Auditions


The official cast list for both A Charlie Brown Christmas and
A Christmas Story will be posted TODAY at 12:00pm!! Thank you to everyone who auditioned!!

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Open to adults and youth of all ages. There is no fee to participate, including youth actors who are granted a scholarship to study and perform tuition-free!



Adult and youth actors of all ages, here's your chance to audition for 

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS and/or A CHRISTMAS STORY! 



Location: Tulsa Little Theatre - 1511 S. Delaware Ave. Tulsa, OK
Rehearsals will be held on weeknights and weekends to accommodate standard work/school schedules:
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas will have a very light rehearsal schedule starting in late October or early November (the adult cast will only have a few days of rehearsal). 
  • A Christmas Story will have a light rehearsal schedule from early October through mid-November. After Thanksgiving, actors should be available as much as possible for a heavy rehearsal schedule leading up to opening night.

What to Prepare: A printed copy of a current headshot and resume is highly recommended, but not required. Auditions consist of short readings from the script, so you do not need to prepare a monologue. 

We will be holding auditions for the following shows: 




A Charlie Brown Christmas
Presented by Encore! Tulsa
Show Dates: November 22-24 at Tulsa Little Theatre
Directed/Produced by Joshua Branson Barker


*OPEN CASTING CALL*

WHAT: Auditions for A Charlie Brown Christmas

WHEN: Saturday, September 28th, 1:00-4:00 PM, Callbacks: 6:00 PM

WHERE: Tulsa Little Theatre 


We will create two casts-- an all-adult cast and an all-youth cast.

Performances:
Adult Cast - Friday, November 22 at 7:30pm (Charity performance)
Youth Cast - Saturday and Sunday, November 23-24 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm



Synopsis: Christmastime is here, and Charlie Brown knows that he should be happy, but he isn't. He also knows that commercialism is the problem - even manifesting itself within his own family as seen by younger sister Sally's Christmas letter to Santa, and Snoopy entering a Christmas decorating contest with a cash prize - but he doesn't know what to do about it. When Lucy suggests that he direct the Christmas play, Charlie Brown hopes to find the true meaning of Christmas in the process. But that doesn't seem to be working. One of the last pieces for the play is to get a Christmas tree as the set centerpiece. Charlie Brown, with Linus in tow, takes on the task himself, with all of his cast wanting him to pick out a nice aluminum tree. Instead, Charlie Brown chooses a small, sickly looking real tree that he believes needs some tender loving care. Although it is the exact opposite of what his cast asked him to get, it may act as that symbol to bring the true meaning of Christmas back into everyone's lives, with a little help from a speech by Linus.

Available Roles:
CHARLIE BROWN
LINUS
SALLY
LUCY
SNOOPY
PIG PEN
SCHROEDER
PEPPERMINT PATTY
MARCIE
FRIEDA
VIOLET
SHERMY
ENSEMBLE







A Christmas Story
Presented by Encore! Tulsa
Show Dates: December 13-15 at Tulsa Little Theatre
Directed/Produced by Joshua Branson Barker


*OPEN CASTING CALL*

WHAT: Auditions for A Christmas Story

WHEN: Sunday, September 29th, 1:00-4:00 PM, Callbacks: 6:00 PM

WHERE: Tulsa Little Theatre



Synopsis: Adult Ralph Parker is remembering back to a Christmas season when he was nine years old living with his parents and his younger brother Randy in the northern Indiana town of Holman. Then largely known as Ralphie, he, like most kids, loved Christmas, his favorite time of the year. He often fantasized about things that he knows now would never happen, but that within a kid's mind is totally plausible. That Christmas was memorable for: his contest-obsessed father winning a prize for the first time in his life, that prize which would be the bane of Ralphie's mother's existence; his father's seemingly never-ending battle with the furnace in the house and the neighbor's pack of dogs; his mother's attempts to get Randy to eat, he at a stage when he never ate anything voluntarily; Ralphie's changing view toward the Little Orphan Annie radio program and commercial advertising; Ralphie and his friends Schwartz and Flick's changing battle with Scut Farkus and Grover Dill, their primary bullies; the triple dog dare Schwartz issued to Flick; and Ralphie's new relationship with Lifebuoy soap. But most memorable was what he wanted more than anything for Christmas: an official Red Ryder carbine action 200-shot range model air rifle, aka a BB gun. As it looked increasingly like he was not going to get this prized gift, Ralphie went about trying to manipulate and outwit those he thought would either be the decision makers or influencers of that gift, namely his parents, his teacher, Miss Shields, and the big guy at the North Pole, even if he was in the form of a less than empathetic department store version.

