping, brassy belter and tapper. (Age Range 25-45)

 

SCUT FARKUS – The textbook example of a school-yard bully, except this truant doesn’t go to school. He is loud, obnoxious and intimidating. (Gruff character voice, Age Range 12-15)

 

GROVER DILL – Always at Farkus’ side is toady, Dill. Much younger and decidedly smaller than Farkus, Dill delights in being tethered to his “hero.”  (Age Range 9-12)

 

SCHWARTZ, FLICK, ESTHER JANE, MARY BETH – Classmates. Must tap. (Strong Belt, Age Range 9-14)

 

SANTA – The Santa Claus at Higbee’s Department Store is decidedly unlike the typical “jolly old elf.” Ill-tempered and slightly inebriated, he is unhappy with his job. (Age Range 30-60)

 

ENSEMBLE – Boy, Three Girls, Nancy, Bank Tellers, Customers, Tap Specialty Boy, Goggles Kid, Waiter’s Daughter, Eight Elves, Two Delivery Men, Townspeople, Parents, Can-Can Girls, Can-Can Girlfriend, Policeman, Fireman, Doctor, Nurse, Waiter, Villain, Two Bank Robbers, Escaped Prisoner, Bartender (Many roles will be doubled.)