A Christmas Story

Here is a little about the show: 

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!" All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Here are the show dates: 

  • Saturday, November 30 @ 7 pm

  • Sunday, December 1 @ 2 pm

  • Saturday, December 7 @ 7 pm

  • Sunday, December 8 @ 2 pm


September 30th and October 1st during the times listed below. Auditions will be in the Foyer of the Auditorium at the Hastings High School, 200 General Sieben Drive, Hastings, MN 55033. Park in the upper parking lot. Call Backs for these auditions will be October 2nd. For your audition you do not need to have anything prepared. Auditions are only 10 minutes long. 

Looking for adult actors and child actors 10 and up.

Rehearsals will be on some weekdays and Saturdays from October through the run of the show. 

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