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2022-2023 Season Auditions

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, October 3-4

Auditions for later shows to be announced.

 

THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Auditions

Auditions for THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 3-4.

Audition times are as follows:

 

Rehearsals will start Monday, October 17, and performances are December 9-18. For specific performance dates and times, click on “Current Productions” and “Order Tickets.” This will show you performance times without requiring you to purchase tickets.

Directed by Chuck Tuttle. Note that we are no longer presenting a musical version of this story but a well-loved traditional adaptation with Christmas music.

Rehearsals will be Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 7:00PM-9:00PM (Wednesdays added on the last two weeks of rehearsal).

Note: Angels will not be at rehearsals until the after Thanksgiving. There will be three extra rehearsals for the angel choir (including Beth and Alice) 5:30PM-6:30PM the week of November 28.

ABOUT THE SHOW: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids–probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas carols, and a lot of laughs!

CHARACTERS:

OLDER BETH  – the narrator, strong voice and presence – mid 20s or older
FATHER (Bob Bradley) – solid family man, 35-38
MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – trim, attractive, 35ish
BETH BRADLEY – oldest Bradley child – 12-13
CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother, 8-10
RALPH HERDMAN – ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 13-14
IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty, 12-13
LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself, 10-11
CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative, 9-10
OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime, 8-9
GLADYS HERDMAN – small, wiry, fiesty, 7-8
ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck, 12-13
MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner, 50ish
MRS. SLOCUM – pleasant, motherly woman, 35-60
MRS. CLARK – 35-60
MRS. CLAUSING – 35-60
MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s
MAXINE – 10-11
ELMER HOPKINS – 12-13
HOBIE – 9-10
DAVID – 8-9
BEVERLY – 7-8
SHIRLEY – 5-6
JUANITA – 5-6
DORIS – 9-10

We look forward to seeing you at auditions!