Auditions for the stage version of the popular movie “A Christmas Story” will be held on Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Andy Griffith Playhouse.
John Adams will be directing the show, assisted by Stan Bernstein. Adams is new to directing community theater productions in Mount Airy, but he is not new to directing. Adams, a commercial director, moved to Mount Airy from Los Angeles in 2010 with his wife Julie, a wardrobe stylist. He is teaching at the film school at UNC School of the Arts in Winston-Salem.
Auditions are for at least 11 cast members ranging from adult males (ages 30-50), adult females (ages 30-50), Ralphie’s little brother (age 6-8 in appearance), Ralphie (10-12 in appearance), Ralphie’s teacher, Ralphie’s friends and Farkas, a meanie and bully (age 13-15 in appearance). No preparation is needed for auditions although watching the movie is recommended. Set, props, costume, stage and technical crew volunteers are invited to attend auditions.
The Surry Arts Council will be presenting “A Christmas Story” at the Andy Griffith Playhouse on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 15 and 16 at 3 p.m.
The Andy Griffith Playhouse is located at 218 Rockford St. Call the Surry Arts Council 786-7998 with questions or for additional information.