‘A Christmas Story’ play to perform this holiday season.

October 21, 2014

LUDINGTON — “A Christmas Story” will take the stage this December through a collaboration between Lakeside Civic Players and West Shore Community College. The holiday classic, complete with Red Rider BB guns, leg lamps, and Ralphie will be playing at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on December 18-21. “I am really excited to be partnering with Lakeside Civic Players in this holiday classic—I just hope none of us ‘shoot our eyes out’ as we perform the stage version of this beloved film!  It will be a treat for the entire family,” said Dr. Rick Plummer, director of the WSCC Performing Arts Series.

Auditions will be held at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on October 27 and 28 at 7 p.m. with a read through on the 29. The play will be directed by Christine Plummer, wife of Rick Plummer.

Lakeside Civic Players and West Shore Community College were one of two Michigan theatre groups awarded rights to the show. “A Christmas Story” is the childhood tail of Ralphie who has to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for Christmas.

The following roles will be cast; Ralphie as an adult, Ralphie at 9 years old, Mother, The Old Man, Randy-Ralphie’s brother, Miss Shields-his teacher, Flick-friend and classmate, Schwartz-friend and classmate, Esther Jane Alberry- a classmate, Helen Weathers- a classmate, Scut Farkas- a bully, and Santa Clause. Additional extras may be cast as well. Persons 10 and over are encouraged to audition.

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