The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Denton Community Theatre is holding auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson. This production is directed by Nancy Hendrex-Chumbley. Auditions will be held at the Campus Theatre located at 214 W Hickory, Denton on Sunday Sept 30 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm and on Monday Oct. 1 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm. Callbacks, if needed, will by Tuesday Oct. 2 from 4:30pm to 6:00pm.
Father(Bob Bradley)—solid family man, 35-38
Mother(Grace Bradley)— trim, attractive, 35ish
Charlie Bradley—traditional kid brother,8-9
Beth Bradley—the narrator, strong voice and presence, 10-11
Ralph Herdman—ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 12-13
Imogene Bradley—loud, bossy, crafty, 11-12
Leroy Herdman—tough, sure of himself, 10-11
Claude Herdman—tough, combative, 8-10
Gladys Herdman—small, wiry, fiesta, 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.
Audition includes cold reading and children should be prepared to sing Silent Night. Resumes and headshots are welcomed, but not mandatory. Auditions are open. No appointments necessary.
Rehearsals begin Oct. 8th 6-8. A rehearsal schedule will be available at the auditions. Rehearsals will be held at the Black Box Theatre located at 318 E Hickory.
About the show:
In this hilarious Christmas tale, 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.
Performances are Dec. 7,8,13, 14, 15 at 7:30 pm and Dec. 9, 16 at 2 pm at the Campus Theatre.