ACT1 Theater announces auditions for our holiday production:
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Director: Benjamin Roper
Stage Manager: Alyssa Wright
Kids – Sunday, August 19 at 2 to 5 pm
Adult – Tuesday, August 21 at 7 to 10 pm
Callbacks – Saturday, August 25 at 2 to 4 pm
You must sign up for an audition slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084caea62ea2f94-thebest.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids. Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way. This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.
KID AUDITIONS: Those auditioning for a kid role should prepare 30 seconds of their favorite Christmas song to sing at auditions. It can be ANY song, as long as it is holiday themed! All children cast in the show will be expected to sing Christmas carols in the second act, but they do not have to be sung well! Also prepare one of the Kid Scenes from our website to read at auditions that is most appropriate for your age and gender. The majority of your audition will be completed with the people in your time slot. Only if you are interested in the role of Beth should you prepare the Beth Monologue on the last page to read in addition to your other scene. None of these except your Christmas song need to be memorized; copies will be provided at auditions or you can bring your own. See the downloads with full audition information and the respective sides and forms for kids.
ADULT AUDITIONS: Prepare a one-minute comedic monologue, similar to the style of the character you are interested in. You will then be asked to read one of the Adult Scenes from our website with someone else in your time slot. Please choose the one most appropriate for your age and gender before auditioning. Copies of the scenes will be provided at auditions. See the downloads with full audition information and the respective sides and forms for adults.
Show Dates November 30 to December 16, 2018 (Fri/Sat at 8 pm; Sun at 2 pm)