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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Studio Play
Directed by Laura Williamson

Auditions: Sunday October 1 @ 2:00pm on Mainstage at Muncie Civic Theatre

Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Dec 2-7

Performances:  Dec 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23


Auditions will consist of reading from the script, no need to prepare


GRACE BRADLEY: (female, 30+) A main role who takes over the annual Christmas pageant; mother to Beth and Charlie; wife to Bob.

BOB BRADLEY: (Male, 30+) Husband to Grace and father to Beth and Charlie. A solid family man.

BETH BRADLEY: (Female 10-12ish) A lead role who is the show’s narrator. Grace/Bob’s daughter. Beth needs a strong voice and stage presence; is in most scenes dealing with a range of moods and situations.

CHARLIE BRADLEY: (male 8-9) – Beth’s brother – the typical kid brother.

RALPH HERDMAN: (Male, 12-13) – The oldest Herdman; ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool. 

IMOGENE HERDMAN: (Female, 11-12) – Loud, bossy, tough, crafty. The Herdman leader.

LEROY HERDMAN: (Male, 10-11) – Tough, very sure of himself.

CLAUDE HERDMAN: (Male, 8-9) – Tough, combative. A crime buddy to Ollie.

OLLIE HERDMAN: (Male or Female, 8-9) – Always looking for trouble. Claude’s usual partner in crime.

GLADYS HERDMAN: (Female, 7-8) – Small, wiry, and feisty.

ALICE WENDLEKEN: (Female 10-11) Prim, proper, pain in the neck.

MRS. ARMSTRONG: (Female, 50+) Managerial, in voice and manner; largish, bossy, impatient

MRS. SLOCUM: (Female, 35-60+) – Pleasant, motherly woman.

MRS. CLARK: (Female, 35-60+) – Pleasant, motherly woman.

MRS. CLAUSING: (Female, 35-60+) – Pleasant, motherly woman.

MRS. McCARTHY: (Female, 40s-50s) – A younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong

REVEREND HOPKINS: (40s+) A nervous-about-most-everything pastor.

MAXINE: (Female 10-11) Beth’s church Sunday school classmate.

ELMER: (Male 12-13) The minister’s son; dislikes church; not fond of the Herdmans.


ADDITIONAL ROLES. Various ages, 6-up. Angel Choir members; baby angels, shepherds

Never the sinner

Studio Play
by John Logan

Auditions: Saturday October 7 @ 12:00pm at Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 2nd Floor, Heritage Room

Tech/Dress Rehearsals: Jan 20-25

Performances:  January 26, 27, 28 & February 2, 3, 4

Based on the true crime celebrity trial of the Leopold and Loeb murder case


LEOPOLD: Nathan Leopold, Jr. Highly intellectual student. 18-years-old. Leopold is at once coldly academic and fiercely romantic. He is nervous, arrogant, obsessed and bird-like.

LOEB: Richard Loeb. Another highly intellectual student. 19-years-old. Amoral, with scary flashes of true madness. Loeb is very attractive and projects an ambiguous sexual appeal and a distinct personal flair. Cat-like.

DARROW: Clarence Darrow. Humane, salty, tired and slouched. An old roaring lion, 67-years-old and still fighting.

CROWE: Robert Crowe. Pugnacious and severe State’s Attorney. He is a slick Chicago lawyer and politician, intelligent and wily.

REPORTER 1: Older, seasoned reporter. Also plays Dr. White, Sergeant Gortland and Bailiff.

REPORTER 2: Younger, somewhat jaded reporter. Also plays Germaine Rheinhardt and Dr. Hulbert.

REPORTER 3: Younger, cub reporter. Also plays Dr. Bowman.

Audition information

Auditions are held at Muncie Civic Theatre located 216 E. Main St, Downtown Muncie, Ind. unless otherwise noted above.

If you have any more questions, please email us at

  • You will be asked to read from the script. Non-musical productions will either provide sides from the script or ask you to prepare a monologue, do not prepare anything unless it is stated. 
  • For musicals you will be audition with music from the show usually posted online 2 weeks prior to show. Do not prepare anything else unless it is stated to do so.
  • Wear comfortable clothes. We encourage you to look your best, but also come prepared for some dance or movement exercises for bigger dance musical auditions (not all shows have dance portions).
  • Call Backs will be scheduled for later in the afternoon or the next day. Using the email address you will provide in your audition form or with a physical posted list, we will contact you for your callback. Just because you’re not on the callback list does not mean you are not in the show.
  • Character Breakdowns are listed above for each show. There is some flexibility in requirements within reason (such as age) and some are non-negotiable, so please plan accordingly. You have the ability to indicate which role you are interested in on your audition form, along with whether or not you would accept an ensemble role. Please be honest in your willingness to participate, as this helps the casting process go more smoothly.
  •  Get your calendar out – you need to share your rehearsal conflicts. Every rehearsal is important and while every actor may not be called in for every rehearsal, when you are needed, you are needed! The fewer you have the better, but above all, be honest when filling out the audition form and listing any conflicts you might have.

Rehearsals are typically Sunday – Thursday, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, beginning the week after auditions.

Mainstage Shows typically run for three weekends (with some exceptions) including a week of technical rehearsals prior. You must be available for all of the show/tech dates. Check the website for all performance dates to make sure you are available before you sign up to audition.

Anyone who has signed up to audition will receive an email notice the first business day after auditions with the full cast list.

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