A Christmas Story, the Musical

Book by Joseph Robinette.
Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.
Based on the motion picture "A Christmas Story" distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, and upon "In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash" written by Jean Shepherd.
Produced with permission of Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures and Dalfie Entertainment.
Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT!

We're excited to announce Central Stage Theatre (CSTOCK) will perform "A Christmas Story, the Musical" for our upcoming holiday show. AUDITIONS will be held Saturday, September 16th (10-2pm), AND September 23rd (10-2pm) and Sunday, September 24th (2-5pm) at the Central Kitsap Middle School (10130 Frontier Pl NW, Silverdale, WA 98383).  We are seeking fun and talented folks for the following roles ages 9 and up.  Ages described below are approximate.  Please contact us if you're interested in auditioning but cannot attend these dates (jeffrey@jeffreymichael.com or josh.hopp@cstock.org).

Please prepare 1) a short (spoken) story about yourself 2) a short song with your own accompaniment or a'capella (1-2 minutes) and 3) a short monologue of your own choosing - we will not be cold-reading from the script. Please also wear appropriate clothing and footwear for a short dance audition.

KIDS AUDITIONING:  If you do not have a song already prepared, the director and music director will work with you.  If your child is under 9 years old and has experience in prior productions, please send us a message and the director will determine eligibility on a case by case basis (jeffrey@jeffreymichael.com or josh.hopp@cstock.org).

GENERAL REHEARSAL SCHEDULE (subject to change depending on your role):
• First rehearsal read-through and mandatory parent meeting on September 25th 6:30-9:30pm at CKMS.
• September & October: Mon-Thurs 6:30-9:30pm at CKMS, Sat 10-2pm for dance & music.
• November: Add Friday rehearsals 6:30-9:30pm, no rehearsal on Thanksgiving Day.

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie's friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as "Ralphie to the Rescue!", "A Major Award," "Sticky Situation," "Up on Santa's Lap," "Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana" and the inevitable "You'll Shoot Your Eye Out!" A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven't.

SHOW DATES

November 24, 25, 26 (Thanksgiving weekend); December 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 2017
Friday & Saturday 7:00pm; Sunday matinee 3:00pm

CAST & CREW

Available roles are...
• Ralphie:  9 (ish) year old boy -- Lead singing role -- alto
• Jean Sheperd, Narrator:  Lead spoken role
• Randy: 8 (ish) Ralphie's little brother
• Ralphie's Mother - 20-40 years -- singing role -- mezzo
• "The Old Man":  Ralphie's Father -- 25-50 years -- baritone
• Miss Shields: Ralphie's teacher -- 20-50 years -- alto
• Department Store Santa: Singing -- tenor
• Helen, Esther Jane & Mary Beth: child -- spoken
• Flick: 9 (ish) year old boy
• Schwartz: 9 (ish) year old boy -- spoken (gets his tongue stuck to the pole)
• Grover & Scut Farkus -- child bullies (10-15 years old)
• Tap Dancers! (multiple roles)
• Adult/older teen Ensemble: citizens, burglars, cowboys/girls, waiters, shoppers, elves (multiple roles)
• Children Ensemble: dancers, students, shoppers, neighborhood kids (multiple roles)

Director  |  Jeffrey Bassett
Choreographer  |  Ryan Posey
Stage Manager  |  Ta'Mara Bale
Light Design  |  Dale Borer
Producer  |  Josh Hopp

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

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