Auditions open for “A Christmas Story”

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, September 13, 2005

DEMOPOLIS-This Christmas season the Canebrake Players will perform a play different from those of the past. This December the players will take the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” and convert it to the stage.

In order to have everything in order by December play director Jan Wilburn said they would begin auditions within the next couple of weeks.

“We will have auditions on Sunday Sept. 25 and Monday Sept. 26,” Wilburn said. “The Sunday auditions will be at 2 p.m. and the Monday auditions will be at 7 p.m. at the old school.”

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Wilburn said there were several different parts available for several different types of people.

“We have four adult roles,” Wilburn said. “There are also about 11 other roles for children ages 10 to 14. Most of the parts are for boys, but there are some roles for girls in that age group too.”

Wilburn said the idea came to her to perform this particular play after seeing the enjoyment it brought.

“I got the idea just from seeing it on television,” Wilburn said. “It was actually my husband’s idea. I think this is a movie everyone enjoys because when you mention Ralphie or say, ‘You’ll shoot your eye out’ people always laugh.”

Auditions will be held for on stage parts, but Wilburn said they would need help in many other areas.

“We are going to need a lot of help with technical things and backstage workers,” Wilburn said. “This is a very technical play and we will need lots of people to fill those roles.”

Wilburn said anyone is welcome to audition.