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We are thrilled to present our 2016-2017 season with music, laughter and thought provoking theater relevant to our times. We are also delighted to produce our season from the beautiful and historic Liberty Theater in downtown Puyallup!

Check out our season at the “Shows and Tickets” tab on our website!

We are thrilled to present our 2016-2017 season with music, laughter and thought provoking theater relevant to our times. We are also delighted to produce our season from the beautiful and historic Liberty Theater in downtown Puyallup!

Check out our season at the “Shows and Tickets” tab on our website!

Behind the Scenes

Chris Karr is co-founder and technical director at ACT 1 Theatre. He brings 40 years of regional technical theater experience with him. He also works with the Washington State Thespian Society doing technical challenges at regional and state drama competitions.Volunteers working with him will learn set construction, stage lighting, sound and how to load-in and load out of a facility with minimum human limb loss!

Behind the Scenes

Chris Karr is the technical director at ACT 1. He creates different worlds each season through creative lighting, sets, sound and staging. He designs and builds parade float units, portable hand-washing stations, and shelter for actors from heat, rain and frost.

Chris accomplishes all of this in a minimal space, with limited equipment and does it with grace, patience and professionalism. Many carpenters, painters, back-stage crew, actors and directors have benefited in theatre and life in general from the lessons gained in collaborating with Chris.

Auditions

ACT 1 Theatre Casting Call: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Auditions on Ocrobter 13 from 6-8:30 pm

October 14 from 1-4 pm

Please prepare a comedic monologue not to exceed three minutes. No appointment necessary, but please email us at info @act1theatre.org so we know which auditions day to expect you!

Auditions are at the office:
32511 107th St SE
Auburn, WA 98092

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

by Barbara Robinson Abby Homan

“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a hilarious Christmas tale that is good for all ages. 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 Herdman’s collide with the Christmas story head on!

We are looking to fill roles for 6 females, 4 males, and numerous boys and girls. Readings will be from the script. 

Grace Bradley F Mid 30’s to Early 40’s Mother, anguished director of Christmas Pageant.

Bob Bradley
M Mid 30’s to Early 40’s Father, Ward Cleaver type with a sense of humor.

Beth Bradley F Mid to Early Teens Narrator of the story

Charlie Bradley M Early Teens Traditional kid brother

Alice Wendleken F 10 to 12 Prim, proper, pain in the neck

Imogene Herdman F Early Teens Loud, bossy, crafty, (many lines)

Gladys Herdman
F 10 to 12 Feisty, fighter, imaginative, (many lines)

Ralph Herdman
M Early Teens Ragged, scroungy, slouching manner, touch of adolescent cool

Leroy Herdman
M10 to 12 Tough, sure of himself

Claude Herdman
M/F9 – 11 Tough, combative 

Ollie Herdman M/F 8 – 10 Looking for trouble, Claude’s partner in crime 

Mrs. Armstrong
F 50ish Managerial in voice and manner, likes to be in charge

Mrs. Slocum F 30’s to 60’s Pleasant, motherly type

Mrs. Clark F 30’s to 60’s Pleasant, motherly type

Mrs. Clausing
F 30’s to 60’s Pleasant, motherly type 

Mrs. McCarthy F40ish Snooty, a younger version of Mrs. Armstrong

Maxine
F 10 to 12 A worrier, narrator of the Christmas Pageant

Elmer Hopkins M 10 to Early Teens Son of Reverend Hopkins

Hobie
M 8 to 10 Charming with a big smile

David
M 8 to 10 One of the boys 

Beverly F 7 to 10 Bit of a whiner 

Reverend Hopkins
M late 40’s to 60’s A nervous man

The Rest of the 2017-2018 Audition Schedule:

Romeo and Juliet
Directed by Jacob McCallister
 
November 11 1-4 pm
November 13 6:30-8:30 p.m

Please prepare a shakesperian monologue not to exceed 2 minutes. Sonnets ok.
 
Charlottes Web

Directed by Jacob Viramontes

January 22 7-10 pm
January 23 callbacks 7-10 pm
 
Please prepare a contemporary monologue not to exceed two minutes, or a segment from a children’s story-not to exceed two minutes.
 
Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike
Directed by Petra Karr
 
February 11 1-4 p.m.
February 12 6-9 p.m.
 
Send head shot and resume to info@act1theatre.org and request an audition appointment. Please prepare a contemporary monologue not to exceed two minutes.

Urinetown  – not determined yet