Theater: Chorus Calls

'A Christmas Story' & 'Damn Yankees,' ECCs

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Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
James Rocco, dir.-choreo.

Production Description

Casting triple-threat musical theater performers for "A Christmas Story" (Joseph Robinette, book; Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, music & lyrics; Jeff Rizzo, music dir.; Raymond Berg, assoc. music dir. Rehearsals begin approx. Nov. 2; runs Nov. 29-Dec. 28, 2014) and "Damn Yankees" (George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, book; Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, music & lyrics. Rehearsals begin approx. May 22, 2015; runs June 16-21, 2015 with possible one-week extension).

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Shows rehearse and perform in St. Paul, MN.

Compensation & Union Contract Details

Pays: $914 min./wk. Equity COST Contract.


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JEAN SHEPHERD: Radio Personality/Narrator Also plays: Red Ryder, Mailman, Delivery Man


MOTHER: his mother

THE OLD MAN: is father

RANDY: is younger brother

MISS SHIELDS: .A teacher (frightening except when she tap dances)




GLORIA THORPE: A probing reporter whose bottom-line is a good story for her paper. Fearless and biting. Female, 25-35 yrs old - Range: B3 - G5

JOE BOYD: A middle-aged, overweight married man who is in love with baseball, especially the Senators. Male, 40-50 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5

JOE HARDY: The 22-year-old, home run hitting alter ego of Joe Boyd. A good guy who loves that he is living out his dream, but deeply misses the life and love he left behind. Male, 20-30 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5

LOLA: The Devil's seductress assistant. Sexy and confident. Falls in love with Joe when her usual tricks don’t work on him. Though she’s done many bad things, she is a good person deep down inside. A great dancer and physical comedienne. Female, 25-35 yrs old - Range: F3 - G5

MEG BOYD: Joe's long-suffering, but loyal wife. She is lonely and misses her husband. Decides a little white lie is worth telling to save a good person. Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: G3 - G5

MR. APPLEGATE: The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman. A controlling, greedy smooth talker. Male, 40-50 yrs old - Range: A3 - G5

MR. WELCH: The owner of the Senators. Believes in Joe and believes in his team. A peacekeeper between the press and the team. Protective of Joe and the boys. Male, 50-60 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5

ROCKY: A baseball player for the Washington Senators. Cocky, but a little bit dopey, too. He’s a guy’s guy. Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: D4 - B5

SISTER: A friend of Meg's and Doris’s sister. Outspoken and brash, but caring. Very involved in community activities. Female, 35-45 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5

SMOKEY: A catcher for the Washington Senators. Not the sharpest tool in the shed. Tries to be a tough guy like Rocky, but truly is not. Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: C3 -G5

SOHOVIK: A baseball player for the Washington Senators. The smartest and most level-headed of the players. Enjoys his side job of selling insurance. The unofficial leader of the team. Male, 25-35 yrs old - Range: D4 - G5

VAN BUREN: The luckless team manager. A sort of father-figure for the team, who proudly defends them. A bit of a loose cannon. Male, 50-60 yrs old - Range: D4 - A5