|Saturday, Oct. 25, 12-3pm||Monday, Oct. 27, 6-9pm|
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 by Barbara Robinson, and has become a holiday staple for theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!
About Auditions: Roles are available for four men and six women to portray characters ages 25+, in addition to a large cast of boys and girls to portray characters ages 6-13. Come prepared to read from the script with other actors. A headshot and resume are welcome, but not required. Please bring a list of conflicts from October 28 through December 14.
Performance dates are December 6-14, with possible cast appearances during Christmasville.
Auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever will be held at South Pointe High School, 801 Neely Road, Rock Hill
What People Are Saying About The Best Christmas Pageant Ever:
"An American classic." – McCall's Magazine
"One of the best Christmas stories ever—and certainly one of the funniest." – The Seattle Times
The first professional production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever was given by the Seattle Children's Theatre on November 26, 1982.
|FATHER (Bob Bradley)||solid family man, 35-38|
|MOTHER (Grace Bradley)||trim, attractive, 35ish|
|BETH BRADLEY||the narrator, strong voice and presence, 10-11|
|CHARLIE BRADLEY||traditional kid brother, 8-9|
|RALPH HERDMAN||ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 12-13|
|IMOGENE HERDMAN||loud, bossy, crafty, 11-12|
|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||smail, wiry, fiesty, 7-8|
|ALICE WENDLEKEN||prim, proper, pain in the neck, 10-11|
|MRS. ARMSTRONG||largish woman, managerial in voice and manner, 50ish|
|MRS. SLOCUM||pleasant, motherly woman, 35-60|
|MRS. MCCARTHY||a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s|
|REVEREND HOPKINS||middle to late 40s|
|Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds|
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by Samuel French, Inc.
235 Park Avenue South, Fifth Floor, New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 206-8990 Fax: (212) 206-1429 www.samuelfrench.com/