South Valley Civic Theatre

SVCT AUDITIONS- A Christmas Story

South Valley Civic Theatre AUDITIONS

South Valley Civic Theater (SVCT) is holding open auditions for A Christmas Story, a play in two acts by Philip Grecian based upon the motion picture, A Christmas Story written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown, and Bob Clark and In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

Directed by Allie Bailey

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.

Performance dates: Friday through Sunday, November 18- December 10, 2022. Friday & Saturday performances start at 8pm. Sundays start at 2pm.

Audition dates: Friday, July 29th from 7-10pm & Saturday, July 30th from 12-3pm

Where: SVCT Warehouse  (Building G2 16840 Joleen Way Morgan Hill, CA 95037)

Callbacks: Saturday, August 6th from 12-3pm.

Rehearsals: Weekly, Sunday through Thursday, from 6pm-9pm (Sundays) and 7pm-10pm (Monday-Thursday). Rehearsals begin Sunday, September 25th, 2022. Time will be taken off for Halloween.

Actor Acknowledgement: All roles are volunteer and non-AEA.

Audition requirements: Please prepare a two-minute monologue.

Please forward all questions to the producer at [email protected] 

Roles: We highly encourage people of all ethnicities, races, and gender identities to audition.

          The Adults:

Ralph (as an adult)- A storyteller, someone who can connect to the audience.

Mother- Ralphie’s mother

The Old Man- Ralphie’s father

Miss Shields- Ralphie’s teacher

          Santa Claus: works in a department store as Santa Claus

The Youth: (actual age of performers must be over 8 years old; performers do not have to be the actual ages of the characters)

Ralphie Parker: Ralph at around 9 years old; the protagonist of the piece.

Randy Parker: Ralphie’s younger brother

Flick: Ralphies’s friend and classmate; he gets his tongue stuck to a lampost

Schwartz: Ralphie’s friend and classmate

Esther Jane Alberry: A classmate who has a crush on Ralphie

Helen Weathers: Esther’s friend and extremely intelligent

Scut Farkas: A bully


  • Headshot 
  • Resume 
  • List of ALL potential conflicts

*The audition packet is attached at the bottom of this signup page. Please download, print, fill it out and bring it with you to your audition.

Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your audition time

Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!

Location: Building G2 16840 Joleen Way Morgan Hill, CA 95037

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Date (mm/dd/yyyy PDT) Audition Time
(Fri. 7:00pm - 10:00pm)

7:00PM (3)

All slots filled
Clara Shem-Tov
Miriam Shem-Tov
Cambria Pace

7:15PM (3)

All slots filled
Douglas Perry
Kelly Parker (2)

7:30PM (3)

All slots filled
Jacob Goller
Cate Pace
Matthew Horta
(Sat. 12:00pm - 3:00pm)

12:00PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Douglas Perry
Changing from Fri night 7:15 slot

12:15PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Marilyn Pifer
changing from Friday night

12:30PM (3)


12:45PM (3)

All slots filled
Xander Duarte
Tristan Duarte
Michael Grimm

1:00PM (3)


1:15PM (3)


1:30PM (3)


1:45PM (3)


2:00PM (3)

2 of 3 slots filled
Kenny Silberberg
Jase Puente

2:15PM (3)

1 of 3 slots filled
Aris Parson

2:30PM (3)


2:45PM (3)

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