StageWorks Presents A Christmas Story
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!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more.
Performance Dates are December 18, 19 at Epiphany Catholic School
RALPH as an adult (M 20-30)
RALPHIE PARKER Ralph at 9 years old (M 10-12)
MOTHER (F 35+)
THE OLD MAN, Ralph’s dad (M 35+)
RANDY, his little brother (M 7-10)
MS. SHIELDS, his teacher (F 35+)
FLICK, his friend and classmate (M 9-12)
SCHWARTZ, his friend and classmate (M 9-12)
ESTHER JANE ALBERRY, a classmate (F 9-12)
HELEN WEATHERS, a classmate (F 9-12)
SCUT FARKAS, a bully (M 12-15)
SANTA CLAUS (M 35+)
*Ensemble – including children walking to school, on the playground, and in the classroom.
Ensemble roles do not require an audition. You can sign up to be in the show just by clicking yes in the field asking if you are interested in ensemble only.