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AUDITIONS

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.

Characters

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. CLARK 35-60
MRS. CLAUSING 35-60
MRS. MCCARTHY a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s
MAXINE l0-ll
ELMER HOPKINs 12-13
HOBIE 9-10
DAVID 8-9
BEVERLY 7-8
FIREMAN 25-30
FIREMAN 25-30
SHIRLEY 5-6
JUANITA 5-6
DORIS 9-10
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/

The Rock Hill Community Theatre receives annual funding from the South Carolina Arts Commission which is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

In addition, various projects are supported by the Arts Council of York County Small Grants Program which receives funding form the SC Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Rock Hill Accommodation Tax and Tourism Commission and by a generous award from the John and Susan Bennett Memorial Arts Fund of the Coastal Community Foundation of SC.

Metrolina Theatre
American Association of Community Theatre
Arts Council of York County
Rock Hill Economic Development
SC Theatre Association
Southeastern Theatre Conference