Playmakers of Baton Rouge

 

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Calling all kids 8 and above, teens, and adults! We are holding auditions for our next production, A Christmas Story the Musical!

To audition contact Amanda Burge at amanda@playmakersbr.org
Prepare 16-32 bars from your favorite musical. Please bring your sheet music. Callbacks will be held that evening where actors will be asked to read from the script and sing from the score.
Performances will run December 9th-18th.
 
A CHRISTMAS STORY CASTING BREAKDOWN
Directed by Bailey Wax
Music direction by Lisa Smith
Choreography by Jeoffery Harris Jr.
 
ROLES
JEAN SHEPHERD- Charismatic and good-natured curmudgeon. Narrates the story, but also assumes minor character roles at times. Non singing / non dancing role. Must work well with young actors
MOTHER- Straightforward, in charge, no nonsense. Also warm and likable. A devoted wife and mother. Vocal range mezzo-soprano, low G3 to high Db5. Must work well with young actors
THE OLD MAN- Devoted father and husband, good-natured with a gruff exterior. Vocal range high baritone Bb2-G4 Must work well with young actors
MISS SHIELDS- Ralphie’s school teacher. Prim, proper, and stern when necessary. In the dream sequence she transforms into a dynamic and show stopping belter. Vocal range F#3-D5. Must work well with young actors
RALPHIE- A regular kid with a dream. Bright and mischievous, his one wish is to get a Red Ryder Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas. Vocal range F#3-D5, voice not yet changed
RANDY- Ralphie’s younger brother. Lovable and stubborn. Vocal range F#3-D5
SCHWARTZ / BANK TELLER- Ralphie’s best friend, he becomes the scapegoat Ralphie when he gets in a tight spot. Appears as a bank teller in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
FLICK / BANK TELLER- Ralphie’s other best friend, he accepts a triple dog dare to stick his tongue to a frozen flagpole. Appears as a bank teller in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
SCUT FARKUS / BLACK BART- The classic neighborhood bully, obnoxious and intimidating. Appears as Black Bart in the Western Fantasy Sequence. Vocal range F#3-D5
GROVER DILL- Farkus’ side kick. Delights in the fear he inspires from the neighborhood kids. Vocal range F#3-D5 ESTHER JANE / (9-13) Classmate of Ralphie, neighborhood kid. Vocal range F#3-D5
MARY BETH- Classmate of Ralphie, neighborhood kid. Vocal range F#3-D5
NANCY- Classmate of Ralphie. Vocal range F#3-D5
ENSEMBLE to play Chief Elves, Santa Claus, Mrs. Schwartz, Flick’s Mother, Nancy’s Mother, Fantasy Villain, Waiters, Bank Robbers, Firefighter, Police Officer, Doctor, Nurse, Delivery Persons, Townspeople, Can Can Girls, and classmates, neighborhood kids, tap dancers, and others. Strong, comedic, singer / dancers. All vocal ranges.
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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; 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.