AUDITION INFORMATION

If you are auditioning for a Desert Stages show and have any questions, please contact us at auditions@desertstages.org. Our staff is always happy to help.

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

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!

Directed by KatiBelle Collins

SHOW DATES:

November 27 – December 20, 2020

 

AUDITIONS: 

October 22 • 6pm

October 23 • 6pm

Callbacks October 24

 

WHAT TO PREPARE:

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. 

Headshot, resume, and completed registration form are required

Registration form link CLICK HERE

To sign up for auditions, CLICK HERE 

 

THE CAST:

Adult Cast: 2 Men, 2 Women

 

Adult Ralph (Any age): A storyteller. Also plays The Cowboy, The Tree Lot Owner, The Delivery Man and The Voice of a Neighbor 

 

Mother (Age 35-45): Ralph’s Mother

 

The Old Man (Age 35-45): Ralph’s Father. Also plays Santa Claus, who is heard, never seen.

 

Miss Shields (Age 25-50): Ralph’s Teacher

 

Youth Cast: 5 Boys and 2 Girls (Age range 6-16)

 

Ralphie Parker: (Age 8 – Early Teen) Ralph at 9 years old 

 

Randy: Ralph’s little brother (Age 6-9)

 

Flick: (Age 8 – Early Teen) Ralph’s friend and classmate.  Also plays Desperado One

 

Schwartz: (Age 8 – Early Teen) Ralph’s friend and classmate. Also plays Desperado Two

 

Esther Jane Alberry: (Age 8 – Early Teen) Ralph’s classmate

 

Helen Weathers: (Age 8 – Early Teen) Ralph’s classmate 

 

Scut Farkas: (Age 11-16) A Bully. Also plays Black Bart