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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

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


November 27 – December 20, 2020



October 22 • 6pm

October 23 • 6pm

Callbacks October 24



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 



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