The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
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 theatre across the United States! Features plenty of great roles for children and adults, a few favorite Christmas Carols, and a lot of laughs!
4m, 6f, 8boy(s), 9girl(s)
FATHER (Bob Bradley) – solid family man, 35-38 MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – trim, attractive, 35ish BETH BRADLEY – the narrator, strong voice and presence, 10-11 CHARLIE BRADLEY – traditional kid brother, 8-9 RALPH HERDMAN – ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool, 12-13 IMOGENE HERDMAN – loud, bossy, crafty, 11-12 LEROY HERDMAN – tough, sure of himself, 10-11 CLAUDE HERDMAN – tough, combative, 9-10 OLLIE HERDMAN – looking for trouble, Claude’s usual partner in crime, 8-9 GLADYS HERDMAN – smail, wiry, fiesty, 7-8 ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck, 10-11 MRS. ARMSTRONG – largish woman, managerial in voice and manner, 50ish MRS. SLOCUM – pleasant, motherly woman, 35-60 MRS. CLARK – 35-60 MRS. CLAUSING – 35-60 MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, middle 40s MAXINE – l0-ll ELMER HOPKINs – 12-13 HOBIE – 9-10 DAVID – 8-9 BEVERLY – 7-8 SHIRLEY – 5-6 JUANITA – 5-6 DORIS – 9-10 REVEREND HOPKINS – middle to late 40s Extra angel choir members, baby angels, shepherds
April 4 & 5 at 7:30
April 5 & 6 at 2:00
at the Vergennes Opera House
Glen Eastman as Benedick
Claire Lawson as Beatrice
Christopher Castillo as Claudio
Sarah DeBouter as Hero
Mark Bouchett as Don Pedro
Jim Stapleton as Leonato
Sue Fox as Don John/Sexton
Tomas McElhaney as Dogberry
François Bouchett as Borachio
Hilary Delisle as Margaret
Diana Bigelow as Friar Francis
John Montgomery as Verges
Eva Kamman as Conrade
Steve Lowe as Antonio
Josie Fox as Hugh Otecake
Janet Gibbs as Ursula
Ben Fox as Boy
Little City Players will present tales with a twist this spring at the Vergennes Opera House with their production of Fractured Fairy Tales. The show is a collection of some of the classic stories we know from our childhood tweaked, turned around and mashed together in ways both witty and whimsical. Performances will be March 29-30 & April 5 at 7:30pm and March 30 & April 6-7 at 2:00pm and the show is appropriate for all ages. The reimagined stories in this original production include “Rumpelstiltskin Revisited”, a raucous tale featuring poor, sweet Lily, her absent-minded Papa, a Queen overly enamored with diamonds, and a rude Rumpelstiltskin who just really needs a friend; “The True Story of the Three Little Pigs” which gives the Big Bad Wolf the chance to tell his side of the story; and “eFairytale.com” which reimagines the classic story of the Frog Prince in today’s world of internet dating. Tickets for the production are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors/students. For more information and tickets call (802) 877-6737 or go to www.vergennesoperahouse.org.
Auditions at the Vergennes Opera House
4-6 p.m., January 6
7-9 p.m., January 7
March 29-30 and April 5-7, 2013
A variety of actors of all ages needed for casting of ~20 roles. Speaking and non-speaking roles available. Kids ages 8+ welcome to audition. Actors have the potential to be cast in multiple roles in one or more of the three tales: The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, eFairytale.com, and Rumpelstiltskin Revisited. Backstage/production help also needed! Want more information or to be part of the production? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
8 p.m., October 11-13 and October 18-20
2 p.m., October 14 and October 21
The Little City Players are proud to present The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman, at the Vergennes Opera House.Susan Fox directs the talented cast of Glen Eastman, Josie Fox, Olivia Hern, Morgan Ingenthron, Claire Lawson, Steve Lowe, John Montgomery, Katie Palmer, Mack Roark and Mary Scripps in the touching drama that depicts the Frank, Van Daan, and Dussel families’ ordeals in hiding during the Holocaust as recorded in the diary of young Anne. Susan Fox says, “This is a show you won’t want to miss! The cast is truly wonderful! They embody the life, energy, hope and fears of these amazing people.”
Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students. Tickets are available at the Vergennes Opera House, Classic Stitching, or online.
Registration begins at 6 p.m.
Auditions begin at 7 p.m.
August 2 and 3 at the Vergennes Opera House
Join us for auditions for The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett (newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman). Please note that the role of Anne Frank has already been cast. Auditions will be held for the following roles:
Peter Van Daan
Mrs. Van Daan
Mr. Van Daan
Audition registration is from 6 to 7 p.m. and auditions begin at 7 p.m. All people auditioning must be registered before 7 p.m.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. on October 11-13 and 19-20 and at 2 p.m. on October 13-14 and 20-21.
“In this transcendently powerful new adaptation by Wendy Kesselman, Anne Frank emerges from history a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. An impassioned drama about the lives of eight people hiding from the Nazis in a concealed storage attic, The Diary of Anne Frank captures the claustrophobic realities of their daily existence.” -Dramatists Play Service, Inc.
Find more audition information and an audition form on the Anne Frank production Google site at https://sites.google.com/site/lcpannefrank2012/.
Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies is a wonderful collection of short plays and monologues based on works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. See what happens when paintings have conversations with their artists and with each other, or when characters try to escape the frames they have been hanging in for years. Sometimes the museum’s guards and curators are aware of what’s happening and sometimes they aren’t. Come take a tour of the museum with a guide who has her own unique perspectives on what the various paintings mean. See what happens when exuberant art patrons try to enter into their favorite works of art. Find out who really drew that sketch attributed to Michelangelo!
Directed by Dora Greven, the play features a cast of over 20 local actors. Works by local artists will be on display or for sale in the lobby during this production.
For tickets and more information contact (802) 877-6737 or visit www.vergennesoperahouse.org.
All ticket sales are final. Little City Players does not issue refunds or exchanges unless otherwise advertised. Please contact the production team at the number above or email@example.com for show information.
Below are audition sides for “Exhibit This: The Museum Comedies”. Auditions are January 10 & 11 at 7pm at the Vergennes Opera House. Sides will also be available for review at auditions. Memorization is not expected.
“Love Among the Impressionists”: 4 Actors (2M, 2F) exhbiit-this-love-among
“The Curator”: 1 Actor (male or female) exhibit-this-curator
“Framed”: 2 Actors (male or female) exhibit-this-framed
What happens when paintings, sculpture, antiquities, and fertility gods emerge from their mounts and frames? Mix in artists, guards, critics, lovers, and curators and you have…Exhibit This! The Museum Comedies by Luigi Jannuzzi. This fast-paced series of comedic vignettes and monologues based on more than 50 works of art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art brings art and comedy together as never before.
Auditions are at 7 p.m. on January 10 and 11, 2012 at the Vergennes Opera House. We have roles for as few as 6 or as many as 36 adults. Non-speaking roles for children are possible.
Performances will be March 22-April 1, 2012 at the Vergennes Opera House. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (802) 870-6677 for more information.