Auditions for a children’s community theatre production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” are from 6 to 8 p.m., November 14 or 15, at the Beaux Arts Centre, 102 S. National, in Fort Scott.
The play, written by Barbara Robinson, is based on the classic children’s book of the same name.
“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!” according to publisher Samuel French.
Auditions are open to kids in grades kindergarten through 12, and no preparation is necessary to audition. Rehearsals are on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Performances are December 10 and 11, at the Beaux Arts Centre.
The performances are a fundraiser for the Fort Scott High School students traveling to New York City for a Broadway tour and workshops over Spring Break. There is a $30 performance fee per actor to offset production costs.
The production is directed by Angie Bin, current FSHS Drama Director and former FSCC Children’s Theatre Director. The high school students are also seeking local business sponsorship to help fund the production. Interested parties and anyone with questions about auditions may contact Bin at 620-719-9622 or at [email protected].