Open auditions announced for ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Best ChristmasEverw-smThe William Woods University Theatre Department announces open auditions for the Christmas classic, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” directed by Kathy Potter.

Auditions are scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 19 and 6:30 p.m. Oct. 20 in Dulany Auditorium. Performance dates are Dec. 4-7.

These are open auditions for all interested community members, high school students, children who are at least in first grade, William Woods University and Westminster College students, faculty and staff.

“We will show no casting preferences, nor give anyone auditioning first choice of roles,” Joe Potter, assistant professor and artistic director of theatre, said. “However, due to the tight rehearsal period, conflicts will greatly influence casting.”

Four male, six female, eight boys’ and nine girls’ roles are available. College students may be used in some children’s roles. To be considered for a role, a person must be available to attend the auditions both days. While most people will read from the script, younger children will be given select lines to perform. Parents must be present with any auditioning child.

For more information, call Joe Potter at 573-592-4281.