The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Sponsored by:  Springfield Theatre Centre


Directed by: Christie Lazarides-Purdy
Produced by: Jim Leach
Auditions:  October 1- Registration 9 a.m.; October 2 if needed, callbacks TBA
Performances: December 2-4 & 9-11, 2011
Curtain Times:  Friday and Saturday 8 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.

About the Play: The Herdmans were absolutely the worst kids in the history of the world. They lied and stole and smoked cigars (even the girls) and talked rough and hit little kids and talked back to their teachers. So it surprised just about everybody when they decided to take part in the town’s Christmas Pageant. The Herdman kids had never heard of the Christmas story, but the way they interpreted it, you’d think the story of Jesus came right out of the F.B.I. files. (They called the Wise Men a bunch of dirty spies). It was a Christmas pageant to remember. An American classic … one of the best Christmas stories ever told.

Parts needed: 4 men and 6 women (various adult ages), 8 boys and 9 girls (ages 9-15) and a singing angel choir (ages 7-10).


Auditions for the show are on Saturday, October 1.  Registration begins at 9 a.m. with one hour sessions starting at 9:30 a.m.  Participants are encouraged to sign up fo a session time in advance, by emailing Christie Lazarides-Purdy  Available session times are 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30, and 4:30.  Complete an audition form online by clicking on the CASTING/auditions tab.  Please print the form rather than SUBMIT it.  This show is technically not a musical but there will be some as part of the some.  Auditionees may be asked to sing a small, simple selection as part of their audition, but no prepared audition piece is necessary.


Director – Christie Lazarides-Purdy

Assistant Director – Craig Williams II

Producer – Jim Leach

Production Coordinator – Morgan Fishburn

Stage Manager – Jen Wallner

Production Assistant – Craig McFarland

Hair/Make-up – Emille Yeager

Costumes – Cindy Wall/Marge Roth

Props – Melody Sheehan

Lights – Justin Ball

Master Set Builder – Mac Warren