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Midtown Arts Center is seeking trained, professional non-union ADULT and CHILD actors for their upcoming productions of A Christmas Story.

Located in the heart of Fort Collins, Midtown Arts Center is a non-equity 4-theatre performing arts complex. Primarily a dinner theatre, Midtown Arts Center hires both locally and nationally. In it’s 25-year history, Midtown Arts Center has become a staple northern Colorado’s theatre scene and gained many awards and accolades including, most recently, the 2015 Henry Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical (Memphis) and back-to-back Henry nominations for Best Musical and Best Ensemble (Les Miserables and Spamalot). For more information about Midtown, check out midtownartscenter.com/about/. If you have any questions, email casting@midtownartscenter.com. Thank you!

A Christmas Story
Directed and Music Directed by Jalyn Courtenay Webb
Choreographed by Michael Lasris
Rehearsals: October 23-November 10, plus weekends in September and early October
Performance dates: November 11-December 31

MOTHER: Matriarch of the family and mother to Ralphie and Randy. Should have great chemistry with all family members on stage. Must be a strong, lovable actress with a solid belt. Non-dancing. Female, late 20s to early 40s, Range: G3-D5.

RALPHIE: A regular kid – cute but not overly handsome, not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either. Bright, but not precocious; the boy next door. Ralphie, above all, is a dreamer. Seeking a young boy who is comfortable and honest on stage. Must be an excellent singer and able to carry a show. Must also be able to tap dance. Should look 9 years old—must be under 5’ tall. Range: Alto, must have unchanged voice—low F# to high D

RANDY: Ralphie’s younger brother. Can be a bit awkward, but always has a deep admiration of Ralphie. Should be a kind and honest presense on stage. Must be a strong tap dancer. Should look 8-9 years old—must be under 5’ tall.. Range: Alto, must have unchanged voice—low F# to high C#

KIDS ENSEMBLE (including Flick, Farkus, Dill, etc.): Various children in Ralphie’s class and at Ralphie’s school. Eight actors will play all roles. Boys and girls needed. All actors should be strong singers and tap dancers. All actors must be under 5’ tall and should appear to be between 7-14 years old.

ADULT ENSEMBLE: Heavy dancing and singing requirements. Performers double as townspeople, teachers, and other adult roles in the show. Must be strong triple-threat character actors with intermediate musical theatre dance skills. Males and females needed. Preference for at least one male Asian actor. Ensemble members will also take on featured roles as well.

Performers must audition in order to be considered.

All performers must have reliable transportation. Rehearsals will happen morning, afternoon, and evening during the rehearsal timeframe—not all performers will be needed for all rehearsals, but more availability is preferred.

Compensation is based on experience and role requirements, and is negotiable.
Compensation base rate: $1,500/run and includes waitshifts in the Dinner Theatre for adults; $750/run for actors under 18 years old.

WHERE: Midtown Arts Center, 3750 S Mason, Fort Collins, CO 80525
WHEN: Saturday, September 10th 1pm-4pm for individual auditions. Anyone auditioning for a role requiring dancing (including all kids) will be expected to attend a dance call at 4:30pm. The dance call will assess musical theatre dance and tap dance skills.
CALLBACKS: As needed, callbacks will be held immediately following the dance call.
WHAT TO PREPARE: Headshot, resume, and 2 contrasting 16-bar cuts. Auditioners will likely only be asked to sing one song. Please provide sheet music. No a cappella or pre-recorded music allowed. Please know any conflicts for the rehearsal/performance schedule. Make sure you bring dance clothes and dance shoes for the dance call.

To submit, email Kurt Terrio at Casting@midtownartscenter.com with the following information:

-Name
-Best phone number
-Email address
-Role(s) you would like to be considered for, if you are only interested in certain roles
-A 30-minute window between 1pm-4pm that would be preferable for auditioning. We cannot guarantee an audition in your selected window, but we will do our best!

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