Theatre Huntsville announces auditions for our November 2019 production of
A Christmas Story.

Directed by Mark B. Moore
Assisted by Jason Anders

When?

Saturday July 27th 1:30pm – 4:30pm
Sunday July 28th 1:30pm – 4:30pm

Where?

Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater, 3312 Long Ave, Huntsville, AL 35805

2 Men, 2 Women, 5 Boys, 2 Girls

No prepared material required. Auditionees will read from the script.

Performances are at the Von Braun Center Playhouse November 15-23, 2019.

For more information contact us at auditions@theatrehsv.org

Synopsis
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Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Character Descriptions:
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Ralphie Parker, age 9-14: The hero of the story, obsessed with owning a Red Ryder BB gun

Randy Parker, age 6-10: Ralphie’s baby brother

Flick, age 9-14: One of Ralphie’s best friends and sidekicks

Schwartz, age 9-14: Another of Ralphie’s best friends and sidekicks

Esther Jane. age 9-14: Ralphie’s classmate and the object of his reluctant affection

Helen, age 9-14: The prototype nerd and classmate of Ralphie

Scut Farkas, age 12-16: The mythical schoolyard bully

Ralph Parker: Age 40+: The adult version of Ralphie; narrator of the story

The Old Man: 35+: Ralphie’s grumpy father, contest fanatic and furnace warrior

Mother, 30+: Ralphie’s frazzled mother, the glue holding the family together

Miss Shields, any age: A befuddled teacher who struggles to understand her students

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