Monday, August 23, 2021

SVP Auditions for A Christmas Story 


Valley Players


"Yes, we are the little red schoolhouse!"



Auditions at SVP

A Christmas Story


Audition Dates

Sunday, September 12, 2021, between 7 pm to 9 pm.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021, between 7 pm and 9 pm

Callback Date: TBD


You'll shoot your eye out! . . . Ralphie and the Red Ryder BB gun come alive on stage in Jean Shepherd's nostalgic Christmas story, complete with everything you know and love from the film: the Old Man, Miss Shields, the pink bunny pajamas, and--of course--the leg lamp! So come on down and catch the holiday spirit, I double dog dare ya!

Performance Dates:

December 3 – 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 2 pm;

**there is an additional matinee performance on Saturday December 11 at 2 pm


Director Emily M. Windus is seeking the following:

2 Adult Males Ages 30s to 50s

2 Adult Females Ages 30s to 50s

5 Boys Ages 7 to 13

2 Girls Ages 9 to 11


Character Gender/Age Range Description

  • Ralphie Parker 9-11: The main character, wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, and will do anything to get it

  • Randy Parker 7-8: Ralphie’s little brother, must eat oatmeal on stage

  • Flick 9-11: One of Ralphie’s best friends, accepts the dare to lick the school flagpole

  • Schwartz 9-11: One of Ralphie’s best friends, who dares Flick
  • Esther Jane 9-11: A girl in Ralphie’s class

  • Helen 9-11: A girl in Ralphie’s class

  •  Scut Farkus 11-13: The neighborhood bully

  • Ensemble 9-11: Classmates, girls and boys

  • The Old Man 40s-50s: Ralphie’s father, gruff exterior, frustrated by life’s challenges

  • Ralph Parker, the Narrator Adult: Narrator of the story, from his adult reminiscent perspective

  • Mother 30s-40s: Ralphie’s mother, calm and nurturing

  • Miss Shields 40s-50s: Ralphie’s teacher, no-nonsense


Special Notes for Auditioners:

Readings will be from the script. Auditioners only need to attend one evening of auditions. Actors do not need to be the age listed, but portray the character at that age.

Please be prepared to list potential conflicts with evening rehearsals Sundays – Thursdays. Please be honest. ** All performance dates are mandatory, as are tech week rehearsals Sun Nov 28 – Thurs Dec 2. 

Please note that Sun Nov 28 is Thanksgiving weekend.

Please inform the production staff of any food allergies, as the actor portraying Randy eats oatmeal during the performances.




The theatre is Air-Conditioned and Wheelchair Accessible.


Theater Location

689 Amwell Road

Hillsborough, NJ 08844

Telephone: 908-369-7469



Mailing Address

601 Route 206

Suite 26-216

Hillsborough, NJ 08844


Made possible by funds from the Somerset County Cultural & Heritage Commission, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.