The CM Performing Arts Center will be holding Auditions for A CHRISTMAS STORY on September 9th and 10th at 7PM. Please prepare 16-32 bars from the show or in the style of. If you can not attend auditions, you can send a video submission to the director at Patrick@cmpac.com PRIOR to the Auditions dates. You do not have to attend both audition dates, we simply have two dates to accommodate. We are seeking a cast of strong actor/singer/dancers. Tap Dancing is a plus but not a necessity. 

 

 

Director: Patrick Grossman

 

Music Director: Matthew W. Surico

 

Choreographer: Kevin Burns

 

Stage Manager: Amanda Wenchel

 

 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

LEAD ROLES

Jean Sheperd/ Narrator - Reads Late 40s to early 50s - Male (Spoken): Charismatic storyteller with a dynamic speaking voice who can draw an audience in to the world of the play. Radio personality. He (like his younger self) has a twinkle in his eye. An actor with presence and spark. A good-natured curmudgeon. Midwestern.  This is a non-singing role.
 
 
Ralphie - Reads age 9-12 -  Male (High belter, low F# to high D):  A regular kid – cute but not overly handsome, not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; the boy next door. Ralphie above all is a dreamer. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. Tap Dancing is a big plus.

Randy - Reads age 8-9 - Male (High belter, low F# to high C#): Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother, Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage, cute, cuddly, & whiny but not a brat. Must be able to tap.
 
FEATURED ROLES  
Miss Shields - Reads Mid 20's - 40's - Female (Alto belter) She is Ralphie’s elementary school teacher. Perhaps a little boring looking at first – ah but underneath! Great with comedy. Character woman. An actress with a flexible voice who is comfortable singing both legit and contemporary Broadway – a belter. Great mover and a strong tapper.
 
Scut Farcus - Reads age 12-14 - Male: The classic bully; tough, perhaps 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.
 
Grover Dill  - Reads age 8-12 - Male:  Farcus’ toady, smaller
 
Santa - Reads age 30's-60's -  Male (Tenor): ill-tempered, inebriated, unhappy with his job
 
Tap Specialty Boy - Reads age 8-14 - Male: Strong tap dancer – performs a featured tap solo.
 
 
ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR CHILDREN
Schwartz
Flick
Esther Jane
Mary Beth
Nancy
Goggles Kid
Can-Can Girls
Can-Can Girlfriend
Waiter’s Daughter
Kid Ensemble

 

ADDITIONAL ROLES FOR ADULTS:

Elves
Delivery Men

Townspeople (Men and Women)

Prairie Ensemble

Villain

Bankrobbers

Escaped Prisoner

Mrs. Schwartz
Flick’s Mom

Nancy’s Mother

Bartender

Policeman

Fireman

Doctor

Nurse

Waiter

 

PERFORMANCE DATES

 

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