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Theatre of Gadsden in Gadsden, Alabama presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Opening December 13

About This Production

Performance Dates

  • Friday December 13 7:30 PM
  • Saturday December 14 2:30 PM
  • Saturday December 14 7:30 PM

Things To Know

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!

More information to follow soon for audition requirements!

Auditions For The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

About Auditions

Audition Times

  • Friday September 27 6:00 PM
  • Friday September 27 7:30 PM
  • Saturday September 28 6:00 PM
  • Saturday September 28 7:30 PM

What To Expect

Please note there will also be special school performances during the day on Friday, December 13th. All performances are mandatory for performers. (Letters will be provided for school-age performers for their schools.) Auditions for all auditioning for child roles will be September 27-28th from 7-7:30 pm, and adult auditions will follow from 7:30-9:00 pm.

CASTING 4m, 6f, 8boy(s), 9girl(s) (Please note all ages are approximate and may be adjusted based on auditions)

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 - small, 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. CLAUSING - 35-60 MRS. MCCARTHY - a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s MAXINE - 10-11 ELMER HOPKINS - 12-13 HOBIE - 9-10 DAVID - 8-9 BEVERLY - 7-8 FIREMAN - 25-30 FIREMAN - 25-30 SHIRLEY - 5-6 JUANITA - 5-6 DORIS - 9-10 REVEREND HOPKINS - middle to late 40s Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds

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