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HART holds its season auditions at the beginning of February each year. Season Auditions have already been held for our 2022 Season but sometimes parts pop up that need to be filled.

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A Christmas Story Auditions

Audition Dates:

A Christmas Story

September 13th & 14th at 6:30pm
Call backs will be held September 15th at 6:30pm

 

 

 

Performance Dates: Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays | December 9th-18th
Rehearsals will begin October 17th. There will be an initial read through and script distribution on September 24th at 2pm

Who Can Audition: Kids, Teens and Adults (age breakdowns below)

What to Bring: 30 second or 1 minute comedic monologue

 

Synopsis: A young boy named Ralphie Parker only wants one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun. However, he is not sure he will ever make it to Christmas, between his brother Randy and the school bully Scut Farkus. Whenever he tells someone how much he wants it, he/she tells him that he will shoot his eye out and refuses to get it for him. Even a department store Santa Claus tells him the same thing. After Ralphie gets a C+, he gets teased again by Scut. In response, Ralphie beats him very badly while cursing loudly. However, his parents do not get mad at him, and on Christmas morning, he gets the BB gun, since his father had one at that age. When he goes to try it out, the BB ricochets and knocks off his glasses, which he accidentally steps upon while looking for them. He makes up a story about an icicle, and his parents believe him. In the end, a horde of dogs come in and steal the Christmas turkey, so his family goes out for “Chinese turkey,” or duck.

Characters: 

Age breakdowns- you do not have to be the ages listed but you must be able to pass for that age/play that age.
 
Ralph- M 30-50 our storyteller
Ralphie- M 9-12 our hero
Randy- M younger than Ralphie, our clown
Mom- F 30-40 tired, capable, optimistic
The Old Man- M 30-50 he means well
Ms. Shields- F adult, any age/type, character
Flick- M 9-12 licks a frozen pole, picked on
Schwartz- M 9-12 the sidekick
Esther- F 9-12 has a crush on ralphie
Helen- F 9-12 smart and respectable
Scut- M 9-15 the bully
Kid Ensemble 9-15 yrs old