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2014/2015 Season

Trivia Night fundraiser
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
Trivia starts at 7:00 p.m.
Call Kelly @ 217-741-3605 to
reserve your table

7 Brides for 7 Brothers
co-directed by Jim Leach and Ginny Racette
October 10-12, 17-19, 2014
Tickets: available September 15

directed by Kelly E. Bassett
November 14-16, 21-23, 2014
Auditions: September 6

A Christmas Story: The Musical
directed by Leigh Ann Smith assisted by Edward H. Smith
assistant director:  Craig McFarland
December 5-7, 12-14, 2014
Auditions: September 13

The Full Monty
directed by Mac Warren
January 16-18, 23-25, 2015
Auditions: November 15, 2014

Dr. Dolittle, JR.: The Musical
directed by Cynthia Higginson
February 13-15, 20-22, 2015 
Auditions: December 13, 2014

Murder Mystery Fundraiser
directed by Craig McFarland
March 13-15, 20-22, 2015
Auditions: January 17, 2015

Our American Cousin
directed by Pam Brown
April 10-12, 17-19, 2015
Auditions: January 10, 2015
  Special Performance on April 14
  to commemorate the 150th anniversary
  of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln
in partnership with the
Lincoln Funeral Coalition

Bat Boy:  The Musical
directed by Derry D. Dalby
May 8-10, 15-17, 2015
Auditions:  March 28, 2015


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Auditions for A Christmas Story: The Musical
on Saturday, September 13, 2014

Director:Leigh Ann Smith assisted by Edward H. Smith
Assistant Director:  Craig McFarland
Show Dates: December 5-7, 12-14 2014

Auditions for Springfield Theatre Centre’s A Christmas Story: The Musical, directed by Leigh Ann Smith, will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts.  HCFTA is located at 420 S. 6th St. in Springfield, Illinois.

Based on the 1983 hit movie, A Christmas Story: The Musical, is the hilarious account of Ralphie’s desperate quest to ensure that this most perfect of gifts ends up under his tree this Christmas is “..a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and this thing that tells time…”

Auditions will start at 9:30 AM and run in one-hour increments.  Audition times are 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 1:30 PM. If you would like to sign up for an audition time or have any questions, please email Cindy Hamblin at with your first two audition slot choices.  Email confirmation will be given.

The director requests that those auditioning sing a selection from “A Christmas Story: The Musical”.  Song cuts will be available at the HCFTA box office.

Performance Dates are December 5-7 and 12-14.  Rehearsals will start around September 30. Those cast will be given production materials early in order to be prepared (LINES MEMORIZED) for the September 30 start date. 

Parts Available

Jean Shepherd (male, age 30-50) non singing role
Ralphie (male, age 8-13, unchanged voice) f# - D
Mother (female, age 30-50) low G – high D flat
Randy (male, age 4-8) F#-C#
The Old Man (male, age 35-50) high C, Baritone
Schwartz (male, age 8-13, unchanged voice) B-C#
Flick (male age 8-13, unchanged voice) low B-C#
Esther Jane (female, age 8-13) B-D#
Mary Beth (female, age 8-13) B-D#
Scut Farkus (male, age 8-13, gruff character voice) B-D#
Grover Dill (male, age 8-13, unchanged voice) B-C#
Other Children ( age 8-13) B-D#
Miss Shields (female, age 30-45, dancing part) F# - D flat)
Ages are suggested ranges only.  Appearance and ability to project that range is what will be considered. Children will go through a tap dance audition and tap shoes will be required.

Other Roles Available

Fantasy Villain

Bank Manager

Bank Robbers


Can-Can Girlfriend

Delivery Men

Mrs. Schwartz





Flick’s Mother

Mobster Tap Specialty (child’s part)

Santa Claus (male, age 30-70)

Chief Elves


Goggles Kid

Waiter (Chinese restaurant)

Waitress (Chinese restaurant)

Female Chorus Parts consist of Mothers, Neighbors, Elves (strong Altos, some Sopranos must hit high A, some Sopranos must hit high C)

Male Chorus Parts consist of Santas, Fathers, neighbors, delivery people, Elves (tenors to high A, high Baritones to F#)




Sponsorship Opportunities Available

The STC offers unique partnerships for area businesses and organizations to reach out to a great and supportive audience. If you would like to support the performing arts in Central Illinois through program advertising and show sponsorship, please contact us by email at BOARD@SPRINGFIELDTHEATRECENTRE.COM.

We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate your support!