Auditions for

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Robinson

October 8 – 9, 2018

Time: 7:00pm

Location: The Brown Centre for the Creative Arts
115 Clarksville Steet, Paris, TX

Director: Paula Vaughan


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!

Audition Information
Just show up ready to have fun! No experience necessary.

Character Breakdown 4m, 6f, 8boy(s), 9girl(s)

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. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s

MAXINE – 10-11


HOBIE – 9-10

DAVID – 8-9


FIREMAN – 25-30

FIREMAN – 25-30



DORIS – 9-10

REVEREND HOPKINS – middle to late 40s

Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds

Thank you to our wonderful sponsors:

Gold Star Level Silver Star Level Bronze Star Level
The Paris News Harrison Walker & Harper Dr. Grossnickle
First Federal Community Bank Ameriprise Financial Pools & More
Paris Regional Medical Center Turner Industries Edward Jones/Stephen Gerald
Kimberly-Clark Corp. Louise W. Hagood Texas Oncology
Donnarosa Ag Enterprises, LLC East Texas Broadcasting Liberty National Bank
Paris Area Arts Alliance Chongo Feo Production Malnory McNeal
Young Title Company /Law Offices of Sydney Young Green Boutique
Kwik Kopy Lamar National Bank
Everett Toyota of Paris Paris Cardiology Center
Paris Downtown Association

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