Pax Amicus Castle Theatre
23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake NJ 07828 | 973-691-2100
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Pax Amicus Castle Theatre, 23 Lake Shore Road, Budd Lake, NJ (973-691-2100)

Reservations/Appointments not accepted (except when stated) - simply show on the day most convenient for you.
(If multiple audition dates are listed, you only need to attend one.)
No experience necessary - beginners always welcome.
[A Christmas Story]A CHRISTMAS STORY
Cast List to be Announced Soon
Performance dates: November 30 - December 16 (Fridays & Saturdays @ 8PM; Sundays @ 2PM)

Based on the motion picture "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. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial. Adapted by Philip Grecian | Directed by Richard Boyer (This is the stage play, not the musical.)

Casting 7m., 4w. Be prepared to read from the script. Roles include:
  • Ralph as an adult (40+) (Narrator)
  • Ralphie Parker (age 9-12)
  • Mother (30-49) (His mother)
  • Old Man Parker (30-49) (His father. Also plays department store Santa)
  • Randy (7-10) (His brother)
  • Flick (9-12) (friend and classmate)
  • Schwartz (-12) (friend and classmate)
  • Scut Farkus (13+) (A bully)
  • Helen Weathers (9-12) (classmate)
  • Esther Jane Alberry (9-12) (classmate)
  • Miss Shields (35-59) (His teacher)

An Open Cast Call is held 6-8 weeks prior to the first performance of each production, and is open to all community and professional performers over the age of 16. Rehearsals are usually held on weekday evenings and some weekend days.

Audition notices for the Shakespeare plays, POE, and Magical Caravan Players (Professional Adults performing for children) are usually posted here and in BACKSTAGE magazine. Artists auditioning for these productions need to be available for day-time rehearsals and performances.

People interested in working on tech (lights, sound), stage managing, costumes, sets, publicity, etc. may call the theatre at any time, or come to any open cast call.
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Pax Amicus is a non-profit 501(3)(c) organization.