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2019 – 2020 Audition Notice

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Auditions – Montgomery 
September 21, 2019

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a hilarious Christmas tale for all ages. A couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids — probably the most awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem — and the fun — when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! This production is a charming and heartwarming demonstration of how even one of the most classic, well-known stories can be improved and reconsidered when seen through a new lens.

Looking for students ages 6 – 17 to play a variety of roles and sing.

Open to all students — public school, private school, home school.

Readings will be from the script. Auditioners should be prepared to read a short monologue which will be provided. Children who cannot yet read well may instead prepare a one-minute funny story. Please wear comfortable clothing.


  • The director will conduct an “ice breaker” at the beginning of each audition session. This process is fun and designed to help actors relax prior to auditions and gives the director a chance to quickly see each actor on the stage.
  • Auditions for speaking roles will consist of cold readings from the script, provided at the auditions.
  • Children auditioning will be asked to sing a Christmas carol


Auditions will be September 21, 2019. Callbacks will be September 22, 2019.
Please sign up for a time here. 


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