Fox has one very important role to fill for its upcoming live musical TV production of “A Christmas Story,” and you could have a shot at it (Red Ryder BB Gun pun intended).
And by “you,” what we really mean is boys aged 9 to 12, since the part they’re filling is the lead role: Ralphie Parker. A partial description of what they’re looking for: “possibly a bit pudgy, a regular kid – cute but not handsome, winsome but not precious.” He should also be able to sing and dance and anchor a three-hour live TV show.
In the 1983 movie, which has reached cult-classic status, nine-year-old Ralphie’s dream is to get a Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun for Christmas – even though he’s been told multiple times that he’ll only shoot his eye out.
The casting call is open nationwide and submissions must be submitted digitally via castittalent.com/A_Christmas_Story. All of the details are on that site. The submission should be a video of performances of original songs from the movie: “Red Ryder BB Gun” and “Before the Old Man.”
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Maya Rudolph (“Saturday Night Live,” “Bridesmaids”) has been cast as Ralphie’s mother.
Don’t drag your feet though, because auditions end at 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 29.
“A Christmas Story: The Musical” will air at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17 on Fox.