SCERA Center for the Arts announces September 13-14 auditions for A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL. It will play December 1-16, 2023 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 13 or Thursday, September 14 from 7-9pm. Auditioners should prepare 16 bars of a musical theatre song. An aux cord is available, no accompanist will be provided – please bring your music and have it cued or marked. Please, no CD’s. Callbacks, for those invited, will be held the morning of September 16. Callbacks will include a dance/movement section. The role of Jean Shepherd has already been cast.

You can register and sign up for an audition time at this Casting Manager link: 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 the week of September 18th, and generally be held Monday-Friday evenings and some Saturday mornings. A more detailed schedule will be provided once casting is final.