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Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions
October 22, 2022 @ 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Calhoun Little Theatre and Harris Arts Center will be having open auditions for roles for the Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson on SATURDAY, Ocotober 22, 2022 from 11am. Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson, will be directed by Jeri Dunn. All roles are open and volunteer based. Harris Arts Center encourages diversity in casting and the directing team is strongly seeking artists of all races, cultural backgrounds, abilities, body types, and gender identities to audition for all roles. Callbacks will be held (if necessary) at the director’s discretion.
Audition Location: Ratner Theater at Harris Arts Center, 212 South Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701.
Performance Schedule: Best Christmas Pageant Ever by Barbara Robinson opens December 15, 2022, and continues through December 18, 2022. Performances are Thurs-Sat at 7PM and Sunday, at 3:00 PM. Ratner Theater features an intimate 160 seat theatre located at Harris Arts Center, 212 South Wall Street, Calhoun, GA 30701.
About the Play
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 groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!
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 – small, 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 – 10-11
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