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A Christmas Story, The Musical
Book by Joseph Robinette; Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based upon the motion picture A Christmas Story distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash written by Jean Shepherd.
Director Diane Johnston
Choreographer Laura McFarlane
Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 5:00 – 9:00 pm and Monday, September 30, 2019 from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Edmonds Driftwood Players Annex located at 200 Dayton, Edmonds
Callbacks (By invitation only)
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00 pm and Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
October 6 – November 27, 2019.
Monday through Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm (occasional Friday and/or weekend rehearsals as needed, based upon cast availability)
November 29-December 22, 2019 (Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm, Sunday at 2:00pm – Saturday matinees on 12/7 & 12/21)
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.
Song: Prepare 32 bars (no more than one-minute in length) of a musical theatre song.
Note – an accompanist is provided. Please bring in sheet music clearly marked. Recorded music is also acceptable.
Monologue: Prepare a 1 to 2-minute monologue (Children’s monologues may be 1-minute)
Dance: No dance at the initial audition, but there will be dance/movement at the callbacks. Please reference any tap skills on your audition information form.
Headshot and Resume: Please bring one copy.
JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: (Male, 40s to 60s) A charismatic storyteller
RALPHIE: (Male, 9 to 13 years old) A bright kid who is a bit mischievous
MOTHER: (Female, 30s to 40s) Warm and affable, but not a pushover; secret engine that keeps the family running
THE OLD MAN: (Male, 30s to 40s) Gruff exterior with a good heart
MISS SHIELDS: (Female, mid 30s to late 50s) Prim and proper school teacher (who becomes a brassy belter and dancer)
SANTA: (Male, early 30s to early 60s) Ill-tempered and slightly inebriated
RANDY: (Male, 7 to 10 years old) Cute, cuddly and whiney
SCUT FARKUS: (Male, 14 – 16 years old) School yard bully; loud and intimidating
GROVER DILL: (Male, 9 to 12 years old) Farkus’ sidekick
SCWARTZ: (Male, 9 – 13 years old) Ralphie’s good buddy
FLICK: (Male, 9 – 13 years old) Friend of Ralphie
ESTHER JANE: (Female, 9 – 13 years old) Classmate
MARYBETH: (Female, 9 – 13 years old) Classmate
3 GIRLS (9 – 15 years old)
2 BOYS (9 – 15 years old)
3 FEMALE ADULTS (20s to 70)
3 MALE ADULTS (20s to 70s)
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