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Open auditions for Algoma Repertory Theatre's 'A Christmas Story' this weekend

Auditions will be held on Saturday from noon to 4:30 p.m.
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Algoma Repertory Theatre is holding open auditions for its production of A Christmas Story.

Auditions will be held on Saturday, Oct. 16 in the Old Union Hall.

Actors aged 12-17 are invited to audition from noon to 2 p.m., and adult actors are welcome from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A Christmas Story will run Dec. 16-19, 2021.

All actors must be fully vaccinated or willing to be fully vaccinated by Oct. 31.

The full press release is included below.

Open auditions will be held this Saturday, Oct. 16 for Algoma Repertory Theatre’s holiday production of A Christmas Story.

Based on the classic 1983 movie written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark, this show includes many of your favourite movie moments!

A humorous memoir of growing up in the midwest in the 1940s, the show follows nine-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!"

This show is sure to please the biggest movie fans, complete with a temperamental exploding furnace; pink bunny pajamas; a school bully; a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; a leg lamp; elaborate fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story will hit the stage at the Sault Community Theatre Centre (at White Pines) from Dec. 16-19, 2021.

While the show primarily features a group of young people, only actors over 12 years of age will be considered. All actors must be fully vaccinated, or willing to be fully vaccinated, by Oct. 31st to begin formal rehearsals. For full casting information, visit here.

All auditions will be held Saturday in the Old Union Hall (68 Dennis St. - side door). Young people (aged 12-17) can attend anytime between 12-2 p.m., and adults (18+) are welcomed between 2:30-4:30 p.m. Selections of script will be provided to read. If you are interested but unable to commit to these dates/times, please contact the team directly at algomarepertorytheatre@gmail.com.

Where: Old Legion Hall, 68 Dennis St. (Side Door)

When: Saturday, Oct. 16

Tickets will be available for A Christmas Story in early November.  Follow the Algoma Repertory Theatre Facebook page or visit www.ARTinSSM.com to sign up for the mailing list to stay up-to-date on the company’s latest information.