Children for Rep production of A Christmas Story

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The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is looking for children to perform in its upcoming production of A Christmas Story. This is a non-musical play, based on the popular film.

We are looking for-

Boys who are ideally between nine and twelve years old to play Ralphie, Flick, Schwartz and Scut Farkas.

A boy who is ideally about eight years old to play Randy.

Girls who are ideally between nine and twelve years old to play Esther Jane and Helen (these characters do not appear in the film).

Children of all physical types and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to audition.

The production goes into rehearsal November 6. The first performance is November 28, the official opening is November 30, and the final performance is December 23. We are committed to the children not missing any school until our tech rehearsal and preview period, which will be the week of November 26. There will be extensive rehearsal Thanksgiving weekend, but no rehearsal on Thanksgiving day. There are also a few select weekday matinees during the run.

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is a full time, professional theatre. There is a small salary involved to recognize the commitment being made by both the child and their parents.

Auditions for A Christmas Story will take place on Wednesday, August 8 in the afternoon. Children should prepare anything they wish- a song, a monologue, a joke- lasting no more than three minutes.

They may be asked to read from the script as well.

Please bring a photo of the child auditioning, which we will need to keep. Please also bring a resume, attached to the photo, if the child has one. While a photo is necessary, a resume is not.

Additionally, please leave the afternoon of August 9 as open as possible in the event that your child is asked to attend callbacks. We will be able to tell you about callbacks the evening of August 8.

To request an audition, please email sgordon@repstl.org. Please do not click on “Apply for Job” below. Please also feel free to ask any questions you may have. We will get back to you with a specific time and location.

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