Fox Is Looking for ‘A Regular Kid’ to Star in Live A Christmas Story Musical

Industry News   Fox Is Looking for ‘A Regular Kid’ to Star in Live A Christmas Story Musical
 
“Possibly a bit pudgy: a regular kid,” reads the casting notice for the starring role of Ralphie.
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Erin Dilly, Zac Ballard, John Bolton, and Johnny Rabe in A Christmas Story, The Musical
Carol Rosegg

Telsey and Company are on the lookout for the child star of Fox’s upcoming A Christmas Story Live. An earlier casting notice, which describes Ralphie as “possibly a bit pudgy: a regular kid,” now has a deadline set for August 29.

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Peter Billingsley in "A Christmas Story," the movie.

“Cute, but not handsome, winsome but not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either,” continues the description. Males aged 9–12 of any ethnicity are encouraged to audition by submitting a video here.

A Christmas Story follows the mischievous Ralphie, a bespectacled boy who dreams of getting a BB-gun for Christmas, in the adventure-filled weeks before Christmas. As previously announced, Emmy nominee Maya Rudolph will take on the role of Ralphie Parker’s mother in the live broadcast, scheduled for December 17.

Read: MAYA RUDOLPH TO LEAD FOX'S LIVE A CHRISTMAS STORY; AIR DATE ANNOUNCED

Based on the 1983 holiday film, A Christmas Story features a score by the Tony- and Oscar-winning duo of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, and a book by Joseph Robinette. The musical debuted on Broadway in November 2012, and will return for especially for television with additional songs and music from Pasek and Paul.

Further casting for the project, executive-produced by Marc Platt and Adam Siegel, will be announced later. Jonathan Tolins and Robert Cary serve as co-executive producers and writers

Take a look at clips from the 2012 Broadway production below.

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