Audition Announcement for A CHRISTMAS STORY!


BOOK BYJoseph Robinette
MUSIC AND LYRICS BY: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

DIRECTOR: Kirsten Chandler

SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111



Singers, dancers and actors for adult principal and ensemble roles in SDMT’s 2019 production of A Christmas Story. All roles open to all ethnicities. If you are a local actor or dancer and cannot attend the audition, email Jill at jill@sdmt.orgwith your headshot and resume.


SINGER CALL – Sunday, August 25 from 11a-6p (by appointment only for Narrator, Mother, Old Man and Miss Shields)

DANCE CALL – Monday, August 26 at 6p (open call for all ensemble roles)

PRINCIPAL CALLBACKS– Monday, August 26 from 1p-5p(by invitation only)

ENSEMBLE CALLBACKS – Monday, August 26 (after dance call)


To schedule an appointment, use the following link and create a free profile on Casting Manager: AUDITION LINK


SINGER CALL: Plan on arriving 10 minutes before your appointment time to check-in. Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring one headshot and resume. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.

DANCE CALL: Please be warmed up and ready to dance at 6p. Check-in will begin at 5p and bring one headshot and resume with you. Seeking singers who are comfortable dancing. Some excellent dancers are needed as well. All ethnicities and unique character types. Miss Shields must be an excellent tapper.

First non-union rehearsal: Monday, October 28, 2019
First equity rehearsal: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday thru Friday 6p-11p, Saturday and Sunday 11a-6p

Runs: Friday, November 29 – Sunday, December 29, 2019
Show Schedule: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7p, Fridays at 8p, Saturdays at 4p and Sundays at 2p.
All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego

Guest Artist Contract Tier 2: $484 weekly
Non-union actors: $1800-$2,700 stipend depending on role



NARRATOR – Late 40’s – 60s. A charismatic storyteller who has the ability to weave a spell and draw an audience into his nostalgic world. Good natured, humorous, great comic timing, maybe a little curmudgeonly… but he has a huge heart and such sweet memories of his childhood. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL. IF CALLED BACK, THIS ROLE WILL ATTEND THE CALLBACK BETWEEN 1P-5P ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26.

MOTHER – 30’s-40’s. More in charge of the family than The Old Man is, but she would never let him know it. Warm, affable, a bit daffy. Quirky and offbeat version of your typical vintage TV mom. Always busy, she is the secret engine that keeps the family running. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL. IF CALLED BACK, THIS ROLE WILL ATTEND THE CALLBACK BETWEEN 1P-5P ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26.

THE OLD MAN – 30’s-40’s. Devoted father with a good heart, which is often buried beneath a gruff, impatient exterior. Loves his family dearly but doesn’t overtly show it. He usually expects the worst but is secretly a dreamer and is prone to flights of fancy (like his son Ralphie). His fantasies transform him from grumbling blue-collar dad to true song-and-dance man. Movement skills a plus. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL. IF CALLED BACK, THIS ROLE WILL ATTEND THE CALLBACK BETWEEN 1P-5P ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26.

MISS SHIELDS – 30-60. The local elementary schoolteacher. Seemingly stereotypical 1940’s educator; prim and proper, stern when necessary, warm underneath. In Ralphie’s fantasies, she becomes a dynamic, show-stopping belter and tapper… among other things. Versatile actress/singer with great comic timing and fierce taps. MUST ATTEND SINGER CALL. IF CALLED BACK, THIS ROLE WILL ATTEND THE DANCE CALL AT 6PM ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26.

ENSEMBLE – Strong singer/dancers of every age and type, who will play multiple roles throughout the show including Santa Claus, elves, parents, bank robbers, waiters and escaped prisoners. MUST ATTEND DANCE CALL ON MONDAY, AUGUST 26 AT 6P. SHOULD YOU BE KEPT AFTER THE DANCE CALL, BE PREPARED TO SING AND READ.

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