Here’s some news from Actors Theatre of Louisville calling for auditions for the role of Ralphie. Actors Theatre will once again lead an American-Idol style search for a local boy to fill the role of Ralphie Parker in A Christmas Story (November 11-28).

Here’s the relevant info from ATL:

Over the course of four days, 17, 18, 24 & 25 July, Actors Theatre is looking to audition boys who look between 10 and 12 years old. Semi-finalists from these auditions will then be invited to a second round of auditions in early August at Actors Theatre. From here a final group of potential Ralphies will be selected to take to the Blue Ribbon Stage at the Kentucky State Fair on Sunday, August 28, where the winner will be announced. The audience present will help our panel of celebrity judges to name the new Ralphie, expected to lead the cast of A Christmas Story on stage at Actors Theatre throughout November.

Who is Ralphie?

Ralphie is an imaginative and adventurous boy who endures kid-size trials and navigates around family shenanigans in his endeavor to convince his parents to buy him the perfect Christmas gift, a Red Ryder BB Gun. For this paid role, Actors Theatre is looking for boys who know how to tell a joke, can get out of any tricky situation and love to perform. All contestants should come prepared with a joke and a real life story about themselves.

Search for Ralphie Audition Schedule. July 17 – August 28, 2010

Round # 1


All contestants will be asked to tell a joke and a true-life story about themselves. The story should not exceed one and a half minutes in length. All contestants must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Detailed information about the audition process and ideal Ralphie can be found at No phone calls please.

Location: Lynn’s Paradise Café, 984 Barret Ave, Louisville, KY

Weekend 1 o July 17, 10am. – 2pm. o July 18, 2pm.-5pm.

Weekend 2 o July 24, 10am.–2pm.o July 25, 2pm.-5pm.

Results of the round 1 search will be posted to on TBD, 2010. The top contestants will be called back for Round 2.

Round #2 Location: Actors Theatre of Louisville, 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY

August 7th The top 10 will move on to the final round at the Kentucky State Fair.

Final Location: Blue Ribbon Stage at the Kentucky State Fair, Kentucky Exposition Center

August 28, 2pm.-4pm.