WICA seeks youth auditions for ‘A Christmas Story’

WICA will host auditions for all children’s roles for the December 2014 production of “A Christmas Story,” by Jean Shepherd and adapted by Philip Grecian.

Auditions will be held at 4 p.m. August 7-8 and August 18-19, and are by appointment only. To schedule a time, call Deana Duncan at (360)-221-8276 or email

The young actors chosen must be available for all rehearsals and performances. Children’s rehearsals will be after school on weekdays and/or a few weeknight rehearsals. Performance schedules include both matinee and evening performances. “A Christmas Story” rehearsals begin the week of Oct. 13. The show runs Dec. 5-20.

“A Christmas Story” roles to be cast:

Ralphie Parker — male age 9-12, lead boy who is often teased by bullies.

Randy Parker — male, age 6-10, Ralphie’s little brother, adorable.

Flick — male age 9-12, Ralphie’s friend. Also plays Desperado One.

Schwartz — male age 9-12, Ralphie’s friend, also plays Desperado Two.

Esther Jane Alberry —female age 9-12, Ralphie’s classmate.

Helen Weathers — female age 9-12, Ralphie’s classmate.

Scut Farkas — male 9-12, bully. Also plays Black Bart.

Whidbey Island Center for the Arts is a non-profit organization serving the community of South Whidbey Island and beyond. Founded in 1996 by Island Arts Council, WICA’s mission is to inspire, nourish, and enhance the artistic, social, and economic well-being of the community.


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