Thalian Association Community Theatre will hold youth auditions for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, on October 7th at 10 am. Auditions will be held at the Community Arts Center, 120 S. 2nd Street in Downtown Wilmington. The production, directed by Meghan McDonald and Logan Mack, runs November 17th to the 26th at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center.
Audition participants should arrive ready to cold read from the script for the director. All roles are available, and TACT encourages youth ages 7 through high school senior with all levels of experience to audition. Performers of all races and ethnicities are welcome to audition for every show! Break a Leg!
If needed, callbacks will be that afternoon at 2 pm and will involve reading in groups from provided scripts.
PLEASE CALL 910-251-1788 TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT TIME.
Synopsis: 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 head-on with the story of Christmas!
This delightful show is adapted from the bestselling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States. The crowd-pleasing comedy features plenty of great roles, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and lots of laughs!
FATHER (Bob Bradley) – Solid family man
MOTHER (Grace Bradley)
BETH BRADLEY – The narrator, strong voice and presence
CHARLIE BRADLEY – Traditional kid brother
RALPH HERDMAN – Ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool
IMOGENE HERDMAN – Loud, bossy, crafty
LEROY HERDMAN – Tough, sure of himself
CLAUDE HERDMAN – Tough, combative
OLLIE HERDMAN – Looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime
GLADYS HERDMAN – Feisty
ALICE WENDLEKEN – Prim, proper, pain in the neck
MRS. ARMSTRONG – Largish woman, managerial in voice and manner
MRS. SLOCUM – Pleasant, motherly woman
MRS. MCCARTHY – A younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong