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Production Overview / Vue d`ensemble de la Production
 
Production Name / Nom de la Production: A Christmas Story
Union Status / Statut Union: NON-UNION
Media / Média: Theatre
Director(s) / Directeur(s): Lorraine Green-Kimsa
Accepting Submissions From / Acceptons les Soumissions venant: Toronto
 
Open Call Details / Détails de l`Audition Générale
 
Production/Show Date(s) / Date de présentation de la Production: December 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 2013
Production Venue / Lieu de la Production: Scarborough Village Theatre
Production City/Cities / Ville(s) de la Production: Scarborough
 
Pay Rate / Salaire: Non Union, Non paying
 
Casting Notes / Notes du Casting: SHOW DATES: December 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 2013
(All shows at 8 p.m. except December 8 and 15 at 2 p.m.)

Characters:

Males: this cast requires young male actors ranging in age from 4 ish to 14

Ralph: age range 38-50 the grown-up Ralphie serves as the storyteller/narrator. Ralph will also play the cowboy, the tree lot owner, deliveryman, and voice of neighbour

The Old Man: age range: 40-50 – the Father – may also voice Santa Claus-grumpy, good hearted with an original cursing style and determined to be a winner at something

Ralphie: age nine – age range 8-12 depending on the size – desperate for his Red Ryder BB gun so equal parts dreamer and schemer

Randy: age 4ish age range 4 –7 depending on size – he is Ralphie’s little brother – he sure is cute but will he eat his breakfast and put on his snowsuit

Flick: Ralphie’s classmate and friend so should look about 9 – age range 8-12 – may also play Desperado #1

Schwartz: Ralphie’s classmate so should look about 9 -age range 8-12 - may also play Desperado #2

Scut Farkas: the Bully - age range 12 -14 may also play Black Bart

Females: this cast requires young female actors ranging in age from 8-12

Mother: age range 35-45 – patient, but does not want Ralphie to have that BB gun, it takes a lot to ruffle her feathers – the lamp is it

Miss Shields: the teacher – sets Ralphie’s campaign in motion – may voice Schwartz’s mother

Esther Jane Alberry: one of Ralphie’s classmates so should look about 9 – age range 8-12

Helen Weathers: another of Ralphie’s classmates so should look about 9 – age range 8 -12

AUDITION DATES AND TIMES
FOR CHILDREN ONLY- SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 1:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
THIS DATE IS FOR YOUNG ACTORS ONLY- CHILDREN DO NOT NEED TO PREPARE A MONOLOGUE. IT WILL BE A GROUP FORMAT DOING IMPROV AND GAMES. THOSE CONSIDERED FOR A MAJOR ROLE WILL BE ASKED TO DO A COLD READ FROM THE SCRIPT.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.

THE DIRECTOR DOES NOT ANTICIPATE THE NEED FOR CALLBACKS BUT IF NEEDED, WOULD BE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 AT 7:00 P.M.

Requirements: For the adults - please prepare a comedic monologue, no more than two minutes long. You may also be asked to do a cold read from the play.

For Everyone -Please read the play. A copy of the play will be on hold at the 5th floor Arts Desk, Toronto Reference Library. Please bring a photo (a photocopy will do) and a copy of your resume or a list of previous roles or related experience. Information to request your audition continued on page 2…

TO REQUEST AN AUDITION,
SEND AN E-MAIL TO: audition4sp@gmail.com
OR by phone (416) 439-1104 (Option #2) - Please leave your name & number VERY clearly.

When booking your audition, please indicate preferred day(s) and time(s) and indicate the role(s) that interest you.

Auditions and most rehearsals will be held at 780 Birchmount, Unit 5 (west side of Birchmount, south of Eglinton beside the Low Carb food outlet.)

Rehearsals will be on Monday and Thursday evenings, 7:30-10:30 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled if required.
Some rehearsals and all performances are at Scarborough Village Theatre, 3600 Kingston Road (at Markham Road).

First readthrough will be Sunday, September 29th at 1 p.m. The young cast will not be expected to rehearse on Thursday, October 31.
 
Synopsis: The Play: Guided by the grown-up Ralphie, Ralph’s narration takes us to the 1940’s, in the weeks leading up to Christmas as Ralphie campaigns for a Red Ryder BB Gun and will do anything to make sure he gets it. All this amid seasonal mayhem- buying the tree, seeing Santa, the turkey dinner- and family shenanigan- the furnace, the lamp that is fra-gee-lee- and more are all part of this stage adaptation of the beloved film, A Christmas Story. We triple-dog-dare-you to come out and be a part of this show.
 
 
 
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