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A Christmas Story

November 10, 11, 12, 2022
A Christmas Story

by Philip Grecian
Based on the motion picture A Christmas Story, © 1983 Turner Entertainment Co.,
distributed by Warner Bros., written by Jean Shepherd, Leigh Brown and Bob Clark;
and on the book In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash by Jean Shepherd.

You'll shoot your eye out!

Humorist Jean Shepherd's memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee's Department Store. The consistent response: "You'll shoot your eye out!"

All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family's temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys' experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie's father winning a lamp shaped like a woman's leg in a net stocking; Ralphie's fantasy scenarios and more.

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Meet the cast of A Christmas Story!

Ralph (Narrator) - Warren Schmidt
Mother - Heather Love
The Old Man - Christian Love
Ralphie Parker - Tyler Love
Randy - Evan Thiele
Flick - Andi Gallagher
Schwartz - Maksim Lara

Scut Farkas - Andrew Thiele
Esther Jane Alberry - Brooklyn Hevert
Helen Weathers - Teegan Seefeldt
Miss Shields - Elizabeth Plotka-Heinen
Santa Claus - Terry York
Mrs. Schwartz - Chris Jenswold

Cowboy / Delivery Man / Tree Lot Owner / Voice of Neighbor - T. J. Monroe

Kayla Brawner, Luella Monroe, Ronin Ordiway, Susan Quinn-Mrotek, Bekah Wiesner

Producer Director

Producer - Luan Leonardelli
Director - Ellen Peronto
Assistant Director - Bruce Bitter
Stage Manager - Wendy Van Laarhoven
Assitant Stage Manager - Pete Van Laarhoven
Set Design - Warren Schmidt
Master Builder - Fred Schnell
Set Decorator - Ellen Peronto & Luan Leonardelli

Costume Master - Claran LaViolette
Makeup Design - Taylor Rahne
Hair Design - Lorraine Wehausen
Props Master - Amy Carpenter
Lighting Design - Noah Verhasselt
Sound Technician - Jake Jacquart
Sound Effects - J. Gravelle
Spotlight Operators - Roger Bennin &

Crew members include -

The Masquers, Inc. Community Theater Company, is excited to announce open auditions for the first production of our 92nd season, the classic comedy family favorite By Philip Grecian, A Christmas Story.

Based on the Warner Brothers 1983 Motion picture, Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940 follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas.

We are looking for male and female actor’s age 7 to 70 for 4 adult, 7 children and multiple ensemble roles. Auditions will be held at The Masquers Coach House 616 North 8th Street, Manitowoc, on Monday, August 29th at 6:30 p.m.

All participants should come to the auditions with a completed audition form; a headshot; and a list of rehearsal scheduling conflicts. Audition forms are available by following the link below. Please arrive early, be ready to start on time, and plan to stay for the entire audition session.

The rehearsal schedule will begin in September and will run Monday through Thursday until production dates. A Christmas Story will be performed November 10, 11, and 12 at the Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc, WI. If you have any questions, or are unable to attend the scheduled audition time, please contact the Director Ellen Peronto through The Masquers, Inc. at

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We will be sharing candid photos and videos as the process unfolds!