2019-2020 Season Auditions


A Christmas Story

By Philip Grecian, based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, written by jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark, and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd

Newnan Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for the classic Christmas tale, A Christmas Story, by Philip Grecian on Sunday and Monday, October 27 and 28. Newnan native Mike Funt will be returning to direct this 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; 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!

Audition: Those auditioning need to have a 60-90 second monologue prepared. There will also be cold readings from the script and a little improv.


Available roles are:
– 9-year old boy, likes to daydream.

Mother – mother of two boys, slightly harried

Randy – Ralphie’s younger brother

Miss Shields – school teacher

Flick – Ralphie’s friend and classmate

Schwartz - Ralphie’s friend and classmate

Esther Jane Alberry – a classmate

Helen Weathers – a classmate

Scut Farkas – a bully

Adult roles that may be doubled:


Tree Lot Owner

Delivery Man

Voice of a Neighbor

Santa Claus


Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday, October 27 and 28, at 7pm at Newnan Theatre Company. There are no fees required to audition.


A Christmas Story by Philip Grecian. Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co., distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean ShepherdLeigh Brown and Bob Clark; and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.


Newnan Theatre Company does not charge production fees of any kind to any performer to take part in our productions. 

All roles are non-equity/non-paying.

If you have questions about these auditions or any production please email NTC’s Artistic Director, Tony Daniel, at artistic-director@newnantheatre.org.