By RACHEL MONDRAGON
Director of Marketing and Fund Promotions
The Wagon Wheel Theatre, Warsaw, announces auditions for boys and girls ages 9-16 (5′ tall and under) for its holiday production of “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” Seeking talented singers/dancers/actors for leading roles and ensemble in this Wagon Wheel production.
Auditions will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Wagon Wheel Theatre, 2515 E. Center St. Warsaw.
Production rehearsals, all subject to change, are scheduled for Nov. 22 and 23 all day/evening; Nov. 24-26 after school; Nov. 28-30 all day/evening; Dec. 1-3 after school; and Dec. 4 all day/evening.
Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Dec. 5-6, Dec. 12-13, 19-20 with a 7 p.m. call time; 2 p.m. Sundays, Dec. 7, 14 and 21 with a 1 p.m. call time;
Daytime shows for schools are Dec. 10-12 and 16-18. These shows require kids to miss at least a half day of school. All shows start at 10 a.m. and kids are required to be there by 9 a.m.
Those auditioning need not to prepare. Wagon Wheel Theatre will provide those auditioning a song to learn and some kids will be kept to do a short dance combination and read from the script.
Kids must be able to attend all rehearsals and performances. Those participating should get clearance from his/her schools to be allowed to miss some days. All kids must be in good standing as a student. Grades and education comes first.
Parts needing filled are:
RALPHIE: age 10-12 (to play 9, going on 10) His voice must be unchanged, must be on the short side. A regular kid – cute but not handsome, winsome but not precious. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but real. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show.
RANDY: age 10-12. Ralphie’s younger brother. Smaller than Ralphie; the cuter the better. Can be a bit awkward and offbeat; admires his big brother Ralphie, but won’t admit it. Seeking a young kid who is comfortable on stage but real.
SCUT FARCUS: age 12-16. A meanie – the bully; lean, taller than the other kids; there’s nothing about him you want to like. He’s that kid you always made sure to avoid in school. Gruff character voice. Actor must be 5 foot tall or under.
Ten eEnsemble singer/dancers: Boys and Girls age 10-16. Must be strong singer and dancers able to learn music and pick up dance steps easily. Some speaking roles also available.
More detailed information can be obtained on the day of the audition.