Auditions for A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL

September 21-22, 2022

Back by popular demand, “A Christmas Story: The Musical” is the holiday show of our 2022-2023 indoor season at SCERA Center for the Arts, and it will play December 2-17, 2022 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm. It will be directed by Kurt Elison, with music direction by Emily Hawkes and choreography by Jeanna Cunningham. Kelsey Seaver will serve as stage manager.

Auditions for ages 10 through older adults will be held on Wednesday, September 21 or Thursday, September 22 from 7-9pm. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. An accompanist or aux cord is available – please bring your music and have it cued or marked. Please, no CD’s. Callbacks, for those invited, will be held September 27 and September 28. Callbacks will include a dance/movement section. All roles are available.

Auditions are done by appointment, and you can register online and sign up for a time using CASTING MANAGER. If this is your first time using Casting Manager, you will be asked to create an account, and upload a resume and headshot if you have them. If you don’t have a resume or headshot, there is space where you can add in your education, training, experience, shows, etc. However, if you are new to theatre and the audition process, don’t be intimidated…we welcome talented first-timers! If you are more comfortable, you can also submit a video audition in Casting Manager.

Rehearsals will begin October 3rd, and generally be held Monday-Friday evenings and some Saturday mornings. A more detailed schedule will be provided once casting is final.

ABOUT THE SHOW: “A Christmas Story: The Musical” received rave reviews on its Broadway run, and 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; the Chinese restaurant; Christmas dinner; and many others. Book by Joseph Robinette. Music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.


Auditions for A NIGHT OF BROADWAY | OCTOBER 6

SCERA’s Indoor Season announces auditions for its annual showtunes spectacular A NIGHT OF BROADWAY

A NIGHT OF BROADWAY will play at the SCERA Center for the Arts November 10-12 at 7:00 p.m. One of our most popular annual events, this year’s showtunes spectacular will feature an evening of classic and contemporary songs from Broadway musicals. Auditions will be held on October 6th from 7-9pm in Room 201 at SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem.

Auditioners age 16 and older should prepare 16 bars of their first choice of song to perform in the show as well as 16 bars of a second choice prepared if needed. Contrasting styles are preferred. In addition to individual vocalists, duos and small groups are welcome and encouraged to audition. An aux cord is available – please have your music player cued and ready to go. No pianist will be available. If interested in participating in group numbers, rehearsals will be once weekly starting the week of October 9, details of the schedule is to be announced once casting is final. There will be tech rehearsals November 7, 8 and 9, 7:00-9:00 p.m. that all participating will need to attend.

Auditions are done by appointment, and you can register online and sign up for a time using CASTING MANAGER. If this is your first time using Casting Manager, you will be asked to create an account, and upload a resume and headshot if you have them. If you don’t have a resume or headshot, there is space where you can add in your education, training, experience, shows, etc. However, if you are new to theatre and the audition process, don’t be intimidated…we welcome talented first-timers! If you are more comfortable, you can also submit a video audition in Casting Manager.