Ready to take the stage?

Stagecraft produces 2 main-stage productions every year, offering students the chance to put their talents and training to use. Stagecraft strives to focus every experience on learning and growth. Auditions provide an opportunity for students to gain self-confidence and performing experience in a safe, fun, and encouraging environment!

Students ages 8 to 18 who are enrolled in Stagecraft Classes are eligible to audition.

ABOUT THE SHOW

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

This delightful comedy is adapted from the best-selling Young Adult book, and has become a holiday staple for groups across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!

HOW DO AUDITIONS WORK?

The audition process is split into 2 parts.

At the General Audition, students will be called into the audition room in small groups. Auditions are closed to family and friends. Each student will be asked to introduce themselves, present their audition form, and sing or read for the director and music director of the show. 

After the general audition, the artistic team may ask some students to participate in Callbacks. These students may be asked to do cold reads from the script or learn short sections of choreography and music from the show.

When the cast list is complete, it will be posted here on the Stagecraft website and everyone who auditioned will be notified.

REHEARSALS

Rehearsals are every Friday from 6PM-9PM and Saturday from 10AM-2PM.

Dress rehearsals will be held nightly during the week of the show from TBA and are mandatory for all cast members.

Students may not be needed at every rehearsal. A detailed rehearsal schedule will be released after casting which will attempt to comply with any listed conflicts.

All conflicts must be listed on the Audition Form, and additional conflicts may not be added. Stagecraft strives to teach the importance of commitment, therefore, attendance and punctuality are documented and may affect future Stagecraft participation.

PARENT COMMITMENT

Stagecraft is a family affair! On the Audition Form, parents are asked to sign committing to attend 2 mandatory parent meetings and volunteer a minimum of 20 hours on pre-show and show-week parent committees. Committees cover every aspect of producing a show, including sets, costumes, lights, sound, tickets, concessions, souvenirs, backstage crew, and many more. Our shows would not be possible without the dedication and investment of each family! 

 

IMPORTANT DETAILS

WHEN ARE AUDITIONS?
October 14th

(Can't make it to auditions? Please contact Meggin Hamilton and we will do our best to make other arrangements!)

WHEN ARE CALLBACKS?
October 15th

WHEN IS THE SHOW?
December 8-10

PERFORMANCE VENUE
Palmetto Middle School Theatre
803 N. Hamilton Street (map)
Williamston, SC 29627

ARTISTIC TEAM

TBA

The best christmas pageant ever


 

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.