The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2019-10-03T17:49:24+00:00

Family Fall Production

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner

Directed By: Kearney Jordan

Ages: All ages!

Tuition:

  • Students: $150, no payment due until after casting (Scholarships Available)
  • Adults: Free

Production Information:

When the Herdmans, aka” the worst kids in the history of the world”  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.

Our very first Family Fall Production!  The holidays are a time to spend with the people we love, so why not do what we love too?  Auditions open to ALL Academy family members; moms, dads, cousins, grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc.

Read Through

  • November 9th, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
  • Spokane Civic Theatre Main Stage Lobby

Rehearsal

  • November 11 – December 7
    • Mondays – Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:00 pm
    • Saturdays, 12:00 – 4:00 pm
    • No rehearsal November 28 – 29 or December 9 – 11
  • December 12 – 18
    • Weekdays, 6:30 – 9:00 pm
    • Saturday, December 14, 1:00 – 5:00 pm (Tech)
  • Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

Performances

  • December 19 – 22
  • Thursday – Saturday, 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, 2:00 pm
  • Firth J Chew Studio Theatre

Audition Information:

November 2 – 3

  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Spokane Civic Theatre, Third Floor (Entrance through the Studio Theatre)
  • Auditions will consist of cold reads from script
  • Selected audition sides are available by email: academy@spokanecivctheatre.com
  • Scripts are available to check out from the box office Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 6:00 pm ($20 deposit, returned when script is returned on or before November 1)

Characters:

  • FATHER (BOB BRADLEY) – solid family man, 40’s
  • MOTHER (GRACE BRADLEY) –kind, not too assertive, 40’s
  • BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence, 12-15
  • CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother, 8-12
  • RALPH HERDMAN – scruffy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 13-16
  • IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty, 12-15
  • LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself, 10-12
  • CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative, 9-11
  • 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, 12-15
  • MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner, 40-50ish
  • MRS. SLOCUM – bit of a busybody, likes to be clued in, but not involved, 35-60
  • MRS. CLARK-pleasant, motherly woman – 35-60
  • MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s
  • MAXINE, focused and studious  – 10-12
  • ELMER HOPKINS, the Reverend’s son, know it all – 12-14
  • KIDS:  HOBIE, DAVID, BEVERLY, JANET, ROBERTA, DORIS  8-12
  • BABY ANGELS:  SHIRLEY, JUANITA – 5-6
  • REVEREND HOPKINS – middle-to-late 40s