Audition Calendar for the 2018-2019 Season
|Show||Audition Dates||Callbacks (if needed)|
|A Christmas Story (new dates!)||October 15 & 16, 2018||October 17, 2018|
|Mamma Mia!||December 3 & 4, 2018||December 5, 2018|
|Harvey||March 4 & 5, 2019||March 6, 2019|
|Peter Pan Jr.||April 22 & 23, 2019||April 24, 2019|
Audition Press Release for A Christmas Story
The Aloha Theatre will hold open auditions for the holiday comedy “A Christmas Story” on October 15 and 16 at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu at 7 PM both days. Callbacks, if needed, will be held on October 17. “A Christmas Story” is based on the beloved 1983 movie of the same title, and the novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” by Jean Shepherd. The story follows Ralphie Parker in his childhood quest for the perfect Christmas present, humorously re-enacted from memories of his childhood days. All roles are available: for information about each character, please visit www.alohatheatre.com/auditions.
Candidates will be asked to perform a one-minute memorized monologue of their choosing. There will be subsequent readings from the script. Candidates should arrive at 6:45 pm to complete paperwork. Auditions should take no more than two hours; candidates only need to attend one evening.
Performance dates are Friday to Sunday, November 30 to December 16. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 PM, and Sunday performances are at 2:30 PM. Rehearsals will begin Monday, October 22 and rehearsal times are 2 to 6 PM Sundays, and 6 to 9 PM Monday through Thursday. All performance dates are mandatory, as are all rehearsals in the final week before performance. Any other scheduling conflicts should be conveyed to the audition panel at the audition.
The Aloha Theatre is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. In addition to performers, we seek friendly and dedicated people who would like to contribute in a variety of other roles. Please contact Tiffany Kutsunai at 808-322-9924 if you would like to support the show in any other capacity, whether with your time, expertise, funding, or all of the above.
A Christmas Story Characters
Ralph (Age: 35+) The story’s narrator and connection to Ralphie’s Christmas past. Ralph retells the story of one very memorable Christmas with a wry sense of humor and a nostalgic gleam. Highly relatable, Ralph remembers his childhood fondly and conveys that warmth to the audience throughout the show. This role and will require heavy memorization and participation in every rehearsal.
Ralphie (Age: 9-13) Ralph’s younger self is a regular kid, with regular kid concerns. His one great desire in the world is to receive a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, and he’s going to do everything possible to make that wish a reality, even if every tells him he’s going to shoot his eye out with it. Ralphie is a dreamer with a very active imagination. Good-natured, friendly and honest, his heart is genuine and his motives pure.
The Old Man (Age: 30+) Ralphie’s father. Seemingly gruff and distant, concerned with the many small battles that seem to beset him daily, The Old Man can be surprisingly warm and perceptive, but is most often seen on stage as broad comic relief. At his core, he is a deeply devoted family man, if a little quirky.
Mother (Age: 25+) The sensitive and soulful center of Ralphie’s family, Mother soothes tears, keeps confidences, and is seen by all the other family members as the sole reason the family remains functional. Mother is observant and perceptive, except when she finds it easier to believe fantasy rather than reality.
Miss Shields (Any Age) Miss Shields is Ralphie’s school teacher and confidante. She attempts to be strict but is by nature indulgent.
Scut Farkas (Age: 12-15) Scut Farkas is the dreaded bully to Ralphie and his friends. Enjoys punching the smaller kids in the arm and generally making their lives miserable. Mean-spirited, aggressive, but actually very fragile, as discovered when Ralphie snaps and beats him up.
Randy (Age: 6-9) Randy is Ralphie’s younger brother. He looks up to his older brother, but doesn’t want to show it. Randy spends a lot of his time in Ralphie’s shadow. When at home, he can be a little whiny, but not extremely so.
Esther Jane (Age 10-13) A thoughtful and considerate girl, she is well-liked by all the other kids. Even Scut leaves her alone. She is the most insightful and mature of the kids and as such, the most composed. Also has a little bit of a crush on Ralphie for reasons neither she nor Ralphie quite understand.
Helen Weathers (Age 9-13) Esther Jane’s best friend and regular companion on the schoolyard. She is smart and bookish and takes great pride in her studies, but is not very sociable unless with Esther Jane. Unlike Esther Jane, she is not even a little bit interested in the ways of boys.
Flick (Age 8-12) Flick is one of Ralphie’s best friends. He gets picked on more than most of the kids by Scut Farkas and as a result is a little more skittish than the others. Is naturally a little smaller than his friends and plays the character even smaller. Gets talked into a lot of things by Schwartz.
Schwartz (Age: 8-12) Ralphie’s other best friend. Schwartz always has great ideas about what to do, though those ideas often turn out poorly, especially for Flick. This gives him a reputation as something of a troublemaker even if he’s really just a normal outgoing kid.