Auditions: Best Christmas Pageant Ever




By: Barbara Robinson

Directed by Andrew Ainsworth


Audition Requirements

Open to ages 3 – 60+ 

Cold readings from the script and/or a short prepared monologue

Sing a short snippet of a Christmas song: Silent Night, Jingle Bells, etc. 

Click here to sign up for an audition time

(Walk-in auditions are welcome)

Please bring a completed Audition Form and Code of Conduct

(including all conflicts between October 1 and December 10, 2017

Audition Form – Code of Conduct Apr 2017 revision



Full Length Play with music, Comedy

4m, 6f, 8boy(s), 9girl(s)

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!

Character Descriptions:

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 – smail, 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. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s 
MAXINE – 10-11
HOBIE – 9-10
DAVID – 8-9
FIREMAN – 25-30
FIREMAN – 25-30
DORIS – 9-10
REVEREND HOPKINS – middle to late 40s 
Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds

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