Auditions

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever the Musical: Student Cast

Sponsored by the Germantown Kiwanis Club

Show Dates: December 6-22, 2019

Rehearsals start October 14th

Directed by Cheryl McClurg

Audition dates:  June 29th and 30th

6:00-9:00 Saturday; 2:00-6:00 Sunday

Possible callbacks 6:00 pm July 1st

Sides available below.  Auditions will consist of reading of sides, plus singing 16 bars from any Broadway song (must have sheet music or electronic instrumental accompaniment), and a simple dance routine that will be taught at auditions.  Ages listed by character descriptions are approximate.

The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

THE HERDMAN KIDS

RALPH
Male – 13
The oldest and coolest. He’s the enforcer.

IMOGENE
Female – 12
Leader of the Herdmans. She’s loud, bossy, and crafty.

LEROY
Male – 11
Ralph’s backup. Very confident in the muscle department.

CLAUDE
Male – 10
Scrappy and smart.

OLLIE
Male – 9
A bit of a naïve urchin who follows the older boys’ leads.

GLADYS
Female – 8
Little but fierce. Nothing scares Gladys.

THE BRADLEYS

GRACE
Female – 16-25
Sweet, good-humored, slightly frazzled mom.

BOB
Male – 16-25
Easygoing dad, wry sense of humor.

CHARLIE
Male – 10
Typical kid brother, says what he thinks.

BETH
Female – 11
Charlie’s older and wiser sister. She’s honest and kind.

CHURCH PEOPLE

HELEN ARMSTRONG
Female – 16-25
Organized steamroller. She’s always in charge.

REVEREND HOPKINS
Male – 16-25
Occasionally befuddled, always well-meaning.

CHURCH LADIES

LUANNE
Female – 16-25
Sassy, tells it like it is.

BETTY
Female – 16-25
Sweet southerner, calls everyone “honey.”

CONNIE
Female – 16-25
Direct, no-nonsense type.

KIDS

ALICE WENDLEKEN
Female – 11
Know-it-all. She thinks she’s perfect.

ELMER HOPKINS
Male – 10
Preacher’s kid, which means he needs to behave and be nice.

TEDDY SHOEMAKER
Male – 9
Wimpy kid with glasses, asks too many questions.

IVY REED
Female – 11
Beth’s earnest friend who is sometimes a goody-goody.

Sides:

Rev Hopkins, Helen

Herdmans, et al

Helen, Grace

Grace, Rev Hopkins

All Kids

Alice, Ivy, Beth

Alice, Ivy, Beth 2

The Bradleys