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High Fidelity


A Christmas Story | Murder by Poe

Audition Dates:
Auditions (by appointment): Sunday, September 9 and Monday, September 10.
Callbacks (if necesary): Wednesday, September 12.

To Schedule an Audition:
To schedule an audition (or for any questions), please send headshot and resume (if available) to; and be sure to include "Christmas Story" in the subject line.

Audition Information:
Seeking adults and children aged 8+ (please see Character Breakdown below). Please prepare a 1 - 2 minute comedic monologue. In addition, children are encouraged to sing an acapella Holiday song of their choice. This is encouraged for all children’s roles but not required. You will not be asked to stay after your initial audition, but may be asked to return for callbacks on Sept. 12th. Callbacks will consist of readings from the script; which is available for purchase at:, and elsewhere.

Rehearsals will be primarily on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday evenings, tentatively beginning on Sunday, September 16.

Performances begin on Thursday, December 6.

Character Descriptions (with "Stage" ages):

  • RALPH: Adult version of Ralphie and narrator of the play. Steps into his own story to play various cameo roles. A charismatic storyteller. (Male, 30s - 60s)
  • RALPHIE: A boy on a mission. Ralphie is a good natured kid attempting to persuade his parents into getting him a toy rifle for Christmas. An enthusiastic child with a wild imagination. (Male, 8 - 11)
  • MOTHER: Ralphie’s mom. An intelligent and loving woman. Firm but playful at times. (Female, 30s - 50s)
  • THE OLD MAN: Ralphie’s father. A rough exterior with a good heart. A dreamer like Ralphie, allowing his enthusiasm to show at times. (Male, 30s - 50s)
  • RANDY: Ralphie’s little brother. A whiny but sweet little kid. Unafraid to be loud and sometimes a little gross. (Male, 6 - 8)
  • MISS SHIELDS: The teacher of Ralphie and his friends. Appears to be an ordinary teacher but plays up the melodrama in Ralphie’s imagination. (Female, 20’s - 60’s)
  • FLICK: Ralphie’s friend. Always sore from getting bullied by Farkas. He’s the kind of kid
    you just always feel bad for. (Male, 8 - 11)
  • SCHWARTZ: Ralphie’s friend. He’s slick enough to stay out of trouble for the most part. (Male, 8 - 11)
  • ESTHER JANE: Ralphie’s classmate. A sweet girl who has taken special interest in Ralphie. (Female, 8 - 11)
  • HELEN: Ralphie’s classmate. A smart, independent girl not even the class bully wants to mess with. (Female, 8 - 11)
  • SCUT FARKAS: The bully. A nasty, gritty punk. (Male, 10 - 14)
  • ENSEMBLE/CLASSMATES:Various kids in Ralphie’s class. Non speaking roles but may be asked to sing Christmas carols or perform live sound effects on stage. Singing/musical instrument experience NOT required. (Male or Female, 8 - 11)

*This is a non-paid, non-Equity production.

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Shows | Auditions | Past Seasons

Murder by PoeMurder By Poe | A Christmas Story

Haddonfield Plays & Players is currently accepting audition submissions for its September/October 2016 production of Brighton Beach Memoirs. Seeking men and women, ages 10 and up (please refer to character descriptions below). Auditions (by appointment) will be held at our theater at 957 East Atlantic Avenue (at Crows Woods), Haddonfield, NJ, 08033.

Auditions (By Appointment):
Auditions: Sunday, August 26 and
               Monday, August 27

To Schedule an Audition:
To schedule an audition (or for any questions), please send a headshot and resume (if available) to

Audition Information:

Director Amber Kusching is seeking 5 men and 4 women, ages 18+. Please prepare a one-minute performance or reading from any Edgar Allen Poe piece. Auditions may also include readings from the script; available for purchase at Dramatists Play Service, and elsewhere.


Limited rehearsal schedule is TBD.

Performance Date:

Performances are Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 27 (8pm) and Sunday, October 28 (2pm)

*This is a non-paid, non-Equity production.

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