We will be performing The Best Christmas Pageant Ever on Saturday, December 9, and Sunday, December 10 at 6 p.m. each night. Auditions are scheduled for Friday, September 29 from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 30 from 10 a.m. -12 p.m.
Auditions will take place in the Children’s Wing. You do not need to sign up ahead of time. You only need to attend one audition, so you are free to come either Friday night or Saturday morning. The audition will consist of a cold read from the script, so you do not need to have anything prepared ahead of time.
ADULT ROLES (Ages are “stage age”)
GRACE BRADLEY (MOTHER). 30+. A main role who takes over the annual Christmas pageant; mother to Beth and Charlie; wife to Bob.
BOB BRADLEY/ (FATHER). 30+. Husband to Grace and father to Beth and Charlie. A solid family man.
MRS. ARMSTRONG. 50s+. Managerial, in voice and manner; largish, bossy, impatient.
MRS. SLOCUM. 35-60+. Pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. CLARK. 35-60+. Pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. CLAUSING. 35-60+. Pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. McCARTHY. 40s, 50s. A younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong
REVEREND HOPKINS. 40s+. A nervous-about-most-everything pastor
FIREFIGHTER 1 & 2. Ready for any fire
CHILD ROLES (Ages are “stage age”)
BETH BRADLEY. 10-12ish. A lead role who the show’s narrator. Grace/Bob’s daughter.
CHARLIE BRADLEY. 8-9; Beth’s brother – the typical kid brother.
THE HERDMANS — “the worst kids in the history of the world.”
RALPH. 12-13. The oldest Herdman; ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool.
IMOGENE. 11-12 Loud, bossy, tough, crafty. The Herdman leader.
LEROY. 10-11. Tough, very sure of himself.
CLAUDE. 8-9. Tough, combative. A crime buddy to Ollie.
OLLIE. 8-9. Boy or girl. Always looking for trouble. Claude’s usual partner in crime.
GLADYS. 7-8. Small, wiry, feisty.
ALICE WENDLEKEN. 10-11. Prim, proper, pain in the neck
MAXINE: 10-11. Beth’s church Sunday school classmate.
ELMER. 12-13. The minister’s son; dislikes church; not fond of the Herdmans.
HOBIE, DAVID, BEVERLY, JUANITA, DORIS. Various ages, 7-10.
ADDITIONAL ROLES. Various ages, 6-up. Angel Choir members; baby angels, shepherds