Child ‘A Christmas Story’ Audition

CHILD auditions for A Christmas Story, The Musical will be held on Thursday, August 25th, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Callbacks will be by invitation only on August 27, 2022.

All auditioners must sign up online for an audition time. Portal opens August 11 at 9 am.

Sign up here: https://form.jotform.com/pioneertheatre/child-a-christmas-story-auditions

Audition Information:

  • Auditions slots are five minutes long
  • A headshot and resume are recommended.
  • Auditioners must be between 8-14 years old. Cannot be taller than 5’.
  • Each auditioner should prepare a song of their choice in any style. An accompanist will be provided; bring your own music.

 

SIDES:

Ralphie

Randy

 

Rehearsal/Performance Dates:

Monday – Friday: End of School (Approx 3:30) until the end of rehearsal (No later than 8:00 PM). If school concludes earlier on Friday, the actor may be called earlier in the day.

Saturdays, 8 hours (with break) between the hours of 10AM – 8PM

Technical Rehearsal (December 2,3, and 5), from 12 Noon to 12 Midnight with a 2-hour dinner break. If possible, children will be released earlier than Midnight. There will be ONE SUNDAY rehearsal on November 27. Thanksgiving Day will be off.

Opening Week ( December 5-9), Rehearsals and Dress performances will run in the afternoon and evening. School schedules will be taken into consideration, but actors may be called out of school for rehearsal. They will be released by 11PM every evening.

November 14, 2022 – December 9, 2022 (Rehearsals)

December 9 – December 24, 2022 (Performances)

Performances are nightly, Monday – Saturday with matinees (2:00 p.m.) on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Audition Location:

Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre

300 South 1400 East, Room 245

Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Character Breakdown A Christmas Story, The Musical

All roles listed in the breakdown are available. Pioneer Theatre Company is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and is seeking all races, ethnicities, body types, gender identities, actors with disabilities, and actors of all ages for roles in this production.

All kids must sing and move well.

Ralphie: Age 9, going on 10 (may be played by a 9 to 12 year old). Cute and winsome, but not precious. Bright, but not precocious. A regular kid you wouldn’t mind having as a next-door neighbor. He’s a bit mischievous and rascally but with a twinkle in his eye. Vocal range F#3-D5

 

Randy: Age 7-8 (may be played by a 7 to 10 year old). Ralphie’s younger brother. Cute, cuddly and whiny. Admires Ralph but won’t admit it. He’s at the stage of childhood wherein he seems opposed to everything, but he’s still lovable – not a brat. Vocal range A3-D5

 

FLICK:  Age 9-10 (May be played by a 9-12 year old) One of Ralphie’s classmates and best buddies; Flick is the guinea pig in the flagpole licking experiment. Sings some solos, so should be a confident singer and comedic actor.

 

Schwartz: Age 9-10 (May be played by a 9-12 year old) One of Ralphie’s classmates and best buddies; Schwartz becomes the scapegoat when Ralphie utters an unmentionable word.

 

Scut Farkus: Age 11-13 A textbook example of a schoolyard bully, Scut is loud, obnoxious and intimidating. This truant is a year or two older than Ralphie and his friends, and wears a perpetual scowl under his coonskin cap. He always appears at the most inopportune time to harass his victims.

 

Grover Dill:  Age 9-10 (May be played by a 9-12 year old) Grover is Farkus’s toady, and is always at his side. Younger and smaller than Farkus, Grover delights in being tethered to his “hero”. His rapid-fire belly laughs, always heard with Farkus’s threats, make them the scourge of the neighborhood.

 

Esther Jane, Mary Beth, Nancy: Age 9-12 Ralphie’s classmates.