The Best Christmas Pageant Ever!

Adult Production Fee Reduced

We’ve reduced the Production Fee for adults to $75; with hopes of encouraging some more to audition!  Especially ladies!

Also – if you are a parent of a child who is auditioning, it is possible to be on a committee and be in the show in many cases.

We hope you’ll join us!


A word from the director…

If you or your child plan to audition for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, please read through this helpful information from Annalise, the director:

 

Monologue Guidelines:
 Choosing a monologue is quite similar to selecting a song for an audition. The same rules apply. After reading through the character list and seeing what character(s) you’d be eligible to play and also reading a synopsis of the play, you can use that information to find a monologue that matches the tone or the feel of the character and/or the show. If you are auditioning for a dramatic play, you would want to find a monologue that has more of a dramatic tone. You wouldn’t want to choose a comedic or upbeat type of monologue. The same goes for a comedic play, you want to select a monologue that is light and fun or funny. This shows the artistic team that you understand what you want and the show that you are auditioning for. It makes casting much easier if you put some effort in ahead of time.
 Where to select a monologue? The internet has great resources available for all ages of actors and characters as well as different genres of plays. Beyond that, libraries have several books of monologues for students and likewise that you can go through to find one that feels right for you.
 When practicing your monologue keep a stopwatch near by to practice the correct pace. You won’t have music cues to rely on like your audition songs, so practice timing!

 

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email me, Shannon McIlroy, at s.mcilroy@journeytheater.org. Thanks!


Show Participation Details

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever auditions are open to Journey students currently enrolled in classes (ages 8-18), as well as adults (19 and over, no enrollment necessary! A background check is required) Auditions will be held at US Digital (1400 NE 136th Ave, #201) on Friday, October 7th, 2022. Check in from 5 – 6 pm.  Doors open at 4:45.

Auditions are closed.

Callbacks will be on Saturday October 8th, and are by invitation only. Auditioners may be called at any time between 9am and 2pm.

COVID:  A decision to audition and be cast in the show is an agreement to perform unmasked. Please continue to follow best practices for hand-washing and hygiene, and stay home if you have cold-like symptoms.

Rehearsals:

Rehearsals are planned to be held at US Digital

  • Friday rehearsals are 5:30pm – 8:30pm
  • Saturday rehearsals are 9am – 12pm.
  • Rehearsal dates :
    • October 14, 15, 28, 29
    • November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Production committee participation is mandatory for everyone who is cast in the show.

Production Committee Meetings will be on Friday, October 14th at 6pm, and Saturday, November 19th at 9am.

Production Fee of $145 will be assigned to each person cast in the show.  Production fee includes a t-shirt and a show sticker.

 

Performance Location:

The Washington Grange – 7701 NE Ward Rd, Vancouver

We will move in to the venue during the afternoon/evening of Monday, November 28th.  Shows will be at The Washington Grange, 7701 NE Ward Rd, Vancouver.

Dress rehearsals will be held at the venue on Monday, November 28th, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the same week.  Rehearsal will be from 5:30 – 8:30pm.

Performances are scheduled for Friday, December 2nd at 7pm; Saturday, December 3rd at 3pm and 7pm; Friday, December 9th at 7pm; and Saturday, December 10th at 3pm and 7pm.

 

Performance Dates:

December 2: 7PM
December 3: 3PM and 7PM
December 9: 7PM
December 10: 3PM and 7PM

 


Stage Manager

NEW AS OF FALL 2022: The Stage Manager position will be evaluated by a separate application and determined prior to show auditions. If you are interested in applying for this position, please fill out The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Stage Manager Application

Applications are due by 7 pm on October 5th.

This position has additional attendance requirements than the rest of crew.  The Stage Manager will assist during Callbacks, will be at Paper Tech (date and time TBD), will be at every rehearsal, move-in, all dress rehearsals and all shows.  In addition, anyone applying for Stage Manager must be able to arrive to Callbacks and all rehearsals 15 minutes early, arrive to the theater 30 minutes before call time during dress rehearsals and 15 minutes before call time during performances.

Stage Manager is the only crew position for The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.