Theatre 8:15
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Theatre 8:15 proudly announces auditions for


THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER 

The Musical


SYNOPSIS: The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to Bradley and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

Directed/Musically Directed by: Jared Sparks
Choreographer: TBD / Stage Manager: TBD

Audition Dates:


Tuesday, October 19th and 
Wednesday, October 20th 
from 6:00-8:00pm

TO SIGN UP FOR A TIME SLOT, PLEASE VISIT: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040d48aca628a0f58-auditions


All auditioners are asked to come prepared with one minute of a song of their choosing. Auditioners will also be asked to cold read from the script. (Music auditions are to be a capella or with accompaniment tracks if you have them accessible).

COVID-19 PROTOCOL: We are asking that you remained masked while at auditions if you are unvaccinated and/or under the age of 12. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed to the best of our ability throughout the auditions and rehearsal process.

Performances: 

December 10 - December 19, 2021

Fridays and Saturdays at 8:15pm 
Sundays at 2:15pm

ROLES AVAILABLE:

(Ages for roles are suggested)


Ralph Herdman (male, 12-14, any ethnicity) - the oldest and coolest of the Herdman children. He's the enforcer.

Imogene Herdman (female, 12-14, any ethnicity) - leader of the Herdmans. She's loud, bossy and crafty.

Leroy Herdman (male, 11-13, any ethnicity) - Ralph's backup. Very confident in the muscle department.

Claude Herdman (male, 10-12, any ethnicity) - scrappy and smart.

Ollie Herdman (male, 9-11, any ethnicity) - a bit of a naive urchin who follows the older boys' leads.

Gladys Herdman (female, 8-10, any ethnicity) - little but fierce. Nothing scares Gladys.

Grace Bradley (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - sweet, good-humored, slightly frazzled mom.

Bob Bradley (male, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - easygoing dad, wry sense of humor

Charlie Bradley (male, 10-12, any ethnicity) - typical kid brother, says what he thinks.

Beth Bradley (female, 11-13, any ethnicity) - Charlie's older and wiser sister. She's honest and kind.

Helen Armstrong (female, 40s-50s, any ethnicity) - organized steamroller. She's always in charge

Reverend Hopkins (male, 40s-50s, any ethnicity) - occasionally befuddled, always well-meaning

Luanne (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - sassy, tells it like it is

Betty (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - sweet southerner, call everyone "honey"

Connie (female, 30s-40s, any ethnicity) - direct, no-nonsense type

Alice Wendleken (female, 11-14, any ethnicity) - know-it-all. She thinks she's perfect.

Elmer Hopkins (male, 10-13, any ethnicity) - preacher's kid, which means he needs to behave and be nice.

Teddy Shoemaker (male, 9-13, any ethnicity) - wimpy kid with glasses, asks too many questions.

Ivy Reed (female, 11-14, any ethnicity) - Beth's earnest friend who is sometimes a goody-goody.

Extras as needed to play angels and shepherds in the pageant.


All questions should be directed to the Director at jared.sparks1010@gmail.com


Produced by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing. (www.broadwaylicensing.com)

Monty Python's Edukational Show Auditions
A Collection of Sketches, Songs & Animations from "Monty Python's Flying Circus"
MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is the only authorized collection of Monty Python sketches and songs available for performance. This brand new show is the genius of Monty Python in a hilarious 80 minute musical revue, written for performance by young actors in North America, grades 8 through college. Elementary, middle, high schools and universities can license this show. “Cheese Shop,” “Argument Clinic,” “Gumby Flower Arranging”, “Lumberjack Song,” “Dead Parrot,” “Galaxy Song,” and many more Python gems are included, with a decidedly irreverent ‘edukational’ theme. “MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is available to license in North America for Schools, College/University programs and Youth Theatres with students 18 years and younger.
Directed by Jim Volkert
ADDITIONAL AUDITION DATE:
MONDAY, MARCH 2nd - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
CALL BACKS  (if necessary ) Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm
**  AGE REQUIREMENTS: 12 Yrs – Age 18 Yrs **
Bring 16 measures of a song. Wear loose clothing for movement.
Bring head shot and resume if available.
Bring a list of all conflicts from Audition to Performance dates.
All roles are open.
PERFORMANCE DATES:  May 15 – May 24, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:15pm / Sundays @ 2:15pm

Monty Python's Edukational Show Auditions


A Collection of Sketches, Songs & Animations from "Monty Python's Flying Circus"


MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is the only authorized collection of Monty Python sketches and songs available for performance. This brand new show is the genius of Monty Python in a hilarious 80 minute musical revue, written for performance by young actors in North America, grades 8 through college. Elementary, middle, high schools and universities can license this show. “Cheese Shop,” “Argument Clinic,” “Gumby Flower Arranging”, “Lumberjack Song,” “Dead Parrot,” “Galaxy Song,” and many more Python gems are included, with a decidedly irreverent ‘edukational’ theme. “MONTY PYTHON’S EDUKATIONAL SHOW is available to license in North America for Schools, College/University programs and Youth Theatres with students 18 years and younger.


Directed by Jim Volkert


ADDITIONAL AUDITION DATE:


MONDAY, MARCH 2nd - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
CALL BACKS (if necessary ) Wednesday, March 4 @ 6:30 pm


** AGE REQUIREMENTS: 12 Yrs – Age 18 Yrs **


Bring 16 measures of a song. Wear loose clothing for movement.

Bring head shot and resume if available.

Bring a list of all conflicts from Audition to Performance dates.


All roles are open.


PERFORMANCE DATES: 


May 15 – May 24, 2020
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:15pm / Sundays @ 2:15pm



“Monty Python's Edukational Show” is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.theatricalrights.com

Charlotte's Web

Adapted by Joseph Robinette 

Based on the book by E.B. White


Directed by Lisa M. Sommers


AUDITION DATES:


TBA


Please have a 2-3 minute MEMORIZED monologue ready to present at auditions.

 If you are interested in a dramatic role, present a dramatic monologue. 

If you are interested in a comedic role, present a comedic monologue.

Feel free to present both if you are interested in both. 

Readings from the script will also take place. 


Please bring dates for all conflicts.

A rehearsal schedule will be available at auditions for you to fill out with conflicts. 

 

Directed by Lisa M. Sommers


PERFORMANCE DATES:


May 6 - May 15, 2022
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:15pm / Sundays @ 2:15pm

 "Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC 

PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois"