Auditions for A Christmas Story: The Musical
on Saturday, September 13, 2014
Director:Leigh Ann Smith assisted by Edward H. Smith
Assistant Director: Craig McFarland
Show Dates: December 5-7, 12-14 2014
Auditions for Springfield Theatre Centre’s A Christmas Story: The Musical, directed by Leigh Ann Smith, will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. HCFTA is located at 420 S. 6th St. in Springfield, Illinois.
Based on the 1983 hit movie, A Christmas Story: The Musical, is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas is “..a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time…”
Auditions will start at 9:30 AM and run in one-hour increments. Audition times are 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM. If you would like to sign up for an audition time or have any questions, please email Cindy Hamblin at firstname.lastname@example.org with your first two audition slot choices. Email confirmation will be given.
The director requests that those auditioning sing a selection from “A Christmas Story: The Musical”. Song cuts will be available at the HCFTA box office.
Performance Dates are December 5-7 and 12-14. Rehearsals will start around September 30. Those cast will be given production materials early in order to be prepared (LINES MEMORIZED) for the September 30 start date.
Jean Shepherd (male, age 30-50) non singing role
Ralphie (male, age 8-13, unchanged voice) f# - D
Mother (female, age 30-50) low G – high D flat
Randy (male, age 4-8) F#-C#
The Old Man (male, age 35-50) high C, Baritone
Schwartz (male, age 8-13, unchanged voice) B-C#
Flick (male age 8-13, unchanged voice) low B-C#
Esther Jane (female, age 8-13) B-D#
Mary Beth (female, age 8-13) B-D#
Scut Farkus (male, age 8-13, gruff character voice) B-D#
Grover Dill (male, age 8-13, unchanged voice) B-C#
Other Children ( age 8-13) B-D#
Miss Shields (female, age 30-45, dancing part) F# - D flat)
Ages are suggested ranges only. Appearance and ability to project that range is what will be considered. Children will go through a tap dance audition and tap shoes will be required.
Other Roles Available
Mobster Tap Specialty (child’s part)
Santa Claus (male, age 30-70)
Waiter (Chinese restaurant)
Waitress (Chinese restaurant)
Female Chorus Parts consist of Mothers, Neighbors, Elves (strong Altos, some Sopranos must hit high A, some Sopranos must hit high C)
Male Chorus Parts consist of Santas, Fathers, neighbors, delivery people, Elves (tenors to high A, high Baritones to F#)