A Christmas Story Audition Information
The Georgetown Palace will hold auditions for our upcoming production of A Christmas Story.
Director: Richard Cerato
Choreographer: Korinda Lee
Music Director: David Blackburn
Stage Manager: Jessie Drollette
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. 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. The team is looking to fill: 5 Principal, 5 Supporting, Male & Female Adult and Youth Ensemble to play additional members of the Hohman, Indiana community.
The production will open Friday, November 22nd and close December 29th. There is one Theatre for All: Adaptive/Sensory Performance Thursday, December 5th for Special Needs Citizens and their families.
Auditions will be held Saturday, September 7th from 2:00-5:30 pm, Sunday, September 8th from 6:00- 10:00 pm, Dance Auditions on Monday, September 9th. Callbacks are September 10th by invitation only. Everyone is required to attend the dance audition. Auditions are on the Springer Stage 810 S Austin Ave
Auditions on Saturday and Sunday will consist of singing a selected vocal side from the show, as well as a prepared (not neccessarily memorized) monologue or side. For the sides with more than one character, a member of the production team will read with you at the audition. Those wishing to audition for ensemble, need only prepare a comtemporary christmas carol, no readings needed.
All auditioning for this production must attend the dance call. Please wear form fitted clothing you can move in, make sure your hair is pulled back away from your face, and bring your dance shoes (jazz or character are preferred, sneakers are acceptable and tap shoes if you have them). You will be taught two dance combinations one jazz and one tap. You will be taught both combinations and then asked to perform them in small groups. Please arrive a few minutes early to stretch as there will not be a group warm up for auditions. Those auditioning for the youth ensemble will be called on Monday from 6:30-8:00 pm. Adults are called from 8:10 to 10:00 pm.
Callbacks will be by invitation only and held Tuesday, September 10th starting at 6:30 pm. Callbacks are posted on the palace website, not via email.
Auditions are scheduled online via the Palace website. You will fill out the audition form, sign up for a time, and fill out the conflict calendar, as well as upload a headshot and resume. any questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do NOT pm the production team!
You will receive an email confirming your appointment. If you are unable to attend any of the audition times, please send productions an email and we will try to work with you to schedule an alternative time.
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Rehearsals will begin around September 30th with a potential admin/first read prior to that week. (Sept. 23rd or 25th @ 7:00 pm)
Rehearsals are typically held Monday through Thursday 7:00-10:00 and Saturday 1:00-5:00. Performances are Friday and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm. Sometimes ticket demand causes us to add Saturday Matinee performances at 2 pm.
Background checks: Everyone involved with the production must submit to a background check at the Palace’s expense. If you are cast, you will receive a secure link where you can fill it out. There is no cost to you.
The Georgetown Palace Theatre is 501c3 Non-profit organization. There is no compensation for any of the actors.
We practice non-traditional casting, and all roles are open. All ages, abilities, gender, and ethnicities are encouraged to participate.
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