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9/17 A Christmas Story by Parker Arts/Aurora Fox

The Aurora Fox Theatre Company and the new PACE Center announces
Auditions for A CHRISTMAS STORY by Jean Shepard


Aurora, CO – The Aurora Fox in partnership with the new Parker Arts, Culture and Events Center (PACE) will be holding auditions for A Christmas Story (directed by Hugo Jon Sayles) on Sept. 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Parker Mainstreet Center, 19650 E. Mainstreet in downtown Parker. Call 303.739.1970to schedule an audition appointment. Callbacks are by invitation only on Sept. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m.

All actors should prepare a one-minute comedic monologue and their favorite quote from the movie version of A Christmas Story. No singing is necessary, but be prepared to move. The callback will include improv and movement, as well as reading from the script.

Character Breakdown
Ralph/Narrator, male age 50-80
Male Swing, age 20-40
The Old Man, male age 35-50
Mother, female age 25-40
Ralphie, male age 9-14
Randy, male age 6-10
Schwartz, male age 9-14
Flick, male age 9-14
Scut Farkas, male age 10-15
Toady, male age 8-14
Miss Shields, female age 25-60
Helen Weathers, female age 9-14
Esther Jane, female age 9-14
Students (3-6 children boys and girls) ages 9-14

A Christmas Story is Jean Shepard’s family classic set in the mid-1940’s. All 9-year old Ralphie Parker wants under the tree this Christmas is a genuine Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time. But the consistent response to his determined pleas is  “You’ll shoot your eye out!” Will Mr. Parker prevail in his ongoing war with his tempermental  furnace? Just how powerful is a “triple dog dare”? And will Ralphie get the gun of his dreams? The Aurora Fox has the answers AND a lovely replica of Mr. Parker’s “major award”.

The first rehearsal is Nov. 7 at PACE, and performances are on the weekends from Dec. 2 through Dec. 11 at the PACE Center.

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