Seeking kids with stage presence and love of performing | Seattle

09/28/2010

Kids auditions posted by the Casting Associate
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Debbie Reynolds Studio

The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle will be holding an open call in Los Angeles searching for the LEAD ROLE of RALPHIE in the new musical A Christmas Story: The Musical!, based on the beloved film of the same name.

SEEKING: Talented and lovable young actor with a fantastic Broadway voice for the lead role of RALPHIE PARKER. Seeking kids with stage presence and love of performing who are comfortable on stage but real. No professional experience required.

AGE RANGE: boys and 10-13 years old; MUST look like a child, not teenager – unchanged voices only

HEIGHT RESTRICTION: all actors MUST be 4’11” or shorter – those taller will not be seen or considered

AUDITIONS: Friday, October 1, 2pm-6pm at Debbie Reynolds Studios (6514 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91606)

For children coming from LA, guardians will be provided with housing and travel only.

Actors and guardians must be able and willing to go out of town for the dates provided below.

Schooling and/or tutoring will be provided for the children.

REHEARSALS: October 22-November 14

TECHNICAL REHEARSALS: November 15-25

PERFORMANCES: November 26-December 30
Shows generally run Tuesday-Sunday with two shows on the Saturday and Sunday (exception around holidays)
*rehearsals continue during the day until December 9 (press opening)

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Please prepare a short song (32 bars max) to be sung with a piano player that shows off your voice and personality. Bring sheet music in the correct key. Also, please bring a headshot or school photo and a resume with any performing or class experience. If you do not have a resume, please bring current contact info.

AN APPOINTMENT IS NOT REQUIRED. This is an OPEN CALL, which means you may show up at any time between 2pm-6pm and you will be seen as soon as possible. Members of Actors Equity will be given priority.

This classic holiday tale centers on a mischievous, bespeckled boy, Ralphie, who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas. In the weeks before the big holiday, Ralphie, his friends and his family get into all kinds of situations— including run-ins with a bully with “yellow eyes,” a tongue stuck to lamp post, a bar of soap in the mouth, a garish leg lamp, a major award and a Chinese Christmas dinner. Based on the humorist Jean Shepherd’s novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash,” this is a Tribute to the Original, Traditional, One-Hundred-Percent, Red-Blooded, Two-Fisted, All-American Christmas.

Please email Brandon Ivie at bivie@5thavenue.org with any questions.

Casting Location: Debbie Reynolds Studio
Contact email: bivie@5thavenue.org

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