Theater: Chorus Calls

'A Christmas Story,' Child Dancers

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Company

Jerry Goehring, Roy Miller, Michael F. Mitri & Pat Addiss
John Rando, dir.; Warren Carlyle, choreo.; Joseph Robinette, book; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, score; Ian Eisendrath, music dir.; James Gray, assoc. choreo.; John Corker, Corker Group LLC, general mgr.; Stephanie Klapper Casting, casting.

Production Description

Casting ensemble children for "A Christmas Story, The Musical." Synopsis: "This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespectacled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends, and his family get into all kinds of situations, including run-ins with a bully with 'yellow eyes,' a tongue stuck to a flag pole, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award, and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel 'In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,' this is a tribute to the original, traditional, one-hundred-percent, red-blooded, two-fisted, All-American Christmas."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearsals begin Oct. 14; runs Nov. 12-Dec. 29 in Hartford, CT, Boston, MA & other cities TBD.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $1,112 min./wk. Equity Production (League) Tier C Contract, approval pending.

Auditions

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Note

Children attending this call may also be considered for the following principal roles:

RALPHIE:
Principal. 9-12 (to play 9, going on 10) Caucasian. His voice must be UNCHANGED. Must be 5’ or shorter. Possibly a bit pudgy; a regular kid – cute but not handsome, winsome but not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; a kid you wouldn’t mind living next door to. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but real. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high D. Strong tapping is a plus.

RANDY:
Principal. 8-9. Caucasian. Ralphie’s younger brother. Must be 4’ 10” or shorter. Smaller than Ralphie; the cuter the better. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother, Ralphie but won’t admit it. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but real. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high C#. Must be able to tap.

SCUT FARCUS:
Principal. 12-14. Must be 5’ or shorter. A meanie – the bully; lean, taller than the other kids; there’s nothing about him you want to like. He’s that kid you always made sure to avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Must be able to tap.