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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

Our winter Main Stage production of ANNIE is holding auditions for all ages beginning September 28th!

Directed by Gary Crumm, Choreographed by Tori Bennett, Musical Direction by Luke Ottinger

Ages 8-16
Saturday September 28th, 2019 at 2:30pm
Ages 17 and above
Saturday October 5th at 10am

Actors should prepare 32 bars of music to sing; accompanist provided.
Please bring a headshot or current photo, resume and completed registration form.
Access the registration form at

Please prepare and be familiar with the following music, based on the part you are auditioning for:
Annie and Orphans: Maybe
Warbucks: Something Missing
Hannigan: Little Girls
Rooster: Easy Street
Grace/Lily: Won’t be an Orphan for Long

Be a part of the holiday celebration at Desert Stages with A Christmas Story The Play!

Directed by Chris Chavez

Friday October 4th at 6pm
Check-in begins at 5:30pm

Auditions will consist of cold reads from the script.
If you are unable to attend, but would like to audition please email Chris Chavez at

Completed registration form (CLICK HERE to access the form)
Headshot or current photo

This show has not been pre-cast. All roles are open. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

Nov 29th-Dec 22nd, 2019
Friday-Sundays with some added performances December 17th-19th, 2019

RALPH/THE COWBOY/ THE TREE LOT OWNER/THE DELIVERY MAN/THE VOICE OF A NEIGHBOR [Male, 30-45]The adult version of Ralphie and the narrator of the play. Charismatic, an engaging storyteller, full of life.Must be able to carry the entire play.

RALPHIE PARKER [Male, 8-12]Observant, mischievous, bright, with a vivid imagination and ability to come up with schemes. Must play nine years old.

MOTHER [Female, 30-45]The glue that holds the house together. More intelligent than she lets on, vibrant, warm, and caring.

THE OLD MAN/SANTA CLAUS [Male, 35-50]Ralphie’s father, a typical “family man”. Gruff and grumbly with a good heart. He loves his family, but does not overtly show it.

RANDY [Male, 6-11]A typical kid brother. Messy, needy, whiny, and immature, yet loveable. Needs to be able to snort like a pig. Must play six/seven years old.

MISS SHIELDS [Female, 25-45]Ralphie’s teacher. No nonsense, proper, strict, yet caring and at times, humorous. Character actor that can flip from fantasy to reality seamlessly.

FLICK/DESPERADO ONE [Male, 8-12]Ralphie’s best buddy and classmate. Outspoken, humorous, a push over with a lot of heart.Must play nine/ten years old.

SCHWARTZ/DESPERADO TWO [Male, 8-12]Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Accused of teaching Ralphie the four-letter word. Just as much personality as Flick. Must play nine/ten years old.

ESTHER JANE ALBERRY [Female, 8-12]Shy and sweet, with a slight crush on Ralphie. Must play nine/ten years old.

HELEN WEATHERS [Female, 8-12]Extremely intelligent, high-achiever, confident. A non-nonsense type of girl. Must play nine/ten years old.

SCOUT FARKAS/BLACK BART [Male, 9-13]The Stereotypical School yard bully who constantly harasses Ralphie and his friends. Wears a permanent scowl on his face. He should appear very intimidating, slightly older and bigger than the rest of the kids.