ADDITIONAL OPEN CALL!!
Looking for boys, men and women to fill several roles in our upcoming production of "A Christmas Story: The Musical." Please come prepared to sing a Christmas carol and learn a short dance.
Book by Joseph Robinette
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based upon 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
Directed by Brennan Blankenship
Auditions October 14, 2017
Anyone who has a love for Christmas, a love for theater, or a love for a simply hilarious classic is encouraged to audition. Ages range from 6-99! There's a part for everyone in the hilarious Christmas favorite.
Details and Character Descriptions
The Pearland Theatre Guild at the Pearl Theater is proud to present A Christmas Story, the Musical running from December 1 - 17, 2017!
- December 1 - 17, 2017 (Friday, Saturday at 8pm and Sunday 3pm)
- December 7 (Thursday at 7:30)
You will only be required to attend rehearsals if you are in the scene/song scheduled to be blocked on that specific rehearsal day. All cast calls are not every night. ***The director is flexible with availability and prior commitments specified at auditions.***
Rehearsal Calendar will be available at auditions.
- Saturday October 14, 6pm to 8pm
**NO ROLES IN THIS PRODUCTION ARE PRE-CAST.***
The Pearl Theater
14803 Park Almeda Dr.
Houston, TX 77047
What to Prepare:
- Auditions will consist of singing a 32 bar cut of a song in the style of the show. Christmas music and songs from the show are allowed. Please bring a cd with a track, there will also be an auxiliary cord for those with songs in MP3 form.
- Sides from the show shall be provided to read for at the auditions.
- A dance combination shall be introduced the day of auditions, so please be prepared to move. Jazz shoes are recommended for dance call. If you do not own a pair, tennis shoes will suffice. No flip-flops, please.
- Please bring a current head shot (or current photo) and resume.
A Christmas Story: The Musical is a musical version of the film A Christmas Story. The musical has music and lyrics written by Pasek & Paul and the book by Joseph Robinette. The musical takes place in the 1940s in Indiana and focuses on a child named Ralphie, who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.
- JEAN SHEPHERD/NARRATOR: Late 40s to early 50s. A 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.
- THE OLD MAN: Late 30s-40s. He has a good heart, but it is buried under a rough exterior. He’s not the perfect father by any means – he is happiest when he’s tinkering in the basement. He usually expects the worst, but is secretly a dreamer. A devoted husband/father, who loves his family but does not feel the need to show it. Actor must be comfortable working with kids. VOICE: high baritone or tenor, must sing to a high G.
- MOTHER: 30s-40s. She is more in charge than she would ever let anyone know. Warm but tough. Strong willed, straight forward, no nonsense, likable, midwestern – a kind of every-mom. VOICE: contemporary mezzo with a strong mix, sings low G to high Db.
- MISS SHIELDS: Mid 20’s – 40’s. Soprano 1. 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. Great mover and comfortable with dance. VOICE: Fierce belter and vocal stylist.
- RALPHIE: 9-12 (to play 9, going on 10) 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. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high D. Being able to tap dance is a big plus.
- RANDY: 8-9. 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. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high C#.
- SCUT FARCUS: 12-14. Must be 5’ or shorter. 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.
- Child ensemble.
- Adult ensemble.