The Best Christmas Pageant Ever – AUDITIONS

AUDITIONS – The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Audition Dates (all auditions at MAC):

·         Saturday, October 26 @ 10 a.m.  (Kids under 16 only)

·         Sunday, October 27 @ 2 p.m. (Kids under 16 only)

·         Monday, October 28 @ 6:30 (adults & cast  announcement)

Be prepared to do a cold reading from the script.

Kids under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Cast Needs:

·         Appx. 6-8 boys (ages 7-13)

·         Appx. 7-9 girls (ages 5-12)

·         Appx. 3-4 males

·         Appx. 4-6 females

Laughs abound in this bestselling Christmas classic by Barbara Robinson! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever follows the outrageous shenanigans of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

Ralph, Imogene, Leroy, Claude, Ollie, and Gladys Herdman are an awful bunch. They set fire to Fred Shoemaker’s toolshed, blackmailed Wanda Pierce to get her charm bracelet, and smacked Alice Wendelken across the head. And that’s just the start! When the Herdmans show up at church for the free snacks and suddenly take over the Christmas pageant, the other kids are shocked. It’s obvious that they’re up to no good. But Christmas magic is all around and the Herdmans, who have never heard the Christmas story before, start to reimagine it in their own way.

This year’s pageant is definitely like no other, but maybe that’s exactly what makes it so special.

SHOW DATES: 

·         Thursday, December 5 @ 7:30

·         Friday, December 6 @ 7:30

·         Saturday, December 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30

·         Sunday, December 8 @ 2 p.m.

·         Thursday, December 12 @ 7:30

·         Friday, December 13 @ 7:30

·         Saturday, December 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30

Driving Miss Daisy

Opens October 11!

The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.