Telsey and Company has released a casting notice for the lead role of Ralphie in Fox’s upcoming A Christmas Story Live. “Possibly a bit pudgy: a regular kid,” reads the description. “Cute, but not handsome, winsome but not precious. He wouldn’t be lost in a crowd, but he wouldn’t stand out either.”
Males aged 9–12 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.
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.
See the casting notice for Ralphie below: