Breckenridge Backstage Theatre Announces Auditions for the classic, comedic tale 

A Christmas Story

By Philip Grecian

Directed by Artistic Director Nathan Autrey

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre will hold open auditions for A Christmas Storyon Wednesday October 24 at 7 pm and tentative callbacks on Thursday October 25 at 7 pm. All roles are available, casting 7 M - 4 W. 

Location: Breckenridge Backstage Theater, 121 S Ridge, Breckenridge, CO 80424.

Audition Process: Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, sides will be provided upon arrival. You may be asked to read more than once, auditions shouldn’t last past 10:30 pm. Please bring a headshot and resume if you have one, though it’s not required to audition. This is a non AEA production. 

Rehearsal & Conflicts: Rehearsals will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7 pm - 10 pm & Sunday 4 pm - 7 pm. Beginning Monday October 29 throughout opening of December 14. Not all actors will be called at every rehearsal. No rehearsal on October 31st.

Performance Dates: This production will have 14 performances running December 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30. Show times are 7:30 pm all days but Sunday’s which are 6:30 pm. 

The 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. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.


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