Available Roles:

MOTHER - Adult female. Mom to Ralphie and Randy. She is more in control of the family than the Old Man, but would never let him know it. She is lovable and warm, at times a bit silly and eccentric but in no means a pushover. She is a strong, vibrant woman who is the secret engine that keeps the family running, all without needing praise or credit.

RALPHIE PARKER - Youth male. A Bright kid but pretty far from the top of the class. A regular kid you wouldn’t mind having as a next-door neighbor. He gets into a little trouble but with the best of intentions and a twinkle in his eye. Must have a big personality, excellent comedic timing, big facial expressions, and strong stage presence. Must be a mature, extensively-trained actor with lead role credits who can handle the large number of lines. We prefer to cast older to play younger.

RANDY PARKER - Youth male. About 7-9 years old, depending on age of the actor playing Ralphie. Ralphie's ornery little brother. Cute, Cuddly, and Whiny. He admires Ralphie but he would never tell him that. He is at the part of his life where he is opposed to just about everything. Even though he is slightly obnoxious, He is still very lovable. 

FLICK - Youth male. Same age as Ralphie. One of Ralphie’s best friends. He is in the same class and is around the same level intellectually as Ralphie, but without the charm. He would like to think he is the “leader” of his group of friends, and will go to GREAT lengths to prove it. Ralphie's whiny friend who sticks his tongue to the cold flagpole.

SCHWARTZ - Youth male. Same age as Ralphie. One of Ralphie’s best friend. He is in the same class and is a little smarter than his friends. He is one of those kids that acts perfect to his teachers but when adults aren’t around, he is brash, rude, and often says words or phrases he might have heard his father say. Ralphie's loud-mouthed, obnoxious friend.

ESTHER JANE - Youth female. Same age as Ralphie. Sweet, innocent, and adorable. Has a crush on Ralphie.

HELEN - Youth female. Same age as Ralphie. A mature "know-it-all" with attitude. The only kid in the entire school who can intimidate the bully, Scut Farkas.

MISS SHIELDS - Adult female. Ralphie's school teacher. A seemingly stereotypical teacher, prim and proper but stern when necessary. She’s slightly warm and a bit humorous when the situation merits it. In Ralphie’s fantasy though, she becomes a dynamic, showstopping, brassy belter. A force to be reckoned with. Must be able to transition from the strict schoolteacher to the hilarious melodrama/fantasy scene where she fawns over Ralphie's impressive essay about a Red Ryder BB gun.

SANTA CLAUS - Adult male. A gruff, impatient, intimidating man portraying the department store's Santa.

BLACK BART - Adult/Teen male. The melodramatic villain in Ralphie's Red Ryder BB gun fantasies.

ELVES - Teen/Young Adult Female (may consider male). The disgruntled employees at the department store who play elves alongside Santa. Loud, obnoxious, and in a bad mood.

TREE SALESMAN - Adult male. A typical salesman who sells the Parkers their Christmas tree. Like a sleezy used car salesman.

SCUT FARKAS - Youth/Teen male, slightly older and bigger than Ralphie. A textbook example of a schoolyard bully. He is loud, obnoxious, and intimidating. He is older than Ralphie by a few year. He always appears at the most inopportune times to scare and harass his innocent victims.

GROVER DILL - Youth male. Small, but feisty. Scut Farkas' evil little toadie. He is always at Farkus’ side. Younger and smaller than Scut but still a little intimidating. Dill loves his position next to Scut and likes to punctuate things Scut says with more threats and warnings. Dill is far more annoying than Scut and you can tell underneath Dill’s bullyish character, deep down, he is just a coward.

BANDITS - Adult/Teen male or female. Black Bart's sidekicks.

SCHOOL CHILDREN - Boys and girls of various ages to play classmates of Ralphie. Will likely understudy the roles of Ralphie, Randy, Flick, Schwartz, Esther Jane, and Helen.




Other Volunteer Opportunities
Do you want to work on one of our awesome productions, but prefer to work behind the scenes? Or perhaps you would just like to experience other aspects of theatre. You're in luck! We are currently accepting applications for a Stage Manager/Assistant Director position for our productions of 
A Charlie Brown Christmas and A Christmas Story.



We hope to see you at auditions.
Break a leg!

Joshua Branson Barker, Artistic Director and Owner/Founder of Encore! Tulsa