Auditions -- A Christmas Story


The Playhouse is holding open auditions:

  • October 11th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • October 12th 6:30 to 8:30 PM
  • October 13th 6:30 to 8:30 PM

Christmas is coming!
So is the Yorkshire Playhouse Christmas Show!
This year we will be performing “A Christmas Story”

Come audition to be a part of the magic of the holiday! Join Ralphie's Christmas quest to get the perfect gift, a genuine Red Ryder BB gun, in one of the most memorable and hilarious Christmas stories ever told.

We are looking for 2 Men, 2 Women, 4 Boys (Between 8 and 14 years old), 1 Boy (Between6 and 10 years old), and 2 Girls (Between 8 and 14 years old).

Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark and the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd. Finally, the Christmas movie we all love is coming to the Yorkshire Playhouse!
The show runs December 6 – 11

THE CAST – A Christmas Story

Ralphie Parker is our young protagonist. Equal parts dreamer and schemer, Ralphie doesn’t just covet an air rifle, he also knows (or thinks he knows) exactly how to persuade the adults around him that his cause is a righteous one. (Male between 8 and 14 Years Old)

Ralph Parker, Ralphie’s older, wiser alter ego, functions as the story’s narrator and assumes the roles of the various townspeople who populate the landscape of the play. (Male Part)

Ralphie’s Mother is a patient parent with firm convictions – in particular, the conviction that her son should not own an air rifle. It takes a lot to ruffle her feathers, but the provocative leg lamp that Ralphie’s father wins in a send-away contest does seem to do the trick. (Female Part)

The Old Man, the Parker family’s beleaguered patriarch, is a grumpy, good-hearted father with a penchant for highly original (and to the audience’s ears profanity-free) invective and a deeply held desire to be a winner. (Male Part)

Randy, Ralphie’s little brother, sure is cute, but getting him to eat his breakfast or don his snowsuit can be a serious headache. (Male between 6 and 10 Years Old) Schwartz and Flick are Ralphie’s two best friends. Flick is the unfortunate guinea pig in the infamous frozen-flagpole-licking experiment, while Schwartz becomes the scapegoat when Ralphie accidentally utters an unspeakable word. (2 Male parts Ages between 8 and 14 Years Old)

Scut Farkas is the schoolyard bully who routinely torments Ralphie and his friends. He has yellow eyes! (Male between 8 and 14 Years Old) Miss Shields is Ralphie’s teacher. She’s also an integral component of his campaign for the perfect Christmas gift. (Female Part)

Esther Jane and Helen are two of Ralphie’s classmates. Helen is something of a child prodigy, while Esther Jane seems to have a particular interest in our young protagonist. (2 Female parts Ages between 8 and 14 Years Old)