Audition Dates: September 15 & 16 | Saturday & Sunday | 12pm-4pm in the First Congregation Church (Basement), 111 Church St, Hartland, WI 53029

Ages 8-18. Casting 20-30 young actors. Please prepare an age-appropriate monologue from a play, musical or movie (Doesn't need to be memorized). Auditions will be by appointment and will include both an individual and group audition.

Potential CALLBACK Friday, September 21, 2018 | Time TBD

Workshop Dates: October 22-December13 | Monday, Tuesday & Thursday | 5pm-8pm Mandatory TECH Rehearsals: Saturday, Monday - Wednesday, December 15-19

Performance Dates: December 20-23 | Thursday & Friday at  7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 10am & 2pm

**Performances will take place on the First Congregation Church Sanctuary Stage.


Character Descriptions: 

ADULT CHARACTERS (12-18 Year old actors)

Father/Bob Bradley – 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 Bradley – 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. Armstrong – supporting character role, Mrs. Armstrong runs EVERYTHING! At the church until she finds herselfwith 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 herdirection on how things should be done

Reverend Hopkins – 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 Ladies – They are the main gossips of the church. (5 or 6 actors)


YOUNG CHARACTERS (8-12 Year old actors)

Beth Bradley/Narrator – Beth goes back in time to tell the story of The Worst Christmas Pageant Ever

Charlie Bradley – Beth’s Bother, younger than Beth, he is a victim of the Herdmans

Alice – 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

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

THE HERDMANS – The “Worst Kids in Town” For anyone that has read the book, the Herdmans are larger than life, they were bad and kids feared them, parents wanted nothing to do with them including their own mother when she could help it.

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

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

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

Leroy – Steals lunches on the playground at lunch time

Claude – Wants to take King Herrod out with a machine gun, causes chaos during

SUNDAY SCHOOL/PAGEANT CHILDREN. (4 – 8 actors) Both speaking and non-speaking roles.

ANGEL CHORUS: (4 – 8 actors) non-speaking, group singing roles.


Workshop Tuition: $225



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