A Christmas Story: The Musical/The Making of Scrooge: a New Musical Auditions

TNP will not be providing shoes for the Dance Call.
Auditions will still be held at The Naples Players 701 5th Ave South, Naples 34102.

For this audition, please prepare 32 bars of a song to sing (about a minute’s worth).  Preferably sheet music, hole punched, in a binder.  Non-vocal backing tracks are also acceptable.  Please plan to be there for 1.5-2 hours.  The audition process is time consuming and we will do our best to stay on schedule.

Auditions for both shows will be Saturday, 27 July starting at 12p.  Please pick an audition time below.   Auditions are free and walk-ins are always welcome!

Callbacks for A Christmas Story: The Musical show will be Sunday, 28 July starting at 12p.

The Casting Email for both shows will be sent starting Wednesday, 31 July with follow up correspondence on Thursday, 1 August.

For questions please contact Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, 239-434-7340 ext. 125 or [email protected].


A Christmas Story the Musical

This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun. All the iconic scenes from the movie are here: Ralphie’s friend, Flick, getting his tongue stuck to the flagpole; his brother, Randy, getting dressed in his snowsuit; the bullies, Farkus and Dill; the leg lamp award; the bunny suit; Christmas dinner; and many others. The delightfully versatile score ranges from gentle ballads to show-stopping full-ensemble numbers such as “Ralphie to the Rescue!”, “A Major Award,” “Sticky Situation,” “Up on Santa’s Lap,” “Somewhere Hovering Over Indiana” and the inevitable “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!” A Christmas Story, The Musical will bring an exciting new dimension to those who have seen the movie and will certainly stand on its own for those who haven’t.

Director/Choreographer: Dawn Lebrecht Fornara
Music Director: Charles Fornara
Cast: 10 Women (20s-60s), 15 Men (20s-60s), Featured supporting roles and ensemble
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: A Christmas Story Conflict Sheet


  • RALPHIE – (M 9-12) Bright, winsome, mischievous, cute and wants the Red Ryder Carbine Action BB gun
  • JEAN SHEPERD – (M 40s-60s) Warm, charismatic, and engaging storyteller.  A good natured curmudgeon
  • THE OLD MAN – (M 30s-50s) Gruff and grumbling, but a good dad at heart
  • MOTHER – (F 30s-40s) Vibrant, warm, affable but not a pushover
  • RANDY – (M 7-10) Cute, cuddly, lovable, and whiny
  • MISS SHIELDS – (F 30s-50s) Stereotypical 1940s educator–prime and proper, stern when necessary, though warm.
  • SANTA – (30s-60s) Ill tempered, slightly inebriated and very unhappy with his job
  • SCHWARTZ – (M 9-12) Best buddy of Ralphie
  • FLICK – (M 9-12) Best buddy of Ralphie.  Gets tongue stuck to the flagpole
  • SCUT FARKUS – (M 12-14) Schoolyard bully, loud, obnoxious, and intimidating
  • GROVER DILL – (M 9-12) Farkus’s toady
  • ESTHER JANE & MARY BETH – (F 9-12) Classmate of Ralphie


The Making of Scrooge: A New Dickens Christmas Musical (Staged Reading)

This new musical, book and lyrics by Shawn Ryan and composer Gabriel Aguilar, spins the classic Charles Dickens tale on its head as renewed Ebenezer Scrooge recounts the story of “Christmas past” to his young nieces and nephews by the fireside.  The story is full of love and warmth as Scrooge reveals his true history and how he came to be his present, happier self.

Director:  TBD
Music Director: TBD
Cast: TBD
Rehearsal & Performance Schedule: The Make of Scrooge Staged Reading Conflict Sheet

For Sides click here: A Christmas Story Sides

Want to learn the dance style of the show and be prepped for auditions?  Sign up here for The Audition Prep Classes!

Select and reserve an audition slot below:

As time slots fill up, more will open.  If you need to CANCEL your audition time, please contact Cole Butcher, Production Stage Manager, [email protected].

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Jul 27 2024


12:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Naples United Church of Christ
5200 Crayton Rd, Naples, FL 34113

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