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Artisan Children’s Theater
announces auditions for
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
A play by Barbara Robinson
Directed by Trevin McLaughlin
“Follow the troublesome Herdman siblings, or ‘the worst kids in the history of the world,’ as they take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale.”
AUDITION DATE: September 28, 2022 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
** Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 3:30pm – 6:00pm
opens, principal cast members will be called for many weekday rehearsals.
November 18 – December 23, 2022 Performances will be Fridays at 6:00pm, Saturdays at 10:00am and 12:00pm, and Tuesdays December 6th and 13th at 12:00pm.
Actors will be doing readings from the script, so it is encouraged that everyone auditioning is familiar with the material. Audition sides will be posted on the ACT website.
It is critical that you let Artisan Children’s Theater know all of your conflicts when you register to audition. Artisan Children’s Theater will be unable to accept conflicts after casting is done unless they are emergencies.
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Based on the best-selling book, 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.
Father (Bob Bradley) – a solid family man, would rather not have to go to a pageant
Mother (Garce Bradley) – a loving mother suddenly saddled with a lot of responsibility
Beth Bradley – the narrator, strong voice and presence
Charlie Bradley – traditional kid brother
Ralph Herdman – ragged, scroungy, slouching mannor, touch of adolescent cool
Imogene Herdman – loud, bossy, crafty
Leroy Herdman – tough and sure of himself
Claude Herdman – tough, combative
Ollie Herdman – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime
Gladys Herdman – small and feisty
Alice Wendleken – prim, proper, pain in the neck
Mrs. Armstrong – managerial in voice and manner
Mrs. Slocum – pleasant and motherly
Mrs. McCarthy – a less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong
Ensemble – Angel Choir Members, Baby Angels, Shepherds – a great opportunity for someone’s
first stage experience! Actors as young as 7 are encouraged to audition!
ABOUT THE THEATER:
Artisan Children’s Theater is well known for using children (18 and under) in productions designed to entertain, inspire and educate other children and families. This unique opportunity of children performing for children provides youth of all ages a chance to learn and master performing arts on-stage, in front of live audiences. The enormous success of this inspired program has impacted thousands of children throughout the community and continues to grow each year.
Hope to see you there!
Artisan Children's Theater
444 East Pipeline Road, Hurst, Texas 76053
817-284-1200 | ArtisanCT.com
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