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To play other families in the neighborhood, elves, Santa, locals to Hohman, Indiana. Dancing: Strong movement skills required.
A friend and classmate of Ralphie’s. She is the teacher’s pet. Dancing: tap preferred but not required. Movement skills required.
Ralphie’s friend and classmate. Not the brightest kid in class, but confident in his convictions nonetheless. Dancing: tap preferred but not required. Movement skills required.
Much younger than Farkus, but perhaps more annoying, Dill delights in being constantly tethered to his “hero”. As Farkus’ toady, he punctuates the bully’s threats and warnings with a series of rapid-fire belly-laughs. Dancing: tap preferred but not required. Movement skills required.
A charismatic storyteller who has the ability to weave a spell and draw an audience into his magical world. He is omniscient but not overpowering – a good-natured curmudgeon with a deadpan sense of humor. He holds the audience with his tremendous presence and spark. He has a great sense of play allowing him to slip in and out of minor roles. Dance ability: none required.
The local elementary school teacher. A seemingly stereotypical 1940s educator – prim and proper. Stern when necessary, though warm– and even humorous— when the situation merits it. In Ralphie’s fantasy, she becomes a dynamic, show-stopping belter and tapper — a force to be reckoned with. Dancing: tap skills required.
The smartest person in the Parker family, and more in charge of the family than the Old Man is (but she would never let him know it). She is warm and affable … at times a bit daffy … but not a pushover. A vibrant woman, she is always busy, and is the secret engine that keeps the family running, keeping the household together with an impressive balancing act. Dancing: Strong movement skills required.
Bright, but not precocious. Cute and winsome, but not precious. A regular kid you wouldn’t mind having as a next-door neighbor. He’s a bit mischievous and rascally but with a twinkle in his eye and single minded determination to get what he wants. Dancing: strong movement skills, tap preferred but not required.
Ralphie’s younger brother. He’s at the stage of childhood wherein he seems opposed to everything, but he’s still lovable — not a brat. He admires Ralphie but won't admit it. Dancing: strong movement skills, tap preferred but not required.
The textbook example of a school-yard bully, except this truant doesn’t go to school. He is loud, obnoxious and intimidating. Older than Ralphie and his classmates by a year or two, he wears a perpetual scowl. Together with his side-kick, Dill, they are the scourge of the neighborhood. Deep down however, he is a coward. Dancing: tap preferred but not required. Movement skills required.
A devoted husband and father who loves his family but doesn’t overtly show it. He is good-hearted, though it is buried beneath a sometimes gruff (and rough) exterior. While he usually expects the worst, he is capable of great excitement if the situation warrants (though it usually doesn’t). In his moments of fantasy, he is transformed from his usual grumbling blue-collar self to a true song and dance man. Dancing: Strong movement skills required.
Classmates of Ralphie’s. Dancing tap required.