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"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" Needs Actors

Metamora, IL, United StatesID: 192950Exp: 10/8/2022

ONLY LOCAL TALENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. The company is holding auditions for the production of "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!" and looking for actors, please see the details below. About the project: When seasoned and authoritative pageant director Mrs. Armstrong breaks her leg, it is up to inexperienced Grace Bradley to step in. The timing couldn’t be worse, as the rambunctious Herdman children, a rough and tough group of siblings from the wrong side of the tracks, descend upon the pageant, lured by the promise of free dessert at Sunday school, and determined to win all the lead roles for themselves. The Ladies’ Aid Society members are beside themselves with disapproval, all the shepherds quit because Gladys Herdman “hits too hard”, the show is briefly re-titled “Revenge at Bethlehem”, and the church catches on fire. But Grace’s daughter Beth and the rest of the community watch in surprise as the old Christmas story is rejuvenated by the creativity, energy, and unexpected sincerity of a misunderstood family. Additional info: Show dates: December 8-11, 2022 If you are interested, please apply.

14 roles

Father/Bob BradleyMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Happy go Lucky, laid-back family guy that gets sucked into helping with this year’s Christmas Pageant when he doesn’t even want to go.

Mother/Grace BradleyFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Strives to be a good Mother to her children and others. She needs to figure out a way to bring the Christmas pageant together when she finds herself directing it—complete with a cast of Herdsmans!

Mrs. ArmstrongFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

Supporting character role, Mrs. Armstrong runs EVERYTHING! At the church until she finds herself with a broken leg and has to take a back seat to this year’s Christmas Pageant but she is still there to give Grace all her direction on how things should be done.

Reverend HopkinsMale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

One scene character, limited lines, Reverend Hopkins must address Grace Bradley after an incident at the church, he is not happy with what happened and he is beside himself about what do to do with The Herdmans.

The Church LadiesFemale18-56 y.o.All ethnicities

They are the main gossips of the church.

Beth Bradley/NarratorFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Beth goes back in time to tell the story of The Worst Christmas Pageant Ever.

Charlie BradleyMale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Beth’s Bother, younger than Beth, he is a victim of the Herdmans.

AliceFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Alice knows everything and when it’s not done right she ventures to let people know either by correcting them or writing it down in her book to report to her mother.

MaxineFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Alice and Bath’s Friend she also narrates the Christmas story in the Pageant.

ImogeneFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Oldest Girl, has a pivotal moment on stage when things about the Christmas story “click” for her and she finally gets it, before that she is mean and bossy and the Herdmans leader, has to cry on stage.

GladysFemale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Youngest of the Herdmans she is small but mighty, and likes to bite, her hero is “The Black Knight”.

RalphMale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Oldest of the Herdmans and a bully of anyone smaller than him

LeroyMale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Steals lunches on the playground at lunch time.

ClaudeMale18-30 y.o.All ethnicities

Wants to take King Herrod out with a machine gun, causes chaos during rehearsals.