Audition

We have open auditions for every show!

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CenterPoint is a community theatre that welcomes local talent. We have open auditions for every show, so don’t be afraid to join us for an upcoming audition. We look forward to seeing you!

 

Stage Show Date Director
Barlow A Christmas Story August 28th Jim Christian
Christmas Story Black
Specific Audition Information:

Specific audition information is released 2-3 weeks prior to the audition date. Once those details are released, audition signups will begin.

Audition Location

Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North 400 West in Centerville. Enter the building on the west side basement entrance.

Please Note

Theatre is subjective. The most important part is the audition itself. However, many factors go into casting a production, such as height, weight, look, personality, acting ability, conflicts, past experience, presence, work ethic, doubles, doubles conflicts, age, etc. If we were not able to use you in a past production, please continue to audition. Our production team strives to provide a safe environment in which to promote artistic expression. Break a leg!

AUDITIONS

CenterPoint Legacy Theatre announces auditions for A Christmas Story on Saturday, August 28th. Vocal auditions will take place by appointment from 9:00 AM-10:30 AM for kids and 11:00-12:30 PM or adults. The show runs November 19th through December 23rd. Jim Christian will direct and music direct and Jessica Merrill will provide the choreography. Ashley Weller will be the Stage Manager.


Bring any conflicts from August 30th through December 24th along with a headshot and resume to auditions. Callbacks are scheduled for Monday, August 30th. First Cast Meeting will be Wednesday, September 15th. Rehearsals will start Saturday, September 18th.


Auditions are open to all performers 8 years and older. All roles are open and all ethnicities are encouraged to audition. We are looking for a diverse cast.


Children ages 8-15 will be given a song to learn for the audition upon sign-up. Ages 16 and older come prepared to sing 30 seconds or less of music in the style of the show or from the era. A pianist will be provided. Please no acapella singing or pre-recorded music.


There will be a tap workshop for all those auditioning for children roles on August 25th & 26th from 7:00-9:00 PM. Two workshops, each one hour in length, will be held on each night with limited capacity. Please reserve a time by emailing auditions@cptutah.org.


Auditions will take place at the theatre located at 525 North, 400 West in Centerville. Enter in the building on the west side basement entrance. Please email the theatre at auditions@cptutah.org to schedule an audition time.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

Note: ages listed are approximate and represent how the characters read onstage, not necessarily the ages of the performers. Please note, where applicable, any requirements for on-stage intimacy or physicality.

 

Jean Shepherd/Narrator: Male, plays late 40’s-early 60’s

A charismatic storyteller who has the ability to draw and audience into his magical spell. A good-natured curmudgeon with a deadpan sense os humor. When Jean is observing Ralphie, he feels and expresses everything just as Ralphie would.

THE PARKERS

Ralphie: Boy, 9 going on 10

Cute and winsome, but not precious. Bright but not precocious. A regular kid you wouldn’t mind having as a next-door neighbor. He’s a bit mischievous and rascally but with a twinkle in his eye.

Mother: Female, 30’s-40’s

More in charge of the family than the Old Man is, but she would never let him know it. She is warm and affable .. at times a bit daffy… but not a pushover. She is the secret engine that keeps the family running, keeping the household together with an impressive balancing act.

Old Man: Male, 30’s – 40’s

A guy with a good heart, though it is buried beneath a sometimes gruff (and rough) exterior. He’s a devoted husband and father who loves his family but doesn’t overtly show it. He usually expects the worst but is capable of excitement if the situation warrants (though it usually doesn’t). In his moments of fantasy, he is transformed from his usual grumbling blue-collar self to t true song and dance man.

Randy: Boy, 7-8

Ralphie’s younger brother. Cute, cuddly, and whiny. Admires Ralphie but won’t admit it. He’s at the stage of childhood wherein he seems opposed to everything, but he’s still lovable – not a brat.

THE KIDS– will tap, looking for those with experience or those willing to learn!

Schwartz: a classmate

Flick: a classmate

Esther Jane: a classmate

Mary Beth: a classmate

Scut Farkus: 14-15

The textbook example of a schoolyard bully, except this truant doesn’t go to school. He is loud, obnoxious, and intimidating. Older than Ralphie by a year or two, he wears a perpetual scowl beneath his trademark coonskin cap. He always appears at the most inopportune times to scare and harass his innocent victims.

Grover Dill: 9-12

Always at Farkus’ side is his toady, Dill. Much younger and decidedly smaller than Farkus, Dill delights in being tethered to his “hero.” He punctuates the bully’s threats and warnings with a series of rapid-fire belly-laughs, thus making the two of them the scourge of the neighborhood. But when the two are finally challenged and bested, they turn out to be the biggest cowards of all.

Children’s Ensemble: Boys and girls ages 8-15

ADULTS

Miss Shields: Female, mid 30’s to early 60’s

The local elementary school teacher. A seemingly stereotypical 1940’s educator – prim and proper. Stern when necessary, though warm – and even humorous – when when the situation merits it. In Ralphie’s fantasy, she become dynamic, show-stopping, brassy belter and tapper – a force to be reckoned with.

Santa: 30-60

The Santa Claus at Higbee’s Department Store is decidedly unlike the typical “Jolly Old Elf” of legend and lore. Ill-tempered and slightly inebriated, he is unhappy with his job. He dismisses each child as quickly as possible in an attempt to put an end to the day and, perhaps, head for the nearest “watering hole.”

Other Ensemble: 16 +

Elves, Townspeople, Delivery men, Villain, Bartender, Customers, Parents, Bank robbers, Escaped prisoner, Can-Can girls, Nurse, Waiter, Policeman, Fireman, Doctor

All roles double cast.

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