THE LAKEWAY PLAYERS ANNOUNCE AUDITIONS FOR ' THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER' by Barbara Robinson
CONTACT: Kathryn McWilliams, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 830-703-0194
SHOW DATES: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 7th, 8th , 9th at 7:30 P.M.
Sunday Matinee, November 10th at 3:00 P.M.
AUDITION DATES: Monday, August 19th; Wednesday, August 21st ; From 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.
AUDITION LOCATION: The Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, TX 78734
AUDITION TIMES: Please contact Kathryn McWilliams to set up a specific audition time.
Actors should be prepared to cold read from the script
Please bring 1 copy each of your headshot and resume’ if you have them
Some singing required
CASTING: 4m; 6f; 8 boys & 9 girls ages from 6 to 13
SYNOPSIS: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1971) was first published in McCall’s magazine before being published as a book. Titled The Worst Kids in the World in other countries including Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, it focuses on the Herdmans, six delinquent children who engage in smoking, drinking, and shoplifting. When they hear the Church offers snacks, they attend for the first time and learn about the local Christmas pageant. Despite the other church members knowing their bad reputation, they are given roles in the pageant and proceed to do an unconventional, irreverent take on the Christmas story. A bestseller, it sold more than eight hundred thousand copies in the United States. It has since been adapted multiple times, including a play first performed in 1982 by the Seattle Children’s Theater; a television movie on ABC in 1983, and a 2016 musical which premiered at the Children’s Theater of Charlotte to overwhelming success.
Rehearsals will begin the first week in September and continue thru tech and dress, the first week in November.The quality of the auditions will determine the best casting for the show. This will be assessed after all auditions