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General Audition Requirements
Unless otherwise noted in the following show-specific information, all auditions require a:

  • Completed Audition Form
  • Headshot – can be a body-length picture as long as the face is clearly visible
  • Resume

A Christmas Story The Play

This holiday season we are bringing the classic story to life on our Actor’s Cafe stage~ A Christmas Story The Play!

Directed by Rick Davis

October 14th at 7pm

Cold reads from the script, bring headshot (or recent photo) and resume.


Nov 30 – Dec 23, 2018
Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm


RALPH [Male, 30-45]
The adult version of Ralphie and the narrator of the play. Must be charismatic, a great storyteller, and able to carry the entire play. This actor also typically plays THE COWBOY, THE TREE LOT OWNER, THE DELIVERY MAN, and THE NEIGHBOR.

To play nine years old. Observant and considerate, with a vivid imagination and ability to come up with schemes. Dreams of getting a BB gun for Christmas and being a vigilante cowboy.

MOTHER [Female, 30-45]
Ralphie’s mother is the glue holding the household together. She is more intelligent than she lets on, and it takes a lot to irritate her. She almost always is calm and collected, despite her being firmly against Ralphie getting a BB gun.

THE OLD MAN [Male, 35-50]
Called “The Old Man” not because he’s old, but because he is Ralphie’s father. The Old Man is grumpy and a sore loser; he delights in repairing hardware around the house. He loves his family, but does not feel the need to show it.

RANDY [Male, 6-11]
Ralphie’s kid brother. Messy, needy, and a bit immature. Needs to be able to snort like a pig. Need to play 6 or 7.

MISS SHIELDS [Female, 25-45]
Ralphie’s teacher. Strict yet caring. She takes no nonsense, as she tries to keep a hold on her classroom. She also should be able to deliver over-the-top melodrama in some of the fantasy sequences.

FLICK [Male, 8-12]
Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Outspoken, with personality & humor but gets bullied constantly by Scut Farkas. A weakling with a lot of heart; think like Dustin from Stranger Things.

SCHWARTZ [Male, 8-12]
Ralphie’s friend and classmate. He is falsely blamed for teaching Ralphie bad words. Just as much personality as Flick, and he never skips a chance to poke Flick’s injured arm.

A somewhat shy and sweet classmate of Ralphie’s who harbors a crush on him.

HELEN WEATHERS [Female, 8-12]
Extremely intelligent, high-achiever, and sure of herself. Helen is the brainiest girl in Ralphie’s class, but she could also beat up all the boys if she wanted to.

SCOUT FARKAS [Male, 9-12]
The school bully who goes after Ralphie and his friends. He should be highly intimidating, and he supposedly has terrifying yellow eyes!

Bad Seed

It’s going to be a spooky fall at DST! Auditions for The Bad Seed are coming up!

Directed by Diane Senffner

The scene is a small Southern town where Colonel and Christine Penmark live with their daughter, Rhoda. Little Rhoda Penmark is the evil queen of the story. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.

Sunday August 26th at 7pm
Sign in begins at 6pm

What to Prepare:
Bring Headshot and resume
Cold Reads from the script

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Break legs!

Rhoda Penmark – Female should LOOK around age 10 – Must have superior acting and memorization skills. Rhoda is the title role, the “Bad Seed” who will stop at nothing to get what she wants.

Colonel Kenneth Penmark – Male 30s – 40s – Rhoda’s father, military officer. Adores his wife and child. Is oblivious to trouble brewing at home.

Emery Wages – Male 40s – 60s – Monica’s brother who lives with her. Friendly and conversational.

Miss Fern – Female – 50s –60s – Spinster school administrator at Rhoda’s school.

Reginald Tasker – Male 50s – 60s – Crime writer with air of mystery – expert at history of crime. Friend of Monica and Christine

Mrs. Daigle – 40s – Woman whose son was murdered by Rhoda. She is grief stricken, confused and very drunk.

Mr. Daigle/Messenger – 40s – Husband of Mrs. Daigle – accompanies her to Christine’s apartment. Role may be doubled with the Messenger

Richard Bravo – 50s – 60s – Christine’s father, a former homicide detective who became an author. He has been hiding his daughter’s secret past.

The roles of Christine, Monica, and Leroy have been cast.

Young Frankenstein auditions
Ages 16 and older
Sunday, August 12th at 6:30 pm
Callbacks – same evening as auditions
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a style appropriate song (accompanist will be at the audition) and a 1 minute comedic monologue

Please bring clothes and shoes for dance audition.

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