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bcpeTheatre in the Grove will be holding auditions for THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, by Barbara Robinson, at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11 and Monday, October 12, at the theatre.  Auditions are open to adults and children ages 6-13.

Rehearsals begin October 19 and the production runs December 4-20. Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday Matinees. Rehearsals will be Monday-Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Callbacks will be held at the discretion of the director.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Children are asked to prepare an excerpt from a Christmas carol or other simple song (Happy Birthday, Alphabet Song, etc). Please arrive on time and be prepared to stay the entire time. Please bring a current photograph (headshot, school photo, etc.) Resumes are welcome, but not necessary. Please bring a list of all conflicts during the rehearsal period. There can be no conflicts for performances.

All roles are volunteer.

We are also seeking a volunteer piano accompanist for the production. The accompanist may double as a character.

Theatre in the Grove is located at 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

Please send questions to the director, Jessica Reed:

Character descriptions:

FATHER (Bob Bradley) – 30-40
MOTHER (Grace Bradley) – 30-40
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 – small, wiry, feisty, 7-8
ALICE WENDLEKEN – prim, proper, pain in the neck, 10-11
MRS. ARMSTRONG – managerial in voice and manner, 50+
MRS. MCCARTHY – a younger, less imperious version of Mrs. Armstrong, 35-40
MRS. SLOCUM – 25-40
MRS. CLARK – 25-60
MAXINE – l0-ll
HOBIE – 9-10
DORIS – 9-10
DAVID – 8-9
There will also be parts for shepherds, angel choir and baby angels.

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wizardofozTheatre in the Grove is holding auditions for the musical THE WIZARD OF OZ: YOUNG PERFORMERS’ EDITION. This is a shortened version of THE WIZARD OF OZ adapted for younger performers.

It is being directed by Donald Cleland.

Auditions will be held October 18 & 21, 6:30 pm. at the theatre, 2028 Pacific Avenue in Forest Grove.

Callbacks will be October 24, 2:00 pm. at director’s discretion.

Audition are open to youth ages 6 to 18.

The speaking roles are:
Glinda the Good Witch
The Wicked Witch of the West
Auntie Em
Uncle Henry

All parts are nonpaying.

All auditions will consist of cold readings from the script after a little rehearsal.
Monologues are encouraged, but not required.

Vocal auditions – No need to prepare a song for the auditions. The musical director will be using the same song for everyone.

Dance auditions – Be prepared to move, demonstrate flexibility, learn and perform a short dance combination.

Rehearsals will begin October 26 with a mandatory parent/crew/cast meeting. We’ll rehearse Mondays through Thursdays. There will be no mandatory rehearsals during Thanksgiving Weekend or Christmas Break.
The production opens January 15 and runs for two weekends. Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees.

All performers must be willing to miss three days of school between the two weekends of the public performances. They will be performing for local elementary schools.

If you have any question please contact the director at

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