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A Christmas Story

Theatre Huntsville announces auditions for "A Christmas Story", by Philip Grecian

Date and Times:

  • Jul 16 @ 6:30
  • Jul 17 @ 6:30

Auditions will be held at VBC Playhouse, 700 Monroe St. in Huntsville.

Synopsis: Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself, at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Directed By: Tara Ferguson

Cast Requirements: 11 roles ( 7 youth / 4 adults )

Ralphie Parker, age 9-14: The hero of the story, obsessed with owning a Red Ryder BB gun
Randy Parker, age 6-10: Ralphie's baby brother
Flick, age 9-14: One of Ralphie's best friends and sidekicks
Schwartz, age 9-14: Another of Ralphie's best friends and sidekicks
Esther Jane. age 9-14: Ralphie's classmate and the object of his reluctant affection
Helen, age 9-14: The prototype nerd and classmate of Ralphie
Scut Farkas, age 12-16: The mythical schoolyard bully
Ralph Parker: Age 40+: The adult version of Ralphie; narrator of the story. (This character has the majority of lines and plays other short roles such as the tree salesman and delivery man)
The Old Man: 35+: Ralphie's grumpy father, happy only about his leg lamp
Mother, 30+: Ralphie's frazzled mother, the glue holding the family together
Miss Shields, any age: A befuddled teacher who struggles to understand her students

Be Prepared: cold readings from the script

Contact: or or 256-536-0807 or 256-289-0937

Show Dates: Nov 10-18 2017

Added 6/26

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