A national talent search has been announced seeking a boy to play lead role in the upcoming FOX live-musical production of A Christmas Story. Based on the short stories of Midwestern humorist Jean Shepherd, the musical is set in the 1940s, when all 9-year-old Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun. The film follows Ralphie and his family’s various holiday-themed adventures, which include a terrible trip to visit the department store Santa, his younger brother’s disgusting eating habits (or lack thereof) and his dad’s infatuation with an obnoxious lamp made to look like a woman’s leg.
Released in 1983, A Christmas Story earned less than $20 million at the box office but went on to become a cult classic, playing in a 24-hour loop every Christmas on TBS and TNT for the past two decades. Spurred by the popularity of the film, A Christmas Story: The Musical debuted on Broadway in 2012 and went on to earn three Tony nominations. So far, set to star is Saturday Night LIVE alum Maya Rudolph who will play Ralphie Parker’s mother in the telecast.
The casting director at Telsey + Company is currently seeking a child actor to star in the lead role in the LIVE television broadcast which will take place in Los Angeles.
RALPHIE – Male, 9-12, Caucasian. Possibly a bit pudgy, a regular kid – cute but not handsome, winsome but not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious, a kid you wouldn’t mind living next door to. Actor must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. VOICE: Boy’s unchanged voice. High belter, low F# to high D. Tap skills a plus but not required.
*Submissions are now being accepted online through August 22nd 2017.
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Source: Cast It Talent