Casting Call

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by
Barbara Robinson

Directed by
Linda Giordano and Michael A. Muller

 

"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" is a hilarious Christmas tale that is good for all ages. 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 Herdman's collide with the Christmas story head on!

Directors Linda Giordano and Mike Muller are looking to fill roles for 6 females, 4 males, and numerous boys and girls. Readings will be from the script. Rehearsals will start the week of September 22nd.

 

Character

Sex

Age

Description

Grace Bradley
F
Mid 30's to Early 40's
Mother, anguished director of Christmas Pageant.
Bob Bradley
M
Mid 30's to Early 40's
Father, Ward Cleaver type with a sense of humor.
Beth Bradley
F
Mid to Early Teens
Narrator of the story, (many lines).
Charlie Bradley
M
Early Teens
Traditional kid brother, (many lines).
Alice Wendleken
F
10 to 12
Prim, proper, pain in the neck, (many lines).
Imogene Herdman
F
Early Teens
Loud, bossy, crafty, (many lines).
Gladys Herdman
F
10 to 12
Feisty, fighter, imaginative, (many lines).
Ralph Herdman
M
Early Teens
Ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool.
Leroy Herdman
M
10 to 12
Tough, sure of himself.
Claude Herdman
M/F
9 - 11
Tough, combative (role may be male or female)
Ollie Herdman
M/F
8 - 10
Looking for trouble, Claude's partner in crime (role may be male or female).
Mrs. Armstrong
F
50ish
Managerial in voice and manner, likes to be in charge.
Mrs. Slocum
F
30's to 60's
Pleasant, motherly type.
Mrs. Clark
F
30's to 60's
Pleasant, motherly type.
Mrs. Clausing
F
30's to 60's
Pleasant, motherly type.
Mrs. McCarthy
F
40ish
Snooty. A younger version of Mrs. Armstrong.
Maxine
F
10 to 12
A worrier, narrator of the Christmas Pageant.
Elmer Hopkins
M
10 to Early Teens
Son of Reverend Hopkins.
Hobie
M
8 to 10
Charming with a big smile.
David
M
8 to 10
One of the boys.
Beverly
F
7 to 10
Bit of a whiner.
Reverend Hopkins
M
late 40's to 60's
A nervous man.
Baby Angels
F/M
5 to 7
Various roles - Little children with big angelic smiles and gleaming eyes (show stealers).
Firemen
M
Any age
Various roles - having your own costume a plus.

Auditions will be held at the

Somerset Valley Playhouse

Located at 689 Amwell Road Hillsborough. For directions click here
on Tuesday September 9th and Wednesday September 10th at 7:00 PM

 

The show runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM and Sundays at 3:00PM
December 5th through December 21st

For further information call 908.369.7469 or email

ChristmasPageant@svptheatre.org

 

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