Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
Auditions for “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” will take place at the Maple Shade Municipal Building on Sunday, October 12 from 1-3PM and 6-8PM. All roles are available, except for the mother, Grace Bradley. We are looking for children ages 6-16 and adults! Feel free to come to auditions during any of the audition times stated above.
There will be 5 performances – December 6th @ 11AM, 1PM, and 3PM and December 7th @ 2PM and 4PM at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Maple Shade.
“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 theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!”
Directed by: Jillian Starr-Renbjor
FATHER (Bob Bradley) – solid family man
MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – trim, attractive
BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence
CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother
RALPH HERDMAN – ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool
IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty
LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself
CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative
OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime
GLADYS HERDMAN – small, wiry, feisty
ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck
MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner
MRS. SLOCUM – pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong
REVEREND HOPKINS – reverend of church
Extra angel choir members, shepherds